Follow these three simple, important skincare rituals to ensure your beauty regime gives you the results you need.
The number 1 cause of premature skin ageing is – you guessed it – sun damage. And in Australia, we’re getting a big dose of it every day. (Ever wondered why British women have such lovely skin? No sunshine!)
Even if you think “I don’t spend much time in the sun”, just going to and from work can add up to incremental sun damage – even through a car window as you’re driving. That’s why we recommend wearing broad spectrum sunscreen (minimum SPF30) every single day, even if it’s cloudy.
Need more convincing? Check out this picture from the New England Journal of Medicine, showing sun damaged skin on a 69 year old man who drove a truck for 28 years – his “driving side” is dramatically aged compared to the other side.
If you’re wearing sunscreen every day (and of course you are right??), plus makeup, you’ve got a lot to remove every night. It’s important to remove as much makeup and grime as you can, to ensure that your skin doesn’t get clogged and that your serums and moisturizers can absorb properly.
To make sure you’re cleansing properly, we recommend cleansing twice in the evening – either twice with the same cleanser, or ideally using a cleansing oil first to dissolve makeup, followed by a milk or foaming cleanser.
As for cleansing wipes – they’re okay in a pinch, or as a first step to remove makeup, but they’re not a substitute for a proper cleanser!
3. Use a Serum.
No matter what your age or your skin type, you should definitely include a serum in your daily skin routine. A great serum will deliver a high concentration of key ingredients to help target your particular skin concern. Even if you’re young or have great skin already, a preventative antioxidant serum will help to keep it that way.
Serums are best applied to clean skin, before moisturiser. Some serums are best used at night, while others can be used in the morning (or even twice daily), so it’s best to check the instructions for your serum of choice.
And if you want to get REALLY serious, you can even use different serums for morning and evening – such as a preventative antioxidant serum for day, and a repairing/rejuvenating one for night.
Check out our article on Super Serums for some serum recommendations for different skin concerns:https://www.adorebeauty.com.au/beautyiq/super-serums/
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