How to take your skincare routine to the next level
Written by Chelsea Tromans
Cleanser, exfoliant, moisturiser, SPF. You’ve got the basic skincare steps down pat. Great! These four products form the foundation of a good skincare routine. But sometimes your skin craves more. While a simple skincare routine can be best for some, if you’re struggling to achieve a healthy-looking complexion you may need to up your game with a few more skincare superstars that help boost the benefits of your basic regimen.
These products could be the missing pieces for achieving your skin goals. Here’s a rundown of what they are, how they can help your skin, and our favourite go-to products to try.
A toner plays a supporting role for your cleanser by doing one last clean to remove any final traces of impurities and dirt that may not have properly been removed during your first attempt. you just need to choose a toner that supports your skin’s needs.
One to try: Savar Instant Boost Multi Toner
Great for refining pores, reducing breakouts, and delivering additional hydration to skin, this natural balancing face toner is can be used daily after cleansing.
A facial essence
Often confused with a toner, a facial essence tends to focus more on hydrating the skin and prepping it to better absorb the ensuing goodness of your serum(s) and moisturiser. Essences are formulated to have a lighter molecular weight than moisturisers, which allows them to sink deeper into skin so make sure you use one prior to your serum and moisturiser and after cleansing and toning.
One to try: Minennsey Hydrating Dynamic Facial Essence
Whether you want to improve your skin’s luminosity or prime it for better absorption of serums and creams, this essence is the way to go.
Inner beauty supplements
For an inside out approach to improving your skin, ingestible beauty supplements like marine collagen may help. Vida Glow’s Marine Collagen is sourced from fish skin and is a 100 percent natural source of collagen peptide powder.
One to try: Vida Glow Original Marine Collagen
This natural collagen supplement contains the highest quantity of collagen per serving in the Vida Glow range and can be added to any drink or food for an easy daily booster to one of your body’s most important proteins.
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