At The Skin Studio, we believe that looking after your skin is one of the greatest investments you can make in yourself. It is an act of self love.

There are many aspects that can play a role in this self care, however we would like to discuss one of the basics: your skincare routine.

The starting point to creating a great skincare routine for yourself is understanding your skin. Is your skin oily, dry, sensitive or a mixture? Understanding this allows you to select the right products for your skin. A consult with a skin specialist can also help you understand your skin type if you are unsure.

Once you are aware of your skin type, you can select products with ingredients that will give your skin what you need. You can use these products in your daily routine.

Your routine can be simple, or complex, depending on your lifestyle, budget and what your skin needs are. In general, a simple routine would include cleansing, toning, moisturizer and most importantly, adding your SPF! To add little more to this routine you might include a serum after toning, and maybe a once a week at home mask or exfoliation product.

Sunscreen is never a product to skimp on. It is vital to protecting your skin from developing dark marks and pigmentation. A good at home exfoliator is also a great product to include in your routine as it will ensure the top layer of dead skin cells is regularly removed, thus allowing your important skincare ingredients from your products (and especially your serums) to penetrate properly into your skin.

Top quality products are obviously a top priority in your skincare ritual, but it is important to remember that your lifestyle also plays an important part. Ensuring you are properly hydrated, nourished and getting enough rest also contribute to your self care and skin health. In our busy lives, making sure we have a balance of all of these factors is not always possible, and that is ok. What is important is to include these aspects as much as if possible for you.

Once you have established your routine and are aware of your lifestyle factors, there are exciting additions to add to your self-care practice – these are skin treatments, supplements and aesthetic treatments. Again, what you decide to do will depend on your skin needs, your lifestyle and your budget. But let us be honest, is there anything more rewarding than that beautiful glow after a hydrafacial, or a series of microneedling treatments? Your skin feels and looks healthy, fresh and vibrant! Or the buzz you feel after taking your daily collagen supplements, knowing your skin is thanking you! Or how about that feeling knowing you are healing your skin from deep within after a course of skin booster treatments?

Everyone’s skin care journey is unique, we recognize that. We love helping our clients find their way to their own skincare routine, one that is sustainable for them, meets theirs needs and makes them feel absolutely wonderful in their skin.