Skincare Tip #2 – Moisturise

Using a moisturiser as part of your skincare routine, whatever your skin type is, is a must.  A moisturiser will help to hydrate and smoothen the appearance of your skin as well as provide protection from damage.  The type of moisturiser you choose will depend on a number of things including your skin type and your age.

Skin care Tip 2 - moisturise

However, everyone should use a day cream with an SPF to help prevent the effects of sun exposure, even in winter, because as long as it is light there are UV rays coming through the atmosphere to your skin.  Personally, I’m lucky I have a normal skin type which, apart from that time of the month, doesn’t get oily or dry.  At the moment, I love the Anew Reversalist Complete Renewal Day Cream.  There are other Avon products which I am looking forward to trying, when my current pot of cream has finished, like the new Distillery Shade the Day Cream or the Avon True Nutra Effects Radiance Tinted Moisturiser.

For night time use, you should enhance your “beauty sleep” by using a moisturiser which is going to assist your body to restore and repair you skin while you sleep.  As with your day cream, there are lots of different night creams to choose from depending on your skin type, budget and basically what you like the feel of on your skin.  Again, I love the Anew products and am currently using Anew Reversalist Complete Renewal Night Cream.  I also have the new Distillery Sleep Potion Night Cream waiting to be tried when I finish my current pot of Anew Reversalist.

For 7 reasons why you should use a moisturiser, check out this article from Good Housekeeping.

Do you moisturise every morning and evening?  Do you use separate creams for morning and night or do you use the same for both?  Do you use a day cream with sun protection included?  I’m interested, let me know.

Do You Clean Your Face?

I’m sure you do.  I mean we are taught to clean our faces, and the rest of our bodies, from when we are born so you should clean your face, right?

OK, next question.  Do you clean your face with more than water every morning and evening?  Yes or no?  Is this something that you need to get better at doing?  I know that I am usually very good at washing my face with a cleanser every morning and if I don’t I’ll give it a quick clean with a cotton pad and micellar water.  I also clean my face before bed to make sure I take my makeup off.  I wasn’t always in the habit of cleaning my face though.  Especially if I was running late or hadn’t worn makeup on a particular day.

So, why is it important to clean your face?

If you don’t clean your face, it will start to look dull and lifeless.  It will also be more prone to spots and blackheads due to blocked pores.  Cleansers remove oil, dirt, pollution and makeup, lifting impurities from the pores to leave skin looking healthy and clear.

Skin care tip 1 - cleanse

What types of cleanser can you use?

There are a wide range of cleansers from lotions to gels to oils, washes and wipes.  Find what works best for you.  Personally, if I am short on time I love the Avon True Nutra Effects Micellar Cleansing Wipes or Avon True Nutra Effects Micellar Water which I use with a reusable cotton pad.  I often use a cleansing scrub or gel cleanser when I am in the shower to get a really refreshed, clean feel to my face, neck and decolletage (low neck line area of chest).

I am starting a 28 day skincare challenge on Saturday 4th January 2020 and Day 1 is going to start with:

28 Day Skincare Challenge

Another new year is just round the corner, along with a new decade, and thoughts are turning to goal setting and resolutions. One of my goals in 2020 is to actually clean my face and moisturise EVERY morning and evening. So, I decided to set up a 28 day challenge in an effort to get myself, and others, into good skincare habits.

The challenge will be starting on Saturday 4th January 2020 and run until Friday 31st January 2020. It will include cleaning my (your) face every morning and evening, moisturising morning and evening, taking make-up off every day and cleaning make-up brushes, amongst other things. So, why not join me on my Facebook page and let’s get a good skincare regime going together through January.