What exactly is a skincare routine?

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With many of us spending more time at home, we’ve been focusing on our skin more than ever before but some still don’t know what a comprehensive routine involves!

How can something seemingly simple be so confusing to so many I hear you cry?

Below are our fool proof, myth busting steps to answering this question once and for all. These tips are applicable for both AM and PM, and yes ideally you need to be doing both!

Step one - (double) cleanse

In the evenings start with a 'double cleansing' which involves using one cleanser - either a micellar water or a cream-based cleanser - to remove dirt and make-up, followed by a second cleanse with another product which is ideally oil based to really clean the skin.

It is THE way to ensure your skin is clear and ready for the next steps in your routine.

TRY: QMS Medicosmetics Deep Gentle Cleanser and the BYBI Swipe Clean Oil Cleanser which is all natural and sustainable.

Step two - eye cream

Yes, this is correct place to apply your eye cream - who would have thought it! Use your ring finger to pat in the product gently to the delicate eye area, we certainly don't need to be giving those wrinkles any extra help in development.

TRY: Environ Youth EssentiA Vita-Peptide Eye Gel – one is sold worldwide every minute!

Step three - serum

This is where the world is your (skincare) oyster. Home in on your area of concern and go for a trusted brand you love for that solution. Be it lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, texture, redness there will be something for you.

Step four - moisturiser / oils

Last is arguably the most satisfying step - moisturiser and/or oils. They act like a raincoat over your outfit to protect you from the elements, locking in all that hard work and ensuring that your skincare can work its magic.

TRY: Environ Focus Care Comfort+ Anti-Pollution Masque is as indulgent as it is protective. Who doesn’t want to be smoothed and purified?!