Beauty Products – What, When & How Much?
Little bit lost when it comes to a skin care routine? Today we talk to the wonderful Christina, manager of our Newbridge store about her Beauty basics, what she uses when and how much.
Every day I see new products on the market and to say I get confused is an understatement. I mean in this day and age how much time do we really have in-between work, family and life!
Skincare is all about getting the basics right, so what are the basics?????
Cleanser, Washes away the daily impurities and removes build up on skin.
Toner, removes last traces of makeup and closes the pores
Moisturiser, Boosts skins hydration, provides protective layer of moisture on skin
Serum/Oil, booster product for skin with more concentrate ingredients
SPF, provides protection against skin damage and premature aging from the sun
Eye cream, gentle hydration and smooths appearance of fine lines
Exfoliation, removes dead/dry skin cells, increases skins circulation
Mask, skin treatment to hydrate, remove impurities, excess oils and improve skins appearance
So when do I use these products?
Cleanse, tone, moisturiser, SPF and eye cream
Night time routine:
Cleanse, tone, serum/oil, eye cream
Exfoliator and mask
How much do I need to use?
Cleanser: size of a water bottle cap
Toner: enough to dampen a cotton pad
Moisturiser: size of a blueberry
Serum/oil: size of a coffee bean
Eye cream: size of a grain of rice
Exfoliator: size of an almond
Mask: size of a small strawberry
One of my current favourite brands is Sukin, available at The Health Store, it’s skincare that doesn’t cost the earth. It’s all certified organic, 100% vegan and sulphate and paraben free. In my beauty basics I have the Cream cleanser, mist toner, eye serum, rosehip oil, hydrating day cream, revitalising facial scrub and the hydrating mask.
These are my essentials, in beauty, get the basics right and let your inner goddess glow!