Whether your skin type is dry, oily, or a combination of the two, there are some hero ingredients which will calm, soothe, and smooth everyone’s skin. Although the type of products, and the order in which these ingredients are applied in a skin routine, will differ for everyone, everyone needs these three in some form or another.
Found naturally in the skin cells, this superpower acid is the key to smooth, supple, hydrated skin. Famed for its water holding abilities (scientists claim that half an ounce of hyaluronic acid can hold up to 200 fluid ounces), applying this daily will quickly lead to softer, glowy skin. Even if you have oily skin, moisturizing is key to avoid the over-production of sebum. Track down a moisturizer with this key ingredient, and see the difference it will make to you.
Essential in supporting the development of new skin cells, retinol is now a go-to ingredient for its ability to exfoliate and impart a healthy glow. It’s important for newcomers to retinol, especially those with sensitive skin, to begin with a low dose, as this ingredient can irritate the skin. Apply at night, and remember to wear sunscreen in the day.
This important ingredient can protect your skin from environmental stressors, especially important if you live in a city. It also has some anti-aging benefits, as it brightens and blurs fine lines. Try a daily serum with vitamin C, and don’t forget to eat plenty of citrus fruit.