Developing the perfect skincare routine that works for you isn’t the easiest of tasks. Today, we’re pretty much bombarded with a brand new skincare product every day, whether it’s through an email in our inbox, a huge billboard or a feature in a magazine.
Many products claim to be crucial to maintaining the health of our skin - but with ten new products every day, it can be difficult to keep on top of things. Firstly, how do we find enough room for everything? Secondly, how do we find enough time? Thirdly, how do we apply endless amounts of skincare products without ruining our skin entirely?!
It’s no secret that overloading beauty products can cause skin to break out. If you have an extensive beauty routine, it can be difficult to know whether you’re going overboard or if you’re doing your skin a favour.
To make things easier for you, we’ve put together some tips for simplifying your skincare routine. There are lots of benefits to streamlining your skincare, from saving time and money to allowing your skin to breathe throughout the day.
Wash your face twice a day
Washing your face is the easiest, simplest way to keep your skin clean and remove dirt, grime and excess oil. Despite what the adverts tell you, you don’t need four different products to do this. A high-quality Face Wash will remove dirt from your skin and leave it feeling fresh and clean without the need to use a harsh soap. Try our Purifying Fresh Face Wash or Foaming Face Wash.
Streamline your skincare routine
There’s a good chance that half the skincare products on your shelf aren’t actually helping your skin like you think they are. Try minimising your skincare routine right down to the essentials: cleanser, a single toner, a treatment and moisturiser. Using skincare products that don’t actually do much for your skin is not only a waste of money, but it’s a waste of your time each morning too. We've created simple Routine Kits that are easy to use and super affordable.
Stop doubling up
Using multiple products with the same active ingredient is not only pointless, but it can be harmful to your skin too. Active ingredients in skincare are not meant to be overloaded; they can irritate your skin and cause you to break out when used in excess.
Take a look at the ingredients on each of your skincare products. If you have multiple products with the same active ingredient, remove all of them but one. This will be effective enough on its own.
Use overnight skincare products
If you simply don’t have the time in the morning to carry out an extensive skincare routine (let’s be honest, who does?), then let overnight skincare products take care of your skin while you sleep. Applying a nourishing Night Cream just before you go to bed will work wonders while you sleep, ensuring you wake up with soft, refreshed skin - and you don’t have to worry about applying dozens of products the next morning!
If you’re looking for natural, gentle skincare products, look no further than Herbal Essentials. Our natural skincare products contain over 90% natural origin content and are free from parabens, sulfates, mineral oils and silicones.