Updated: May 30
If you read my blog about simple skin science you will understand more about the composition of the layers of your skin, as well as your skin type,
BUT how can you take care of your gorgeous face!
I recommend the following daily routine with a switch up in the morning and evening
Cleanse - an oil cleanser with a face cloth is the most effective
Tone - with a natural rose toner
Moisturize - with your favourite cream
In the morning, use a Vitamin C serum before your face cream/lotion/oil
In the evening, end with a Retinol Cream instead of your day cream
DID YOU KNOW?
Damp skin increases absorption by 10%. It is therefore important to spray your toner on just prior to applying your face cream or just spray plain water. Watch the video to see how
I recommend that you supplement your daily routine with a masque and a simple exfoliation on a weekly basis. Consider a face mask with natural yogurt! Why? The lactic acid will slough away your dead skill cells and reveal your naturally glowing skin. For an exfoliator, don’t waste money on fancy creams and pastes. Simply mix bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) with a few drops of lemon juice or water. This paste is a cheap and effective way to exfoliate and brighten your skin.
WATCH THE FACE SCRUB VIDEO BELOW OR ON YOUTUBE HERE
WATCH THE YOGHURT MASQUE VIDEO BELOW OR ON YOUTUBE HERE
Once a month, you should add to your routine: a deep steam cleanse, a microdermabrasion, and a salon facial. Why? Your pores absorb some of your cosmetics, sometimes congesting them. This causes blackheads, whiteheads, acne, or infections. So, once a month is a great time to clean out your pores and prevent them being enlarged. With this deep cleansing, you will feel the tightening effect on your skin (good-bye wrinkles!) and less obvious pores. People will ask your secret to looking so great.
One male customer of mine once commented how fresh and youthful I looked after a Guinot Hydrodermie facial!
If you can't splash out on a Guinot facial once a month, do one at least every 6 months. You can steam your own face at home using a bowl of hot water and a towel, the old fashioned way!
I have been doing this for 40 years!
WANNA KNOW THE SECRET OF A TOP PLASTIC SURGEON?
RETIN 'A' ACNE CREAM!
If you can get your hands on it this acne cream with Retin A at 1.5% or 3% you can turn back the years in a few days!
This powerful cream will significantly speed up the skin shedding process (more of that in my simple skin science blog) revealing radiant new skin cells and a finer texture with minimized pores
PLUS it helps to reduce fine lines!
BE PREPARED TO USE IT!
Apply a little at night after cleansing and toning all over your face avoiding under the eyes but covering the crows feet. (omit your regular face cream when you do this)
You can repeat again the next night but that's it!
In a few days you will notice your skin has gone flaky so don't do it prior to a big event!
It is then important to use a GENTLE face scrub to remove the dead skin cells. Your skin will stop shedding after about a week - I told you to prepare!
But the results are worth it, your skin will appear smoother, fresher, more refined and with a few less tiny lines.
Some dermatologists use this aggressively on very deep wrinkles but you should seek professional advice if you want to go down that road
(in most countries you can only get it on prescription but I used to buy it over the counter in the UAE for only a $5!) This should be used just once every 3 months as opposed to the regular store bought retinol cream which is suitable for nightly use.