Skincare questions answered

Take the guesswork out of your quest for great skin

What’s my skin type? What’s a double cleanse, and do I really need to do it? We’ve got answers to your most-searched skincare questions. It’s time to get skin smart.

 

How do I know what skin type I have?

A good look in the mirror and a bit of intuition goes a long way when it comes to working out what skin type you have. Once you’ve sussed out your skin type, you can tailor your skincare regime.

The main skin types are: normal, dry, oily or combination, and sensitive, and you can get products to suit each of these skin types.

If you’ve got oily or dry skin, check out our top tips on how to look after oily skin and how to look after dry skin.

For more specific skin concerns take a look at our expert skincare advice to help find the right products for you.


What's the best skincare routine for me?

Your perfect skincare routine will depend on your skin type, and how much time you want to dedicate to your regime. In any case, try to include products formulated especially for your skin type, for best results.

If you’re still trying to get to grips with a skin routine, check out our skincare regime tips.

It’s a good idea to streamline your skincare regime and focus on the products that work for you. This might be an entire regime from the same range, or it could be a bespoke collection you’ve put together for yourself. Our skipcare tips show you how it’s done.

There are different causes of acne-prone skin, and different types of acne. Read our adult and teen acne tips to find out how to spot whether you have acne or just the occasional breakout, whether it’s adult or teen acne, and how to deal with it. 

If you already know you have acne-prone skin, check the causes of acne and treatment options, and read our make-up tips for acne-prone skin.

 

What is double cleansing & do I need to do it?

Double cleansing is big news in the beauty industry, and with good reason. Basically, the idea is to cleanse once to remove make-up and build-up of dirt, then cleanse again to give your skin a proper deep-down clean. And voila, squeaky-clean skin!

Find out more about the technique in our double cleansing feature.

 

How can I help prevent wrinkles?

Wrinkles are a fact of life, but there are some ways you can help keep fine lines and wrinkles at bay.

First up, if you’re not already using retinol as part of your skincare regime, you’re missing a massive trick! Read our guide to retinol to find out why it’s been making waves in the skincare world.

Just remember to use SPF as retinol will make your skin more sun-sensitive.

If you’re in your 20s and looking for tips on fighting the first signs of ageing, read our advice for waging war on wrinkles in your 20s. Let battle commence!

Looking to invest in some new anti-wrinkle skincare? Check out our bestselling anti-wrinkle creams and favourite formulas. 


How can I prevent dark circles?

Eye bags can happen for a variety of reasons, and some people are naturally more susceptible to under eye circles than others.

Staying hydrated, getting enough sleep and enjoying a healthy, balanced diet can all help keep dark circles at bay. Take a look at our advice on how to combat under eye circles for more top tips.

And remember, a decent concealer can help you fake it til you make it.

 

How can I help treat rosacea?

Check out the causes and treatments of rosacea to find out what rosacea is, what causes it, and what you can do about it. It’s also worth taking a look at products that help reduce the appearance of redness – there’s more choice than you might think!

 

Do I need to wear sunscreen all year long?

Short answer: yes! Even during winter months, you should be wearing some form of sun protection. If you’re super savvy you can pick up skincare products which have SPF in to save you a step. Take a look at some of our favourite cosmetics which have suncare benefits.​​​​​​​

Remember, during the summer months, if you’re using retinol or if it’s just super sunny outside, you need to add a separate SPF step into your usual skincare regime.  

 

How can I help minimise pores?

When it comes to minimising the appearance of pores, there’s plenty you can do. Make sure you’re doing the double cleanse to unclog pores and leave your skin super clean.

You can use pore-clearing masks and strips to help keep blackheads at bay. When it comes to make-up, invest in a pore-minimising primer to ensure your make-up stays put without clogging your skin.

 

How can I help fix uneven skin tone?

You can help even out your complexion by drinking plenty of water, using sunscreen to help prevent sun damage and dark spots, and avoiding trigger foods and drinks.

Check out our range of products to help even out the appearance of your skin tone.

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