Updated: Feb 11
There was once a time where all you would hear in the skincare industry would be, ‘cleanse, tone and moisturise’. Those three words which were the very epitome of skin. Flash forward to the year 2021; we have evolved so much and are fully embracing our perfect imperfections.
I’m here to share the three must-haves for your skin. They go by the names of: - double cleanse, eye cream and SPF.
Double cleansing is predominately for your PM routine; the concept behind the double cleansing method is to use a cleansing oil first (I use a jojoba oil, £9.99, Holland and Barrett) to remove your makeup and daily grime. This step will eradicate your skins barrier to make way for your standard cleanser to have a thorough cleanse of your skin, essentially what it’s designed to do.
Next up, the eye cream, protects and moisturises the thin layer of skin around your eye socket. Assists in the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles caused by sun damage and thus less collagen being produced. You ideally want to look out for eye-creams that contain active ingredients in either vitamin c, peptides or retinol as these can all boost your collagen production; incorporate this after your double cleanse and before your serums or oils!
We are saving the best ‘til last – SPF. The benefits are endless, but the most important use is to protect your skin from the risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma (a form of skin cancer), helps prevent premature aging caused by the sun, basically all the nasties!
You do not need to break the bank with skincare; look for quality ingredients, religiously stick to your routine and you WILL see a change!