Why less is more when it comes to skincare

-Jul 29, Hannah Hargrave, Beauty -

If your daily skincare regime has become a 10-step process it could be time to scale it back and discover what you really need for calm, glowing skin.

With so many skincare products on the market it’s understandable that women might feel they need an individual lotion or a potion for absolutely everything. But you can save yourself time and money and still have amazing skin by simplifying your skincare routine.

What you really need for healthy skin

Cleanser, toner, moisturiser, exfoliator, oil, mister, serum, eye mask! The list can be endless when it comes to what you put on your face but it doesn’t have to be. 

A few high quality products are worth the investment rather than paying out over and over again for a long list of low-quality and often ineffective options.

Related: Why you really can afford Lumity

Overloading your regime could also be doing more harm than good because rather than the ingredients working in unison they might be working against one another. 

Combining multiple products may be the reason your skin is getting irritated or inflamed and if you have sensitive skin, you don’t want to over treat it.

Cleanse

Your first step day and night is to cleanse away any dirt, grime or makeup to minimise blocked pores and reduce the chances of a breakout. 

It depends on your skin type as to what sort of cleanser you reach for. For example a foam-based cleanser works well for oily skin and a moisturising one for a dry complexion. But with a little research you’ll be able to find the right one for you. 

It takes just a couple of minutes to clean the skin and prepare it for the next step.

Tone

Not everyone will feel the need to keep toner in their skincare regime, but if you suffer from oily or acne-prone skin then it could be especially beneficial.

The phrase, ‘cleanser, tone and moisturise’ might be etched on our mind but what exactly does a toner do?

A gentle toner adds an extra cleanse so if you’ve been wearing a lot of makeup or a heavy sunscreen it’ll make sure all traces of it are removed. By wiping away the oil your pores will shrink back to their normal size and skin will look clear and refreshed. 

Facial oil

Rather than reaching for the moisturiser you should gently massage your skin with Lumity’s Skin Nutrients Facial Oil. In fact it’s so hydrating many women don’t feel the need for a moisturising cream after they’ve used it.

The citrusy smelling oil  – which is a blend of 32 botanical oils and extracts – provides the full range of optimal nourishment the skin craves for 24/7 glowing health.

Give yourself a facial massage morning and night and reap the rewards.

Related: Everything you need to know about Lumity’s Skin Nutrients Facial Oil

Sunscreen

To keep your skin in peak condition and to reduce your risk of skin cancer you need to wear sunscreen year round. 

So getting into the habit of adding it to your routine in the morning is essential.

While it can be tempting to skip it, for fear it’ll ruin your makeup, don’t! 

Instead pick one of these natural, non-greasy sunscreens which you can wear under your foundation without feeling weighed down with product.

Supplements

It’s not just about what you put on your skin it’s about feeding it from the inside out too. 

Incorporating Lumity Day and Nightime targeted nutritional supplements to your daily routine will not only benefit your overall wellbeing but your skin, hair and nails as well.

Remember to consistently take the three soft-gel morning capsules in the morning and the three nighttime ones before bed and let the powerful ingredients get to work to give you glowing skin.

So there you have it. A simple five-step skincare regime proving less is more when it comes to caring for your complexion. 

If you found this article interesting you might also like to read why an oil will help tame oily skin and hormonal breakouts and learn how to keep your skin safe in the sun.

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