Before you can derive the best skin care regime for your skin, you need to understand what each of the main skincare products are designed to do.

From the old soap and water cleansing of yester-year, today's skincare have evolved into a modern range of products all designed to keep your skin looking fabulous!
10 must have products

Here are the top 10 skin products that every woman should own (and use!).

 1. Cleanser 

Your facial cleansing routine is a vital part of your skin-care regimen. Cleansers are designed to dissolve grime, dirt, sweat, stale make-up and excess sebum (oils naturally produced by the skin) from the skin's surface. This helps to unclog pores and prevent skin conditions such as acne.

 2. Eye make-up remover

While eye cream is a great way to nourish the delicate under-eye area, it’s important to extend your skincare regimen to include an eye makeup remover. Ordinary cleansers aren't usually sufficient to remove stubborn eye make-up. For waterproof mascara or long-wearing eye liner use an eye make-up remover formulated to remove them.

 3. Toner

Toners remove residual cleanser. They have an astringent effect, which cools, freshens and refines. They also restore the pH balance of the skin after washing or cleansing. They also add an extra layer of hydration to your skin. They help even out skin tone and prepare your skin for the moisturising products.

 4. Exfoliator 

Your skin naturally sheds millions of skin cells every day, but this shedding process can come to a screeching halt due to sun damage, genetics, or various skin disorders. The results are not too pretty: dull, dry, or flaky skin; clogged or enlarged pores; blackheads; white bumps (milia); wrinkles; loss of firmness; and uneven skin tone. Regular exfoliating equals silky smooth skin. Exfoliating will remove all dry/dead skin cells on the surface of your skin and is one of the most important steps in a good skincare routine.

5. Face Mask

As most cell regeneration takes place between 11pm – 5am, the best time to use a mask is in the evening. 

Always make sure that your face mask is rinsed off around 2 hours before retiring as this gives your pores a chance to shrink and oil levels to return to normal. They work in synergy to cleanse and revitalise your skin, Increasing circulation, they help to release toxins and other waste from skin cells. Most face masks treat a wide variety of skin conditions as well as tighten and tones the skin. 

 6. Eye Cream

The delicate skin around the eye area is usually the first to show the signs of ageing. Eye creams contain ingredients to plump out fine lines. They can also reduce puffiness and under-eye shadows. They firm the eye area as well as improving nutrition to the eye area 

 7. Serum

Serums are the gems in your skin care regime. These brilliant little skin saviors supercharge your skin with their concentrated formulas. Serums are deep penetrating and designed to be used under your moisturiser. Use a quality serum along with your AM or PM moisturiser, use sparingly... a little goes along way.

 8. Day cream

During the day, skin is subject to damaging UV rays, pollution, environmental stresses, and makeup, so creams designed for use during the day are primarily focused on protection and support. Use one that contains SPF to prevent burning and photo-ageing, antioxidants to fight free radicals. Day creams are usually designed to be worn under your make-up, so they are light, non-greasy formulas absorb quickly providing a smooth, oil-free canvas for foundation to glide on smoothly.

 9. Night Cream 

Night creams are often richer, thicker, or heavier than day creams because our skin does most of its repairing, and regenerating while we sleep. Because night creams are focused on moisture and recovery, they contain the most powerful, slow-absorbing moisturisers that are designed to penetrate our skin whilst we sleep. They normally contain the highest concentrations of anti-ageing compounds ingredients like retinol, glycolic acid, and hyaluronic acid, which are able to do their magic without interference from make-up or sunscreens.

 10. Sunscreen

Sunscreen is the easiest way to protect yourself from the sun’s dangerous rays. Women should apply sunscreen under makeup. Apply the sunscreen at least 20 to 30 minutes before you go outdoors, whenever you will be exposed for 30 minutes or more. SPF stands for sun protection factor. The SPF number tells you how well the product will protect you from UVB, the burning rays of the sun. The higher the SPF number, the greater the amount of protection. 

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