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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.

A woman washing her face in a clear bowl

Step 2: Moisturise

Moisturising is the super-important finisher 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!

Three Simple moisturisers on a marble board alongside a pot plant and face cloth

Step 3: Mask & exfoliate

The extras: tips to try in a spare moment

Ok, we know, not quite part of a daily skincare routine but these few steps are great if you have more time – your skin will love you for it!

A deep cleansing clay mask is ideal if your skin is a bit oily – plus it’ll help shrink the look of pores and eliminate impurities and dead skin cells. An exfoliator?

A scrub uses tiny particles (like rice powder) to help gently buff away dead skin cells from your skin revealing brighter skin underneath.

When exfoliating, we like to give our hairline some attention – especially around our neck and ears - as sometimes, skincare products and make-up can build-up here.

The trick? Keep these skincare steps to once or twice a week and start slowly at first so as not to irritate your skin. It’ll help keep skin feeling calm (and soft and smooth too!).

For an everyday treat you can also try a sheet mask, this new hot Korean beauty trend is a moisturising marvel and will help you relax after a busy day! Bonus? Your skin will feel amazingly soft after.

Two happy girls wearing sheet masks

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.

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