Skincare, skincare, skincare… It’s not difficult to say that we all dream of perfect, healthy and glowing skin, but safe to say, up until recently I myself didn’t have these skincare essentials.
It’s honestly not so complicated as the inter-web makes it seem. At the end of the day you just want your skin clean and refreshed, but yet with so much much information out there, things tend to get lost in translation.
Treat your skincare essentials, like you would throw a holiday party, simple yet never forgetting all those minor important details.
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Alright, sorry I completely get sidetracked but to help you babes out, I’ve compiled the dream 5-step skincare routine (because let’s be real, no one’s got time for any more than five). Lol, am I right??
On a side note: This will give you all the right steps to achieve your skincare essentials, all you have to do is simply customize the specific products to match your skin type and you’ll be on your way to gorgeous, radiant skin in no time!
STEP 1: Cleanser
The simplest step in every gals skincare routine, yet arguably the most important. For me, basic cleansers always seem to be my favorites, typically something natural with minimal ingredients. The point of a cleanser is meant simply to clean your face, not irritate it further, so definitely nothing fancy needed here!
STEP 2: Toner
Ahhh, the toner. I would have to say this step is a commonly misunderstood, yet essential part of any good skincare routine! Toners are supposed to help further cleanse your skin, removing any impurities that your cleanser may have missed. Rose water is a great ingredient to look for, because of its super calming and soothing (Bye bye redness!). On the other hand, stay far away from toners that are heavily alcohol based, which tend to strip your skin of the important stuff.
Interested the skincare products I am currently using on repeat? Check it here.
STEP 3: Serums & Essential Oils
Essential oils are one of my skincare essentials secrets and have helped me tremendously during my battle with acne (More on my acne story here). There are heaps of beneficial oils out there, but the trick is to find the ones that work for you and to always remember that they usually need to be diluted before you use them on your precious face! Or, if you prefer to buy ready-to-use products, serums are also liquid gold in terms of hydration. When applying serums, a little usually goes a long way!
STEP 4: Eyes & Lips
Getting a little more specific, eye and lip creams are super important for more reasons that I can even begin to list. To boost collagen activity (no wrinkles here!) look for an eye serum with peptides, and if you want a full rundown on how to keep your lips naturally plump and flake-free, check out my recent lip care blog post here.
STEP 5: Moisturize
Last but not least, moisturizer. Put simply, hydration is key to achieving that dreamy fresh-faced glow. And for gals with oily skin, don’t stress because a good quality moisturizer isn’t going to make your skin oilier at all! In fact, if you have extremely oily skin, oils will actually balance and save your skin! Don’t believe me? Girllll, read about it here.
Using the right oil can help balance, hydrate, and prevent the oil glands from becoming too overactive.
Rosehip seed oil and sweet almond oil are great ingredients to keep an eye out for, because they mimic the natural lipids in your skin, keeping moisture locked in 24/7!
Thats it! My breakdown of five simple skincare essentials to achieving healthy, natural radiant skin you’ve always dreamed of. Obviously, a good skincare routine may not completely transform extremely acne prone skin overnight, but it’s definitely a damn good place to start.
Simply huh babe?
When looking to update your skincare routine, my advice is to shop around, research, experiment, and ultimately find what works for you, because everyone’s skin situation is totally different!
Cheers to healthy, clean and glowing skin that looks naturally flawless before you even add a Snapchat filter!