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What skincare products do I need?
With so many skincare products on the market, it can be difficult to know which ones you actually need for your skincare routine.
Building a basic skincare routine starts with a cleanser, a daytime moisturiser with SPF and a night time moisturiser.
If you want to enhance your skincare routine you could opt for toners, serums, exfoliators and eye creams.
There are plenty of options available for different skin types, from dry or oily to eczema-prone or sensitive.
What causes dry skin?
When your skin is dry you may experience scaly or flaky skin or skin that has fine lines or cracks.
If you touch your skin, it may feel rough and sensitive or even a little painful.
There are many factors that can cause dry skin from the weather to spending too long in the shower Whenever we leave the house, our skin is exposed to the elements, from UV rays to freezing temperatures.
Our skin is at particular risk during the winter months, as temperatures plummet and humidity is reduced, which dries out our skin.
Again, in winter, we are more likely to turn up the thermostat or light the fire, which may feel lovely after a day out in the cold, but sources of heat in our homes reduce the moisture in the air, which can cause our skin to lose hydration.
Taking hot showers and baths with harsh soaps or detergents, can damage our skin through dehydration and stripping the skin of its natural oils.
Spending lots of time in chlorinated water, such as swimming pools and hot tubs can also strip our skin, leaving it dry.
How often should I moisturise if I’ve got oily skin?
If you’ve got oily skin, you might believe that applying moisturiser onto already oily skin is counterproductive.
But you just need a moisturiser that’s suited for your skin type, and if it’s oily, you may need an oil-free, water-based, non-comedogenic moisturiser.
It’s recommended that most people should moisturise twice per day, but if your skin is oily, you can get away with doing it once.
Does serum go on before or after moisturiser?
Your skincare routine should start with the lightest formulas followed by the heavier creams.
That means your serum, which will generally be a thin formula, should go on before your moisturiser, which will be thicker.
This is so the active ingredients in the serum can penetrate your skin and you can reap all the benefits.