5th April 2019
Whether your skin’s dry or oily, blemish-prone or sun-damaged, these skincare solutions will work their magic.
Finding the right beauty regime can often feel like trying to find a needle in a haystack, but when it comes to skincare, each person’s skin is so different that it’s worth investing a little extra time in tailoring your regime. Your skin faces many battles on a daily basis, from sun damage and pollution to harsh products and dehydration – but what’s the best way to go about tackling all these concerns?
Celebrity and Royal facialist Deborah Mitchell, founder of Heaven Skincare, advises: “Whether you’re celebrating your 21st birthday or counting down to retirement, taking good care of your skin is the secret to looking naturally radiant. Over the years I have personally tackled acne and break-outs and battled against my open pores and blemishes, but because I have always put my complexion first from a young age I’d like to think it shows.
“While there is nothing we can do to stop the ageing process, we can certainly introduce products into our daily routine that can help minimise the signs – hydrating skin is essential, as is choosing the right products that are suitable to our age and skin type. For example, in your 20s it’s all about getting into the habit of an effective regime morning and night, while as you reach your 40s you should start using a serum to deliver a potent shot of ingredients directly into your skin that tackles fine lines and dryness.”
Take a look at some of our all-time favourite skincare products!
For ageing skin
Wake up to great-looking skin with Estée Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair, £55, Harvey Nichols. Designed to address the key signs of ageing, its exclusive ChronoluxCB™ Technology helps the natural nightly renewal process. The result? Skin is smoother, hydrated and even-toned.
For tired skin
Supercharge your skincare regime with Rodial’s Collagen Booster Drops, £75, Harvey Nichols. The 30% Collagen Complex is a replenishing concentrate to support skin renewal and target multiple signs of visible ageing. This strong, active protein aids skin elasticity to reveal a visibly hydrated, plump complexion.
For dull skin
This 3-in-1 cleanser, exfoliator and mask has been formulated to leave your face with an all-over radiant glow. Suitable for even the most sensitive skin, simply massage the ESPA Optimal Skin ProCleanser, £32, Malmaison Spa into the skin every morning before removing with a soft cloth and warm water.
For dry skin
La Mer’s The Renewal Oil, £175, Harvey Nichols boasts luxurious Miracle BrothTM – the legendary sea-blend at the heart of La Mer – and sea-sourced actives to help renew and energise your complexion leaving you with soft and ultra-smooth skin.
For sun-damaged skin
Using a daily sun protection cream is essential in preventing the formation of pigmentation, even on cloudy days. The SPF 30 Primer, £30, Flint + Flint not only protects from both UVA/UVB rays but also acts as a facial primer and doesn’t clog pores like most SPF products on the market. This will stop existing pigmented patches worsening as well as help to prevent the formation of further skin pigmentation, keeping skin cells healthy.
For pigmented skin
The much-lauded anti-ageing moisturiser from Heaven by Deborah Mitchell, Age Defiance, £75, Harvey Nichols is a fast-absorbing and weightless formulation that plumps out lines, stops scar formation, lightens pigmentation and prevents spot breakouts. Use during the night or in the day under makeup.
For congested skin
The right cleanser will help to remove the build-up from makeup, dirt and grime that eventually leads to blackheads, spots and rough skin texture. Using the Glycolic Cleanser, £32, Flint + Flint daily or 2-3 times a week depending on your skin type will help to avoid build-up of congestion. The 12% Glycolic Acid gently exfoliates on top of the pores and helps with removing dead skin cells, smoothing the surface and stimulating a healing response in the skin.
For the eyes
The skin around your eyes is thin, delicate and sensitive, that’s why it’s important to take extra care around the area when applying skincare products. To keep your eyes looking and feeling hydrated, gently tap the Espa 24-hour Replenishing Eye Moisturiser, £40, Malmaison Spa underneath the eye area to gently but effectively protect it.