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‘Can I use one single skincare product?’

One question I am often asked in clinic is

Is it possible for one skin care product to look after all of my skin needs?’ 

People will sometimes wander into the clinic or come for a consultation to get a cream, not really knowing what the cream is for or what they want out of it. 

I completely understand this, I compare it to my complete confusion every time I buy a new mascara.

 ‘Do you want longer lashes? Do you want thicker lashes?’ 

 I want it all! Doesn't everyone? Why would I want one thing? So I understand why people expect everything in one cream.

‘ I want everything. I want it to be anti ageing, I want it to make me look radiant, I want it to stop me breaking out, I want it to take away my pigmentation.’

When we are considering skin care, really what we need to focus on is- what does your skin need? 

 

Keeping it Simple

Keeping it simple really just means having a very basic skin regime. 

Cleanse morning & evening
Apply SPF every day you are planning to go outside
Use a night cream with active ingredients to improve the efficiency of your skin during the ‘active’ phase at night time.


Upping the Ante

This would apply to anyone that has skin that they are not entirely happy with. 

So this could be due to a recognised  condition such as rosacea or chronic redness, acne, pigmentation. It may simply be that you are after YBS. If you do not know what YBS is – it is my abbreviation for ‘Your Best Skin’. So it may be that you do not have any condition but your goal is to achieve YBS. 

Cleanse morning & evening
Consider oil control morning & evening
Exfoliate 3 times / week
Apply SPF every day you are planning to go outside
Use a night cream with active ingredients to improve the efficiency of your skin during the ‘active’ phase at night time.


IN A NUTSHELL

Why is it not possible for all ingredients to be in a single product?

Not all ingredients will still work when mixed in together.
The skin is complex – there are many different processes occurring that result in a spot or in a wrinkle or in a patch of pigmentation.
The skin behaves differently at night time than during the day.


Following on from this, I am often asked:

‘Should I stick with a single skincare range?’

It is a good idea. Products have been designed and developed to compliment and work synergistically together.

Using a single range reduces risks of any interactions

Lastly sticking with a single range avoids having 500 different products in your bathroom

Top Tips

Stick with a single skincare range
Don’t buy skincare based on a TV or magazine advert
If you are going to buy one product only – make it a cleanser


If you would like any individualised skincare advice please book a video consultation with me Elizabeth Rimmer & lets work toward YBS!