Last time, I wrote about giving new products a month to deliver results for your skin. Alongside this, I feel it’s important to consider how your skin may react to active ingredients, such as retinol or alpha hydroxy acid. Because of the nature of the ingredients, skin can react quickly which causes us to conclude it’s not for us. However, this may just be our skin showing that it is benefitting from and improving with the ingredients and perseverance is required.
We all know about the importance of sleep to allow our bodies to rest and our minds to reset. And I hope you have an evening skincare routine before you head off to dreamland. But have you wondered why certain products are specified for PM usage?
If you look almost anywhere these days, you’ll find ways to “solve” many skincare issues. Whether you want to lighten pigmentation thanks to too much sun, remove the “11s” between your brows that make you look permanently angry or lift what is falling, there seems to be a product or treatment that can “reverse” the ageing process and / or undo damage you may have inflicted on your skin during the folly of youth.
Whenever I’m asked about skincare, I inevitably suggest products containing Vitamin A. This dynamo ingredient strengthens skin, stimulates collagen and elastin and locks in moisture. Retinol is a super-strength form of Vitamin A and while it requires patience during usage, the results truly justify its delicate handling.