If you’re reading this blog post, I can be almost certain that you fall into one of two categories of people
- The ones who have either spent a lot of time researching skin care products/ tried many products with miracle promises only to be left deflated (and worse off economically!)
2. The ones who don’t even know what a skincare regime is – you buy your products from the supermarket or pharmacy without much thought, just a very basic clean and if you’re feeling particularly indulgent then a moisturiser.
Which camp do you fall in?!
I must say even as an Aesthetic Doctor who has extensive knowledge of skin care its quite a minefield to navigate the right skincare for myself. (P.S. I fall in category one!)
The problem is – what products should we be using? and what is good for us? I can tell you now that the product your best friend raves about, might not necessarily be the right product for you. I always refer to the concept of bioindividuality with clients – ‘One mans food is another mans poison’. I know we’re not talking food here, but hear me out…
We are unique individual beings and our make up (the genetic type!) is completely different to another. There are many factors that can influence our skin including diet, lifestyle and products used. For the sake of simplicity, I will be sticking to products in this article but I will focus on the other two later down the line.
Some of us have oily skin whilst others are dry, we have varying skin tones, we can get breakouts- some more than others (that can cause pigmentation) and we are different ages. I’m sure you get the idea here, we are all unique and our skin is no exception.
So back to skincare, my point is that when we approach our skincare regime, rather than doing what our friends suggest (or even nowadays what you see plastered all over Instagram through influencers and celebs getting paid ridiculous amounts to promote products that seem like the holy grail) what you need to do is to understand your skin so you’re able to select products you feel are the most appropriate for you. I can certainly help you with that.
My aim is to simplify for you on the best elements of a skincare routine that are necessary for healthy beautiful skin.
The steps I feel are essential to every skincare regime (and my favourite products for each) include
To gently and effectively clean the skin by removing impurities and excess oil, while hydrating and soothing to keep skin smooth and soft.
Sensicalm – A gentle and soothing creamy cleanser for sensitive skin
Purifying gel cleanser – A refreshing pH balanced foaming gel cleanser for oily skin
Acne Clarifying cleanser – A gentle yet seriously effective pH-balanced acne cleanser.
Hydraboost – A gentle and intensely hydrating pH balanced cream cleanser for dry skin
This is to remove dead skin cells from the skin’s surface to reveal a smoother and more radiant complexion
Bright and clear solution – A refreshing skin conditioning solution that exfoliates cellular debris and refines skin complexion.
AHA renewal serum– A powerful AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) serum that enhances skin texture and tone, reducing the visible signs of ageing.
Enzymatic Peel – A highly effective fruit enzyme exfoliator for most skin types to use at home.
3. Treatment serum –
To target your skin concerns:
Acne Balancing Serum – A highly effective, lightweight serum that penetrates pores to reduce acne, allow skin to heal and prevent new pimples.
Calm R – A lightweight hydrating serum that provides relief for sensitive and redness-prone skin.
Ultimate Boost – a lightweight serum that boosts hydration, strengthens the skin and improves elasticity, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Retinol resurfacing serum (comes in three different strengths) – a pure potent retinol serum that dramatically improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, blemishes and skin texture, while evening skin tone.
Eventone -A lightweight serum containing all-natural skin-lightening agents to brighten the complexion and reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation
Intellibright – An intensive brightening serum containing naturally powerful skin-lightening agents to brighten the complexion and reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation
EverActive C&E™ + Peptide – An award-winning high-strength vitamin C and vitamin E serum that reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, revitalizing skin
To hydrate, strengthen skin, improve elasticity and protect skin from free radical damage.
Hydralight – A light moisturising formula that nourishes and improves skin texture using soothing and hydrating ingredient
Hydraclarité – An ultra-light, non-comedogenic antioxidant-rich moisturiser formulated for oily and blemish-prone skin, which absorbs quickly and effectively leaving no residue.
Hydracalm – A rich cream packed with naturally gentle ingredients and specifically formulated to help soothe skin prone to redness and sensitivity.
Hydradew – an intensely rich formula for dry skin that moisturises, nourishes and improves skin texture using soothing and moisturising ingredients
Hydrasmooth – An ultra-light, non-comedogenic moisturiser formulated to restore clarity to acne-prone skin while absorbing quickly and effectively, leaving no residue.
5. SPF (AM) –
To reduces the risk of skin cancer, prevents visible signs of premature ageing and also prevent pigmentation + uneven skintone.
You need a powerful broad-spectrum SPF containing a combination of zinc oxide and titanium dioxide to protect against harmful UVA and UVB rays.
Clear Shield SPF 42 – for lightweight protection without clogging pores – best for oily and acne-prone skin
Moisture Matte SPF 40 – a foundation and SPF in one! Comes in three shades to match your skintone and provides beautiful coverage with a mattifying effect – best for uneven skin tone and oily skin
6. Eye cream –
Well because nobody wants under eye wrinkles or dark circles!
Aluminieye – a luxurious brightening eye cream that helps improve elasticity and firmness, while diminishing the appearance of fine lines, dark circles and puffiness (I am using it and love it!)
Retinol eye gel – contains a cutting-edge microencapsulated retinol that firms, tightens and strengthens the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Wanting more?: Check out this article by In the Frow where she shares her experience of using Alumier MD products. (Remember the products she uses on her skin may be different to the ones you need which is why I highly recommend a bespoke skincare consultation!)
Alumier MD products are available exclusively through skincare professionals like myself. If you are interested in purchasing any of these products and would like me to curate you a personalised skin regime for *free* please check out my skincare page for more details or drop me an email at [email protected]
Dr Asha x