Oh boy, I tell you what …2020 was one of the unprecedented years! The whole world spend their time wearing masks, being home, going through some sort of stress or even worse, being unwell. Gyms close, fresh air – limited, feeling good factor- in high demand. And guess what, all those unpleasant moment contributed to our skin wellbeing. Buying new products, spending fortune of the wrong product only because it is expensive will not do the trick!
If you are expecting your brand new skincare products to work in one day is as pointless as expecting that extra holiday weight to fall off after one day of healthy eating. Just like anything worth waiting for, achieving clear skin takes consistency and routine. Not only does our skin thrive when accustomed to a regular routine, but it can take up to 8 weeks for the full effects of new skincare to start showing results, as cell turnover needs to occur to change the overall behaviour of the skin. However, just like any other routine, our regular skincare can sometimes gets compromised with odd night forgetting to remove makeup turning into a full month of mixed products and overall skin confusion.
Ready to commit to your complexion? Follow these easy steps to stay on track this year!
Plan your routine
One of the very important moments- knowing what involves in daily skin care routine. Pick out the products that you will be using based on your skin type that you can stick to. For example, if you suffer from acne prone skin, a cleanser containing Salicylic Acid is advised to deeply cleanse pores and regulate oil levels. Whereas if anti-ageing is your main concern, retinol will be your new best friend!
Allies of Skin Molecular Silk Amino Hydrating Cleanser 100ml– £37.00 . Refresh and balance your complexion with the Allies of Skin Molecular Silk Amino Hydrating Cleanser, designed to maintain a stable pH of 5.5 to restore harmony across your face. Nourishing and revitalising, the cleanser carefully washes away build-ups, dirt and stubborn makeup, all while respecting the natural state of your skin. It works to help avoid feelings of discomfort or tightness.
Bioderma White Objective Moussant Lightening Cleanser 200ml – 289.18 EGP. White Objective Moussant offers optimum preventive, anti-spot and lightening efficacy, thanks to the action of the W.O. patent which acts on the main biological mechanisms responsible for skin pigmentation. AHAs combined with exfoliating beads gently eliminate cells loaded with melanin. Enriched with moisturising agents.
Murad Clarifying Cleanser 200ml – £25. This Murad Clarifying Cleanser (200ml) is clinically proven to transform your skin in as little as three days, healing and calming your complexion to help reduce the number of blemish breakouts experienced. Maximum strength cleanser for active breakouts and extreme oiliness.
Keep it simple
A skincare routine does not need to be long and complicated; though you may want targeted treatments based on your skin type, if you struggle to stick to your routine, keep it simple! Start off with the staples: cleanser, toner, serum, moisturiser, eye cream and SPF (this can be in your moisturiser to make life even easier). This staple set of products can easily be tailored to your skin type and provides the basic support needed to correct and perfect your complexion. If you do decide to add products in, do it slowly and one by one to see how this affects your skin.
PIXI Glow Tonic 250ml – £25. Reveal radiant skin with PIXI Glow Tonic, a light and nourishing toner that balances the complexion. Powered by Glycolic Acid to gently buff away dead skin and impurities, the purifying treatment helps to refine the appearance of pores and stimulate cell renewal to create a brighter and clearer canvas.
GLAMGLOW Supertoner 200ml – £25. My personal favourite. Fine-tune your complexion with GLAMGLOW’s Supertoner; a super-concentrated exfoliating toner that instantly refines skin and boosts radiance. Powered with the brand’s skin-friendly Super Six Acid Blend of AHAs and BHAs, combined with purifying Activated Charcoal, SUPERTONER™ performs a gently chemical exfoliation to remove dead surface cells that can clog pores and cause breakouts. Ideal for all skin types, especially problematic skin that’s prone to flare-ups, the toning formula leaves you with perfectly balanced and clarified skin that glows.
Obagi-C C-Balancing Toner FX 198ml – £64. Restore balance to complexions with Obagi’s toner FX. The toning lotion is formulated for normal to oily skin, helping to respect its natural pH for a calm, healthy-looking finish. Powered by beneficial ingredients, the effective formula works to refresh and revitalise. Witch Hazel offers a soothing step, thought to alleviate the look of irritation and inflammation on skin. This versatile component may also tighten the appearance of enlarged pores.
Do not forget your serum !
Serums regenerate, firm, lighten and tone your skin, clear blemishes, reduce redness and banish wrinkles! You only need a few drops to brighten your complexion! Choose the write one for you!
Sarah Chapman Skinesis Overnight Facial (15ml) – £54. Capture the essence of Sarah Chapman’s world famous Skinesis facial in a bottle with Sarah Chapman Skinesis Overnight Facial. The non-greasy formula leaves skin looking plumped, rejuvenated and glowing.
Allies of Skin Triple Hyaluronic Antioxidant Hydration Serum 30ml – £74. Allies of Skin aim to create smart, effective products for the modern multi-hyphenate, helping to combat the stressors of modern life. The Triple Hyaluronic Antioxidant Hydration Serum is a lightweight formula, designed to hydrate and repair the skin, to leave the complexion feeling smooth and supple. Formulated at pH 4.3-5.1, the serum is enriched with antioxidants to reinforce the skin’s natural defences against the damaging effects of environmental aggressors.
