As we’re looking towards the new year and our seasons are changing, it could be time to shake up your skincare and realign to a good daily skincare routine. For some of us our skincare routine needs to be quick and efficient with a big to-do list looming, kids to get to school and simply working and everyday life eating into our time. For others a skincare routine is a luxurious part of their day, something to indulge in and take your time on, we’ll be sharing a routine in the middle of both and add-ons which you can try if you have that extra bit of time!
We’ll explore the basics of any good daily skincare routine and create simple, effective steps that anyone can follow. Whether you’re a skincare newbie or just looking to simplify your routine, read on to discover the secrets of radiant skin.
Starting your daily skincare routine…
Every good daily skincare routine begins with a cleanser. Either this is removing your makeup and SPF from the day or helping refresh the skin from the night. Choosing your cleanser depends on your skin type and needs, and we’d recommend going back to this blog to pick yours.
But we’ll share a couple of daily cleansers that we love and think are a great place to start! For the morning GOOD TO GO Creamy Foaming Cleanser really excels here. It’s a super hydrating foaming cleanser, it won’t strip your skin, but simply lift away dirt and oils your skin has collected to leave it feeling balanced and restored again.
A new favourite that entered the TEMPLESPA world this year is EASY GLOWING Transforming Cleansing Gelée. Its cool orange gel texture switches to an oil when massaged into the skin and finally a hydrating milk when you add water. It effortlessly removes makeup and oils and added vitamin c and Mediterranean botanicals brighten and hydrate for radiant, nourished skin.
You may be tempted to skip the toner in your skincare routine, but you’ll be missing out on so many benefits! For a deeper dive on what a facial toner does, head to this blog but let us give you the short version.
Essentially toners help to balance the skin again and prepare it for the next step in your daily skincare routine. Toners can have added benefits such as exfoliation for dull skin, prebiotics to help settle and hydrating ingredients. We love TONING ESSENCE Essential Mist Tonic Without The Alcohol with its light and refreshing texture to refine and tone the skin and leave it feeling balanced. It also doubles up as a great facial mist too!
Next in a good daily skincare routine is a serum. These are highly concentrated and targeted heroes that work over a long period of time to help improve the condition of your skin. That might be redness, fine lines, firmness, dullness and hydration to name a few, the important thing to remember is that regular application will help you achieve those skin goals!
A great serum for a day skincare routine is LET’S CONCENTRATE Skin Glowing Serum. It’s your daily vitamin c boost which not only brightens, but helps target age spots and blemishes and promote an overall healthier appearance. We included sodium hyaluronate which is the salt form of hyaluronic acid, providing that extra hit of hydration.
You may think that an eye cream is only for when you’re older, but what if we told you the skin around your eyes is 10 times thinner than the rest of your skin? It requires extra care from your eye cream and a gentle application. For our daily skincare routine WINDOWS OF THE SOUL Hydrating Eye Treatment Gel-Cream is a great option for moisturising ingredients and brightening dark circles.
Use your ring finger to gently pat in the eye cream and avoid rubbing or stretching the skin, as this will only cause more damage to the delicate skin! WINDOWS OF THE SOUL has a blend of vitamins with anti-ageing powers, cucumber to cool and refresh and the wonderful echinacea which helps reduce puffiness and dark circles.
The final step in a daily skincare routine is your moisturiser, to help protect and hydrate the skin in one. Like your cleanser you’ll likely pick your moisturiser based on your skin type and it’s needs, so we recommend checking on this blog post to find yours! Whichever moisturiser you choose it will help hydrate and soften the skin with smooth, radiant results. And you shouldn’t leave it just there, add in an SPF like LIFE DEFENCE SPF30/50 High Protection Moisturiser!
Even when the sun is hiding behind the clouds, its rays can still penetrate our skin and cause damage to the lower levels of the skin. LIFE DEFENCE offers UVA and UVB protection against these rays, along with bluelight protection which are emitted from our digital devices. LIFE DEFENCE works perfectly on top of your moisturiser or as a stand alone moisturiser if your skin is happy with this level of moisturisation.
So that’s a good daily skincare routine in a nutshell! But there are a few added extras you can do to elevate your routine to the next level.
Extras your skin will love…
A face mask is a weekly indulgence to treat your skin to. They’re designed to be intense treatments with a target in mind, this can be decongesting, exfoliating, brightening, hydrating, the list really is endless! Pick a face mask you love and sit back and relax…
Our face masks of choice are PURIFICATION Deep Cleansing Mask and MOST REVEALING Glowing Skin Oxygen Peel. Starting with our award-winning bubble mask, MOST REVEALING transforms from an orange gel to bubbles that exfoliate away at dead skin cells clinging on and causing dullness. This fast acting mask is a perfect option for an instant skin refresh, leaving it hydrated and totally radiant.
What we love about PURIFICATION is the spa-like feeling it gives us, a mousse marine mud mask that is not only fun to apply but has brilliant results! The mask helps draw out oils and dirt from areas which are decongested and generally feeling less than the best. It’s best applied after having a hot and steamy shower to allow the mask to do its best work!
A neck gel, much like an eye cream, might be something you think you’ll need later in life but prevention is better than cure and this is a great habit to get into. Our EXALT Firming Neck Gel tones and smooths the skin around the neck and decolletage area, and it has brilliant results and user trials. We’ve included Mediterranean ingredients like red pepper, olive, grapeseed and the gorgeous essential oil of rose to lock in moisture and soften the appearance of wrinkles.
In fact our user trial with EXALT had 96% agreeing their neck looks and feels soft after using the product and it’s clinically proven to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles! A brilliant extra to really help elevate your skin and to pair with EXALT is THE SCULPTOR Multi-Purpose Massager. This nifty tool has twin rollers which glide along the jaw line to sculpt, across the brow bone to lift and help overall to firm facial contours and ease muscle tension.
A good basic skincare routine doesn’t need to be complicated. In fact, a simplified approach can often have the best results. Remember that consistency is key, stick to your routine, be patient and give your skin time to adapt and show improvement. While these are the basic skincare steps, you can always adjust and add products to address specific concerns like ageing, blemishes or hyperpigmentation.
Ultimately, skincare is a personal journey and it’s essential to listen to your skin’s needs. By following these basic steps you’ll be well on your way to achieving healthy, glowing skin that makes you feel confident and at your best!