Alumier Skin Experts / August 4, 2022
Discover the building blocks of an effective skincare routine.
We all know about wardrobe essentials, the perfect white tee, the little black dress and the forever block heeled boot, but what about when it comes to skincare? Can we, should we, have a staple routine that we can rely on no matter what the season? In our expert opinion, YES.
Finding a consistent daily skincare routine that works for your skin’s needs is a total gamechanger. No matter if you prefer ten steps or three steps, the routine that suits your skin means no more breakouts or sensitivity from trying too many new products, a reliable routine will lead to the best skin of your life! Working out just what your skin needs can be difficult, however, when you connect with one of our dermatology experts, you’ll get the bespoke guidance that means your skin will be happier than ever.
Just like with our wardrobes there are a few skin pillars that everyone needs in their routine. Nail these, and your skin will be glowing before you know it, so let’s get started.
1, The Cleanse
Everyone’s skin is different, but there’s one thing all experts agree on – make sure you thoroughly clean your skin morning and evening. In the morning you’ll need to get rid of oil, bacteria and all the toxins your skin boots out overnight. In the evening our skin is coated with everything from microscopic pollens to pollution. Get everything off before you add any active ingredients, otherwise that specialist skincare will just be sitting atop a layer of grime. If your skin leans towards dryness, then try a cream cleanser like Hydraboost which contains nourishing vitamin E. Oily skin will benefit from a refreshing cleansing wash, such as our Purifying Gel Cleanser . No post-cleanse tight feeling skin here!
2, The Treat
Here’s the bespoke part of your skincare routine, this is where you really need to get to know your skin and find out exactly what will help it to reach its full potential. Reach out and our talented skincare pros will do all the hard work for you, leading you on a deep dive and getting to the heart of any skin issues. You can also keep an eye on how your skin reacts throughout the day to get some clues as to what it needs. At lunchtime take a good look at your skin in the mirror – if your makeup looks patchy – it could be a hint that your skin is dehydrated. Red areas may indicate sensitised skin, which can happen if you’ve been trying too many skincare products (we’ve all been there). You can also look out for the classic 4pm shine, which means oil production is in overdrive. To treat any of these issues, we recommend our Ultimate Boost Serum. It’s silky smooth, applies like a featherlight dream and works to infuse skin with all the hydration it needs (meaning no more dry patches or overproduction of oil).
Sensitive skin loves its healing properties, fine lines can’t stand it and start disappearing! And did we mention, it delivers.the.glow. It’s so great that we included it in both our Essentials Kits, one of which is designed for oily skin, the other is tailored to dry skin.
3, The Sunscreen
Join the SPF everyday club by making sure you give your skin the protection it needs. No matter the weather outside, UVA rays will always be present and they damage skin cells causing premature wrinkles, discolouration, and uneven skin tone. UVB rays are the ones that show up on sunny days and cause sunburn. You need to protect against both so always use sunscreen labelled Broad Spectrum. Our Broad Spectrum physical sunscreens include micronised zinc oxide and titanium dioxide which protect you from both UVA and UVB rays without absorption into the body (say bye to breakouts from sunscreen, whoop!). Plus, plenty of antioxidants to help give skin the best protection from damaging rays. With six different varieties, from ultra-lightweight, oil free Clear Shield SPF42 to super nourishing, oil rich Sheer Hydration SPF40 and tinted versions that give skin radiant coverage, you’ll easily find one you love using, and that’s really the key. Apply generously before you leave the house each day and your skin will glow with thanks!
Meet Our Kits
The fast track to finding your daily skin essentials, our kits contain three products – carefully curated to work together and kick off your new skinimalist regime. Our Essentials Kit* for Dry Skin will help to hydrate dry, dehydrated skin with three nourishing products – our HydraBoost cream cleanser, skin smoothing Ultimate Boost Serum and Sheer Hydration Broad Spectrum SPF 40. If your skin is rich in oil, try our Essentials Kit for Oily Skin which brings together a trio of perfect daily use products – Purifying Gel Cleanser, Ultimate Boost Serum to help fight the signs of ageing and our lightweight non-comedogenic Clear Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 42. Both kids also contain surprise samples, so you get to try more of our advanced skincare collection too. These kits are perfect if you want to quickly overhaul your regime and get your skin settled and happy in one fell swoop.
*Essentials Kits are only available to purchase in the UK and Ireland.