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10 Skincare Tips from the Experts

10 Skincare Tips from the Experts

Skincare is one of the most important parts of any beauty regime. As part of The Pro Series on Lookfantastic this October, we’ve asked the skincare experts to share the tips that they swear by for getting the most out of their skincare routine.

Skincare Secrets the Experts Swear By

  1. Mandy Oxley-Swan, Balance Me's Head Facialist

    “Be consistent but gentle in your routine.”

    Mandy advocates a consistent skincare routine; a lot of products work best used consistently over a longer period of time.

    As an added bonus, finding a great routine for your skin is what helps give you skin that is happy and balanced.

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  2. Iliana Farrington, Oskia

    “Seal your skin with your favourite moisturiser to further hydrate and plump the skin.”

    There are lots of skin treatments around but to boost them all, the experts at Oskia recommend you finish them off with a good layer of moisturiser before you go to bed.

    So, treatments first, moisturiser last; your skin will thank you.

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  3. Paula Begoun, Founder of Paula's Choice

    “Sun protection 365 days a year. This single habit is the pillar of keeping skin looking and acting younger and healthier.”

    Whatever else you do with your skincare routine, this is the one step that Paula says everyone should always follow.

    So you’ve been told: wear sunscreen!

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  4. Hira Malik, Lookfantastic Pharmacist

    “Educate yourself on ingredients.”

    Knowing more about what is inside your products can be the key to finding what works for you.

    Hira recommends learning about the core ingredients, what they do and what the potential side effects are so that you can tailor your skincare routine perfectly to you.

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  5. Lavinia Popescu, Senior Director of Research and Development at Elizabeth Arden

    “Use pollution protection.”

    Our biggest cities are also some of the most polluted, with hazardous levels of ambient particulate matter.

    To prevent premature ageing and skin damage, our skin needs protecting from this, just as you would use suncare to protect from UV rays.

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  6. Nicola Elliott, NEOM Organics

    “Take the decision to see ‘taking time’ as a necessity, not just a luxury.”

    Stress has a huge knock-on impact on our skin, our energy levels and our mood.

    Nicola advocates prioritising time to destress and unwind, to help all your overall wellbeing and get that glow back.

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  7. Sarah Chapman, Founder and Facialist at Sarah Chapman

    “Try facial massage.”

    Facial massage is an essential part of both Sarah’s professional treatments and her skincare range.

    It helps increase blood flow and encourage lymphatic drainage, leaving your skin looking bright, healthy and toned. Try incorporating it into your daily routine.

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  8. Dr. Harold Lancer, Lancer Skincare

    “Steer clear of caffeine; it is the number one offender for your skin.”

    Dr. Lancer says that caffeine dilates the capillaries and can increase oil production, leaving skin looking uneven and pores looking larger.

    Try swapping it for hot water with lemon instead (and feel very virtuous at the same time!).

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  9. May Hamid, Founder of Argan Liquid Gold

    “Don’t be scared of oil.”

    May is real believer in the power of oils for your skin, using them morning and evening after cleansing.

    Argan Oil in particular is packed with powerful ingredients like Squalane and Phystosterols, helping it hydrate and protect the skin.

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  10. Ole Henriksen, Founder of Ole Henriksen Skincare

    “Find balance to boost your skincare.”

    This is one of the founding principles of Ole’s range. He recommends finding a balance between active ingredients that target skin issues and soothing ingredients that help encourage skin’s natural functions.

    This combination is what helps give more immediate results as well as long term giving you healthy, beautiful skin.

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Laura

Laura

Make Up Specialist

Major fan of scented candles, Make Up brushes and Highlighter. I’m always on the hunt for those Holy Grail products and my dressing table is covered in more beauty products than I like to admit. As an adopted Northerner originally from Brighton, I spend most my days wondering what all this rain is about. My hair isn’t grateful for the move. Currently loving: NIOD Photography Fluid