Skincare products are often overlooked in favour of make-up. However, naturally good skin is often the key to an improved makeover. Even if you don’t use make-up, skincare is worth consideration.
It can seem confusing at first, with every product promising the World. It can also be puzzling knowing how to apply them. Don’t panic, our Beauty journalist Hannah Ahmed will keep you right with her guide to maintaining the best possible skin.
KEEPIN’ IT CLEAN
Blackheads, acne, and oily skin are some of the most common but frustrating ailments. It seems like every product claims to solve our problems, but few actually make a lasting impact. However, if you are looking for an affordable but genuinely effective cleanser, then look no further than Biore’s Charcoal Cleanser. Charcoal acts as a natural hoover, sucking out any impurities and gunk that has been building up in your skin and causing breakouts. It also contains menthol, which is great at fighting acne so this cleanser will leave your face feeling squeaky clean and free from any grease.
Biore Charcoal Cleanser £5.19 for for 200ml @ Superdrug
Your eyes are a sensitive place. You definitely don’t want to spend hours harshly scrubbing at them to remove stubborn eye make-up. Sadly, that’s the case with many eye make-up removers, especially if you’re wearing waterproof mascara. Worry no more, because Nivea has answered our prayers, with their Double Effects Eye Make-up Remover. Just shake the bottle so the blue and clear liquids mix, squirt onto a cotton pad, gently massage over your eye, and voila, your make-up will instantly dissolve. No more painful red eyes every time you want to wear eyeliner!
Nivea Daily Essentials Double Effect Eye Make-up Remover, £2.72 for 125ml @ Boots
In July NYC based makeup/skincare company Glossier delivered the earth-shattering news that they were FINALLY expanding international shipping to the UK.They have developed a cult status among millennials as a beauty brand whose products are not only extremely effective, but also have chic minimalist packaging that will look pretty on your bathroom cabinet.
When you’re making your wish list, don’t miss out their Milky Jelly Cleanser.
One of their best sellers, it’s a white gel that works as a make-up remover, and doubles as a face wash when you’re in the shower.
Not to mention it’s ph balanced so it won’t strip your skin of any essential oils.
Your skin will be left feeling clean and supple.
Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser, £Various @ glossier.com