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5 ‘MUST HAVE’ PRODUCTS FOR THE BEST EVER SKINCARE ROUTINE

In 3 Steps of Skincare, Being Savvy at Skincare, Choose the right skincare for YOU by Cheryl Woodman MChem1 Comment

Are you still trying to find your BEST skincare routine? Feeling a bit puzzled by the candy shop of skincare and just want someone to be ‘REAL’ with you, tell you what is truly, absolutely needed to make your most awesome, BEST skincare routine? Cus’ when you look at a skincare shelves it can feel a bit like you need EVERYTHING, now, ‘give-it-to-me! Sometimes you can go in looking for one thing, and come out with something that absolutely wasn’t on your essentials list, but it PROMISES magic, so who are we to argue?

If you are a tad puzzled by what you need to make your best skincare routine, here is all you need to know! These are THE 5 skincare essentials everyone should have to make skin awesome!

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1. CLEANSER (SANS) SLS

What was the FIRST ever skincare product you used? Shower gel? The next… was it face wash? Did i guess right? Maybe a ‘beauty soap’? Face wash is THE ‘bread and butter’ of skincare, most of us where brought up to ‘wash your face young lady!’, little did we know that face wash bottle was actually fighting against our skin! Saaaaaay what?

See here is the thing – Face wash strips your skin of its naturally protective oils. Holy Moly!

Bog standard face wash contains things that love oil. [Pssssst!…] This is the thing not many people know… your skin is oil! The top layer of your skin is oil based and even normal and ‘drier’ looking skin types, still have this oily top skincare (protective) layer!

Let me introduce you ‘officially’… this is your skin raincoat! She is pretty super-duper awesome! Your skincare raincoat is the reason we don’t blow up like a balloon every time we have a shower. Ever noticed how shower water ‘beads’ up on your skin? That’s cus your skin is oily and water and oil don’t naturally mix. Your protective raincoat is also is the guard of your skin doors to bacteria and viruses! Pretty awesome stuff!

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Bog standard face wash. How do you know it’s ‘bog standard’? The second ingredient on the list will be Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. This ingredient LOVES oil and is an IRRITANT. If it’s bog standard face wash, this’ll be second on the list. Sometimes it could still be in there but lower down. There are milder versions sans-SLS, but if they still foam, they still take some of your skin’s natural oils with it!

The edit – any face wash with SLS or that foams, takes stuff away from your skin.

To make your BEST ever skincare routine, Switch out face wash for a cleanser without SLS or even better a cleansing oil or balm (these are super sensitive skin lovers that GIVE to skin AND clean).

Recommendations, Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish, a creamy cleanser that is super loving to skin loving. CeraVe hydrating cleanser.  Looking for a Cleansing Balm, try Honesty For Your Skin’s – The Natural Cleanse, a skin loving cleansing balm that doesn’t know the meaning of ‘dry skin’! Looking for a Cleansing oil, then give Jurlique’s, Purely Age-Defying Nourishing Cleansing Oil a go.

2. EXFOLIATOR

If you don’t have an exfoliator in your skincare routine, this could be what is holding your skin back from awesome! Exfoliating is SO important for ALL skin types. You can’t have your ‘best skincare routine’ without one!

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Think of it like grass, the super green, healthy-picture-perfect kind. If that grass gets covered by dead leaves in autumn, its gonna swiftly be turning into browny-yellow, flattened, sometimes a mushy mess, grass! See if it can’t ‘breath’, that grass can’t be healthy.

This is your skin without a good exfoliator!

Exfoliating bring outs the BIG GUNS, by encouraging dead skin OFF your face, THAT actually encourages new (healthier!) skin to grow! Whoop whoop!

To decide your best skincare routine exfoliator, you’ll need to choose a KEY exfoliating ingredient, thankfully I have a WHOLE post on this, ‘A FULL guide to choosing a facial exfoliate RIGHT for your skin!’. That’ll get you sorted!

To make your BEST ever skincare routine, Make sure you exfoliate 1-2 times a week. The secret ingredient to ‘oh you look so glowy’ skin!

3. A TREATMENT PRODUCT

We all have that ONE biggest skin concern. Mine is spots… and oily skin! [But I know that will mean my skin ages better, so fellow spot prone oily skin types – it’s all ok *smiles*). This is where a skincare routine can go ALL wrong. This is natural, don’t feel bad, what happens is this – we get FIXATED on that ONE skin concern. It’s like a spot that feels like a mountain, only to realise its actually just a petit molehill! It’s that wrinkle, no-one else but you can see. It’s what you see as an un-even skin tone when you switch the bathroom mirror to that ‘should never be used’ magnify side!

