Coco Chanel once famously said, “Nature gives you the face you have at 20; it is up to you to merit the face you have at 50”. Here at BasharaCare, we definitely agree and we like to think of taking care of your skin and using the best quality products as an investment. Spending an extra five to ten minutes a day will definitely benefit you in the long run. To help you make the most of your skin care regimen, we have put together a list of the top five products every woman should have in her skincare arsenal.
Cleanser – A great cleanser will not only clear your skin of the day’s grime, pollution, and makeup, it will also prepare your skin for the rest of your regimen. We’ve even rounded up our favorites to make it easier for you. Tip: If your skin is getting drier now that the weather is cooling down, switch to a cleanser with a creamier formula. Then switch back to a gel cleanser when summer rolls around.
Eye Cream – The skin around your eyes is the thinnest skin on your face and also one of the first places to show any signs of ageing. Keep your eyes looking youthful and bright by using a rich, hydrating eye cream twice a day. Dr. Hauschka’s Daily Revitalizing Eye Cream contains ultra-hydrating shea butter and jojoba oil to hydrate without overloading your skin. Tip: Use your ring finger to gently dab the cream from the inner corners of your eye to the outer corners. This motion will also help depuff any under-eye bags you may wake up with.
Sun protection – According to the experts, sun exposure causes almost 90% of premature ageing. Fight the statistics by wearing a day cream with sun protection every single day (yes, even if it’s cloudy or raining). Check out our favorites here. Tip: Apply your day cream with SPF before breakfast. By the time you start to get ready, the cream will be absorbed and you’ll have the perfect base to apply your makeup.
Moisturizer or Serum – Moisturizers can seem like an unnecessary extra step, but believe me, your skin will thank you for it. Go for an all-in-one cream like Bliss Triple Oxygen + C Energizing Cream, that will hydrate, soothe and brighten in one go. If your skin is on the drier side, or you need more concentrated treatment, try a serum. Murad Perfecting Serum is fantastic for skin that needs a little extra TLC. Tip: Make sure you gently pat your moisturizer or serum on your face with the palms of your hands, instead of vigorously rubbing it into your skin, which can encourage sagging.
Hand Cream – Your hands are one of the first places to betray your age. Sunspots, wrinkles and rough, leathery skin are all part of the hideous ageing game. Stop them in their tracks by using a rich hand cream whenever you can. Eve Lom Handcream + SPF 10 will keep your hands hydrated and protected. Tip: Don’t stop at your hands. Massage a little cream to your cuticles to soften them and promote nail growth.