Sometimes getting into a skincare routine can seem a little daunting. There appear to be so many ‘must have’ products on the market it’s difficult to know which ones to choose and why. Let us take the hassle out of it for you. At Wilko, we have a fantastic skincare collection that has been specially formulated to suit your skin type and provide top quality skin care at affordable prices.
Step 1: Find out your skin type
Normal skin is not too dry or too oily, and not sensitive.
Sensitive skin may sting, burn, show signs of redness or itch after you use make-up or other products.
Combination skin is dry in some spots (such as cheeks) and oily in others (for example forehead, nose, and chin).
Oily skin is shiny and a little greasy.
Dry skin is flaky or slightly rough. If your skin feels a bit tight after cleansing, you may have dry skin.
Step 2: Cleansing
Normal/combination skin – use a cleanser and pat dry. If you like scrubs, try one of the specially formulated facial Scrubs, which have been developed to cleanse whilst exfoliating your skin to remove dirt, impurities and dead skin cells – leaving your face feeling revived and refreshed!
Sensitive skin – wash your face with a gentle cleanser such as the Skin Therapy Sensitive Skin Facial Wash, and rinse with warm water. Make sure you pat dry rather than rubbing! Avoid other products, which have alcohol, soap, acid or fragrance. Use a toner that’s formulated for sensitive skin, we’d recommend the Skin Therapy Sensitive Skin Toner.
Our sensitive range is free from alcohol , colour and fragrance , so is kind to your skin.
Step 3: Moisturising
All skin needs moisture to prevent it from drying out. We have a great range of Skin Therapy moisturisers, designed to suit you.
For normal/combination skin we have a Skin Therapy Normal/Combination Day Moisturiser with UV filters, developed with conditioning pro-vitamin B5 and rose extract to soften and tone your skin.
For dry/sensitive skin have a look at ta light, hydrating moisturiser with UV filters. Being hypoallergenic, fragrance free, colour free and alcohol free are all helpful for sensitive skin so look out for these characteristics when choosing a moisturiser.
For oily skin we’ve specially developed the Skin Therapy Tea Tree Moisturiser, which contains pore tightening witch hazel and a salicylic acid antibacterial action. These extra ingredients help to prevent spots and breakouts, which can be a particular problem for oily skin.
Top tips for great looking skin:
- Eat well! ‘You are what you eat’ applies to skin as well as general health, so maintain a good diet with plenty of fruit and vegetables. Don’t forget to drink plenty of water – if you’re well hydrated, your skin will be too. Smoking and drinking alcohol contributes to premature ageing of the skin and dryness, so cut back if you can.
- Try not to touch your face too much! This transfers bacteria from your hands to your face, which can get trapped in your pores and lead to spots.
- Don’t go to bed with your make-up on. If you’re too tired to wash your face properly, remove what you can with wipes. We have a great range of wipes at Wilko that are so handy you can keep a pack by your bedside!
Check out our extensive skin care range , including Skin Therapy in store and at Wilko.com