We all know the importance of a daily skin care routine…don’t we? Good skin care is essential at any age and healthy habits in your 20s and 30s can strengthen and prepare your skin for the effects of ageing down the road. A year-round regime is the only way forward and we can’t shout loud enough about the importance of SPF even in the winter! Like habits, making a routine part of your daily schedule requires consistency and repetition.
The following components can create a good, effective skin care routine and can offer a great place to start:
Wash your face gently with a product designed for your face. If you have dry skin, you’ll want to choose a cleanser that doesn’t have alcohol, and if you have oily skin, look for an oil-free cleanser. Afterward, rinse with warm water.
Toner is used after washing your face, and it helps smooth and calm skin while restoring nutrients.
Moisturisers should be used every time you wash your face, even if you have oily skin. If you have this type of skin, choose an oil-free or gel product.
Even if your moisturiser has a sunscreen, it can still help to use a separate sunscreen every day, even if it’s cloudy. Choose one that provides broad-spectrum protection and has an SPF of at least 30.
Exfoliators are optional and can be used after a cleanser but before a moisturiser. They should only be used a maximum of once or twice a week.
A serum can help address specific issues, such as redness and anti-aging.
A good skin care routine is only as good as the products you use though. While good quality products can help your skin look better now as well as in the future, poor quality products can be ineffective and even cause harm and the importance of chemical free values are imperative. Many beauty and skincare products contain known toxins that can harm you from the outside in. From industrial chemicals to skin irritants, there are an array of ingredients that should be avoided in skincare, too often found in popular, widely-used products, ranging from Parabens, Sulfates and Silcones to name a few.
Look up ingredients
Use the Think Dirty App to look up the ingredients in your beauty products and their impact on your body and cycle. This tool not only tell you what to avoid, but also why you should avoid them. The app is a simple way to learn about the potentially toxic ingredients in your cosmetics and personal care products. Just scan the product barcode and Think Dirty will give you easy-to-understand info on the product, track dirty ingredients, and shop for cleaner options.
As an ambassador for Tropic skincare I believe in natural skincare with powerful, purposeful, planet-protective products. Each formulation harnesses the very best in green skincare science, as well as organic plants, fruits, and flowers. Clinically tested to ensure the most impressive results for your skin, they work in harmony to feed, protect, and treat your skin. Safeguarding the health of our Earth is high on Tropics list and 100% of their core skincare range is now refillable, recyclable, or returnable so you can rest assured, your beauty routine is having a positive impact.
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