Establishing and maintaining your three step routine is a habit you’ll be thankful for in later years if you want perfect skin.
Making the commitment to always remove your make up at night is vital in achieving a clear, blemish free complexion and keeping your skin hydrated will keep fine lines at bay.
Here are 3 things you should do every day to achieve perfect skin:
Removing stubborn water-proof mascara can prove challenging, but needs done as it will dry out your lashes causing them to snap. (Try coconut oil as a purse friendly eye-make up remover).
There are many cleansers available on the market from foaming washes to soothing creamy lotions, and it’s important to find one that suits your skin type. Look for one with natural ingredients that will remove make-up whilst being gentle on your skin.
Use with warm water to help remove your make-up without scrubbing and ensure you run the cleanser over your neck to remove any perfume and dirt that is there.
After you’ve thoroughly rinsed the cleanser and any residue, splash cold water on your face to tighten the pores and gently dry it, without rubbing.
Using a cotton wool pad to sweep it across the face and neck, apply a toner that contains natural ingredients such as rose, lavender or orange blossom, as harsh chemicals can strip the skin of its natural oils. It’s important not to miss this step as it lowers the skin’s PH level, preparing it to receive moisture.
Your skin is now clean and ready to replenish moisture that has been lost each day. Pay particular attention to the delicate skin around your eyes, with a light, hydrating gel based product, and remember the skin on the lips requires a good product to keep them plump. A moisturising cream should contain natural ingredients to improve elasticity, fine lines and wrinkles, such as shea butter, aloe vera, rosehip and jojoba.
While it’s important to get rid of the make-up and pollution build up on the face every night, for maximum benefit you should repeat the routine every morning to freshen the skin from overnight oil build up and prepare the skin for make-up to face the new day.