2018. Hmm do you feel it? Yes we do too! We look forward to a fabulous year full of energy and health but this year we rather than set unattainable skin goals (no 15 steps Korean Rituals please), feel like committing to a manageable skincare ritual.
One we can easily keep to and that will see us through the new year at our glowing best.
if you feel the same—scroll through our “tiny better skin tweaks,” below.
Cheers to manageable healthy skin-care habits and lots of glow in 2018!
Commit to Double Cleansing
Try treating your skin the moment you get home from work, rather than waiting until you get ready for bed. Thorough cleansing is really essential to achieve that healthy skin.
We recommend a massage with a mild milky cleanser, such as Lovely Day Botanicals Mallow Cleanser
to remove the first layer of dirt and grime. Remove with a warm washcloth, and follow with a second, heavier cleanser, such as Hannes Dòttir Icelandic Mineral Wash.
Get Serious About Exfoliation
Exfoliation is an essential prep step for everything that follows. It is vital for the skin to regenerate new healthy cells by shedding the old layers. A gentle exfoliator will give the best long term results.
The Herbivore Blue Tansy Mask (£45) is our bestselling Exfoliator and the combination of natural AHA's and BHA's (to unclog pores and smoothen skin) makes it gentle enough to use 3-4 times a week. For a skin polishing exfoliator that resembles a gentle peel we recommend Modern Natural Refining Brightening Polish (£49). The combination of Amber, Jojoba and Honey leave the skin delightfully renewed and bright.
Refreshen Your Serum Regime
It’s vital to switch up your serums so you are giving your skin concentrated treatment ingredients on some nights, and concentrated nourishing ingredients on others. To help build collagen the go to is YTTP Hyaluronic Acid Serum (£55). Packed with crucial vitamin C and skin plumping Hyaluronic Acid it leaves the skin plump and brighter.
Bottega Organica Multi Active Serum (£75) is the hard worker to really get the nourishment back into the skin. The extremely lightweight fluid regenerates and nourishes without being too heavy on the skin.
Don't be fooled by a cool Mask Instagram Selfie. Fun they may be but not all masks are created equal. To make that difference your mask needs concentrated and superior ingredients that are blended with the highest scientific expertise. The 'Rolls Roys' of all mask is Hannes Dòttir Sea Masque (£74). Icelandic Virgin Sea Kelp is expertly harvested and applied to create this collagen rich natural power house..
And Finally... Purify Your Home With Plants
The last tweak is not directly related to power ingredients but can equally make a big difference to your skin. Indoor Pollution is set to become a big theme in 2018 and the effects on our sense of wellbeing and health are only starting to become clear. The fresher the air in your house the better you feel and the better your skin will look. If your budget doesn't allow for expensive air purifiers home plants are also effective at removing toxins. It’s one of the biggest small tweak you can make for your skin.