The secret to a flawless complexion lies in your skincare choices, so forget makeup for a minute and focus on bare-faced beauty. Finding the right cleanser, exfoliator and moisturiser can be a complex task so here are my my top tips to simplify your search.
- Regular cleansing is essential for dissolving the daily build up of dirt and preparing the surface of the skin for other products. Foaming face washes such as Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser are great for those who like a squeaky clean feeling without stripping the skin of its natural oils. If you suffer from dry or sensitive skin you may prefer a more soothing cream cleanser. The cult Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish comes with a cotton cloth to gently reveal refreshed, radiant skin.
- There is a slight misconception that exfoliators should contain micro-beads to really buff away dead skin cells, however exfoliators made from natural fruit enzymes are brilliant for carefully clarifying your complexion. Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel is a non-abrasive exfoliator that brightens and purifies skin without scrubbing.
- Make sure you know your skin type before you buy your moisturiser. I suffer from eczema and I find a heavy duty cream such as Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream not only nourishes, it reduces redness and miraculously leaves my skin luminous. Applying a night cream will encourage skin renewal and restore elasticity, Sisley Night Cream with Collagen and Woodmallow works by firming skin whilst you sleep.
- For an instant injection of moisture invest in a facial oil. Before those of you with oily skin tune out, oils can actually reduce sebum levels and minimise shine. Massaging in Elemis Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss Capsules will boost circulation, resulting in a renewed radiance.
There you have it, my skincare saviours that have proven their powers and found their place in my bathroom cabinet.