Skincare Commandments

I have to admit, I’m rather un-religious. Full of hope and optimism – yes; just not in the kind of way that’s stemmed from years of Church going. You see, my saviours are the pretty packaged, sweet smelling, vanity-dwelling goodies that line my bathroom. But like any religion, good skincare has commandments that should be followed. It requires dedication, hard-work, and a passion for products. Follow these commandments and we guarantee that you’ll be going straight to skincare heaven.

Thou Shalt Always…

1. Cleanse thy face morning and night. Cleansing in the morning removes any residue that has built up while you slept, and excess product from the night before. It also means that you’ve got a clean canvas for applying your day cream, allowing your skin to reap the full benefits. Cleansing at night is equally essential to allow your skin to rejuvenate during sleep, which it can’t do coated under a day’s dirt and make-up. Fact: face wipes will do the job if it’s 3am and are much better than sleeping in make-up.

 

Neutrogena Fresh Facial Cleanser $8.95 at Chemistdirect.com.au, Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes $6,95 a Westfield.com.au

2. Apply a day cream with SPF. Daily moisturising is essential for keeping your skin youthful, as is sunscreen. So when combined together, it’s a super easy, time saving option. Fact: even If you don’t love this idea, don’t skip sunscreen all together – you can still apply it before or after make-up.

 

L’oreal Paris Revitalift Total Repair 10 $35.95 at Beautyheaven.com.au, Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunscreen $13.95 at Chemistdirect.com.au

3. Apply a night cream. Night creams are specially formulated to work with your skin whilst you sleep, and there’s sure to be one suited to your skin type. Even if you’re in your early 20’s, an anti-ageing night cream is excellent for combating fine lines and sun damage. Just make sure you’re using one suited for youthful skin – not mature skin.

 

Garnier Youthful Radience Multi Action Night Cream $13.95 at Beautyheaven.com.au, QV Face Nurturing Night Cream $18.99 at Beautyheaven.com.au

4. Treat thy face, neck, and hands all as equals. Yes – you read that right! These are the places when you’re most likely to show signs of ageing as it’s where your skin is the most delicate. When apply your day/night cream, blend it onto your neck and down to your décolletage. Sun protection is essential for the backs of your hands, and will stop wrinkles, sun spots, and pigmentation developing. Tip: Invest in a hand cream that has SPF in it so you get two benefits in one.

 

Palmers Cocoa Butter Hand Cream $4.20 at Beautyheaven.com.au

5. Protect thy lips. A nourishing lip balm – as we all know – keeps your lips looking and feeling great. However, a lip scrub should also be added to your routine. They gently scrub away rough patches and are the perfect lip-pick-me-up! Your lipstick/lip gloss is guaranteed to go on more evenly and stay on for longer.

Elizabeth Arden Sheer Lip Tint Protectant $35.00 at Beautyheaven.com.au, Nivea Essential Care Lip Balm $2.95 at Beautyheaven.com.au, Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub $9.95 at Beautyheaven.com.au

 

 

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67 Comments

  • Fashionista8P
    Reply Fashionista8P Wednesday 2nd January, 2013 at 11:23 am

    great tips and tricks

  • Reply Jane Tuesday 1st January, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    New Years resolutions are to cleanse at night and apply a night cream.

  • jodyxo
    Reply jodyxo Sunday 1st July, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    great tips!! i need to remember to follow these!! (: x

  • Reply mandystsai1 Wednesday 18th January, 2012 at 6:46 am

    I have never done this! Maybe I should start now.

  • Reply aalana Monday 16th January, 2012 at 11:18 am

    thanks

  • Reply candi_lee Wednesday 11th January, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    THANKS!

  • ivysaurus
    Reply ivysaurus Tuesday 10th January, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    I love lush and I love this article 🙂

  • Reply chrisbabe1971 Tuesday 10th January, 2012 at 10:15 am

    A lot of food for thought. And a few guilty feelings too.

  • Reply holly vals Tuesday 10th January, 2012 at 9:05 am

    Hmm good tip re sunscreening the hands. Thanks!

  • Reply darling Tuesday 10th January, 2012 at 8:59 am

    oh nice i LOVE lush products

  • Reply candi_lee Monday 9th January, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    I love a fresh face!

  • Reply jenniekellett Monday 9th January, 2012 at 11:24 am

    Great tips 🙂

  • sbooth29
    Reply sbooth29 Monday 9th January, 2012 at 10:39 am

    thank you for this !

  • Reply KNY Monday 9th January, 2012 at 8:39 am

    I love the Neutrogena sunscreen

  • spunkx
    Reply spunkx Monday 9th January, 2012 at 8:01 am

    I use a lot of these prods!

  • Reply doogs Monday 9th January, 2012 at 7:46 am

    great tips

  • Reply juliew Monday 9th January, 2012 at 6:42 am

    Revitalift 10 works a treat

  • Reply piccolanippy Monday 9th January, 2012 at 12:40 am

    I want the lip scrub!

