Your skin is the largest organ in your body, so don’t neglect it by skipping moisturising or cleansing. Follow these rules to making better choices and incorporating good habits.
1 Don’t be drawn in by gimmicky products
“Be wary of using products that claim to instantly remove bags under your eyes and wrinkles,” says Dr Alek Nikolic, aesthetic expert and co-founder of skinmiles.com. Most skin-treatment products take three weeks before you see results, so give yours a chance to work effectively.
2Put a lid on it
“The best way to extend the life of your products is to put the lids on tightly after each use. Liquids and creams dry out when exposed to air, and can spoil from bacteria or lose their effectiveness,” explains Lisa Charlton, national education manager for Matis. “Store them out of direct sunlight and extreme heat,” recommends Dr Nikolic.
3 Use the excess
Took too much? “Apply what’s left to your hands and elbows, as these areas are often dry,” suggests Lisa.
4 Invest in pro treatments
“Cheaper treatments are never better. The best and most experienced doctors, skin therapists and plastic surgeons don’t offer discounts,” reminds Dr Nikolic. Don’t skimp in this area – you’ll end up paying for it later if you do.
5 Buy cleverly
“Spread your beauty-product spending over a few months. Buy a cleanser, sunscreen and day cream in one month, a night cream and your serum the next month, and a targeted treatment the third month,” advises Dr Nikolic.