The Beauty Products Your Facial Skincare Routine Needs
Cleanse. Tone. Moisturise. This is the classic facial skincare routine at its most basic, and it's a simple regime that can do a good job of looking after your skin well in the long term.
But if you're looking to up your facial skincare game, there are a wealth of additional options to take your beauty regime to the next level.
Here are just a few of the most popular beauty trends and products that will upgrade your skincare routine and deliver inspiring results.
While serums are an additional step in the basic cleanse-tone-moisturise regime, these beauty potions are well worth the extra time and effort.
Serums are packed with nutrients and beauty-boosting ingredients that are designed to soak deep into the skin. Depending on the type of serum you choose, you can expect results such as deeper moisturising for dry skin, rejuvenating benefits for older skin, and reduced inflammation for sensitive skin.
The serums themselves are a beneficial addition to your skincare protocol, and the application and massage of these beautiful oils into your skin also benefits your facial skin tone and overall appearance.
Gua Sha Face Sculpting Tool
Another beauty product that can improve the tone of your skin is the hugely popular face-sculpting tool. These come in a range of shapes and sizes but one of the most well-known is the Gua Sha facial tool.
This simple item is usually made of a precious stone, such as rose quartz or green jade, and it's shaped to allow certain smoothing and scraping movements across the surface of the face.
These sweeping actions promote improved circulation to the skin, as well as aiding better drainage of the lymphatic fluids. You may see a little redness in the skin when using a face sculpting tool but that just means it's working!
As the pressure and movements stimulate increased blood flow to the face, the skin benefits from a rush of oxygen and nutrients that help to give the skin a plumper and more rejuvenated appearance.
Dry Skin Brush
We know dry skin brushing our bodies before a shower is a good beauty practice - but does the same apply to the skin on our face?
With a little extra care, to allow for the more delicate and sensitive facial skin, dry brushing can be a great way to exfoliate the face and enliven tired complexions.
You may need to invest in a special dry brush suitable for the face - this is likely to be smaller and less coarse than the brushes designed for the body, but the principle is the same.
Dry brushing sloughs off dead cells from the surface of the skin, stimulating cell regeneration and giving the skin a brighter and more revitalised appearance.
Whether you opt to incorporate this skin-boosting benefit into your daily regime, or you choose a weekly dry-brushing session, this simple tool and technique combo can deliver some beautiful effects for your overall skin health, as well as your sense of wellbeing.
There's long been a theory that true beauty comes from within, and while some may take this to mean that it's more about our inner qualities, there's also some truth to the idea that we can nourish our skin and improve our appearance from the inside out.
Eating well is a good recipe for beautiful skin and overall wellness, but these days there are also many options for supplementing our diets with some beauty boosting minerals and vitamins.
One of the most popular beauty supplements at the moment is the range of collagen-based products that are ingested rather than applied to the face.
These can be added to drinks and sipped throughout the day, or they can be taken in tablet form, similar to your vitamin supplements, or they can be administered as powder that you sprinkle onto your breakfast or morning smoothie.
However you prefer to take your collagen booster, you can expect this super-nutrient to work its rejuvenating magic on your complexion and facial tone. The benefits of increased collagen in the skin include a firmer skin tone, fewer fine lines and wrinkles, and a more youthful complexion.
A good basic skincare regime can serve you well and keep you looking your best, but if you'd like to give your facial routine some uplifting beauty boosts, you may like to give these additional tools and techniques a try to see which ones deliver the best results for you and your skin.