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Let’s make 2018 the year of good skin. Because, why the hell not.

Happy New Year everyone! I can’t believe yet another year has literally flown by. Did you all have fun? Are you all feeling rough with your heads down the toilet? Brilliant! I thought it would be fun to lay out some skincare resolutions. I’ll get to the sensible ones another time ; )

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¬†Go easy on the retinols and acid’s.

One thing I’ve learned is that it’s easy to go overboard with these and I’m adding vitamin C to the list too. There’s no doubt these are all great for the skin and I was wowed by the results when I started using them. However! It’s easy to go ham and use everything all the time thinking your skin will get better and better. Trust me when I say less is more. If I use something every night my skin tends to become dry and a bit irritated. My skin generally looks best when it has a couple of days rest between the retinol, acid or vitamin C.

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SPF is my best friend…

You can spend all the money in the world on fancy skincare (which I don’t recommend btw) but you’re wasting your time unless you wear an SPF. When I get messages for skincare advice a lot of people tell me they are using a retinol or AHA without a daily SPF. Doing this will cause the skin more damage in the long run so SPF is a must.

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Cleanse like a pro…

Sometimes I’m so tired in the evening that any plans of a cleansing ritual go out the window. It doesn’t need to be a 20 step process but a properly cleansed face makes all the difference if you want healthy skin. It prevents potential break out and ensures your serums can get to work without any leftover dirt blocking the way. This year I want to cleanse my face a bit earlier in the evening. Starting with an oil or balm to remove dirt and SPF then a second gentle cleanse to get to work on my skin and pores.


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  1. January 1, 2018 / 9:28 pm

    Oh i find it interesting that you added Paula’s choice to the list! My friend always uses her products and I was a bit doubtful about it but I might have to give it a try now!


  2. January 13, 2018 / 2:48 pm

    This post was fantastic. I’m encouraging my 15 year old son to start a skincare routine as he has mild acne and so far he’s kept it up and I can sense of pride as his skin is clearing up. Back to me, I agree about giving the skin a rest from products. I typically use the weekends as chance to leave my skin alone and have also introduced a SPF into my routine. Thanks James. I enjoyed reading this.

    • January 14, 2018 / 10:02 pm

      I’m so pleased. Thank you!