RéVive Eye Renewal Serum – £110. Maintain an energised and youthful appearance Revive Eye Renewal Serum. This lightweight eye serum helps to firm and tighten the delicate skin around the eyes to reduce the appearance of sagging skin and fine lines. The powerful booster helps to revitalise the complexion and brighten the appearance of dark circles to help reduce the visible signs of fatigue. Antioxidants work to reinforce the skin’s natural defences against the ageing and damaging effects of environmental aggressors, helping to maintain a youthful-looking complexion. Re-awaken your skin with the signature RéVive glow.
Ophthalmologist tested and safe for contact lens wearers.
The Ordinary 100% Plant-Derived Squalane 30ml – £5.55. 100% Plant-Derived Squalane from cult-favourite skincare brand The Ordinary is a pure, natural supplement to optimise hydration levels.Found naturally within skin, the botanical lipid Squalane is a saturated and stable hydrocarbon that delivers exceptional moisture retention properties and can help prevent transdermal moisture loss. Suitable for all skin types, it has been sustainably sourced and is non-comedogenic to avoid clogging pores.
Make your products easily accessible
Make life easy for yourself by keeping your skincare products in an accessible place where you know you will be reminded to use them, in the bathroom in a visible place or on your dresser that you regularly use morning and night. Set your skincare up in order of use so that they both look organised and are convenient to use instead of digging around in drawers for a good ten minutes looking for your moisturiser!
Rituals The Ritual of Namaste Radiance Anti-Aging Day Cream – £35.
Preserve skin’s youthful glow with Ritual’s Radiance Anti-Aging Day Cream from the brand’s new and advanced Ritual of Namasté line; an anti-ageing collection that comprises a wide collection of skincare treatments developed with responsibly sourced naturally-derived ingredients and inspired by ancient practices.
Light and refreshing, the revitalising moisturiser revives skin with a powerful hydrating boost, thanks to a blend of skin-replenishing emollients and natural oils, whilst soothing Holy Lotus and antioxidant Saffron Flower help to improve elasticity, firming and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Melting instantly into skin, the day cream leaves you with a smoother, younger-looking complexion that’s protected from the elements.
Suitable for all skin types.
Free from parabens, mineral oils, silicones, micro-plastics and other harmful substances.
Laura Mercier Mattifying Oil-Free Moisturizer 50ml – £50. Create a fresh, matte base for flawless makeup application with the Laura Mercier Mattifying Oil-Free Moisturizer. Forming part of a curated skincare edit, founded upon Laura Mercier’s experience of working with model’s skin, this innovative moisturiser combines high-performance results with a gentle formulation. Designed to prep the skin perfectly for makeup application, this moisturiser is ideal for those with oily skin types or those who are exposed to humid climates that can often result in makeup sliding.
Preserve skin’s youthful glow with Ritual’s Radiance Anti-Ageing Night Cream Refill from the brand’s new and advanced Ritual of Namasté line; an anti-ageing collection that comprises a wide collection of skincare treatments developed with responsibly sourced naturally-derived ingredients and inspired by ancient practices.
Working overnight (when skin is at its most receptive) to restore skin’s elasticity and luminosity through intense hydration and nourishment, the luxurious moisturiser promotes skin’s regeneration process to ensure your complexion is visibly more luminous by dawn. Melting instantly into skin,
the pre-bedtime cream drives emollients into skin to plump skin with moisture, whilst delivering the soothing benefits of Holy Lotus and antioxidant powers of the prized Saffron Flower. Come morning, skin is noticeably smoother, suppler and brighter with signs of ageing minimised.
Suitable for all skin types.
Free from parabens, mineral oils, silicones, micro-plastics and other harmful substances.
Make it relaxing
Instead of thinking of your skincare routine as a chore, make it into your ‘me time’ and take the time to relax and create a full sensorial experience that you will look forward to each day. Set the scene for some relaxation using a scented candle such as the ESPA Soothing Candle and take a break from life whist you let your skincare absorb in. Invest in a cleansing cloth such as the Revolution Skincare Microfibre Face Cloths that will not only make your cleanser more effective, but will feel soft and gentle on the skin.
Let me share my some must have facial tools.
Recommendation: use Ecooking Derma Roller at night. Cleanse your skin before use. Treat one area at a time starting with e.g. cheeks. Roll with an even but gentle pressure both horizontally/vertically/diagonally. Continue at a new area. Remember to lift the roller when changing direction in order not to roll too many times in one area. Apply your favourite serum. When the serum has been absorbed, apply your Night Cream. Cleanse your skin with your favourite cleansing products before use.
