I can understand you may think that there should be a million steps to keeping your skin healthy if you are like me and constantly see the newest latest greatest products on the market: a new cream for your left elbow and so on, and it’s especially worse if you watch the beauty bloggers touting the newest beauty kid on the block that will change the face of your beauty care.
However, the reality is that a regular few steps done daily using natural skincare products is much more effective in maintaining the look, feel and texture of your skin and in the long term an investment to your everyday health.
Here are the main steps that are essential to have the glowing radiant skin you want. The first 5 steps should be done daily, the last two a few times a week.
Facial skin cleansing is the most important step in your skin care routine to keep your skin healthy and looking radiant. Every night before bedtime, it’s important to clean your face and neck thoroughly with your wash off cleansing balm to remove make-up, dead skin cells, excess oil and any bacteria and pollution you have picked up throughout the day.
I also recommend a quick cleanse in the morning, it takes all of two minutes and really is a good habit to incorporate into your morning routine. It prepares the skin to get the maximum benefit from your moisturiser and make-up and if you are going without make-up, it will leave your skin feeling fresh and clean for the day.
I cannot stress how important it is to cleanse properly. If the skin is not prepared correctly, then anything you put on afterwards is wasted and will not work to the same benefit.
A few days of a thorough cleansing routine can work wonders on your skin. I recommend the Calendula and Orange Blossom Cleansing Balm for all skin types for your skin to look brighter and your products to work to their full benefit.
Spritz on your facial hydrating mist on all over face and neck after cleansing to instantly calm, soothe and hydrate, and to prepare your skin for moisturising. Pick the mist depending on your age or skin type and use morning and evening. It can also be used throughout the day under or over make-up when the skin needs extra care. I recommend – Intensive Restoring Facial Mist for sensitive or dry skin types, Sebum Control Facial Mist for combination or oily skin types, Age Corrective anti-ageing facial mist if you are over the age of 45 and use the Vitality Super Vitamin Facial mist of your skin is normal to dull.
Concentrated facial serum will bring extra water-based vitamins, anti-oxidants and nutrients into the deeper layers of the skin and can be used to treat specific concerns such as de-sensitising, brightening dull skin, reduce oil production and anti-ageing. Choose your serum to target your main skin concern or area of concern. Use morning and evening after facial mist as an sos treatment, or ongoing as a maintenance if your concern is to brighten skin after illness or as an anti-ageing routine. Pick from the Intensive Restoring Hydrating Serum, the Vitality Super Vitamin Serum, the Age Corrective Serum or the Sebum Control Anti-Acne Treatment Gel.
Choose from one of the 100% natural daily facial treatment balms to replace essential fatty acids that the skin cannot manufacture by itself. Depending on how dry your skin is will be the deciding factor of how often you apply the balm. Apply a small amount of the concentrated formula that you choose, made with natural skin butters and oils morning and evening for dry skin, once a day for normal skin and not at all for oily skin. This product is vital to use under your moisturiser twice daily if you suffer from dryness together with sensitivity, once at least daily for ageing skin, for normal skin use as a night balm several times a week. Choose from the Intensive Restoring Balm, the Vitality Super Vitamin Balm or the Age Corrective Balm.
Natural moisturising cream especially suitable for your skin type should be applied twice daily as your last step to calm and protect all skin types. Use in the evening over your treatment products to moisturise and use in the morning to protect against pollution and free radicals and act as a make-up base. Choose from the Intensive Restoring Hydrating Cream, the Vitality Super Vitamin Cream, the Age Corrective Cream or the Sebum Control Anti-Acne Mattifying Fluid.