This week, we’re taking you back to school – skin school, to be precise – and sharing the basic fundamentals you need to follow if you want to ace your skin journey. Follow these golden rules and you (and your skin) will shoot straight to the top of the class.
Tune out the hype Be honest: how many times have you seen a #ad for a new skincare product and thought I have to have it. We all do it. It's way too easy to get sucked into all the marketing. But if you buy every single formula that piques your interest on social media, you’re going to end up with a massive pile of useless products that do nothing for your face. Why? Because what works for Influencer A or what makes Influencer B’s skin glow won’t necessarily be right for you. Instead, focus your attention on skincare advice that’s led by understanding, not hype which is exactly what we offer at Lion/ne. Click here to find out more.
Seek out tailored advice Because every single complexion is unique, every single skincare routine should be too. Of course, we wish we could box up a magical regime that would work for everyone but unfortunately, skin just doesn’t work like that. Instead of reading skin tips in a magazine or picking up blanket advice online, invest in skincare intel and product recommendations that’s bespoke to you and only you.
Look at the full picture The way your skin looks right now isn’t the sole product of the serums and moisturisers you applied this AM; there’s way more to it than that. As the name of our consultations would suggest, we prefer to take a more holistic approach to skincare, examining all the factors that impact the face.That spans everything from diet to lifestyle, stress to sleep quality, hormones to health and even your environment. It’s the only way you can really get to the crux of why your skin behaves the way it does, and make positive changes to suit!
Go gentle We know just how tempting it can be to throw every exfoliating acid, retinol serum and skincare active at your face in a bid to make instant and biiiiig changes, but newsflash: that’s only going to end in angry, irritated, unbalanced skin. Your complexion needs time to acclimatise to new actives, so new products should be introduced slowly (and one at a time!) and frequency of use built up over time. Our Skin Mentors are specifically changed to coach you through the entire process.
Be consistent and patient It’s boring, but like so many things, skincare requires complete consistency if you’re going to yield results. Once you land on the regime that's right for you, you have to stick with it to give your skin a chance to catch up. Plus, you can’t get disheartened if you don’t see massive changes by day two. Remember: your skin cell cycle is a minimum of 28 days, so it could take a good few weeks for that glow to kick in!
Are you ready to build a skincare routine that’s right for you (and only you)? Click here to book a Holistic Skin Session with your personal Skin Mentor.