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 some products I had opted out of. As a result, I found that although my basic skincare routine was good, my skin looked better when I used a couple of key components.
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.
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. Other nights when I’m not so tired, I 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.