We all know the basics when it comes to our skincare routine. Cleanse, exfoliate, moisturize, pop on a bit of lip balm every now and then. But if your skin is still dull or problematic even if you follow these steps, you’ll be glad to know that there are other awesome products on the market which can really help to improve the feel and appearance. Here are a few things you could consider adding to your skincare routine.
People wear makeup for a variety of reasons. It could be to mask insecurity, make the most of your features, help you define your identity or just to help you feel pretty and feminine. Either way, it’s a fantastic tool. However removing makeup isn’t much fun at all, and certain products such as waterproof mascara make getting the stuff off your face a daily battle. There is a range of makeup removers on the market, but micellar water is by far the best. It’s not greasy, it doesn’t sting and actually feels just like regular water. However, it contains technology that attracts the particles of grime and makeup meaning you can sweep it away on a cotton pad with no scrubbing or irritation.
If you already have oily skin, the thought of adding more oil probably sends you running for the hills. However, skin oils are great for any skin type. These skincare products are formulated especially for the delicate facial skin and absorb beautifully without any greasy residue being left behind. If you’re after a boost of hydration (or you just want to maintain gorgeous skin) consider adding one to your evening routine. Apply the oil to clean skin, and then leave it to absorb for a few minutes. From there you can apply your regular evening moisturizer.
You add a couple of drops of the face booster products to your serum or moisturizer for added benefits. Different boosters are targeted to different things, for example, one is great for tired or fatigued skin. This would be great after you’ve been traveling or just had a rough night’s sleep! Others are designed for either detoxing or repairing the skin, so whatever your skin complaint is you’d just find a booster that offers the effects you’re after.
Face masks are a real treat for the skin and are something you should aim to incorporate into your weekly regimen. If you have oily or acne-prone skin, a charcoal mask can help to draw out excess oils from the pores leaving your complexion feeling much better and prevent further breakouts. If you have dry skin, there are numerous masks out there which will provide an incredible moisture boost. Since dry skin is more prone to damage and premature aging, reducing this is always a good thing. Find products that are targeted to your skin type, and relax in a hot bath with a face mask once or twice a week.