Kate Somerville has been a household name for quite some time now as her skin care products are geared towards helping her clients achieve glowing skin no matter what their age is. And it’s not just about her products that Kate is known for. She also shared some of her top skin care secrets that we all can learn from when it comes to our skin care routine. Here’s a list of her skin care secrets that we ought to try.
Apply sunscreen religiously
The first thing that you will learn from Kate Somerville is never to leave your home without applying sunscreen first. Let’s face it, spending time outside your home, even for just a little while, can get damaged from the UV rays that the sun is emitting. We may not be aware of its effects to our body as of yet, but when you are starting to see lines, wrinkles, and dark spots, you’ll then realize how valuable protecting your skin is.
Exfoliate and hydrate
Another tip that you can try out when you are dealing with oily skin is to exfoliate and hydrate your skin. Exfoliating helps remove any buildup on your skin’s pores that are causing more oil to be produced. By removing any buildup, you are allowing your skin’s oil production to normalize. As for hydration, keep in mind that your skin needs moisture to prevent over production of oil. And what better way to do this that hydrating your skin by drinking more water or using water-based creams that nourish your skin.
Kate Somerville recommends that you use retinol when you are trying to remove the dark circles under your eyes. There is no shortage of eye creams, true, but make sure that the one that you are using contains retinol to make your eyes brighter.
Don’t forget your neck
If you think that your skin care routine should focus on your face alone, you might be surprised to find that it should also cover your neck. Any facial products that you are using should start from your neck to your face. If you are using creams, lend your neck the same TLC, by moving your hands in an upward motion. You will need to do this both morning and night.
Another tip that can help you with your skin is to add chlorophyll to your water. Kate got the idea from Reese Witherspoon who confessed that her beauty routine makes use of this ingredient to clear up her skin when blemishes are starting to appear.
Double cleanse helps
Kate recommends that you should double cleanse your skin as much as possible especially when you are wearing makeup. You will need to ensure that you remove all traces of makeup on your face, including debris, dirt, junk, and whatnot. With that being said, Kate suggests that you do a “double cleanse” where you remove your makeup by using wipes then use a cleanser afterwards. This helps remove all traces of impurities from your skin which is important if you want to maintain healthy looking skin at all times.
Another tip on how you can care for your skin properly is to get facials on a regular basis. Yes, using at-home facials is all good, but if you really want to preserve your skin’s overall health, you will need to set an appointment with your aesthetician who can provide you with the right treatment for the type of skin that you have. You’ll be surprised on how this little detail can have a huge effect to your skin.