When Should I Start a Skincare Routine?
There’s a common misconception that skincare products are just to prevent premature ageing. Perhaps you’re in your twenties and thinking, ‘I don’t need to look after my skin’. In reality, a skincare routine is something we should all have at every age. While the products we use will change as we get older to reflect our skincare needs, the premise remains the same. Your skin suffers from oxidative stress due to environmental factors like air conditioning and UV rays. Your skincare routine allows you to nourish and hydrate your skin to keep it healthy and radiant.
When Should I Start Looking after My Skin?
The earlier, the better! Ideally, you should have started using skincare products in your teenage years, but it’s never too late to start. The sooner you start, the earlier you can begin to address concerns like pigmentation and fine lines. You want to make sure you’re using the right products for your skincare needs, as no one in their teenage years and early twenties should be using retinoids.
Our skin starts to show signs of ageing by our mid to late twenties. If you’re someone who likes to chase the sun and work on their tan, you’ll want to take extra precautions to prevent premature ageing.
Whatever age you are, you likely have issues with your skin. It might be sunspots, acne scarring, or dry skin.
What Products Should I Start With?
In the beginning, you want to keep your skincare routine simple and minimalistic. Trying several new products at once can irritate your skin. Before you start buying products, you want to determine what your skin type is. If you have dry skin, you’ll want to focus on more hydrating formulas. For oily skin, you need products that can help control your excess sebum production to prevent breakouts.
A cleanser is the first step for your routine as it helps breakdown your makeup and removes impurities from your pores. Our Smart Face Gel Cleanser has a gentle formulation, making it ideal for a double cleanse once your routine is more established. You can follow this up with a toner to hydrate your skin and balance your pH levels.
Your skincare routine should differ slightly between day and night. In the morning, you want to finish it off with a sunscreen to prevent UV damage. A moisturiser is the final step of your routine as it locks in the active ingredients in your other products and keeps your skin hydrated. It smooths out your skin’s texture and can give your skin a dewy glow.
At night-time, you need an overnight moisturiser to prevent your skin from losing its natural moisture. Our Sleeping Pack Night Mask is infused with nourishing ingredients that work overtime to repair and revitalise your skin.
A cleanser, toner, and moisturiser are the foundations of any skincare routine. Once you’re ready, you can start adding in serums to address your specific skin issues.
If you don’t already have a skincare routine, don’t panic! Stop putting it off and start today. You can start by addressing your current skin concerns while also adding in anti-ageing products when the time is right.