How many skincare products should you really be using?

Streamlining your skincare routine is a growing trend. But why? In short, it’s not how many products you use, but what you use.

Skincare can be confusing and we’re constantly being told we need to add to our routines, via an influx of new products on the market or a buzzword ingredient trending on TikTok.

Concern surrounding excessive product use of late might stem from the growing conversation around skin barrier health. An increased awareness in skin barrier strength, and, equally, damage, is leading some of us to reorganise our routines to avoid irritating the barrier and potentially causing more complex skin issues, such as dermatitis.

For those with overall healthy skin, the first thing to consider is what type of skin you have. While we’re proud to offer a skincare collection suitable for use on all types, it’s important to note that not every product will be required for everyone. If you have dry skin, focus on hydrating products with moisture-adding ingredients. For oily, blemish prone skin types, our targeted treatment products, like The Retinol Serum, should be your go-to.

Treatments can be incredibly effective in addressing specific skin concerns, but formulations with high levels of actives such as The Chemical Peel should be used with careful control – it’s a resurfacing product that reveals a brighter, clearer complexion, the likes of which is only recommended to be used once a week. Always refrain from using a tool to exfoliate skin – a treatment is usually enough to slough away dead skin cells, without introducing a manual scrubbing technique that could damage skin.

Stripping back your routine is often necessary when skin starts misbehaving – blemishes, blocked pores and irritation are all tell-tale signs that a skincare routine isn’t working as it should. When stripping back becomes necessary, cleansing, moisturising and using SPF are the essential steps that should be kept in place.

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