Zoë Foster Blake shares her at-home facial routine for banishing self-iso skin issues

Including her fave products

Beauty Crew Digital Content Editor / April 22 2020

For anyone else currently dealing with self-iso skin issues, keep reading ‘cause Australian beauty guru Zoë Foster Blake is dishing out her best tips. While lamenting about the perils being holed-up inside on the skin, the Go-To Skin Care founder has taken to Instagram to demo her personal at-home facial routine and share how she’s tackling her skin “wigging out.”

Introducing her mini at-home facial regimen on Instagram, Zoë says:

"Skin can start to get a bit bitchy with all this constant insidesies. Dry, flaky, spotty, dull, annoying. If you take 25 mins once a week for a deep clean and nourishment party, you will see a difference. Your face will get the TLC it needs, and you will get the glow you deserve.”

#1 / Double cleanse

Zoë explains that because she’s wearing makeup and an SPF product, she’s going to be double cleansing her skin. If you’re starting with bare skin, cleansing once is sufficient.

Zoë’s products of choice? A Go-To Posh Cloth in combination with the Go-To Skin Care Fancy Face Nourishing Oil Cleanser which she says is “excellent for people with imbalanced skin.” She then follows up with Go-To Skin Care Properly Clean Facial Cleanser saying “your skin will be so clean after this, you won’t know yourself.”

Go-To Posh Cloth

Go-To Skin Care Fancy Face Nourishing Oil Cleanser

Go-To Skin Care Properly Clean Facial Cleanser

#2 / Remove dead skin using exfoliating pads

Zoë uses the Go-To Skin Care Exfoliating Swipeys  “to get rid of dead skin that’s hanging around and even everything out.” Some other options we also love are Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel and L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Laser Glycolic Pads.

Go-To Skin Care Exfoliating Swipeys

Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel

L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Laser Glycolic Pads

#3 / Purify with a deep-cleaning mask

Next up is a clay or purifying mask “to draw out impurities.” Zoë says she uses one of these at a minimum of once per week and again gently removes it using a cloth as she did with her cleanser.

Zoë’s pick is Cosmedix Detox Activated Charcoal Mask but we also love Sand And Sky Australian Pink Clay - Porefining Face Mask and Carbon Theory Charcoal, Tea Tree Oil & Mineral Mud Facial Wet Mask.

Cosmedix Detox Activated Charcoal Mask

Sand And Sky Australian Pink Clay - Porefining Face Mask

Carbon Theory Charcoal, Tea Tree Oil & Mineral Mud Facial Wet Mask

#4 / Nourish and hydrate with a mask

Zoë explains that once you’ve deep-cleaned the skin you need to nourish it and “put some stuff back in” – chiefly hydration. Zoë’s fave is Aspect Probiotic Mask but we also recommend Skinstitut Hydrating Mask.

Aspect Probiotic Mask

Skinstitut Hydrating Mask

#5 / Finish off with your skin care

To cap off the routine and continue adding hydration, Zoë applies PCA Skin Hyaluronic Acid Boosting Serum followed by Go-To Skin Care Face Hero Face Oil then Go-To Skin Care Very Useful Face Cream.

PCA Skin Hyaluronic Acid Boosting Serum

Go-To Skin Care Face Hero Face Oil

Go-To Skin Care Very Useful Face Cream

If you're looking for more tips on dealing with self-isolation skin issues, check out our guide.

Main image credit: @zotheysay

Isobel is a Digital Content Editor at BEAUTYcrew, marie claire and InStyle. When she's not busy hunting for the latest beauty news, you’ll find her arranging her skincare collection in search of the perfect “shelfie.” Isobel was previously BEAUTYcrew's Junior Beauty Writer.