Your Daily Skincare Routine
Sure, we all know a quick and balanced daily skincare routine is a good idea. But, with so many lotions, creams, and tips out there, it’s hard to know where to start! Plus, time is of the essence - no one wants to spend hours in the bathroom. Well, we’ve got you sorted! From why we should use a toner, to tips on how to streamline your routine (three-minutes? Yes please!). Here’s everything you need to know on the skincare basics so your skin will be cleansed, feel refreshed and prepared for each morning, and cared for each night.
Step 1: Cleanse
Make cleansing step one of a Simple Skincare routine
Even if a few, short minutes is all you’ve got, freshly cleansed skin twice a day is a good place to start your routine (both morning and evening). A great cleanser, like Simple® Water Boost Micellar Cleansing Water, will rid your skin of dirt and impurities (and make-up too!) without leaving your skin feeling taut and dry. It’ll prep your skin for your next skincare steps, meaning products like your moisturiser will work better.
Missed your alarm? Speed things up in the morning and try a facial cleansing wipe while you brew your morning cuppa. Rocked a bold red lip today? A facial cleansing oil will melt away make-up remains without drying out your skin.
“Whether you’ve got three minutes or 15, cleansing should always be step one of a basic skincare routine”
What cleanser to choose
Read here to find a cleanser for you.
Step 2: Tone
Try a toner to pre skin for moisturiser
To tone or not to tone? It’s a personal preference but we like to sweep a soaked cotton pad across skin to help remove excess oils and dead skin cells (and to keep our skin feeling happy!). It’s great to help pep up and refresh skin especially if yours includes ingredients like Witch Hazel (to help tighten pores) and calming Chamomile. Running short on time? Save this step for the evening to remove any last traces of make-up at the end of the day.
Step 3: Serum & Booster
Got some minutes to spare? Add a serum or booster.
Does your skin need a little something extra? We’re talking boosters and serums! These little skincare saviours are targeted products that contain active ingredients to boost your skin and give it more of what it needs. When to apply a booster? We say after cleansing (and toning) but before moisturising.
If your skin’s feeling dehydrated and lacking in radiance (hello glow, where are you?), try a product like Simple Water Boost Hydrating Booster, which includes *PENTAVITIN®, a plant extract, which instantly quenches thirsty skin. Need to get out the door like, now? Add a dash to your moisturiser and apply in one go to save those precious minutes.
Step 4: Moisturise
Moisturising: the super-important final step in any daily skincare routine
A moisturiser - you guessed it - will help protect your skin from losing moisture (keeping it feeling supple and plump!). A not-so-great moisturiser? Will likely leave skin still feeling tight and dry, and breakouts can happen as your skin tries to adjust. Look out for ingredients like Vitamin E, Glycerin, Pro-Vitamin B5, and Borage Seed Oil, which are all great moisturisers for your skin. We like to warm up our moisturiser between palms before applying – it smooths on a treat!
The best way to start a daily skincare routine? Now you know! It won’t take hours and one thing’s for sure - it’ll be easy-peasy when you have these basics sorted.
*PENTAVITIN® is a Trademark of DSM