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As an average adult, we have approximately 21 square feet of skin, which weighs about 9 lbs and contains more than 11 miles of blood vessels(!). Our skin is an extremely important organ that protects us, regulates our internal/core temperature and fluid balance, and helps us to synthesize vitamin D. We really need it, and we need to take care of it…it’s just that the ‘how’ of taking care of it is sometimes what confuses us.
Lucky, there are a few simple things we can do to transform our face from drab to fab—and Sukin has a three-step process to do it: cleanse, tone and hydrate.
Step #1: Cleanse
A healthy complexion starts with a consistent, everyday routine and a cleanser is an imperative first step. Cleansing will ensure that you are washing away dirt and daily pollutants that can damage your skin, leaving it dull. Washing correctly also allows for penetration of nutrients and vitamins from serums, oils or moisturisers you apply after.
It seems like a very simple step. But there are many elements that can turn it into a disaster experience for you and your skin. Cleansing with the wrong products can lead to oil imbalance, breakouts and dull, unhappy skin. We can all safely agree, that’s not the outcome we want. So how do you choose the right cleanser for your skin type? Before you buy your next cleanser, make note of these points to help you make the best cleanser selection for glowing, healthy skin.
Typically for dry skin types, cream cleansers contain ingredients that will help to keep skin hydrated while cleansing. Often designed so that they may be simply wiped off, they can also be washed off if that’s your preference. Remember the less hot water involved in a dry skin cleansing routine, the better, as excess water on the skin can lead to further dryness and flaking.
More suitable for combination to oily skin types, foaming cleansers will often include balancing ingredients such as green tea and witch hazel to remove excess oil during the cleansing process. The light foam assists to move the product over the skin more effectively, ensuring the pores are well rid of any congestion that may lead to oil build up.
Micellar Cleansing Water:
This product is like a cleansing wipe, without the wipe component. It is applied using a cotton pad or cloth and wiped over the skin to remove makeup, excess oil and build up. Tiny micelles form in the product and cling onto particles resting on the surface of your skin, wiping them off. It is suitable for both dry and combination/oily skin types; however, if your skin is dry, you will need a rich moisturiser to follow this cleansing product.
Step #2: Tone
Next step: toning! A hydrating mist toner is the perfect way to prep the skin prior to moisturizing. Sukin’s Hydrating Mist Toner is alcohol free, so it won’t dry out your skin—and combines rosewater and chamomile to soothe, calm and lightly hydrate. You’ll have a plump, soft and hydrated base.
Toner is one of the most important steps of any skin routine. It helps close your pores, reducing penetration of any impurities throughout the day and night.
How to Use: Close your eyes and spray onto your face and neck to feel refreshed. No cotton pads needed for this toner! This toner can be used on any part of body, over and under your lotions and make-up so you can use throughout the day to keep your skin hydrated.
Tip: Focus on the areas where your pores look bigger, and don’t forget to be consistent with this step so apply morning and night. The results will be more noticeable.
Step #3: Hydrate
Lastly, in order to achieve glowing skin, you need to nourish your skin cells. If you’re questioning where to splurge and where to save, serums hold the most concentrated ingredients, penetrate deeper than any other skin care product, and can mostly be used day and night. You skin will be able to absorb the most nutrients through your serum, Which is why it’s important to ensure it is good quality. Applying your serum first will ensure the concentrated ingredients absorb into your skin.
Moisturiser amounts vary – the general rule is to apply about a dime-size amount. You want to ensure that you apply your moisturiser evenly over the face. Begin from the middle of the face and push the product outwards. Don’t be shy to include your neck in the routine as it is, after all, an extension of your face.
Consider adding facial oil to your skin routine. Not only will a facial oil leave your skin dewy and glowy on the surface, it will also work at a deeper level and feeds the skin with essential fatty acids and vitamins. Apply after your water based serums and moisturizers and presto! You’re on your way to super healthy, and radiant skin.
Keep in mind, these amounts are purely guidelines. Only you know what works best for your skin. Be thrifty and only use how much is necessary to ensure there is no wastage. Sometimes less actually is more.
Try: Sukin Facial Moisturizer, Sukin Sensitive Facial Moisturizer, Sukin Nutrient Rich Facial Moisturizer, Sukin Mattifying Facial Moisturizer, Sukin Certified Organic Rose Hip Oil, Sukin Facial Recovery Serum
What’s In [Their Products]…and What’s Not
In 2007, Sukin was launched in Melbourne, Australia after identifying a gap in the market for high efficacy, environmentally sustainable and affordable natural skin care. All of their products are Australian-made with ingredients that are naturally derived, cruelty-free and vegan. All formulations are 100% carbon neutral, biodegradable and grey water safe. With a portfolio of lines that are continually extending across face, body and hair, women, men and children all over the world love this brand.
Sukin utilises an abundance of beautiful botanicals, antioxidants and essential oils to restore the natural vitality and radiance of your skin and hair. Their extensive product offering boasts skin care innovation and natural beauty and are proud of their extensive NO List:
- Petrolatum/Mineral Oils, Synthetic Fragrances, Animal Derivatives, Artificial Colour, Harsh Detergents, Propylene Glycol, MEA/DEA/TEA, Phthalates, Triclosan, Sulphates, Parabens, Silicones, EDTA (a preservative)
Affordable, natural, effective & environmentally sustainable Australian skin care. Sukin offer a broad selection of products spanning across facial care, hair care, body and hands as well as anti ageing and our kids range featuring eco-friendly characters.