Let’s face it, at times we all can be a sucker for skincare products. These days we have instant access at our fingertips to type in the skin problem we would like to solve, and in no time we have thousands of products to choose from. The products claim to give you that flawless glow, and truly each and every time it's a roll of the dice.
Well the good news is that there really is a method to this madness. Less is more. Using fewer products actually benefits the skin, because more does not equal better. It's truly a matter of finding a balance. A minimalistic approach to skincare with products that actually work.
How do we find the products that are actually needed? First you need to learn your skin and what it's really in need of. Once you know this it will be much easier to figure out and lose the products you no longer need to use.
All skin types including dry, oily and acne-prone skin can be treated to look flawless with the right skincare routine. The “correct” skincare routine can involve several steps. Skipping and not following a proper skincare routine can damage your skin from the inside, making it look aged, tired and dull. All in all, there has to be a routine, be it with fewer but the best products that can deal with all your major skincare issues giving you clean, healthy, flawless skin, just as you want it! Here’s your guide to a flawless skin with fewer, better products.
THE SKINCARE ROUTINE YOU MUST FOLLOW DAILY;
WASH: Wash your face with a gentle cleanser that can extract dirt, oil and other impurities from your skin while nourishing it. Finding cleansers that are loaded with antioxidants and have the power to fight free radicals while hydrating your skin on a deeper level.
EXFOLIATE: Use a gentle exfoliator, a leave on or a physical scrub that provides property hydration and essential nutrients on your skin. Additionally a serum that is loaded with alpha hydroxy acids or AHA like citric acid that can help exfoliate your skin while fighting the signs of aging like dark spots and pigmentations.
MOISTURISE: The final step of a good routine is to moisturise your skin in a way that it gets time to heal, rejuvenate and replenish. Look for ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, those that accelerate the healing process over time by penetrating into the deeper layers of your skin and nourish it from within.
USING ACTIVES IN SKINCARE
Some things to focus on are skincare activities, they are powerful and help to reduce fine lines, fade out any sun damage and help with cell turnover. Layering these products can actually have reverse effects and be counterproductive. It’s important that you are choosing your actives wisely; using more won’t get you better results.
There are some actives that deserve their spot at the top of your wish list, including vitamin C, lactic acid and peptides. They each do different things but they work together harmoniously to give you firmer, plumper, even toned skin.The more actives included in a formula, the smaller their concentrations will have to be. So, a product containing 1% vitamin C is not going to be as effective as a product containing 5% or even 10% vitamin C.
Research shows that Vitamin C can protect and repair cells suffering free radical damage. Vitamin C pairs well with lactic acid, which is a super gentle way to encourage new skin cells to emerge and is well tolerated by all skin types, even the most sensitive. Both get along well with peptides, which are crucial for collagen production which is the foundation for firm and plump skin and peptides tell ageing skin that it has lost collagen and needs to produce more.