What is the best skincare routine? It’s actually a lot simpler and more affordable than many skincare brands would have you believe.
The best skincare routine to keep your skin in top shape doesn’t actually take much. Contrary to what many skincare brands would have you believe, you don’t need 50 different cleansers, toners and creams to get the job done. In fact, using too many products at the same time can do more harm than good because certain beauty product ingredients don’t go well together.
Keeping your skincare routine simple is not only good for your wallet, but for your skin too.
So, what exactly does a simple, daily and the best skincare routine look like?
It consists of just three basic parts:
The first step to keeping your skin healthy is to make sure it is clean. After all, acne breakouts are caused by dirt and oil build-up in your skin.
The good news is you don’t need to spend a fortune on super expensive cleansers to keep your skin fresh and clean. Experts recommend a mild, pH-balanced product that’s marked soap-and sulphate-free.
Take a look at Image Skincare’s Ageless Total Facial Cleanser as an ideal daily cleanser.
As for the number of times you should cleanse your face in a day, that depends on the type of skin you have.
For people with oily skin, for example, twice a day should do the trick. For those with dry or sensitive skin, though, cleansing at night may be enough.
Keeping your skin clean is just one part of the equation. You should also make sure it’s always sufficiently moisturised.
This is because while skin dryness is generally not a serious issue, if left unchecked, it could lead to other problems, such as:
- Scaling, flaking or peeling
- Itching (pruritus)
- Fine cracks and lines
- Redness and irritation
- Deeper cracks that could bleed
Fortunately, just like with cleansers, you also don’t need pricey moisturisers to keep skin dryness at bay. It’s actually more important that you pick the right kind for your skin.
As a general rule, people with dry skin need thick and more hydrating moisturisers. In contrast, people with oily skin should stick to lighter, non-greasy, oil-free alternatives.
In any case, it’s always best to go with products that are free from fragrances and alcohol. Some of the moisturiser brands we recommend are Image and iKou. Talk to us for the product that suits your skin then stock up from home via our online shop.
Did you know sun damage is one of the biggest causes of premature skin aging? Too much exposure to sunlight (and other sources of ultraviolet light) can cause fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation, and a host of other skin issues.
To keep your skin protected, use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. Our recommendation is Image’s Prevention+ Daily Ultimate Protection, which comes with a tinted option that can double as a makeup foundation.
Optimise your skincare
At the end of the day, the best skincare routine is the one you do regularly. Set yourself a challenge to cleanse, moisturise and protect every day for three weeks and it should form a new habit. Add a weekly exfoliation scrub and cleansing mask for an even brighter complexion.
Add to your daily skincare routine and give yourself a glowing complexion with regular treatments at your local beauty salon. Choose from indulgent facials or peels to give your skin a deep cleanse and moisturise.
If you’re not sure which daily skincare routine products are right for you, your beauty therapist can help. Book an appointment then ask for some recommendations on what to take home. Having an idea of your skin type will help your therapist come up with the best options.
Need help figuring out what treatments best suit your skin? Talk to our experts here at The Temple Skincare & Spa.