Back to Basics – Skincare 101

Skincare routines nowadays have become increasingly complicated with toners, serums, oils and many other steps which are added in between.

However, it is often advised that less is more which is not only great for those with limited time, but also a great option for the purse strings.

If you’re looking for a simple yet luxurious routine from a trusted brand, ESPA is a great option. As The Spa at Bedford Lodge’s product house, their range is great for everyone, especially beginners, and those looking to delve into the world of skincare.

Many expert guides for beginners say individuals only need three simple steps in their skincare routine: cleanse, moisturize, and sunscreen.

Suitable for all skin types, I’d recommend the ESPA Hydrating Cleansing Milk which soothes and hydrates the skin. For the best results, use both morning and evening and gently massage over face, neck and décolleté before rinsing with warm water.

Cleansers are fantastic for gently removing make-up and daily impurities, whilst also comforting and hydrating the skin. This ESPA Cleansing Milk is a particular favourite of mine with its infusion of Nourishing Sweet Almond and soothing Marshmallow and Chamomile.

Follow your cleanser with a moisturiser to restore hydration. There are many moisturisers dedicated to each skin type, e.g. oily, dry or combination, so make sure you read into each product before purchase.

A favourite moisturiser of mine is the ESPA Optimal Skin Pro-Moisturiser, suitable for all skin types. This can be used morning and evening, making it a great multi-purpose product. With a lightweight moisturiser, the skin-enhancing nutrients within the cream will help to balance your complexion and provide long-lasting hydration.

Finally, SPF is one of the key steps in skincare which is often overlooked by many. We all should wear SPF daily regardless of the weather so having a specific product in your routine will ensure you don’t forget (fingers crossed!). The ESPA Optimal Skin Pro-Defence SPF15 will provide the skin with extra moisture, following your standalone moisturiser. With Golden Seaweed, Knotgrass and Chicory Root Extracts, this will help provide protection from environment exposure while hydrating the skin. You’ll only need 1-2 pumps all over the face, neck and décolleté so a little will go a long way!

And that’s it! So for those looking to delve into a skincare routine but are feeling overwhelmed with the choice of products, start with these simple three steps. Once you’ve committed to your daily routine, you can easily start adding extra steps including toners and serums.

Until next time…


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