The KISS principle comes to mind - Keep It Simple (with) Skincare!
I have two small children in tow, so for me; my skincare routine is what I like to call "ME TIME" - it happens first thing in the morning & after they've gone to bed at night. I've always been interested in skin (obviously) so it has become somewhat of a ritual that I don't plan on breaking anytime soon. Double Cleansing is the most important part of my skin ritual, it is so important to give my skin a deep clean to allow for optimal absorption of serums and moisturisers that will follow. I can hear you already, "Double cleanse; WHAT? I hardly have time for one cleanse, let alone two" - please keep reading because there are some quick and easy tips that turn a thorough skin routine into a quick and easy one.
Firstly, let me introduce you to my first cleanse, Cosmedix Purity Solution; a deeply nourishing cleansing oil that contains luscious skin loving ingredients like Moringa and Argan oil. You apply one pump into dry hands and work into dry skin in circular motions - after a minute, wet hands and you will instantly see the oil emulsify into a milky consistency, removing any makeup, impurities, sunscreen - great for removing waterproof makeup, those last few eyelash extensions that just won't budge - wash the skin with water and pat dry - now this step can easily be performed in the shower, and just like the 2nd cleanse, it can be mixed with Cosmedix Detox Scrub for a deep cleansing exfoliation.
Second cleanse is my treatment cleanser, for this I use Cosmedix Purity Clean for an exfoliating, deep cleansing treatment. 5% L-Lactic Acid exfoliates and unclogs pores, whilst removing any excess make up, dead skin giving you a renewed, deeply cleansed skin. Three times a week I mix together Cosmedix Purity Clean with Cosmedix Purity Detox Scrub to create a supercharged exfoliation system; see how I did that - I've turned what should be 3 separate facial steps into a quick and easy 2 step routine. Simple!
The next step is toning the skin - in my experience, this is the step client's almost always skip, but it is so quick, so easy and so effective at preparing the skin for optimal penetration of treatment products to follow, My go-to is Benefit Balance; it is a powerful antioxidant blend, offering the skin environmental protection, whilst nourishing and hydrating the skin.
In the morning, my go-to serum is Cosmedix Affirm Antioxidant Firming Serum - this is a necessary daily antioxidant and peptide super formula, packed with 10 skin specific antioxidants. Antioxidants are proven to fight free radical damage in the skin which leads to accelerating skin ageing - and let's be honest, who wants that.
Finally - my morning routine finishes with Cosmedix Eye Genius Complex for a hydrated, brighter and firmer eye area. My moisturiser of choice is Cosmedix Hydrate+ for lightweight hydrating moisturiser with a physical broad spectrum sunscreen - for me this is the most important step - protecting your skin from UV damage not only protects your skin from accelerated ageing but more importantly protects it from skin cancers.
At night - I use Cosmedix Serum 16, three times a week for gentle skin remodelling using micro-encapsulated retinol; this is great for people who have a sensitive skin or who are trying a Vitamin A/Retinol treatment for the first time.
- Reduces the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles
- Improves skin tone & texture
- Brightens the look of age spots & discolouration
I follow this with Cosmedix Emulsion for an intensely hydrating and soothing night moisturising treatment
The other four nights I use Aspect Hydrating Serum for a burst of Hyaluronic Acid into the skin - skin hydration is key to optimal skin health. Hyaluronic Acid is already present in our skin but as we age, it depletes. Hyaluronic Acid attracts and binds 1000 times its weight in water & moisture. I also follow this with Emulsion for an intense hydrating night treatment.
Sometimes, just by enhancing your skin with a serum or exfoliation system - you can improve the look and feel of the skin. Book in for a complimentary skin consultation with me today to enhance your skin health.