The start of the new year is the perfect time to set your goals for the year ahead and the same applies to your skincare regime. A skincare routine is about embracing new daily habits and embracing self care. Here are some basic tips you can add to your routine to get your best skin in 2022.
1. Ditch the face wipes
The foundation of a good skincare routine is daily cleansing and makeup wipes just won't cut it. The reality is that a quick once over won’t ever effectively remove lingering pollutants, environmental aggressors or long-wearing makeup. To take your skincare to the next level, it’s time to embrace a double cleanse (as we found in 2021!)
2. Use a glycolic acid
If you find the thought of using a glycolic acid intimidating, it's time to change your thoughts as it can revolutionise your routine. They are a much quicker way to change up your routine and help to exfoliate, dull down acne and even have anti-inflammatory properties.
3. Layering your skincare
Layering your skincare is one of the best ways to increase the efficacy of your favourite products and essences. The general rule to this is to work from the lightest products like serums through to moisturisers.
4. Try a serum
Serum's are very powerful - the small molecules that allow them to penetrate deeper into the dermal layer, allowing the formulations to reach exactly where they need to make them a super product to add to your daily skincare routine. Pick a targeted serum to suit your skincare concern with ingredients tailored to your specific needs and apply by patting on to skin after your essence and before your moisturiser. To brighten - add a vitamin C and to hydrate opt for a hylauronic acid.
5. Experiment with Retinol
Hero ingredient retinol is well known for it's ability to tackle early signs of ageing, fine lines, brown spots and uneven skin tone. When first used retinol can cause mild irritation such as redness, dryness and tightness but with time skin will adapt so ease your skin in slowly. To avoid irritation opt for a mild concentration and increase the use slowly.