If I had a pound for every time somebody has told me that they don’t have time to do a skincare regime, I would be buying a new Michael Kors handbag right now! I thought it would be fun to time my skincare regime everyday for a week to find out how much of my day is spent on my face. I then decided it would be even more fun to look at how this relates to other things that most people do in an average day, to show once and that you most certainly do have time to care for your skin!
The beauty market place is saturated with lotions, potions and treatments that promise to banish spots, reduce oil production, eradicate scarring & leave your skin blemish free and flawless. It can be very hard to know who to trust, especially if you’ve tried products or procedures in the past that haven’t lived up to your expectations.
Whenever I would say this to my clients they would always look at me shocked and tell me ‘I’ve been told to cleanse, tone & moisturise for my entire life!’ From an early age we’re constantly taught to moisturise our skin to stop it drying out, but this actually is doing more damage than good.
Some of you may have heard this terminology, some of you may have not. When I’m in skincare consultations I try to educate my clients as much as possible, I believe that knowledge is power and if my clients understand why I’m recommending a treatment or product they will trust my judgement more than just accepting what I suggest. Free Radicals and Antioxidants can be a bit of a grey area however. It’s quite difficult to explain without getting too technical and I can sometimes see my clients start to glaze over so I thought I’d write this post to try to explain it without the jargon!