Do you think you have Sensitive Skin??
Are you a lover (or sucker) for multiple products that promise unrealistic benefits e.g., smoother, firmer, more radiant skin etc? But in reality, you end up dropping it within the space of a few weeks. Why? Because more often than not, your skin has become red, itchy, flaky, uneven and generally very unhappy!
Angry skin reactions like this might not mean you have sensitive skin at all, it’s more likely that your skin is just overloaded!
Large cosmetic and skincare manufacturers encourage you to overload your system and spend more money than is necessary. Often alluding to popular and elaborate 10-step skincare routines which consist of essences, toners, lotions and serums, are all false information, designed to get you to part with your hard-earned cash!
Your skin can’t handle being over stressed, it’s just not comfortable having layer after layer of product placed on it……….it causes congestion, dryness, irritation, redness, angry spots and blackheads. It’s also wasteful and very very expensive!
Most of these claims are complete nonsense! They make no scientific sense and have no data or research to back them up. What matters to the marketer is that they SELL. You, the consumer don’t have to fall for their marketing hype! You’re really only paying for the name or the luxury vessel the product is housed in AND the myriad of chemicals packed into it!
A good skincare routine is about using products that really deliver, do what they say on the tin and are good for your skin.
The rule of thumb is “if you wouldn’t eat it, don’t place it on your skin”.
To get your skin back to a happy place, why not follow the advice I give to all of my customers:-
- Cleanse – using a Facial Cleansing Oil in the evening to remove your makeup, dirt and grime gently – without scrubbing using the hot cloth process. **using a Facial Wash and Toner strip your skin of its natural oils. Your heart goes into overdrive to replace the stripped oils, plus more on top and you end up in the cycle of tight and dry, then oily = combination skin.
- Moisturise after cleansing ONLY if you have very dry or troubled skin conditions. (see my Healing Cream). ** The oils are absorbed, the aromatherapy oils continue to work throughout the night and rehydrate / replenish whilst you sleep.
- A splash of water in the morning on your face is all that is needed, then apply your moisturiser. ** IF using a foundation, source a natural, toxin free one that will let your skin breathe.
- Wash your hands and body with a natural soap/shampoo to reduce toxins in your body, giving it a chance to heal. ** Most shop bought soaps/shampoo/bodywash are loaded with SLS, Fragrance, methylisothiazolinone etc etc.