According to research by Mintel, 31% of us are wearing less colour cosmetics than we used to, which means we’re baring our natural skin more than ever. And if that’s the case, well, it stands to reason we want it looking its best. And when we say best, we mean skin that looks juicy, plumped up and fully hydrated, and crucially, is free from niggling pigmentation patches, scattered dark spots and persistent acne scars. Sound too good to be true? Well, it requires a bit (okay, let’s be real) a lot of TLC, some expert help and plenty of dedication, but put in the work and you could reap the rewards, and the compliments, for years to come.
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You’ve heard of no makeup makeup, but the latest trend is for skin that’s so good you won’t need – or want to – wear a scrap of makeup on top.
Before you even think about a getting professional help, there are plenty of good habits you can foster with your routine at home. First up and most importantly, always always wear sunscreen. Forgive us for sounding like a broken record but with around 80% of visible ageing (think pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles – basically everything we’re trying to prevent and reverse) caused by sun damage, diligent SPF application is non-negotiable. We like Kiehl’s Ultra Light Daily UV Defense Aqua Gel SPF 50 because it’s lightweight and doesn’t leave a chalky residue.