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Skinplicity - multi step regimes be gone!

Melanie Blane

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It can be hard to understand the science behind skincare these days

As soon as ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and retinol stop sounding like a foreign language we’re thrown other long even harder-to pronounce words and phrases, and then advised that a 10-step skincare routine applied whilst sipping matcha tea and standing on your head (ok, slight exaggeration) is key to 'getting that glow.'

It's tough keeping up with everything because it sounds so complicated... but don't worry, we've put together a comprehensive-yet-simple, step-by-step guide on what products to use morning and evening, so that's one less thing for you to worry about!

Morning

Step 1: Cleanse

You want a cleanser that won't dry or strip the skin, so avoid face washes like the plague. If you have throughly cleansed the night before, a simple gentle cleanser such as our Lime & coconut cleansing water is ideal. 

Step 2: Tone & treat

A toner removes any excess skin oils, cleanser or makeup you might have missed before, and the treat step is where you would use products such as a vitamin C concentrate

Step 3: Moisturise

If you have particularly dry skin, use serum first and then moisturiser for a double dose of hydration

Step 4: Protect

SPF is your final step in the beauty routine before make-up, so it should always be applied last. Don’t apply any SPFs under moisturisers as this will reduce their efficacy! We love Supergoop 

Evening

Step 1: Cleanse

When you wear make-up and an SPF product all day long, it’s important to spend some extra time cleansing — and preferably double cleanse. We suggest removing makeup with a micellar cleansing water like our Lime & Coconut cleansing water to lift and remove all types of makeup, even waterproof. Then take time to indulge and massage in our solid-to-oil Eucalyptus & lavender cleansing balm and remove with a face cloth soaked in hand-hot water will gently exfoliate and leave you with peachy clean but not dry skin.

Step 2: Treat and tone

Not necessary for every evening, but now would be the stage to use a face mask or treatment, followed by a toner. On 'normal' evenings a toner would suffice here.

Step 3: Moisturise

You can use your AM moisturiser unless it contains SPF. Contrary to popular belief you don’t need something that’s labelled “night cream” unless you enjoy a richer texture before bed - our Rose & orange night cream contains both mango and shea butters, so is richly indulgent

Extras

Eye Cream

Personally we're team eye cream, as the skin around your eyes is thinner than that on the rest of your face, and as such should be treated differently. Apply your eye cream after cleansing/toning and before moisturising the rest of your face

Serum

Made up of smaller molecules than traditional face oils, serums are easily absorbed but ultra hydrating and should be used after cleansing toning and before any sort of moisturiser



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