Getting started with a good skincare routine

Do you have friends that are just naturally blessed with stunning skin? Meanwhile you’re getting another acne break out or you have sensitive skin that has a flip out when ANYTHING touches it! Genetics is one thing, but having a skincare routine with the right products for your skin can make a world of difference.

Not all of us have the luxury of seeing a beauty therapist on a regular basis and if we do see them, it’s a treat as opposed to a necessity. Having your skin analysed by a professional can give you great insight into what products you should be looking for when it comes to your home skincare. There’s no point wasting money on products that aren’t suitable for your skin type or don’t address your skin concerns.

Once you have established your skins needs, start your routine with a simple cleanser, toner and moisturiser(s), preferably one for day with SPF and then a heavier more nourishing one for night. You can then add ‘targeted’ products to your routine as you feel the need.

Here's a list of Salon Style's Top ‘Go To’ products to help get you started

 

Here are our favourite Cleansers:

Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel 250ml 


Dermalogica UltraCalming Cleanser 500ml (for those with sensitive skin)


asap daily facial cleanser 200ml


Alya Skin Foaming Micellar Cleanser 135ml

Here are our favourite Toners

Dermalogica Multi-Active Toner 250ml



Bioline Jato Daily Ritual Hydra Refreshing Lotion 200ml



Comfort Zone Remedy Toner 200ml

Intraceuticals Rejuvenate Revival Mist Rose 15ml


Here are our favourite Day moisturisers

 Dermalogica Active Moist 100ml

Bioline Jato Linea+ Vita+ Super Nourishing Cream


Dermalogica Intensive Moisture Balance 100ml


Intraceuticals Rejuvenate Moisture Binding Cream




Aspect Phytostat 9 50g



Night moisturisers are the winner (doing all the work while you sleep!)

Dermalogica Sound Sleep Cocoon Transformative Night Gel-Cream 10ml

asap anti-ageing night cream 50ml


Thalgo Collagen Cream 50ml


Comfort Zone Renight Cream 60ml


Avoid those crow’s feet with these Eye Creams

Dermalogica Stress Positive Eye Lift 25ml

asap firming eye lift 15ml

Dermalogica Intensive Eye Repair 15ml

Thalgo Eyelid Lifting Cream 15ml

Thalgo Lifting Correcting Eye Cream 15ml

I would generally suggest using all the same brand in your routine, as the products tend to compliment each other. With that said, while you get started, don't be afraid to try different ranges to see what your skin responds to best then stick with it! I hope the above suggestions help get your healthy skin journey started.

Our resident haircare expert and blogger Jess has been passionately active in hair and beauty for a solid twenty years. A qualified hairdresser by trade, Jess found her niche as a trainer and educator, holding her Cert. 4 in training & assessment, and passionately training aspiring hairdressers for ten years. Nowadays a busy member of the expert team at Salon Style, Jess loves to blog on trending products and treatment styles, helping our readers optimise their hair and skin regimes. When she’s not chasing around her two little girls, Jess loves to partake in a good Friday night glass of South Australian sparkling with her Salon Style fam.