Look, I never promised to be a skincare guru and thankfully too! Turns out that what I’d been doing for my skincare was pretty ineffective just because I’ve been doing it wrong. So I asked the experts instead!
I’ve long struggled with dry skin that’s prone to eczema flare-ups. Dehydrated skin tends to look a lot older than it should and I am very aware that laugh lines start looking more like fault lines after a certain age. That age for me was 33 when I realized that a regime of whatever 3 for 2 special Dischem had wasn’t working anymore. I wanted the skin Ariana Grande sings about in 7 rings.
I started the process of turning back the clock when I rediscovered BLOOMAesthetics and their Plasma Skin Tightening treatments. I started understanding the importance of great skincare when I was tenderly told about how many treatments my eyebags would need. It was also around this time that I realized that my bargain bin beauty habits were not as effective as I thought they’d be.
Because of my dehydrated skin, I was given the Nimue Skin Health starter kit for environmentally damaged skin and a list of things to do to my face.
It was a bit intimidating having a series of steps to follow other than wipe with a damp face cloth. I’m kidding, I had more steps. To make the most of my skincare, I now go through the motions and have formed solid habits for the kind of skin that doesn’t need makeup. Here is how I plan on achieving just that.
I get it, this is the most obvious part of a skincare regime, but did you know that you should be double cleansing when you wear makeup?
I train daily, sweating and touching weights (and then touching my face) is definitely reason enough to cleanse as soon as I get home. I do train in the morning, so it is part of my twice a day cleaning routine.
Nimue’s post-cleanse conditioner is off the charts! Think of your traditional toner and then add gold flakes to it. There aren’t actual gold flakes, but it is 24 carats lush and now a favourite part of my skincare habit. It’s also advised that you use gauze when conditioning, which acts as a gentle exfoliator as well.
I thought exfoliation was only done with a Buff Puff and industrial-grade gravel to really get the dead skin off. I’ve seen the light and am low-key obsessed with the Nimue Enzyme Exfoliator that you use after you’ve cleansed and conditioned.
Apply it like a mask 2 to 3 times a week for 2 minutes, then massage into your skin for 3 minutes. Rinse and relish in your glow – no beads, scratchy sponge or gravel required.
I can’t be the only person on the planet that thought it was SPF first, everything else thereafter? I’ve now learned that this is like putting underwear over jeans and could explain why I thought everything in ineffective. It isn’t, I’m just inexperienced with proper skincare.
We live. We learn.
The rest is simple. Use the day cream in the am and the night cream in the pm. I also really like using the Nimue lip balm – on my eczema-prone lips, it’s a real lifesaver.
What I really love about Nimue is that the packaging is refillable, so no unnecessary bottles once you commit to the big sizes. If you have commitment issues and want to test the waters first, the starter kits are wonderful. You get a feel for the range and can see what really works for you.
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