INVEST IN MULTITASKER S
It’s fine to layer your skincare, but there are a few rules to play by. Don’t pair up products that contain the same active ingredient. So, don’t use a retinol-based serum as well as a retinol-based night cream, as doubling up on this anti-ager can cause irritation. Also, if you start noticing any piling (where the lotion balls up), it means the formulas aren’t compatible. Confused? Reach for multitaskers instead. They reduce the amount of product going onto your skin but don’t compromise any precious steps. We love Nivea Perfect & Radiant 3 in 1 Cleanser, R99,99, which cleanses, exfoliates and acts as a mask at the same time. Or give Eau Thermale Avène Mattifying Fluid, R279,95, a go – it provides a good hit of moisture, and preps the skin before make-up application, meaning you don’t need a separate primer.