Are You Over Treating Your Skin?

One thing that always strikes me when I do make up lessons is the amount of skincare products people possess these days. You can have a press full of products but it won’t guarantee good skin. People are spending fortunes on all the latest creams that come out when all you need is a few key products and to be consistent with them to change your skin.
If you are a lover of new products and it’s your thing that’s cool but if you are buying them all in the hope that they will instantly transform your skin, then you are more likely wasting your money.
 
Regardless of your age or skin type, your face will do better with just a few targeted products and a simple, consistent routine. These include:
  • Cleanser
  • Facial Serum/Oil
  • Eye Cream/Serum
  • A moisturizer with SPF daily
  • Night cream
  • Facial Exfoliator
  • Face Mask
These are the absolute basics that you need for better skin. I see people more and more using super strong products, and telling me about all the microdermabrasion sessions, glycolic washes, chemicals peels, the list goes on that they are getting and using on a far to regular basis which at the end of it all is leaving their skin sensitized, with break outs and often in worse shape than when they started. You need to ask yourself, is your skin better or worse since you started with all these treatments. Sometimes people mistake seeing redness as a good thing as they think it’s a process but your skin should never be left sensitive. If you have a specific skin issue, then you should see a dermatologist so they can give you a proper treatment plan.
Here is an example of what your morning and evening routine should look like:
Morning:
  • If you removed make up before bed then you don’t need to cleanse your face in the morning, a splash of water is enough.
  • Apply your facial serum or oil followed by your moisturizer and eye cream.
Evening:
  • Cleanse off make up. Even if you don’t wear make-up, you should still cleanse at night to remove any dirt, dust etc. that may be sitting on your skin from throughout the day.
  • Apply your serum followed by your night cream and eye cream.
Weekly/Bi-Weekly:
  • Exfoliate
  • Mask
It should be that simple, and I think you are more likely to stick to it if it is quick and straightforward, plus your skin will thank you for it.
The big thing is consistency. It is also worth me mentioning too, that it takes about 4 weeks to see the difference in your skin when you start a new routine so be patient as you won’t see changes right away but you are going in the right direction!