How To Build The Perfect Skincare Routine

How To Build The Perfect Skincare Routine

Looking after our skin not only helps us to look great, it helps us to feel great tooRead on to learn how to build a skincare routine that’s perfect for your skin type and concerns. 

Step 1: Cleanser

Cleansing is arguably the most important step in a morning and evening skincare routine. Throughout the day, impurities and pollutants accumulate on the skin’s surfacewhich we need to regularly remove in order to avoid congested pores. Our skin also creates build-up as we sleepso it’s just as important to cleanse your face both morning and night. 

For a facial cleanser that will leave skin revitalized and free from residue, try No7 Radiant Results Nourishing Melting Gel. The gel texture transforms into a cleansing oil as you massage it into skin, then becomes a creamy milk as you rinse it away, leaving it feeling clean, soft and soothedFor oily or combination skin, we recommend No7 Purifying Foaming Cleanser, as it dissolves excess oil on the surface of the skin, resulting in a shine-free appearance. 

Step 2: Toner

Toner should be used after you cleanse your face. What does toner doIt helps keep skin feeling thoroughly cleanclear and fresh while also restoring balance and hydration in the skin. To use a toner, simply apply to a cotton ball or pad, and lightly dab across your face and neck. Refrain from rubbing into skin as this may cause irritation. 

For a shine-free, soft and revitalized complexion, try No7 Radiant Results Revitalizing Toning Water. It contains Red Ginseng, which has antioxidative properties that leave skin feeling toned and renewed. Alternatively, try Radiant Results Purifying Toning WaterContaining Meadowsweet, a natural exfoliator, this formula will work to reduce the appearance of pores for a more even-looking complexion. 

Step 3: Serum

Serums are highly concentrated with key ingredients and are used to achieve a range of results, including hydration and skin-brighteningYou should always apply your serum after your toner, to ensure that it can effectively penetrate your skin. 

No7 is America’s #1 serum brand*, with products that are clinically proven to deliver real, lasting results. For a younger looking face and neck, try Restore & Renew Face & Neck Multi Action Serum. Formulated with No7’s unique anti-wrinkle and brightening complexes, it will leave skin feeling nourished and firmerOr, try our Lift & Luminate Triple Action Serum, which specifically targets the appearance of dark spots, wrinkles and lack of firmness. It contains hyaluronic acid, hibiscus and Vitamin C, which help skin tone look more even and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 

*Based on IRI data for unit sales in food, drug, mass & major discount retailers at latest 52 weeks, ending 6.27.20. 

For a more targeted treatment, the No7 Laboratories Booster Serums range is formulated to address specific skin concernsChoose from the Firming Booster, Dark Spot Correcting Booster, Dark Circle Corrector or Line Correcting Booster Serum, to improve the appearance of skin tone and texture. 

Step 4: Eye cream

The skin around the eye area is thinner and more delicate than other areas of the face, and therefore requires a little extra careOur targeted treatments and eye creams will help reduce the appearance of dark circles, fine lines and puffiness, for eyes that look brighter and more awake.  

Try No7 Lift & Luminate Triple Action Eye CreamThis unique formula contains a hyaluronic acid and hibiscus firming complex, plus Vitamin C to help the skin look more balanced and even. With consistent use, the appearance of dark circles and eye puffiness is reduced. Alternatively, try No7 Restore & Renew Multi Action Eye Cream. It’s powered by our anti-wrinkle, firming and brightening complexes to help give you younger looking, revitalized eyes in just 4 weeks. 

Step 5: Moisturizer

Moisturizer gives your skin the hydration it needs to maintain its elasticity – the key to youthful looking skinApply moisturizer after you have applied your serum, as it will form a protective barrier on the skin’s surface and lock in the active ingredients from the serum 

Try No7 Restore & Renew Multi Action Face & Neck Day Cream SPF 30 for younger looking, revitalized skin. It’s supercharged with age-defying technology, and a unique complex of calcium, amino acids and ceramides to give your skin a renewed, youthful glow. No7 Lift & Luminate Triple Action Day Cream SPF 30 also works wonders for skin tone that appears more evenBoosted by our unique Vitamin C pigmentation complex, as well as hyaluronic acid and hibiscus, it works to leave skin feeling firmer, with wrinkles visibly reduced. 

For an even more effective skincare routine, consider supplementing your regimen with a night cream. These are formulated specifically for when you sleep, with higher concentrations of ingredients to work their magic while you rest. Night creams are available for both the Restore & Renew and Lift & Luminate range. 


Step 6: Face Mask

Whether you’re looking for a deep clean or to maximize hydration, add a targeted face mask to your skincare routine. Unlike cleansing and toning, using a face mask every day is not recommended, as overuse can cause the skin to be stripped of its natural protective barrier. For best results, try using a face mask twice weekly. 

For a hydrating face mask, try No7 Instant Results Hydration Mask. This nourishing blend of skin-identical lipids work instantly to moisturize dry skin, leaving it feeling soft, with a brighter appearance. Apply generously over your face and relax for 3 minutes. Or, for a deeper treatment, leave on skin for up to 10 minutes. 

Another great option is No7 Instant Results Purifying Mask for an invigorated, shine-free complexion. This unique formula uses a warming thermal action to help open pores and draw out impurities, reducing shine without stripping away essential moisture. Massage into damp skin for 1-2 minutes and then relax for a further 2 minutes. Skin is left feeling refreshed and moisturized, with a healthy-looking appearance.

Now that you know the different steps in a skincare routine, try creating one for yourself that will help you to look and feel great! Once you’ve mastered the basics, you can begin experimenting with layering serums or booster treatments, and give your skin the TLC it deserves. Explore the full No7 skincare range here. 

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