I have always double cleansed, Some dermatologists believe it isn’t necessary but personally, I think double cleansing will do your skin no end of good. The first Cleanse will remove makeup, SPF, dirt & daily grime, The second cleanse will really clean the skin and prepare it for the rest of the products you apply.
This is the queen of all products. If you are concerned with blemishes, fine lines, pigmentation, dulling skin & scarring (basically all skin concerns) then you need to be adding retinol into your skincare. I would suggest you start low & slow with your potency in your retinol to ease yourself into the process. Look to start with something that is 0.25%-0.3% and work your way up. If you go in too hard with the retinol, You will have a mad peeling session which will more than likely cause huge irritation and put you off from using it again, trust me, I have been there and done that, Go in lower and work your way up the potency ladder.
Not into Retinol? Try an Acid Toner
you may really not be into retinol, or you may just be having a break from your retinol cycle, In this case, Why not try using an acid toner. Something with Glycolic Acid is a great place to start. this will exfoliate your skin leaving it clear, even & brighter in colour. If you have acne, You may want to use an AHA toner at this point, These types of toners made the biggest difference to my skin, I am never without an acid toner in my routine.
This isn’t always necessary if you feel like your retinol is sufficient enough however I do like to add a little something on top of my retinol. To be honest, I tend to use a couple of drops of Rosehip oil or a light moisturiser just so lock in any scrap of hydration left in my skin, We don’t want that getting out do we now!