There are loads of skincare brands, many with very effective marketing to encourage you to buy them but before you look into serums and treatments, you need to start with the basics, and that means a regular skincare routine that involves cleansing, treating, and moisturizing your skin. It’s imperative that you use a cleanser in the morning and at night.
A morning cleanse sweeps away all these accumulated pore-blockers and allows products to penetrate better and improves the overall cleanliness and health of your skin. A big part of your skins function is the excretion of toxins and temperature control through sweating, both of which happen whilst you are sleeping, therefore it is necessary to wash away the night as well as the day. Another benefit of washing your face in the morning is that it refreshes the skin, and prepares it for make-up application. Your foundation will apply smoother and last throughout the day.
If you suffer from acne, it’s important to use ingredients to start the day (like Medik8 Beta Cleanse or Pore Cleanse Gel) that can safely protect and effectively kill the surface bacteria wreaking havoc on your skin. The Medik8 Beta Moisturiser is designed to hydrate your sensitive, blemish prone skin, but not to block your skin with excess oils therefore creating more congestion
Don’t forget your application of sunscreen, if it’s not an ingredient in your moisturiser! Wearing SPF is important for so many reasons: it protects you from wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of ageing; it’s crucial to protect yourself from skin cancer; and it makes sure your dark spots and scars don’t get worse. A top of the line product is Medik8 Hydr8 Day 360 with SPF 15 or 30.
The Evening Cleanse & Skincare Routine
While most of us know that an evening cleanse is important, it’s often the part of our night that gets forgotten. Despite how tired or lazy you’re feeling, understand that the evening cleanse is paramount to skin health for a number of reasons.
For starters, it’s particularly important to wash your face if you’re wearing makeup or sunscreen to remove those products from your skin. But even if you aren’t, your skin still picks up residue and debris throughout the day. Environmental factors like poor air quality and pollution play a major role in the health of our skin, and it’s absolutely crucial that we wash our face in the evening to remove these environmental aggressors. All this pollution in the air is often the primary cause of collagen and elastin breakdown, and can also contribute to uneven skin tone!
Leaving skin covered in makeup, sweat, and pollution overnight can leave your pores clogged and ripe for breakouts and, over time, can speed up the visible ageing process.
Since your skin does its hardest work at night, it’s a great time to feed it ingredients to help it do its job even better. One of the best ingredients for your skin is retinol – Vitamin A — Medik8 Retinol 3TR, 6TR, 10TR and the Patented and Award Winning r-Retinoate Serum, the best skincare option that fights acne and signs of ageing. It reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and speeds up the natural exfoliation of dead skin cells.
In short: it’s important to cleanse not just once, but twice a day, and it’s just as important to stick to a skincare routine — this consistency keeps your skin healthy and blemishes at bay! Such a simple and necessary routine and an important step towards younger-looking skin!
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