Basic Skincare Routines For 25+ | Evening

I can navigate myself around high street skincare shelf but I am fully aware how overwhelming it can be for not skincare freaks. The amount of Bulls**t we see on packaging can leave a lot of people disappointed and out of pocket. I wanted to put together a basic Evening skincare routine for anyone above 25, I have put the age of 25 here as I have included retinol in my routine. If I was under 25 I would skip the retinol altogether for a little while. While using retinol under 25 won’t kill you, It’s not really necessary.

Double cleanse

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.

Retinol

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.

Hydrate

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!

There are obviously a lot of other products/ steps that can be added, These, however, are your core essentials, I would personally recommend you start here and work your way up to adding other products in necessary. If you are struggling with your skincare routines, Be sure to leave a comment below and I will help you out as much as possible.

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