It’s that time of year when i see people everywhere complain of their skin ‘acting up’ or feeling tight .. it really is a bit of a shock to your skin when the head goes on and it gets battered by our cold winter weather too, but luckily there’s some fantastic products out there to help!
Young skins might need to either step up to a richer moisturizer or night cream to get that extra hydration in or add in a light face oil at night with some rose oil to help take down any redness they might be getting, or a light serum, just put it where you feel your skin needs the moisture.. if skin has spots some lavender oil at night will kill bacteria, stop spots spreading and then some rose oil during the day will take down redness and soothe and hydrate your face…
For older drier skins like myself i have to really step it up, i hate my skin feeling really tight, dry or getting red dry patches and blotches!
I have to exfoliate more as my skin goes very dry and scaly if i do not to take off the old dry skin,it feels horrible! I usually use a light exfoliator every morning like Elemis Gentle Rose Exfoliator, i also use a good quality face mask a few times a week too for radiance and to stop any buildup of dry skin that causes wrinkles .. either Murad Intensive-C radiance Peel or Elemis Papaya Enzyme peel.
I follow that up with some lovely organic rosewater as my toner (Elizabeth Beckett) then a serum, an eye gel/cream/balm and a pretty rich moisturizer so i know my skin is getting the power packed vitamins it needs. I am currently using L’Occitane Divine youth oil a truly luxurious face oil that sinks into the skin really fast and provides a lot of plant-based hydration and the Divine cream another plant-based product, they are considered purchases but they will well and truly leave your skin hydrated and glowing!
For the evening make sure i get hydration into my skin from the very first step cleansing, i use a good quality cleansing balm every night to clean out the pores and to massage my face to bring blood to the surface of the skin to oxygenate and improve skin tone, Emma Hardie Moringa Balm is my cleanser of choice, that or Merumaya cleansing balm (best value ever) which is sure to remove every last trace of make up and leave your face hydrated, mattified and glowing!
Followed again by my organic rosewater to soothe, restore the skins natural ph, tone and take down any redness. I will make sure i put on some serum either Murad Radiance Serum, Merumaya Iconic Youth Serum which i feel is like an environmental shield, its fab, or a new Prai serum i have just opened for night-time followed by a really good quality face oil, there’s so many i use depending on what i feel my skin needs, Balance Me wonder oil, AD Synergy, Espa Replenishing Face oil or Ancienne Ambience Lavender Oil (all hard-working oils with skin boosting properties) and then my night cream (currently the incredible Cult51) and i allow this to do its work overnight so when i gently exfoliate in the morning the new healthy, plumped up skin is there 🙂
This might seem like a lot of work but as you get older your skin really does need so much more hydration,it is a real battle! Don’t be scared to give it what it needs to glow and do not be scared of a good face oil it does wonders for your complexion!
That’s it for now! Is your skin acting up? If so i hope this post could hopefully help you ……
Of course Mr Dexter of the long whiskers thinks none of this needed at all, thankfully he loves me just as I am ❤