Herbivore Jade Facial Roller 340g – £26. The gentle massaging motion helps your face to maintain a firmer surface while supporting the lymphatic system for effective detoxification. Your complexion will appear revitalised with a potential increase in elasticity. Fine lines may become less noticeable while puffiness and discomfort is calmed, leaving your skin less stressed. The jade roller can also promote more efficient absorption when it comes to applying your favourite creams and serums.
The one I want to try !
Any of them really. Looks a bit weird, but hey .. I have avoided injectable up to now ( I am 40 ), may be it will do the trick, however some of them are so pricey . Let me Know if any of you have tried something like this. So curious to find out if it works.
This LED mask from Dr. Dennis Gross is one of the more fashionable ones on the market. It comes with gold accents, 162 LED lights, and three treatment options to choose from: red-light therapy, blue-light therapy, or red and blue–light therapy. This mask is lightweight and completely hands free so you can carry your chainsaw, machete, or ax with ease.$435 AT NORDSTROM
The Sleek, K-Beauty One
If you’re a K-beauty fan, there’s a Korean LED face mask just for you! This one comes from LG, maker of things we cherish like flatscreens, refrigerators, and cellphones. All that appliance expertise has been channeled into a mask that hits the skin with red and infrared LED light in quick, nine-minute sessions focused on improving skin elasticity and brightness; both important ingredients for all those dewy skin looks K-beauty introduced us to. The lack of a mouth hole or slit make this a great option if you’re going for a Jason Voorhees vibe.$540 AT AMAZON
The Celebrity Favourite
You’ve probably seen this haunting creation creeping on your Instagram feed thanks to celebrity aesthetician Shani Darden, who uses it on her celebrity clients. It boasts a whopping 770 LED lights and you can own it too! It will set you back $1,900 but you’ll probably end up looking like January Jones, Jessica Alba, Nina Dobrev, or a Kardashian in terms of skin. The very slight upward curvature of the mouth slit on this model makes it a solid pick if a Strangerslook is more your style.$1,900 AT SHANI DARDEN
The One That Comes in a Bunch of Colors
Dermasmoothe Pro 7 Color LED Face Mask$150 now 21% off$118
Want to hit your skin with everything you’ve got? This mask features 150 LED lights, five intensity settings, and seven different color options: red and blue (the usual suspects), along with green (for discoloration), yellow (for fine lines and wrinkles), purple (for scar reduction), light blue (for a more soothing acne treatment), and white (which tightens and penetrates the deepest). This one is the most smiley mask of the bunch, making it a good option for a Purger look.$118 AT AMAZON
The One That Gets Your Neck, Too
Similar to the Dermasmoothe Pro, this mask comes with seven different light colors to treat every skin-care issue imaginable on the face. Project E’s mask goes a step further with a bonus attachment for the neck, arguably the most overlooked part of skin-care routines (sad). In addition to being more inclusive, the neck portion on this model gives the whole look a straitjacket feel, making this one a good option if you’re looking to channel Hannibal Lecter for the holiday.$199 AT AMAZON
The One That’s Clear
This mask is like those weird Kanye glasses, except for your entire face and you can actually see out of it without lines obstructing your view. It’s designed to be very wearable and on-the-go, so you can continue doing whatever you’re doing (like holding prolonged eye contact with strangers to make them uneasy) while treating your skin to red, blue, or yellow lights. The fun line designs on the red setting are a nice ode to that creepy puppet thing in the Saw franchise. Bonus: Since the mask is set on a glasses frame, it won’t slip down or fall off while you ride your tiny tricycle around in the darkness.$189 AT DMH AESTHETICS
The Flexible One
Do you value personal comfort while lurking and skulking? This soft, silicone mask is less hockey goalie and more like an actual face mask that molds to your face shape for a more comfortable treatment. This mask’s goal is rejuvenation via red light and near-infrared 830-nanometer light, considered one of the most powerful of the wavelengths, to stimulate healing and improve blood and lymph circulation. Due to its more contoured nature, this pick can help emulate the chiseled cheekbones of the Scream mask. Take advantage of the headbandlike strap to keep bangs tucked away so you can slip your hood on and off with ease.$495 AT NORDSTROM
The One to Keep on Call
If your skin is temperamental, it’s nice to have a well-rounded, high-performance mask on call. Designed to replicate MZ skin founder Dr. Maryam Zamani’s in-office treatments, it comes with five different light settings (red, blue, green, yellow, and white) so you can focus on anything from inflamed breakouts to the annoying scars and discoloration those pimples sometimes leave in their wake. The nice gold finish on this mask makes it versatile in the disguise realm, as well. Strap it on for some techy cyborg assassin vibes or perhaps a more modern take on Goldenface from Threat Level Midnight.$625 AT NET-A-PORTER
The Renowned, Wireless One
The CellReturn mask is one of the best-selling masks in Korea, where skin care reigns supreme, and its stats shed some light on why. Made with NASA-developed technology, an impressive 690 LEDs, three wavelengths of light (red, pink, and blue), zero cords, zero wires, and no control panel (you tap your forehead to switch wavelengths), it simply becomes one with your face and makes it firmer, plumper, and younger-looking.