When I see clients for facials, we always discuss skincare routines as I want to be sure they maximise their homecare programme. Between these conversations and Wellness Words, I find myself consistently referring to products I know will make a difference. So I thought it would be helpful to create a reference section on my website.
Magazines and the internet abound with information about skincare innovations courtesy of Korea. A big focus has been on the 10-step (or more!) routine that many women there follow on a daily basis.
With so many skincare treasures to use on our faces, I am often asked about the order in which to apply products, the amount to use and whether waiting between steps is necessary. I thought it might be helpful to collate the information, so you have an easy reference point.
We’ve made it through Blue Monday (hurrah!) and while the days really are getting longer (sunset isn’t till 4:27 pm today), chilly temperatures let us know we’re still in deepest, darkest winter.
With all the time we’re spending indoors right now, I find this season to be perfect for supersizing my skincare routine. While I still advocate a basic skincare practice, shortened daylight hours inspire me to apply face masks more regularly and spend extra time on facial massage. I’m also loving the addition of a new product to my routine: facial essence.
Wondering if a toner could help your skin? Toners are no longer considered a cleansing product to remove any last traces of make-up. Today's formulations are considered treatment lotions, a first step in what you fortify your skin with and can help with balancing, exfoliating, hydration and enhancing penetration of moisturisers and serums.