The Morning Cleanse
This is can be water only with no soap. I like to start with cool water and a natural sponge to give a slight exfoliation without removing the skin oils this will be enough to revitalise the skin and close up the pores. But I’ll only do this if I have done a thorough cleanse the night before, if I think this is not quite enough, I like to use ZO OFFECTS™ EXFOLIATING CLEANSER As we know cleansing is an important first step for all skin types, but it’s particularly critical for oily, acne-prone skin. This treatment is gently exfoliating removing dull, dry skin cells that trap bacteria; it reduces excess oil and neutralises free radicals.
The next step is to use a top-quality toner, we’d recommend ZO CALMING TONER, it’s a pH-balanced toner that removes impurities and invigorates the skin. This step helps to act as an excellent foundation for all that is to come next.
Serums and Active treatments that work for your skin type
Now we need a product that contains an active ingredient intended to achieve a certain effect ZO GROWTH FACTOR SERUM is a lightweight serum for all skin types that strengthens skin, supports skin rejuvenation and protects against future signs of ageing.
- Improving the overall appearance of skin
- Reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Improving skin firmness and elasticity
- Restoring hydration and reinforcing the skin’s protective barrier
The serum is applied so that it seeps right into the skin. I like to apply mine and let it sit for a few minutes before the next steps. Doing this will help seal in the product.
I now like to move on to a good moisturizer. I tend to for ZO RENEWAL CRÈME I feel that this suits my skin perfectly especially as we move into winter
I’ll apply the crème by patting it lightly onto my face and then gently massaging it into my skin with circular strokes. I like to take this slowly making the process last a few minutes as this helps to work the product into my skin and I feel a little pampered with a mini-facial massage.
I hope we all know by now that you should always apply sunscreen. I love being outside either walking or occasionally going for a run. This means I’m going to be exposed to UV light even if it isn’t sunny. My go-to product is I’ve used for ages is ZO DAILY SHEER BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 50 This is an environmentally friendly sunscreen product that is non-greasy, quick-drying and has a sheer matte finish. It offers broad-spectrum protection against UVA, UVB rays. Containing natural melanin, it shields the skin from the ageing effects of high-energy visible light. It is water and perspiration resistant, delivering superior protection during outdoor activities.
I’ll lightly pat this product onto my skin, gently sealing everything in.
As an alternative, I’ve also started to use the 2021 Beauty Shortlist award-winning ZO SUNSCREEN+POWDER BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 30 which is powered by Triple-Spectrum Protection® and exclusive ZO® antioxidant technology to deliver superior skin defence with a hint of advanced colour pigments. It has an even application of powder and is designed to prevent shedding + fraying. What I like is that it’s available in three universal shades: light, medium + deep. This is ideal for those less energetic days when a quick stroll is just the prelude to work.
This is my way
While skincare products are a very personal choice, quality always shines through but remember the order you use products in can mean the difference between an effective routine and throwing money away. This is my routine, why not give it a try and see how your skin responds?