Simplifying Your Skincare Routine

Simplifying Your Skincare Routine

In recent years, skincare routines have become increasingly complex, with multiple steps, countless products, and a never-ending list of must-haves. Finding a skincare routine that works can be difficult, and with #skincare racking up 273 billion views on TikTok, we are all simply trying to find something that works for our skin.

While it’s tempting to follow the latest trends in skincare, sometimes less is more.  What you need is to simplify what you’ve got to get beautiful and healthy-looking skin.

Step 1: Cleanser

The foundation of any skincare routine is a good cleanser. It’s essential to cleanse your face daily to remove dirt, makeup, and impurities that can clog pores and lead to breakouts. Whether you have dry, oily, or combination skin, choose a gentle cleanser that suits your skin type. Avoid harsh cleansers with ingredients that strip your skin of its natural oils.

Step 2: Toner

Toner often gets overlooked, but it can play a crucial role in balancing your skin’s pH levels and preparing it to absorb other products. Opt for a toner that’s alcohol-free and contains hydrating and soothing ingredients. Apply it after cleansing to refresh your skin and prepare it for the next steps in your routine.

Step 3: Moisturiser

Moisturising is non-negotiable, regardless of your skin type. Even if you have oily skin, you still need to hydrate. Choose a moisturiser that matches your skin type, and don’t forget to apply it both morning and night. A good moisturiser helps lock in moisture, creating a protective barrier against environmental factors that can harm your skin.

Step 4: SPF

Sun protection is perhaps the most crucial step in your skincare routine. UV radiation can cause ageing, sunspots, and even skin cancer. Incorporating sunscreen into your daily routine is a must. Look for a broad-spectrum SPF with at least SPF 30 and apply it every morning, even on cloudy days. Reapply throughout the day, especially if you’re spending time outdoors.

 

Simple tanning guide

If you love the sun-kissed look but want to avoid the harmful effects of UV rays, tanning drops are your new best friend. These versatile products can be seamlessly integrated into your skincare routine, giving you a natural-looking tan without the sun’s damaging effects.

Renowned expert celebrity spray tanner, Alexandra from Airbrush by Alexandra, offers her tips on using tanning drops effectively.

Alexandra says, “I love the simplicity of tanning drops and how effortlessly they can be integrated into your body care routine. You can essentially transform any lotion into a tanning product.”

Here are Alexandra’s tips for using tanning drops:

  1. Measure carefully: Alexandra advises, “It’s essential to measure the number of drops you use. Apply an equivalent amount to each section of your body. For example, use 6 drops on one arm and repeat with 6 drops on the other arm, and so on for every area of your body.”
  2. Gradual build: Alexandra recommends, “Start with fewer drops if you’re new to tanning drops or want a lighter tan. Every two drops will give you a shade darker. Use 2-4 drops for a subtle sun-kissed look, and 6 drops for a golden, dark bronze shade. Adjust the number of drops to achieve your desired tan.”
  3. Hands and feet: Alexandra’s expert advice for tricky areas is to “mix one drop of tanning drops with your lotion and apply it using a makeup brush for precise application. This ensures a seamless and natural look without streaks or uneven colour.”

 

Incorporating tanning drops into your skincare routine is a fantastic way to achieve a healthy, sun-kissed glow without exposing your skin to harmful UV rays or overcomplicating your skincare routine. So, keep it simple, stay protected, and glow with confidence.

 

Sources:

https://ads.tiktok.com/business/creativecenter/hashtag/skincare/pc/en?countryCode=GB&period=7
https://www.eucerin.co.uk/skin-concerns/sun-protection/photoaging#:~:text=Photoaging%20is%20premature%20skin%20ageing,are%20caused%20by%20UV