Skin that’s healthy and glowing is achievable for everyone. It’s all about finding the right products and following a good, consistent routine.
Once you have those two elements in place, your skin will look even and radiant.
But how do you decide which products are right for you? And what does a good routine look like?
It’s not always easy to know where to start!
Fortunately, although it will be slightly different for everyone, the building blocks remain the same.
Let’s take a look at what you need to ensure your routine gives you that smooth, even skin tone
you’re lusting after:
1. Your Morning Cleanse
Step one is always to get rid of dirt, oil, impurities and old skin cells. In the morning, a gentle
cleanser with refreshing mineral-infused agents in it will help to wake you and your skin up.
It’s best to stick to a cleanser that will not strip your skin first thing.
2. Toner In the Morning
For the morning, using a toner that is extra hydrating is a good option. A toner with rose water or
aloe vera will help to nourish the skin. It should also be something that balances the pH of your skin.
Avoid any toners with alcohol in them as they’ll dry out the skin and can cause oily breakouts.
3. Caffeinated Eye Cream
Your eye cream should always go on before your moisturiser so that you can get it into the spots
that need it the most. Once done, you can apply your overall moisturiser.
In the morning, you want a cream that will wake up the skin and reduce any puffiness that can occur
A cream with caffeine in it is ideal as this will constrict the blood vessels in the skin around the eyes.
You think about it as a cup of coffee for your eyes!
4. A Lightweight Moisturiser For The Day
Even if you have oily skin, a moisturiser after cleansing your face is a must. This is the only way to really nourish and hydrate your skin properly if you want an even tone. You should also always apply
your moisturiser before you apply any makeup.
In the morning, use a lightweight moisturiser—even on dry skin. A product with vitamin C and E will
help to keep your skin glowing and healthy.
Aim for a product that soaks comfortably into your skin without leaving any oily residue on the
surface. Just how lightweight you go will depend on your skin type.
5. Always Use Sunscreen
Even in the middle of winter, sunscreen on your face is a critical part of any good skincare routine.
Sun damage can cause pigmentation, which is the enemy of an even skin tone.
You often get moisturisers with an SPF built in, and that can make life more convenient.
Alternatively, get a sunscreen designed for facial skin. These are great if you wear makeup and want
to reapply your sunscreen throughout the day.
The most important thing to look for in your sunscreen is that it says broad spectrum on it. This
means it protects you from both UVA and UVB rays. You should also go for something that’s SPF 30
6. Your Evening Cleanse
Did you know you can and probably should use a different cleanser in the evening to the morning?
Use an oil-based cleanser in the evening to help get rid of makeup and any impurities and dirt that
have built up over the day. And make sure that you clean your face just before you go to bed if
you’ve been wearing makeup in the evening.
7. Toner In The Evening
At night, use a different toner to the one you use in the morning. This is because your moisturiser
will be more nourishing at night and you want to prep your skin perfectly to absorb it.
For your evening routine, use a toner that has a gentle acid in it for exfoliating. Look for ingredients
like lactic acid, glycolic acid, AHAs or BHAs as they promote gentle exfoliation.
8. Nourishing Eye Cream
Now is the time to really nourish the skin around the eyes so that it can repair and recover from the
A thicker formula that helps to plump up the skin is ideal because it will give the skin what it needs
to look refreshed in the morning.
Just make sure that when you apply your eye cream, you dab it onto the delicate skin gently. You
should never rub eye cream in, rather let it soak into the skin.
9. Use A Spot Treatment At Night
If you suffer from pimples, acne, dark spots or pigmentation, you should only apply your spot
treatment at night.
Spot treatments tend to dry out the area of the skin and make them more sensitive to light. It’s far
better to apply these treatments just before you go to bed, along with your nourishing night cream.
Whatever treatment you use, make sure you apply it only to the affected area and not in general
swipes across your face. Let the serum or ointment soak into your skin fully and then apply your
10. Repairing Night Cream
At night, you can go for a much thicker, heavier moisturiser for your face than you would during the
day. Just how heavy you go will depend on your skin type.
Many night creams can be too heavy for oily skins, so test them out and find what works for you.
Look for a hydrating moisturiser that has nourishing, anti-ageing ingredients like quercetin, retinol,
and Vitamin C and A in it. Peptides and ceramides are good too as they help to lock the moisturiser
and the water in so that you wake up with plump and hydrated skin.
Beautiful, glowing, healthy skin isn’t just for those who can afford regular facials and top-of-the-
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Rather, it’s for those who create a solid routine and stick to it every morning and every evening.
When you have products that work for your skin and know when to use them, your skin will glow.
And remember, always apply sunscreen before going outside!