Skincare routines can be stupidly complicated.
There are so many products that we are told we should be using but not enough people telling us what basics we actually need to use.
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If you're someone who is new to skincare or just needs a routine refresh, here are four products that you should be using in your everyday routine. They don't need to be anything fancy or expensive, they just need to be products that you find actually work for your specific skin type.
With each skincare product I recommend, I'll include an expensive(ish) option and a cheaper option. But remember, they are just an example. So keep in mind your personal skin type and preferences when it comes to texture and smell while reading this, and go from there.
Cleansing is a basic hygiene measure to remove excess oil, makeup, sunscreen and perspiration. By using a cleanser as the first step in your routine, it allows dirt and oil to be bundled and washed off with water; therefore, leaving the skin clean.
Everyone, no matter their skin type should be using a cleanser at least once a day (I recommend at night, as your skin accumulates oil and dirt throughout the day). But if you're acne prone or just after an extra clean face, cleanse in the morning too.
When you should use one: First up. Always start with a cleanser and apply your other products afterwards.