Melanie Sykes Skincare Regime

Beauty Regime Essentials

We all know how important a good skincare routine is, but with so many different products and brands to choose from, it can be hard to know where to start. If you’re in search of that elusive clear, bright complexion, with a healthy glow (let’s face it, who isn’t?), then you might like to try out some of our recommended beauty regime essentials. Glowing skin awaits!

Cleansers

Great skin begins with thorough cleansing. The first step in your skincare routine should be to thoroughly cleanse your face using a cleansing product with lukewarm water and try to avoid washing your face with very hot water, as this can be dehydrating.

Melanie alternates between Dermaquest’s Peptide Glyco Cleanser, £29.50 and the Janmarni’s Bioglycolic Cleanser, £24.35 with a Liz Earle face cloth.

Toners

Toners are designed to be used after your first cleanse, to remove any remaining traces of oil or make-up and should be applied to the face and neck using a cotton wool pad. So many people choose to skip this step, but using a toner will help to remove any greasy residues left behind by your cleanser, whilst also working to restore the natural pH levels of your skin. Hello natural healthy looking glow!

Some great toners to add to your next skincare haul include Kiehls Ultra Facial Oil Free Toner, £15 and Liz Earle Instant Skin Boost Tonic, £14.50.

Masks

Face masks aren’t just reserved for teen sleepovers, they should be used as a regular part of any thorough skin care routine. To get the best results, face masks should be used once or twice a week to draw out impurities and brighten dull skin. If you have combination skin, you may find that applying the more drying masks, such as clay, just to your t-zone gives the best results.

Melanie uses Carol Joy Collagen Eye Masks, £80, Crystal Clear 10 Minute Glow, £7.99 and Elemis Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing Gel Mask, £49.50.

Moisturising & Anti-Ageing Products

Our skin can be ravaged by the elements, whether it’s the ageing effects of the sun in summer or cold temperatures drying out our skin during winter, our skin needs a little help to retain its youthful appearance and to protect against flaking and sensitivity. This is where a great moisturiser comes to the rescue!

Melanie loves to use Jan Marini’s Age Intervention Peptide Extreme Face Lotion, £78.00 and Carol Joy’s Pure Collagen Spray £100.00.