3 Tips to get the most of your Skincare

Having the right skincare is all well and good but if you're not using it properly you might not be getting the most out of it. And for me when I spend £30+ on something I expect good results! I've learned a few tips on the way that have really helped my skincare perform at its best. So today I thought I'd share them with you.

Know Your Skin Type 

This is probably the most important one! Make sure you buy the right products for your skin type and you know what type you have. For years I suffered with breakouts so I assumed my skin was oily. The products didn't work and I still had breakouts. It wasn't until I realised that my skin wasn't oily and I treated my actual skin type that my breakouts cleared up (for reference I have dehydrated skin). There are 4 main skin types out there.

Normal - Is essentially well balanced skin. So it's not oily nor dry. Pores are not big and are not small.

Dry - Dry skin doesn't produce enough oil. It may have areas of visible dryness, looks dry and dull.

Oily Skin - produces not much oil. The skin may look shiny, pores may be larger and prone to breakouts.

Combination - This is a mixture of skin types. For example, you may have an oily t-zone and normal or dry cheeks.

Dehydrated Skin - now this is often confused with dry skin but it is different. Dehydrated skin is where it lacks water in the skin whereas dry skin is the lack of oil produced by the skin. Dehydrated skin may feel tight and wrinkle easily. You can experience dehydrated skin if you're oily, dry or have combination skin.

Once you know what skin type you have it can make it so much easier to buy the right products.

Layer In The Right Order 

Layering your products in the right order is another important factor to consider. If you apply moisturiser first anything you apply over the top isn't going to work as well. I'm no expert in what order to apply skincare and it actually kind of confuses me haha. But this is the basic order I follow:


1. Makeup Remover

2. Cleanser

3. Exfoliator toner

4. Hydrating toner / face mist

5. Retinol Serum / Treatment Serum - I don't use a Retinol / Treatment serum every night but when I do this is when I use them.

6. Hydrating Serum / Oil

7. Moisturiser

8. Hydrating Mask


1. Cleanser

2. Hydrating Toner

3. Hydrating Serum

4. Moisturiser

5. SPF

Pat Don't Rub 

And my last tip is don't rub your skincare in. This can be really harsh on the skin and breakdown the connective tissue that hold it together a lot quicker. So the key is to gently press the products in with your fingers. This is also meant to actually help the product penetrate deeper into the skin too. I always apply my skincare like this and I do find the product absorbs a bit quicker than just rubbing it. It's difficult to tell if this is preventing my connective tissue to break down but I'm going to do anything to prevent ageing!

Now I am by no means a skincare expert and this is just what I do and my experience.

Do let me know your skincare tips in the comments.

Until next time...

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