Recently, I wrote about my Simple Skincare routine. However, I’ve made a couple of changes since then that I wanted to tell you about.
My new system involves adding back a key product I had temporarily/experimentally opted out of, namely Vitamin C. Without it my skin was good, but not as good. So it is once again in my lineup.
As much as agree with Dr Dray’s recommendations on skincare —expensive doesn’t mean better; un-fragranced is best; read the labels—I have come to differ with her on the benefit of Vitamin C. She might be right—it’s unnecessary—or maybe when she’s my age, she might change her mind; I don’t know. I just know that my skin looks better when I use it. So, I am.
WHAT IS VITAMIN C?
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that evens skin tone, stimulates collagen production, and helps to reduce signs of ageing. It can also diminish discolouration and dark spots, and add a brightening effect.
WHICH ONE IS BEST?
You can spend a lot of money, but you don’t have to. In fact, the Timeless 20% Vitamin C + E Ferulic Acid serum is an affordable, natural, simple, fragrance-free formula that really works and I highly recommend.
WHAT TO USE WHEN
There seems to be a lot of confusion about layering skincare, so here is my lineup. Write it on a sticky note and slap it on your bathroom mirror until you memorise it:
* Vitamin C
* Lactic Acid or other Acids
* Coenzyme Q10
* Retinol — I use A 313
***Usually, I leave it at that. However, if you don’t use retinol every night, after washing proceed with:
* Matrixyl Synthe 6
The perfect skincare equation is sometimes a matter of adding, and sometimes a matter of subtracting. In the end, you need to find what works for you.