Understanding Skincare

Steps in a good skincare routine:


Skin needs to be cleansed daily to remove dirt, pollution, dead cells and excess sebum (natural oils). Skin must be clean to enable moisturisers and treatment to work beneficially. Clean skin prevents pimples and premature ageing.


Toner is a most important function and restores the skin’s natural acid mantle – a protection against pollution, acne, and ageing. It also restores the pH balance of the skin, which could lead to irritations. It also removes the emulsified impurities that have not been washed off.


The skin needs moisture to function and protect itself. Topical moisturisers help to seal in the natural skin moisture, plus add levels of required moisturisers by adding additional ingredients, maintaining the skin’s elasticity in the case of dry and dehydrated skin. More importantly, it provides protection against the elements and especially damaging sunrays.

Moisturiser is likened to a warm coat for your body on a cold winter’s day. Make-up lasts longer if skin is prepared properly with cleansing, toning and moisturising.


The skin needs protection in the form of essential lipids (fatty acids), vitamins, and minerals to repair the damage that is caused by ageing, exposure to pollution, harsh climatic conditions as well as smoking (whether actual or secondary smoking). These products are best used at night when the body is at rest and skin can receive the help that nourishing products offer.


To keep the skin in peak condition, exfoliations, deep cleansing and hydrating products are essential to use on a 2 x weekly or 1 x weekly basis. This helps to clean the pores and remove surface dead cells that make skin look dull and flaky as well as helps prevent open pores and breakouts. But, more importantly treatment products used regularly will give the skin a boost by delaying the ageing process and if used from a young age can prevent years of damage

Know your skin type:


  • Even texture
  • Small pores
  • Clear complexion
  • Healthy colour


  • Enlarged pores
  • Prone to blackheads and pimples
  • Overall shiny appearance
  • May be (in some cases) flaky around the nose and mouth due to an accumulation of dried oils and dead cells. It is very important to scrub and masque to remove these.
  • Fine and delicate texture
  • Feels taut
  • Ages prematurely and has fine lines around eyes, mouth and on forehead Almost never has a blemish due to minimum amount of sebum (skin’s natural oils) and moisture

Different skin conditions:


  • Oily T-Panel
  • Prone to blackheads and pimples
  • Dry cheeks


  • Easily irritated by cold, heat or cosmetics.
  • Prone to blushing (skin reddens easily)
  • May have broken capillaries
  • Often feels taut and dry


  • Lacks moisture
  • Fine horizontal lines appear when skin is lifted
  • Skin has memory when pinched slightly – especially around the eye area
  • Complexion also appears dull