Are you feeling as if you're not giving your skin enough love? Do you need advice on your daily skin care routine and what natural products to use?
We spoke with our Head Therapist, Tina Herridge, to find out her five simple steps for the perfect skincare routine.
Cleanse and Tone
To achieve the best results from cleansing, it is best to carry out two cleanses.
The first cleanse, known as the ‘superficial cleanse’, will remove any make-up and impurities from the skin. During the second cleanse, or to use the correct term ‘deep cleanse’, the cleanser will penetrate much deeper in to the skin, help to flush out your pores and give your face a really deep clean.
When applying your cleanser, start at the décolleté and work upwards, in circular movement, towards the forehead, then remove with a damp muslin cloth.
Éminence Calm Skin Chamomile Cleanser works to gently remove impurities whilst rejuvenating and soothing the skin. It's great for most skin types including sensitive skin.
Toning is a must after cleansing as it brings your skin back to its natural PH level. A natural toner like the ESPA Hydrating Floral Spa Fresh Tonic is enriched with essential oils and flower waters to refresh and comfort skin.
Step 2 - Exfoliate
Exfoliation is something that a lot of people tend to miss out of their skincare routine. For the best results, we should all be exfoliating up to 3 times a week after we have cleansed and toned.
When it comes to a facial exfoliator, you want to chose something that is not to harsh on your skin. The Éminence Stone Crop Oxygenating Fizzofoliant gently exfoliates whilst delivering oxygen to the skin to stimulate its natural healing functions.
Apply and remove your exfoliator in the same way as your cleanser, paying particular attention to those dry or congested areas.
Step 3 – Super Serums
Serums are one of the best sellers on the market and I believe they are a great addition to anyone’s skin care routine. Whether you need extra hydration, a bit of lifting and firming or worry about ageing, there will be a serum that suits you. Willow Beauty BioMarine Age-preventative Booster Serum contains a collagen-rich, marine active ingredient known for its excellent ability to smooth, firm, improve elasticity and tighten the skin. Apply a thin application of your chosen serum once a day from your décolleté to your forehead, underneath your day or night cream.
Step 4 - Moisturise, Moisturise, Moisturise
Whether your skin is oily, dry, sensitive or mature, we all need to moisturise. TWICE A DAY. In the morning, you want to choose a light breathable moisturiser, a natural day cream that will protect your skin throughout the day but also allow it to breathe.
A great way to wear a day cream is under your make-up for an extra layer of protection. A perfect example of a breathable day cream is the Willow Beauty Hydrating Moisturiser
When it comes to the night, apply another application of your day cream if hydrating is not your main concern, but if you suffer from dry and dehydrating skin I would suggest using a thinker cream that will help to repair your skin while you sleep. The Éminence Monoi Age Corrective Night Cream is the prefect solution to your night cream woes. Suitable for a range of skin types, this anti ageing organic face cream firms skin giving it a smoother complexion.
Step 5 – Never forget about the Eyes and Lips!
The skin around our eyes is thinner and more delicate than the rest of our face and therefore normal facial moisturisers shouldn’t be applied to that area. You should have a specific eye serum that has been formulated for the skin around the eyes.
Apply a few drops of your chosen eye serum (before your facial serum or moisturiser) under the eyes and just above the eye lid. Work it in with circular clockwise motions around the eye socket.
To finish off your daily skin care routine. Add a thin application of your chosen lip balm to your lips. This will protect them throughout the day and give them a glossy finish. ESPA Pomelo Lip Balm is filled with natural ingredients to lock in moisture and protect lips.
Harnessing the effects of a handpicked selection of botanical and herbal ingredients alongside cutting-edge actives, our skincare ranges are filled with natural and organic ingredients that are kind to your skin, as well as the earth.