Dry Skin, Ageing Gracefully
Here are the products I'd recommend for your skin complaint and skin type. Please note that you DO NOT need to buy everything I’ve listed, if you’re happy with your skincare routine and just need one product that’s fine, if you need a full routine then this list is suitable for you. You can also refer back to this page should you wish to add more Bravura London products to your routine.
If you already have lines and wrinkles please do keep in mind the limitations of skincare products, skincare can most definitely improve your skin but they won’t fully remove any deep set wrinkles or reduce sagging.
I've written a guide on cleansing http://amanda.wales/how-to-cleanse, if you have the time I'd recommend reading it, it will help you understand the products I've recommended and will help you get the best out of your cleansing routine.
Second/Morning cleanse - Hot Cloth Volcanic Mud Cleanser or just stick with the cleanser above. Using two cleansers means that you get the benefit of more active ingredients, the cleanser above is the one needed to deeply cleanse where as this cleanser has the benefit of the acids.
If you have sensitive skin, our Azulene Cleansing Milk would be more suitable.
Toner - Revitalising Ginseng Toner.
Serum - Hyaluronic Acid Serum Hyaluronic acid is a great product for increasing moisture in the skin, this helps to plump up the skin and so helps with the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Moisturiser - Collagen Moisturising Cream. A moisturiser twice a day is essential as is sun protection, using an SPF product daily is the best protection against ageing, we don't have any in our range but there are so may brilliant SPF's to choose from, when you're out in strong sun be sure to wear an SPF of at least 30 and re-apply every 2 hours, it's the UVA in the suns rays which is always present, even in the winter that causes ageing in our skin. If your skin is extremely dry, you may want to apply a nourishing facial oil under this moisturiser.
We don't specialise in eye creams and so we don't have any in our range, if you have a favourite then continue use.
Treatment - I'd recommend both the glycolic acid and lactic acid which you would alternate every other evening, for example monday glycolic, wednesday lactic, friday glycolic and so on. Avoid using any facial scrubs or sonic brushes when using these or it could cause a breakout, these provide enough exfoliation. Lactic acid increases moisture in the skin which is why it's great to alternate with the glycolic which is great for anti-ageing as it increases collagen in the skin and resurfaces the top layers, helping to smooth out fine lines and tighten the pores. For best results I recommend applying the acids with our chemical peel brush, this gives a more even finish and also ensures that you don’t waste any of the product as it doesn’t absorb the product.
I know that sounds like a lot, this is a full skincare regime which is needed to get the skin in great condition. You don't have to use all Bravura products to get results, as long as you cleanse, tone and moisturise with suitable products you can simple choose what you need from the list above. You'll notice I haven't listed any of our glycolic/salicylic serums or moisturisers, this is because I feel it's best to start with the chemical exfoliators and then they can be added in to an existing routine in the future if necessary.
Please also remember that anything that touches your skin needs to be clean, be sure to only use clean face cloths and face towels, change your pillow case once a week and if you use make-up brushes, try cleaning them after each use but at the minimum, they should be cleansed once a week.
Disclaimer – I’m happy to give recommendations for products but can’t offer any guarantees that these will work for your skin. Although we have a lot of positive feedback from customers, everyone is different, obviously I can’t take in to account any allergies or sensitivities you may have which is why I recommend you read the ingredients list for all products I recommend. To get great results you MUST cleanse, tone and moisturise daily, no matter what treatment you use, without a good daily skincare routine, you won’t get the best results.