Beautiful skin is as simple as finding the right routine and product prescription for your personal needs. “I always tell my clients that on average they’re only with me for one hour a month, so an excellent home routine is imperative for gorgeous, glowing skin,” says Sandra Dickson, owner of Missie CoCo Face and Body Therapy. For a good skin care routine at home, Dickson swears by these four products.
Dickson’s number-one tool to improve your complexion is a skin needling roller, used once a week. “A home roller stimulates the outer layer of the skin – the epidermis, slowly making it thicker over time. This in turn improves skin texture and assists with treating wrinkles and fine lines,” explains Dickson. Rollers also allow skin care products to penetrate deeply into the skin, increasing their effectiveness. Try Mukti Microneedle Dermal Roller.
Exfoliation is a natural process for skin, but it does slow as we age. Skin often needs encouraging with mechanical or chemical exfoliations. “I recommend my clients exfoliate at home on a weekly basis,” says Dickson. “A microfoliant combining vitamin C and bromelain will help remove surface residue and leave your skin silky smooth.” We like Ultraceuticals Ultra Dual Microfoliant.
For a simple nighttime routine, Dickson’s go-to is micellar water, which she says is “the quickest and easiest way for a busy woman to cleanse her skin.” Micellar water removes dirt without stripping the skin of moisture, and is gentle enough for all skin types. One to try: Sukin Micellar Cleansing Water.
Glowing skin can be as simple as incorporating corrective serums. “They address pesky skin concerns and keep the cellular turnover of the skin at an optimum level,” she says. Including a corrective serum with retinol, such as Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Anti-Ageing Serum, will help to treat fine lines and wrinkles while you sleep.
Previously from an advertising background, Toni has been working in editorial and beauty at Pacific Magazines for the past five years, and is currently working across Who and New Idea, two of the top five best-selling weeklies in the country. Toni loves being able to make the beauty world seem accessible to the working woman, particularly for those who are time-restricted. As a working Mum, she’s constantly searching for easy beauty and skincare routines on a budget.