Taking care of your skin doesn’t have to be a complicated or long process and it can easily become a part of your daily routine. Buying some simple products and knowing how to use them can easily make you feel refreshed, brighter, and more confident in your appearance. Whilst we recommend a basic/general skin care routine you need to take the time to chose the products within that routine that are right for your skin in particular.

Here is a quick guide to identifying you skin type:

Dry skin is generally flaky, scaly, or rough to touch.

Oily skin is shiny, greasy, and you may find visible pores in certain areas.

Combination skin is dry in some spots (often your cheeks) and oily in others (often your forehead, nose, and chin).

Sensitive skin often stings, burns, or itches after you use products on it.

Normal skin is generally balanced and clear.

Skin Care


The first step in your skin care regime should be to cleanse your skin of impurities. Removing the dirt and grime on your face leaves your skin clean and refreshed.

  • Splash your face with warm water.
  • Apply a small amount of cleanser onto your face rubbing it in circular motions to create a lather.
  • Rinse well with warm water and pat dry.


Toner is the next step; it works in conjunction with your cleanser to remove residue of dirt on your skin, it reduces the appearance of pores, balances your skins pH, and offers a protective layer on the skin. This step is particularly important for those with oily or acne prone skin as it leaves you with a clean, matte appearance.

  • Soak a cotton pad with some toner.
  • Pat the pad across your face, paying particular attention to your forehead and nose (frequently oily areas).


The final step is to moisturise. It is important to know that the previous steps, of cleaning impurities from your face, allows your moisturiser to penetrate into your skin and make a difference.

  • Place a small amount of moisturiser on your fingers and apply to your face.
  • Rub in small circular motions being careful to cover all of the face and particular problem areas.

Again, it is particularly important to choose a moisturiser right for your skin type as different products can correct different issues.

Dry Skin: As long as acne is not an issue, oil-based lotions are a good choice, especially at night as they allow for heavy moisturizing of dry skin.

Oily Skin: Heavy or oil-based moisturizers should be avoided. You should focus on a lightweight or mattifying moisturizer.

Combination: This can be more problematic as you are finding the balance between the contrasting areas of your face. Try to get a medium-weight product that can moisturize the dry areas but doesn’t contribute to any existing oiliness.

Sensitive: Try to avoid irritating ingredients, such as alcohol, fragrances, or dyes. If you are particularly sensitive, you can go to your GP and get a specifically diagnosed face cream.

Following these three simple steps once a day with the correct products can make a huge difference to your skin, allow you to take control of your appearance, and feel more confident in how you look.

How do you take care of your skin? Do you think it makes a difference to how you feel? What products would you recommend? Join or start the conversation below.