Skin having a meltdown? What you need is a total reset. Despair not, although there is no such thing as a quick fix, the right combination of products will recover your skin and give you the glow you need. Rebalancing your skin barrier is the utmost priority. Pare back on your skincare routine to the basic essentials – cleansing, moisturising, and protecting (SPF). Here are the 3 simple steps to reset your skincare.
STEP 1: A Gentle Cleanser
It’s always a good idea to reduce the use of harsh cleansers and switch to a more hydrating one that won’t strip away your natural oils. Pair it with a cleansing oil or balm to really clean the impurities and debris away.
CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser
This hydrating cleanser leaves the skin cleansed and refreshed without over-stripping or tight and dry. It is infused with three types of essential ceramides for skin to help strengthen the skin’s protective barrier and hydrating hyaluronic acid, this non-comedogenic face wash is an effective yet non-irritating way to start off any skincare regimen for normal to dry skin—and it provides 24 hour hydration.
Elemis Pro-Collagen Rose Cleansing Balm
The perfect first step in your end-of-day skin care routine, this indulgent concoction dissolves dirt and make up while hydrating your complexion. Packed with nourishing oils, skin is left feeling petal-soft, hydrated and glowing. What's more, see your stresses dispel thanks to an infusion of English rose oleo extract which surrounds your headspace with a heavenly, soul-soothing aroma.
STEP 2: Maintain Skin Barrier
The key is to focus only on hydration and repairing skin barrier. Cut back on active ingredients and stick to products that deliver hydrating and plumping effect. You can consider adding an antioxidant-rich product for an added layer of skin protection against external aggressors.
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream
An all-over moisturizer that provides instant relief and long-term hydration for dry, distressed skin and eczema. This award-winning formula intensely nourishes skin with a soothing effect for up to 24 hours. The multi-tasking cream utilises a host of hydrating actives for skin that feels more comfortable after a single use.
CosMedix Reboot Overnight Hydration Complex
A probiotic-packed, luxurious night serum that works to balance, hydrate and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while you sleep. Wake up to a smoother, softer, clearer and more youthful-looking complexion.
Clinique Moisture Surge 100H Auto-Replenishing Hydrator
An oil-free gel-cream moisturiser with aloe bio-ferment and hyaluronic acid that penetrates deep into skin’s surface. It keeps skin hydrated for 100 hours and helps skin create its own internal water source to continually rehydrate itself, then locks in moisture for an endlessly plump, healthy-looking glow.
STEP 3: Protect Your skin
This may be the only additional product you need. If you're diligently applying sunscreen, it can do more than just protect your skin. SPF, hands down, is the best anti-aging and dark spot treatment you can buy.
EltaMD UV Clear Facial Sunscreen SPF 46
This is one of world's most trusted sunscreen which provides more than just sun protection. Formulated with high-purity niacinamide (vitamin B3) to help reduce the appearance of blemishes and discoloration on your skin. This broad spectrum sunscreen contains micronized zinc oxide to protect your skin from damaging UVA (aging) and UVB (burning) rays.
Shiseido Expert Sun Protector SPF 50+UVA Face & Body Lotion
Invisible Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ face and body sunscreen with a protective veil that becomes even more effective in heat and water. A sunscreen that keeps pace with active and outdoor activities. A lightweight protective veil that delivers peak protection that goes on clear and rubs in quickly without any residue.