5 top tips on how to improve skincare routine

5 top tips on how to improve skincare routine

Taking care of your skin is vital to maintaining a healthy and radiant complexion. However, sometimes we fall into skincare routines that don't yield the desired results. If you feel like your current routine isn't working for you, you might need to tweak and improve your skincare routine a bit. 

I’ll share my five top tips to help you recognise if your skincare routine needs improvement and give easy steps to make changes. So, let's dive in and unlock the secrets to flawless, glowing skin!

Jenny Nordic Skincare | Dull and lacklustre skin

Dull and Lackluster Skin

Do you find yourself struggling with a lack of radiance? If your skin appears dull and lacklustre, it’s most commonly due to a build-up of dead skin cells. 

Exfoliation is key to removing dead skin cells and revealing a fresh, vibrant complexion. If you love minimal, multitasking skincare, opt for a mildly acidic toner or essence that can be used daily. 

You can also incorporate a gentle exfoliator into your routine, such as a chemical exfoliant with AHAs or BHAs, or a physical scrub with gentle beads.

Add a brightening serum enriched with ingredients like niacinamide to your skincare arsenal. Niacinamide works wonders in reducing dullness and promoting a more radiant complexion. 

If you're struggling with dull and lacklustre skin, consider using the Rehydrate & Balance Beauty Essence. This product contains gentle acids and niacinamide, which can help to revitalise and balance your complexion.

Breakouts and spots

Jenny Nordic Skincare | Hormonal breakout on the jawline

Is your prone to breakouts and acne? Spots and breakouts can occur for various reasons, such as excess oil production, clogged pores, bacteria buildup, hormonal fluctuations, stress, poor diet, or using the wrong skincare products.

Identifying the root cause is hard but can help you better understand how to address and prevent breakouts effectively. 

Breakouts can feel distressing and we intuitively seek harsher cleansers and scrubs to treat the spots. However going gentler on the skin, minimising the products you use can help.

Top tip: Look for products that are anti-inflammatory, such as Rehydrate & Balance Beauty Essence and use a gentle cleanser such as Smooth Oil to Milk Cleanser that doesn’t strip the skin.

Consult your GP or dermatologist if needed.

Dry and Dehydrated Skin

Does your skin feel tight, rough, or flaky? This might be due to a lack of hydration and moisture in your current skincare routine.

Opt for gentle, hydrating cleansers that won't strip your skin of its natural oils. Oil cleansers are a great option as they help maintain the optimal moisture balance on the skin’s surface.

Adding a face oil to your routine can also be very beneficial as oils help to trap all the needed hydration to the skin and offer protection against further loss of hydration from the skin.

Experience the benefits of Glow & Revitalize Oil Serum for dry and dehydrated skin.

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Read more about dull and dehydrated skin here.

Uneven Skin Tone and Texture

Are you having trouble achieving a smooth complexion or improving the texture of your skin? If your current skincare routine doesn't seem to be effective, consider adding these steps to it.

Incorporate niacinamide into your skincare routine. This potent ingredient helps regulate oil production, reduce redness, and improve uneven skin tone. 

Product tip: Rehydrate & Balance Beauty Essence

Another powerhouse ingredient for tackling uneven skin tone is vitamin C. It brightens the skin, fades dark spots, and promotes a more radiant complexion. Choose a stable vitamin C serum and apply it in the morning before sunscreen for optimum results.

Consider incorporating gentle chemical peels into your routine to promote exfoliation and reveal smoother skin. AHAs like glycolic acid or lactic acid, as well as BHAs like salicylic acid, can help improve skin texture and even out tone. Start with low concentrations and gradually increase as tolerated.

Top tip: Rehydrate & Balance Beauty Essence is a gently acidic essence for daily use. Using such products daily can help improve your skin texture without additional peels.

In addition to topical products, incorporating regular face massage and gua sha can enhance blood circulation, promote lymphatic drainage, and improve overall skin texture. 

Read more about the benefits of gua sha here.

Sensitivity and Irritation

Does your skin often feel sensitive or irritated? If your current routine is causing discomfort, try first to find out the product or ingredient that’s causing the sensations. This will help you in the future as you can avoid products with the same ingredients.

Three women doing skincare | Jenny Nordic Skincare

Book a free skin consultation with Jenny, founder of Jenny Nordic Skincare, cosmetologist and certified skincare formulator and gua sha trainer to find out the best solutions for your skin.

Whenever you introduce a new skincare product, patch test it on a small area of your skin first to check for any adverse reactions. This step helps identify potential irritants before applying them to your entire face.

Opt for skincare products specifically designed for sensitive skin, as they are often formulated with minimal ingredients and without common irritants such as fragrances or harsh preservatives. 

Enhancing your skincare routine is an ongoing journey that requires patience and experimentation. By recognising the signs that your current routine isn't working and switching things around a bit, you can achieve the healthy, glowing skin you've always desired. Remember to listen to your skin, be consistent, and most importantly, enjoy the process of caring for your beautiful complexion. 

Here's to your radiant and flawless skin journey!

Are you new to Jenny Nordic Skincare?

We are a natural, minimal skincare brand all about that grown-up glow. Your skin is not the same as it was in your 20s - or even 30s! The skin is forever changing and you're approaching a new season. It might be showing more wrinkles and spots. You’re looking for minimal, high-performance skincare that will make you feel (and look) like a treat. 

With Jenny Nordic minimal, high-performance skincare, you can take a few moments to yourself every day and care for your skin just with a few steps. I promise you'll fall in love with your skin and feel radiant.

Check out our Travel Skincare Set - it's the easiest and most convenient way to try our products!

Love, Jenny

Founder of Jenny Nordic Skincare

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