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Blog | Retinols, Salicylic, Hyaluronic what?


The skincare world can seem overwhelming, with a multitude of products vying for attention. How do you determine what’s best for your skin?


Not every product or ingredient is a one-size-fits-all solution, and that’s perfectly alright. We’re here to guide you through it!


Let’s break it down. 


Morning routine:

  1. Cleanser

  2. Serums

  3. Moisturiser

  4. Eye cream (if used)

  5. SPF - essential!


Evening routine:

  1. Cleanser

  2. Serums

  3. Moisturiser

  4. Eye cream


Let’s look at each step in more detail.


Cleanser

  1. Dispense a pea sized amount onto your fingertip. If you’re using a pump dispenser: ½ a pump should dot.  

  2. Wet your fingertips with warm water and rub your hands together to warm up the product.

  3. Apply to the face using a massaging motion to thoroughly cleanse the skin.

  4. Rinse off using your hands and warm water or wet a flannel and wipe off gently.

  5. Gently pat the skin dry with a clean towel.


Serums

  1. Dispense a pea sized amount into the palm of your hands.

  2. Apply to the whole face and neck, repeat with more product if needed.

  3. Let the product completely dry before applying the next serum or moisturiser.


Moisturiser

  1. Again, dispense a pea sized amount onto your fingertips.

  2. Rub your them together to warm the product - warming the product helps it spread over the face more evenly.

  3. Apply to the face and neck evenly, massage until the product is completely absorbed.


Eye cream

  1. Use a small amount for each eye, placing it on the back of your hand.

  2. With clean hands, apply using the opposite hand.

  3. Tap and lightly massage along the orbital bone until absorbed. Some eye creams may be safe for eyelid application - check the packaging for guidance.


Now, let’s explore each ingredient:


Vitamin C

One of our all time favourites! An exceptional antioxidant that brightens, illuminates, and firms the skin, while repairing skin cells damaged by UV radiation.

Read our previous blog for a more in-depth look at Vitamin C!


Vitamin E

Another potent antioxidant that reduces UV damage, has anti-inflammatory properties, and strengthens the skin barrier.


Hyaluronic acid

A humectant that locks moisture into the skin, keeping it hydrated, plump, and supple.


Salicylic acid

Ideal for clearing out pores, exfoliating, reducing inflammation, and soothing the skin, particularly beneficial for acne-prone skin types.


Retinol

Also known as vitamin A, it smooths fine lines and wrinkles, boosts skin cell turnover for a softer, brighter complexion, and increases collagen production. It can also aid in acne treatment by controlling oil production.


SPF - Sun Protection factor

Protects the skin from UVA and UVB damage, which are always present during daylight hours. These damage your skin cells and also contribute to premature ageing.


We stock a range of medical-grade skincare brands at Allure, including Alumier MD and OBAGI. Though we recommend booking a skincare consultation before using any medical-grade products or those you’re unfamiliar with.


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