5 basic steps every skin care routine needs
For younger-looking, glowing skin on the daily
You don’t have to break the bank when it comes to looking after your skin. These essential steps (and products) are all you need to combat ageing and keep your skin glowing.
Cleanse and slough
Cleansing and exfoliating paves the way for the absorption of treatment products. Choose a cleanser that’s gentle, will melt away stubborn makeup and has an exfoliating ingredient, such as enzymes or AHAs, in its formula. We like Mario Badescu Enzyme Cleansing Gel.
The skin around your eyes requires a light cream. Using a facial moisturiser can lead to small, white bumps around the lids (milia) and can cause makeup to run (hello, panda eyes!). Try Natural Instinct Dark Circle + Wrinkle Correction Eye Crème.
Day and night cream
Day creams often include sunscreens and antioxidants to protect against environmental aggressors. Night creams contain ingredients that support your skin’s overnight repair processes. If your skin is a little lacklustre, you may wish to splurge and buy both. If not, or you don’t want to shell out for two separate creams, a two-in-one day/night cream like Dr. Lewinn’s Eternal Youth Luminosity Day & Night Cream works well.
Sunscreen is essential to protect against ageing and skin cancer. If you’d rather not layer it on before makeup, choose a foundation formula with maximum SPF protection that will cover flaws and make your skin glow. Our picks: MAC Studio Waterweight Foundation SPF 30 and IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream with SPF 50+.
Think sunscreen is a beach-only essential? Think again. This is why you need to wear sunscreen year-round.
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Chelsea is BEAUTYcrew’s Contributing Editor. She has a sweet spot for anything that claims to make skin glow and won’t leave the house without a slick of mascara. Chelsea has 10 years of experience as a beauty editor and her words can be found on BEAUTYcrew, Women’s Health, Daily Addict, The Joye and Primped.