Know your masks from your moisturisers

09 Aug Know your masks from your moisturisers

Masks, moisturisers, serums, cleansers – there are so many skincare products available to us today. But, do we need them all? What products are absolutely essential to maintaining fresh, glowing and hydrated skin? We explain it all.

Cleansers:
Often the first step in your skincare regime, cleansers wash away the impurities left on the skin after a day of working, sweating, make up and activity, and are vital to maintaining a clean and healthy complexion. Investing in a high-quality cleanser will ensure that you wash away the bad stuff, without also stripping your skin of all the good stuff too. Incorporate daily into your skincare regime.

Serums:
One of the newer products gaining a lot of hype, serums are fantastic for rejuvenating and restoring your skin, particularly when used daily in conjunction with a high-quality moisturiser. There are a range of different serums that focus on integrating different vitamins and minerals back into your skin; with the most common including vitamin A, B, C or E. Each serum carries different benefits, so book a consultation with <x clinic> to ensure you invest in the best solution for your skin.

Moisturisers:
Moisturisers play one of the most important roles in keeping your skin healthy. Good quality moisturisers not only keep your skin hydrated, but also protect and rejuvenate; feeding your skin with important vitamins and minerals that nourish long after the first application. When selecting a moisturiser, look for ones that contain vitamins A and C for maximum hydration, and avoid products that include silicon or petroleum derivatives as they don’t actually penetrate the skin and deliver hydration. Once you’ve found a good quality moisturiser for your skin type, use morning and night for the best results.

Masks:
Masks are best used weekly in your skin routine, giving your skin an extra boost of nutrients and moisture whilst supporting your daily skincare kit by toning, hydrating and protecting your skin. We recommend you undertake a skin consultation before including masks into your routine to ensure that the products you use will support your skin type and goals.

Sunscreen:
This is a must-have in everyone’s skincare kit! Wearing an everyday broad spectrum SPF is vital in protecting your skin from damaging UVA and UVB rays, which can penetrate through clouds and glass and play a major part in ageing, not to mention the potential to cause skin cancers. Natural, zinc-based sunscreens have anti-inflammatory properties – perfect for protecting and soothing dry and sensitive skin. Ensure you include at a minimum an SPF30+ sunscreen as part of your morning skincare routine.

Where to from here?
It is important that you understand the current condition of your skin, and the vitamins it might be lacking, before investing in skincare. Book a consultation with our experienced team today to ensure you combine the right mix of treatments and skincare to get your skin looking and feeling its best.