New Year, Better Skin for 2021

If you’ve been using the same skincare for the past few years, it might be time for an upgrade – especially if you aren’t seeing the results you really want. It could also be that new skin concerns have emerged that weren’t there before, such as newly formed fine lines and wrinkles, dehydrated skin, sun damage or hormonal acne. We’ve all been there! Looking after your skin isn’t just an indulgence, self-care makes us feel great and it’s important to invest now if you want to be skin confident and glowing in the years to come. Here are some ways to boost your skin game for 2021.

Commit to a great routine

You may already know by now that active and cosmeceutical skincare products are where it’s at if you’re looking for visible results. The number of brands on the market these days is overwhelming, and it can be tempting to buy the latest fad products you see on social media and end up rotating a number of products that don’t do much other than moisturise your skin. Real skin improvement requires long-term commitment from a routine that’s personalised for your unique complexion.

Start with your basics, an active yet gentle cleanser such as the O Cosmedics Gentle Antioxidant Cleanser or the Dp Dermaceuticals Tri-Phase Cleanser both work well on all skins to remove makeup, grime and pollution while providing nourishment. Follow this with a couple corrective serums (some are best in the morning, some are made for night) and then an active hydrator to suit your skin type. It can be overwhelming working out which products your skin needs, so visit your local qualified skin clinic to help decipher what will work to improve your skin, or explore some of our active hydrators and serums based on your skin concerns.

Level-up with a powerful serum

If you’ve already been on your active skincare journey for a while, it might be time to add a booster product or two. One great example is retinol, as it’s likely you started out on a gentle version, so you can now try something a little stronger. Retinol newbies will love the Ginger&ME Vitamin Infusion Booster or the O Cosmedics Retinoic Oil, or if you’ve had some experience try the Dp Dermaceuticals Retinal Active or the O Cosmedics Potent Retinol Serum (0.5% retinol). Advanced skin gurus can opt for the O Cosmedics Retinol Concentrate (1% – the highest available strength before a doctor’s prescription).

It may also be that some of your favourite active skincare brands have new, results driven serums you could be adding in to your routine to see some extra skin improvements, the beauty of skin science is that it is always advancing! Discover corrective, active serums from our brands here and start maximising your results.

Add some at-home treatments

Getting your daily routine right is essential, but to take it up a notch, try adding some at-home treatments. If you need another reason – a lavish at-home skin treatment is the ultimate way to unwind, soothe stresses and relax your mind and body! The perfect start is a weekly deep exfoliating mask, for example the O Cosmedics 3in1 Fruit Peel or the Ginger&ME Power Exfoliant Mask, to remove dead skin cells and get your complexion looking ultra-radiant. Follow this with something to deeply hydrate and nourish the skin, such as the O Cosmedics Hydra Plus Sleep-In Mask or the Dp Dermaceuticals Hyla Active Sheet Mask, which both work to soften fine lines and plump the skin. If you’re looking for a next-level glow up at home, try the Dp Dermaceuticals LED Mask.

Remember, good things take time (and in this case, commitment), but your skin is worth it – it will be with you forever!

Dp Dermaceuticals At-Home LED Face Mask