  • Reply KatP Sunday 8th January, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    Great tips

  • Reply traanster Sunday 8th January, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Definitely need to try this

  • Reply pearl06 Sunday 8th January, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Great tips

  • Myra
    Reply myra00 Sunday 8th January, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    I tried the Garnier night cream and I like the texture so far, I will continue to use it see the results!

  • Reply mummo13 Sunday 8th January, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Thanks for tips, I need to start using some of them more often.

  • Reply lizzie77 Sunday 8th January, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    Thanks for the great tips 🙂

  • Reply lucinda Sunday 8th January, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    So helpful!

  • flossyfewclothes
    Reply flossyfewclothes Sunday 8th January, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    ..never tried a Night Cream..

  • Reply thing13 Sunday 8th January, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    some great products there as well as great tips.

  • Reply AmberB Sunday 8th January, 2012 at 10:43 am

    I’d love to try the lip scrub – I love Lush products!

  • leilani-lovebird
    Reply leilani-lovebird Sunday 8th January, 2012 at 8:21 am

    loving the elizabeth arden lip tint will have to try that one for sure

  • Reply thugsy Sunday 8th January, 2012 at 8:18 am

    Great Advice

  • Reply bardie Sunday 8th January, 2012 at 8:13 am

    great tips

  • Reply jarjar Sunday 8th January, 2012 at 8:09 am

    I think I should follow these

  • Reply juliew Sunday 8th January, 2012 at 3:38 am

    great tips

  • sommy7
    Reply sommy7 Saturday 7th January, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    Love the hand cream tip-must do this

  • Reply Claireo Saturday 7th January, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Good tips- have to be diligent!

  • violetflower61230
    Reply violetflower61230 Saturday 7th January, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    ooh the Lush lip scrub ounds so good!

  • GoodThanks
    Reply GoodThanks Saturday 7th January, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Good tips!

  • Reply UNoPoo Saturday 7th January, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Great advice!

  • Reply qwysycl Saturday 7th January, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    great article!

  • Reply sappheire Saturday 7th January, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    never forget the toner

  • Reply stefaneigh Saturday 7th January, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    All i need is some lip scrub and I do all this 🙂

  • Reply ichigolove01 Saturday 7th January, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    The bubblegum scrub sounds so tasty!

  • Reply themissus Saturday 7th January, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    Ooops, I don’t use night cream.

  • Reply Whatthe Saturday 7th January, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    Yes I’m loving both those lip treats!

  • Reply MsKimo Saturday 7th January, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    Awesome, I only use 2 of the 10 products pictured though!

  • Reply dysfunktionalfolk Saturday 7th January, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    Great tips!

  • Myra
    Reply myra00 Saturday 7th January, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    I’d be lost without my lip balm, cleansing and night cream an a hand cream!

  • Reply shell0606 Saturday 7th January, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    I need some tips on dealing with acne and such 🙁

  • Zoe93
    Reply Zoe93 Saturday 7th January, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    I adore the Elizabeth Arden Lip Protectant.

  • Reply amyk3u Saturday 7th January, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    ooh helpful:)

  • Reply ohboyitsjessica Saturday 7th January, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Very helpful! Thank you! (:

  • aimzybabe
    Reply aimzybabe Saturday 7th January, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    I LOVE fresh foaming facial cleanser!! It’s so nice when it’s all bubbly on my face!!

  • Reply bwa1 Saturday 7th January, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    i am using some of these products already

  • Reply JENNIFAARRH Saturday 7th January, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    i love lush!!

  • Reply chocolatelace Saturday 7th January, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    beautifully written.

  • Reply lynn Saturday 7th January, 2012 at 11:29 am

    love those facial wipes

  • jazlovestoskate
    Reply jazlovestoskate Saturday 7th January, 2012 at 11:21 am

    can’t wait to try some of these out! 🙂

    • Reply stels Thursday 26th January, 2012 at 11:04 pm

      same!

  • Reply dapperdolly Saturday 7th January, 2012 at 10:49 am

    Very good to have a routine like that however all of the products listed have questionable to downright objectionable ingredients in them.

    • Tash Williams
      Reply Tash Williams Saturday 7th January, 2012 at 10:53 am

      would love for you to send in some ethical alternatives! x

      • ellisonralph
        Reply ellisonralph Monday 19th March, 2012 at 12:44 pm

        Yes, please!

    • Reply 8-Ball Monday 9th January, 2012 at 7:08 pm

      @ dapperdolly

      Unless you’re going to recommend a ‘less objectionable’ alternative, stop being such a Troll and leave the girl alone.

      • Reply lieuloves Sunday 5th February, 2012 at 12:53 pm

        Agree with 8-Ball on that one!

  • Reply linhyy Saturday 7th January, 2012 at 10:45 am

    should really get on that night cream step!

  • Reply livi Saturday 7th January, 2012 at 10:40 am

    So true! I follow these steps religiously and I believe it pays off well 🙂

  • Reply lieuloves Saturday 7th January, 2012 at 10:40 am

    ooh i need to take up some of these tips!

  • Reply fifi73 Saturday 7th January, 2012 at 10:08 am

    I use the QV night cream and just love it! The Lush Bubblegum lip scrub sounds just heavenly….. 😉

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