Five Great Tips for you

from Julie Gamble Skin Care in Kent

1. Establish a skin care routine

We know that consistency is key when it comes to maintaining a skincare routine. Taking the time out of your day to simply replenish some moisture into your skin can do wonders! Try one of our handy travel-sized moisture sprays (from £11) an easy way to freshening up.Just spritz on over your make-up.

  • Anti-ageing – Anti-oxidant Hydramist
  • Sensitive – Soothing Protection Spray
  • Normal –  Multi-active Toner

2. Ensure brushes are clean

It’s no secret that makeup brushes are a breeding ground for bacteria, as they are often left moist with makeup residue and kept in dark places such as in a drawer or makeup bag.

Brushes should be washed every two weeks at the very least.  Splashing out on expensive brush cleaners isn’t necessary.

Brushes can be dipped into a solution of diluted baby shampoo and warm water and the bristles gently massaged. Laying them flat on a towel to dry will help them retain their shape.

3. Use products with SPF

Switching to a day cream containing SPF protection means you can combine two steps into one.
No matter how gloomy the sky might look, approximately 80% of UV rays still penetrate the clouds to reach us and our skin, causing serious ageing over time.

  • All skins – New Prisma Protect
  • Oily – Oil Fee Matte block
  • Ageing – Skin Dynamic Recovery
  • Sensitive – Super Sensitive Shield

4. Ensure hair is dry before bed

Our hair is most brittle when wet, so sleeping with damp hair can cause breakages.

More importantly, though, going to bed with wet hair and a damp scalp means the moisture helps bacteria and fungus breed.

Skincare experts state that if you are prone to acne, the moisture on the pillowcase can help bacteria multiply. Bacteria and fungus can also grow on the scalp, causing flaking, itching and weakened hair growth.

5. Less screen time

We’ve all heard the health benefits of getting plenty of sleep, including increased productivity, less weight gain and improved cardiovascular health. Despite this, many of us are still not getting enough, especially with the growing use of smartphones.

The iPhone app, Screen Time can help to track the amount of time you spend on your phone on a daily basis, giving quite a detailed overview of which apps are used the most.