Most of us are leading super busy lives these days and this often means basic skin care is left by the wayside… Knowing simple skincare basics is essential to keeping your skin healthy. We’ve put together simple tips and tricks to help you achieve that gorgeous glow in no time!

Wash Your Face

It sounds simple because it is! Your face holds oils, dirt, bacteria, daily debris and make up if you wear it. Washing your face both morning and night removes impurities to leave your skin looking fresh and healthy.

SkinB5’s Acne Control Cleanser is a simple and easy to use solution that removes excess oil and problem causing bacteria.  Alternatively, you can use baby wipes or make up wipes to give your face a quick clean when you are on the go.  If you have sensitive skin make sure you use fragrance free wipes.

Aside from simply washing your face morning and night avoid unnecessarily touching your face and transferring further bacteria. Also, remember to frequently use anti-bacterial wipes on items you put close to your face often like your mobile phone.

Treat Your Skin Type

Knowing your skin type means that you can use the products suited to you and your personal needs. If you suffer from flaky and easily irritated skin this may mean you have dry and/or sensitive skin. In this case, a good quality moisturiser is imperative.  You should also supplement your diet with high potency evening primrose oil and fish oil.

If you often feel like you have oil on your skin or have a lot of ‘shine’ on your skin you may be more likely to have oily skin. People with oily skin are at a higher risk of developing acne. SkinB5 have all natural acne treatments in both tablets and caplets – depending of the severity of your acne.

Some people have a mixture of both oily and dry skin. This is known as combination skin. Combination skin generally responds to gentle cleansers to prevent your skin from drying out further.

Minimise Your Exposure To The Elements

Hot sun, harsh wind, air conditioning and heating can be attributing factors to various skin issues. These depleting elements can dry out your skin and strip you of your natural oils. While it is impractical to completely avoid the elements all together you can minimise your exposure by rugging up in winter and staying out of the sun in the summer.