Get your skin glowing with our FAB skincare routine
Now that you’re home all day, it’s time to amp up that #selfcare! Not leaving the house means not bothering with makeup, making this the perfect time to get started on that ideal six-step skincare routine you always told yourself you’d start if you had the time.
STEP 1: CLEANSE
Laneige: Moist Cream Cleanser
The first step to prepping your skin for all the good stuff you’ll be slathering on is cleaning it. That’s where Laneige’s Moist Cream Cleanser comes in! With soft cloudlike foam, this soft cream cleanser leaves skin feeling hydrated and soft. While some cleansers can leave your skin feeling taut and dry, this Moist Cream Cleanser contains 14.9% moisturising natural oil and helps promote the absorption of skincare products into the skin. This makes it the perfect cleanser when you’re following up with serums and moisturisers!
STEP 2: EXFOLIATE
Watsons: St Ives Pink Lemon & Mandarin Orange Face Scrub
This St Ives face scrub comes in a pretty pink package that’ll brighten up your day just by looking at it! Called the Radiant Skin Pink Lemon & Mandarin Orange Face Scrub, this exfoliant smells good enough to eat. The pink lemon fruit extract lends a distinctly citrusy kick to the scrub, and the paraben-free formula will leave your skin looking brighter and more even-toned. Scrub away the day’s worries and smooth your rough skin to unveil glowing skin beneath, prepping that dermis for the next step in your skincare routine.
STEP 3: APPLY TONER
Watsons: Thayers Rose Petal Facial Toner
For those in the know, Thayers is a household brand name famed for its witch hazel toners that leave your skin feeling perky. This particular toner uses rose petals to create rose water to cleanse your pores, along with certified organic non-distilled witch hazel with all its antioxidant and antibacterial properties. The use of rose petals is what sets this apart from the rest in the Thayers range—they can help restore dehydrated skin to bring out a natural, dewy, glowing complexion.
STEP 4: MASKS
Innisfree: My Real Squeeze Mask Ex Aloe
Masks: the favourite step of many a beauty blogger. They’re essential to every beauty kit because they signal the end of the cleansing and tightening phase, preparing your pores for the next steps in your skincare routine. While some come with a cute design to make you look like an extra in a theatre performance, Innisfree’s My Real Squeeze Mask Ex Aloe returns back to its roots to deliver an extra shot of moisturising essence thanks to its judicious use of aloe to relieve tired skin.
STEP 5: APPLY SERUM
Fresh: Rose Deep Hydration Face Serum
Fresh is a total cult beauty brand, and you’ll see why so many people rave about their products once you give them a shot yourself. Their Rose Deep Hydration Face Serum might have a name that can be a bit of a mouthful, but it’s a lightweight, fast-absorbing serum that packs a punch! Enjoy your newly supple, dewy skin thanks to its 24-hour moisturising effects. Prep and prime your skin for the next and final step of your skincare routine with this serum, which contains soothing rose ingredients to keep your skin feeling fresh.
STEP 6: APPLY MOISTURISER
Guardian Health & Beauty: Avène Hydrance Hydrating Emulsion
Avène is one of those drugstore classics that will never let you down, no matter what product you get from their range. The Hydrance Hydrating Emulsion is the perfect moisturiser to round off this five-step skincare routine, because it provides long-lasting hydration while restoring the skin's water reservoirs with high concentration of Avène Hydrance Hydrating Emulsion, which is naturally soothing, anti-irritating and softening. Best of all? This moisturiser is light, with a non-sticky texture that’ll leave your skin feeling refreshed and hydrated.
Now that you’ve completed this skincare routine, you can go forth and take all the selfies you want at home without worrying about having to apply makeup! After all, great skincare starts with a simple six-step routine. Also, read about how you can up your #sundayselfcare game with these sheet masks.