Back To Basics


Here's my tips to a quick, yet effective routine.

Hundreds of people get confused about the necessary steps to improve their skin on a daily basis. With all the advertisements and recommendations facing us on a daily basis, it's now visible why many of us are using more than we should. Forget the 15 product routine of a morning/ evening. Let's get back to the basics, our skin needs to look and feel its best. Providing our skin with the best preparation will also give your skin the best results with makeup application. So keep reading to see how you can change your long skincare routine to something quick, easy and better yet cost effective. 

Step 1 - Cleansing

For a thorough cleanse - maybe you've been wearing alot of makeup or your skin needs extra attention, you may want to try a double cleanse, that doesn't mean you need to buy 2 cleansers. Simply by using your current cleanser with a wash cloth will give your skin that deep clean and exfoliation. I make sure my primary cleanse is with a cleanser that is specific for my skin type. So I like to use Avene Cleansing Lotion as this is really calming on my skin and doesn't aggravate my rosacea.

Tip: Always make sure to cleanse in circular upward motions.

Step 2 - Toning

Toning should be considered an important part of the cleansing process. A good toner will remove any remaining bits of oil, dirt and debris left behind by the cleanser. More importantly, toner will help soothe, nourish and hydrate the skin while restoring its delicate pH balance. This is an essential step for those with sensitive skin.

Tip: Try a toner without alcohol, otherwise you might find they make your skin feel tight, thats why I use Avene Gentle Lotion

Step 3 - Moisturise + SPF

Using the right kind of moisturiser for your face can help maintain balance in the skin. If your skin isn't balanced you can produce more oils which can lead to pimples, or you can get too dry which can cause redness and sensitivity.  Now remember, moisturiser isn't just for your face. It is equally important to moisturise your body including your neck and decolletage, as these areas show signs of aging quicker. The moisturiser I have included is La Roche-Posay Soothing Protective Cream. This cream is perfect for those with dry skin, free from parabens, perfumes and preservatives. When I use this product in the morning I made sure I follow with a SPF, which is an essential in everyone's routine.

Tip:  When you apply your face cream, take the opportunity to give yourself a facial massage, this will increase blood flow to the area and give your face a uplifted effect. 

Not everyone needs to add more products to their routine to get great skin. However some people looking to treat a specific skin concern may like to require more products suitable to their skin needs.


Dehydrated Skin 

If you suffer from dehydrated skin, you may need to look into incorporating some hydrating masks or some serums containing ingredients like Hyaluronic acid, Glycerin and Ceramides just to name a few, into your routine. 


Dry Skin 

Dry skin is unfortunately one of the skin types that age the quickest due to the lack of oils. This can result in rough, dry or flaky skin. Things you can do to help improve your dry skin is use products with minimal ingredients and free from parabens and fragrance. Using products with some of these ingredients could irritate the skin and cause redness.


Problematic Skin

Problematic skin can be caused by numerous different reasons, like your hormones, bacteria, stress, new skincare, menstrual cycle, abrasive clothing. I could go on and on, but the best things to do is wash your face morning and night, and regularly wash your pillowcases and don't pick at your skin. 


Hope you are able to get more of an understanding of the basic needs of skincare. If you're interested in where I buy most of my skincare from, then click the link to take you directly to the Priceline website. Priceline shops are heavily located in local shopping centres around Australia, which makes the products more accessible, plus Priceline always have great sales.



*Disclaimer: All opinions are based on personal experiences. Skincareblogger is not a skincare specialist and will not be held liable for any recommendations. Therefore try at your own risk. This product was sent for a trial, and does not impact my personal views. This is NOT a paid post. 
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The British Brand You Need to Know!


Let me tell you about Emma Hardie.


Firstly, let's get to know the lady behind the brand Emma Hardie. Emma is a successful facialist amongst her celebrity cliental and she understands how the skin works and what the skin needs to reach its full potential.

In 1996, Emma debuted her Natural lift & Sculpting facial with rave reviews from the beauty publications and her celebrity clients. Emma's goal was to deliver products that plump, hydrate and firm the skin, without the use of harsh ingredients. So in 2009 she did just that, she delivered an award- winning skincare system, that is suited to all skin types.

Emma Hardie products have become such a phenomenon online and around the world, especially loved by beauty guru Caroline Hirons from England. In Australia, Emma Hardie is available from TVSN, and for other countries view their stockist here. To see Emma Hardie products showcased on TVSN, tune in on...  


The cult classic is of course the Moringa Cleansing Balm, this balm has the consistency of butter that just melts into your hands to nourish, hydrate and plump the skin, all whilst cleansing the skin in a calm and gentle way and not leaving your skin stripped of its natural oils. Great for those who wear heavy makeup, as its a great makeup remover, and its even safe on the eyes.

This ultra fine mist has a small amount of gold sparkly to give the skin that real glow. It also contains Aloe Vera to soothe the skin, Velvet Flower to help soften the skin, Wild Flower to tone, hydrate and protect, as well as the much needed hyaluronic acid to give our skin the moisturise it needs to appear more youthful and refined. Big fan of this mist, the smell is calming, relaxing and makes me feel happy. I also do really like the gold particals that give my skin that glowing effect.

The Age Support Eye Cream is really something, it has a thick consistency but spreads out to feel extremely velvety, soft and smooth. The cream contains some magic ingredients like Matrixyl 3000, rose hip and evening primrose. Matrixyl 3000 is palmitoyl-pentapeptide 3 and this is a peptide that specifically stimulates collagen synthesis and skin renewal. This is a great product to carry out long term effects if used daily.

Firstly, lets just say how beautiful is the packaging, the Brilliance Facial Oil comes in a glass bottle with dropper that is beautiful metallic colour. The packaging feels expensive and reliable. I have tried the oil on its own and mixed in with the Emma Hardie Age Support Face Cream. The oil absorbs quickly and doesn't leave my skin feeling greasy which is one of the main things I look for when buying an facial oil.


Are your products tested on animals?

We don’t test any of our products on animals, and we do not retail in Countries (which requires animal testing on products imported and sold from overseas).

Are your products suitable for sensitive skin?

Our products are suitable for all skin types. It is occasionally possible that very sensitive skin can react to high concentrations of essential oils, so if you have any concerns we recommend you carry out a patch test before using.



Where to Buy?

Emma Hardie is available in Australia, and is sold by TNSN. Click Here to see Emma Hardie's products.

For other countries Click Here to see the stockists.


* This is NOT a sponsered post.
* Products were gifted for me to review, this does not impact my review.