If you’ve been using Jurlique products for a while, you’ll know how proud we are to produce some of the most effective skin care products around. Chances are, you’ve already seen positive changes to your skin. From a reduced appearance of fine lines to improved skin firmness and more even texture, we’re confident that you’re enjoying the many benefits of a natural-based skin care ritual.
But what you might not know is that there are ways in which you can make your products more effective, simply by making a few tweaks to your skin care ritual. If you want to know how to make your skin care routine more effective, we’ve got some expert skin care hacks that will help you do exactly that. Read on to find out how to maximise your skin care and enhance the performance of your skin care products by following these simple steps.
Use the right products for each season
Even though you’re still doing the same work you would in your office, your work from home routine will inevitably differ from your office one. You’re not commuting, ordering your usual coffee from the local café or having in-person meetings. Without these elements to help you maintain that work and home balance, it can feel like your days start blending into one.
This sounds like a no-brainer but ensure that you’re using products appropriate to the time of day and year. Lighter formulas are best suited to the day and warmer temperatures as they’re designed to sit well under your makeup and control shine, while richer formulas, such as our Nutri-Define Supreme Restorative Rich Cream, tend to be more nourishing, protecting skin in winter and helping it to repair overnight.
Apply products in the correct order
Products should always be applied in order of thinnest to thickest consistency with the exception of face oil, which should always be applied last (applying face oil before a water-based moisturiser creates an oil barrier that will stop your skin from absorbing the moisturiser). Layering products in this way helps your skin absorb them more easily and prevents one product from inhibiting another.
Invest in a facial tool
Give your products a boost with a facial tool such as a jade roller, which will help stimulate blood flow to your face, resulting in a healthy glow and improved skin texture. If you use an eye cream, consider massaging it in with an applicator wand. This will stop you from applying too much pressure to your sensitive eye area and stimulate circulation, which can eliminate dark circles.
Add a face oil
If you’re not using a face oil yet, start incorporating one into your ritual. A couple of drops can hydrate, smooth and soften your skin and give it that healthy glow we all covet. Face oils can be used on their own but we like using them in addition to our regular moisturiser – simply mix a couple of drops with your moisturiser of choice for added nourishment. For more tips, read our guide to face oils.
Apply products directly to your skin
Cotton pads and wipes aren’t necessary when it comes to a lot of products – in fact, you can end up losing half your product if you use them (not to mention the wastage it adds to the environment). When using essences and serums, always apply them directly to the skin and pat in gently using clean fingertips.
Keep it cool
Turn your everyday skin care ritual into a soothing spa experience by storing your face mist, moisturiser, and eye cream in the fridge. The lower temperature will keep your products stable and effective, in addition to creating a cooling sensation that can be a balm for irritated skin.