Skincare is an often neglected element of our lives. It seems like we are always hard pressed for time though we are quick to whine when the weather takes a toll on our skin.
The secret behind great skin is nothing but a solid skincare routine that’s carefully formulated based on your skin type. Being consistent is key as much as a healthy diet is.
Each skin is different and needs to be tended to in a different way. Here are a few staples that have stood by my combination skin through thick and thin.
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser
On days that I feel my skin needs hydration I find myself reaching for the Cetaphil Cleansing Lotion, which gently cleanses without stripping natural oils away from the skin.
Khadi Natural Rose Water
Rose water acts as a natural toner for the skin which helps balance our skin’s pH levels. It soothes the skin without drying it out.
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo
The Effaclar Duo is a gel cream that delivers the perfect amount of moisture when you aren’t looking to pile on the grease on humid days. It effectively reduces acne and claims to lighten blemishes.
La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL
Originating in the La Roche Posay thermal spring that’s known for it’s skin care properties in France, all of their products are Paraben and Fragrance free. They are tested for sensitive skin as well.
The Anthelios XL sunscreen lotion with an SPF of 50 feels does a successful job of protecting the skin from sunburns even over extended periods of time.
Bioderma Sensibio H2O Micellar Water
Bioderma, the pioneers in micellar water have simplified our lives by helping us wipe the day off in one clean swipe. It also acts as a toner (sans the harsh alcohol) and mild moisturiser.
Neutrogena Deep Clean Facial Cleanser
Neutrogena has been a life saver to purge pollutants from the skin leaving it fresh and squeaky clean.
This step of double cleansing ensures that the pores are prepped to soak in the good stuff.
Keihl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate
This facial oil not only does wonders for the skin but comes in a lavender fragrance as a bonus, which is proven to relax our senses and promote better sleep.
Clinique Moisture Surge
For days that my skin feels extra thirsty I slather this intense moisturiser, which it drinks up quickly without appearing greasy.
Laneige lip sleeping mask
Parched lips are definitely one of my pet peeves. This incredible lip mask mends chapped lips and plumps them with by locking in moisture.
Clinique Pep Start
Exfoliating once or twice a week based on your skin type is a crucial step in any skin care routine to scrub away dead skin and avoid clogged pores.
Lush The Kiss LipScrub
This scrub doesn’t just buff away dead skin with the tiny sugar granules but also hydrates the lips with a dose of moisture.
GlamGlow Flashmud Brightening Treatment
A trailblazer for face masks, Glamglow has definitely taken the world in a storm. This face mask can be applied once or twice a week to reveal brighter skin.