When this all ‘goes down’ in our heads. This skin concern becomes a skin life-or-death must do everything I can to ‘get rid’ type thing! This is when you look for quick fix, blitz it all, extreme skincare options. Usually you end up using them as a FULL facial skincare product, treating not just those places of concern but the whole face.

Feeling a bit baffled by skincare? Not sure where to start, what to use and what the heck ingredients to look for? I got YOU! These are the 5 skincare products EVERY best skincare routine should have. These are YOUR framework skincare products that all GREAT skin need, get a read of this ---> http://wp.me/p6LuQS-oE

A treatment product, has HIGH dose actives in it. What that means is it’s like using a medicine, it makes something happen that your body wasn’t gonna do. That is good when you need a fix quickly! But imagine taking antibiotics when you didn’t have an infection… it’s not going to do you ANY good, JUST a lot of bad – upset stomach, killing off your good bacteria, making you resistant!

To make your BEST ever skincare routine, Choose 1 ‘treatment’ product and use it only on the areas that truly need that treatment!

Treatment products are all about knowing the RIGHT ‘actives’ to look out for in your skincare. But how do I know what the right ‘actives’ are? Don’t worry lovely, I hear this ALL the time and I have trawled through all the research so you don’t have to! The result – I have you sorted with my [free for fellow ‘skin gurus’] skincare guide picking out 3 proven to work actives for each skin concern, just click here to download it.

Find out which skin identical ingredients are right for your skin type.

4. 2 MOISTURISERS

If you are looking for your best skincare routine, then you need some options! The best skincare routines are like chameleons – they adapt! However comfortable your skin is, it can’t control the weather! Humid to dry air, central heating, sunshine, UV rays, pollution. Then there is stress and hormones – whozer, we know what those can do!

This is why the best skincare routine contains moisturiser options! Usually one for your ‘most of the time’ skin type, and another for when something whacks skin off its game OR the most awesome situation, your skin actually is pretty darn good at the mo’ (go your skin!) and it doesn’t need that super hydrating or oily skin targeted moisturiser right now!

Feeling a bit baffled by skincare? Not sure where to start, what to use and what the heck ingredients to look for? I got YOU! These are the 5 skincare products EVERY best skincare routine should have. These are YOUR framework skincare products that all GREAT skin need, get a read of this ---> http://wp.me/p6LuQS-oE

What should you do? When should you change? How do you know when to change? This is when our listening skills are put to the test, grab a cuppa tea and have a good ol’ heart-to-heart with your skin. If you have dry skin and your usual moisturiser is a ‘deeply moisturising’ one, when you skin starts to listen to your moisturising lessons, skin gets back to normal. Use that same moisturiser on normal skin and your gonna tip it into oily.

Same goes if the weather changes, say you have dry skin in the winter and normal skin in the summer. You have yourself sorted with your 2 moisturiser option! Whoop whoop – you awesome skincare guru!

To make your BEST ever skincare routine, Make sure to have 2 moisturisers ‘on hand’ so you can be a skincare chameleon!

MORE: ‘How & Why to Change Your Skincare Routine With The Weather’

5. A NIGHTIME/CONCENTRATE SUPER FACIAL OIL

The simplest skincare out there, yet the ONE that can be MOST effective! Why? Because a facial oil is the ‘SAME’ as your skin, your skin is oil based and facial oil is oil based. What that all means is facial oils are PERFECTLY designed to do MOST good!

Feeling a bit baffled by skincare? Not sure where to start, what to use and what the heck ingredients to look for? I got YOU! These are the 5 skincare products EVERY best skincare routine should have. These are YOUR framework skincare products that all GREAT skin need, get a read of this ---> http://wp.me/p6LuQS-oE

Facial oils have a ton of antioxidants and skin protecting ingredients in them, because they are oil, they KNOW how to get to the right places in your skin. What is also awesome, because they ‘work with’ your skin, they are super sensitive lovers. Facial oils are GREAT for being ‘kind to skin’ AND being active (as they are super concentrated – no water!).

PRO-TIP: A facial oil should be the LAST thing you apply in your skincare routine. Best applied in your night-time routine, when your skin is ‘regenerating’.

To make your BEST ever skincare routine, Add a facial concentrate or oil to BOOST night-time skin nutrition!

Recommendations, Trilogy Age Proof CoQ10 Booster Serum, great for an antioxidant boost! Honesty For Your Skin, Repair Facial Concentrate, high in repairing Omega 3 and 6’s the ONLY oils our skin cannot make itself!  Balance Me Radiance Face Oil, full of skin hydrating oils for a radiance boost!

MORE: ‘6 of The Best Anti-oxidant Facial Oils’


Do you have all the bases of an awesome skincare routine covered?