Skincare that works – Skincity online clinic

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If you’ve ever dreamed of someone just telling you what products you should use to get the best out of your skin, you can stop dreaming. Because Skincity actually does that.

Skincity is an online skincare clinic where you can get personalized skincare advice from certified skin therapists. On top of that, you can shop the best professional beauty brands.

Now I know that it can be difficult to take care of your skin, if you’re not sure about your skin type or your skin’s needs. Not all the same products work for different skin types. That’s why the best results come with the right products – the right products for your skin. And that’s why Skincity is so awesome.

Skincity offers skincare that works, because it’s tailored for you

When I worked at a salon, I loved doing facials and helping customers find the right products. (That’s why I love writing about skincare here as well.) Our skin is our biggest organ and I think the little time we take in pampering it is very worth it. My take on skincare is compassionate, yet dedicated. I don’t focus on the problems in my skin, rather than accept its unique properties. I’m not looking for perfection; I just want my skin to look and feel healthy.

That said, it’s important to choose the right products for your skin. For instance, having a combination skin with big pores, it’s important to treat it right to avoid pimples. Skincity helps in choosing the right products.

Skincity sells several of my favorite brands including Vita Liberata, Clarins and Jane Iredale. Not to mention some brands that have been on my wish list like Hourglass or By Terry. Skincity also has a nice selection of natural brands, which is important for me especially with skincare.

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Skincity’s free skin tests – find out what works for your skin type

You can truly get your skin’s needs heard at Skincity’s online clinic. One of their finest features must be the free skin tests. The test is simple and quick. You just answer some easy questions to find out what products work for your skin. Based on your answers and wishes, you get the answers to your skin test in a few days. If you want to try a specific brand, you can request that.

I chose the skin test with 6-8 products, as I’m used to a holistic take on skincare. There is also the option for a simpler 4-product routine.

Once you get your results, you can check out your products without an obligation to buy.

*Skin test for 4 products & *Skin test for 6-8 products & *SPF test

There’s also the SPF test, to find out a suitable sunscreen for you. I love physical sunscreens, which work by reflecting the sunrays away from your skin. I’ve been using *Maria Åkerberg’s mineral powder, which has SPF20. Makeup and sunscreen in two – perfect for me! Mineral makeup can be a great option for anyone, who feels like sun creams are too sticky.

Personal skincare advice

In addition you can chat with the skin therapists, if you have any questions. As a beauty therapist myself, I really value the fact that the advice is coming from another professional. Just like a shoemaker can fix your shoes, a skin therapist knows how to treat different skin types and issues.

Wearing Maria Åkerberg’s mineral powder in Pure Beige. More makeup details at the end of this post.

My skincity skincare routine & Neal’s Yard Remedies

I’ve now been on my Skincity skincare routine for about 1,5 months and both me and my skin are very happy. I chose natural products and got recommended Neal’s Yard Remedies products. Getting to know to a new skincare brand this way was fun. And I love that someone else picked the right products for me.

Neal’s Yard Remedies products feel effective, yet gentle. The luxurious glass packaging is a big plus for me! The natural fresh scents are therapeutic – my favorite scent is the orange in the face scrub.

Since I use a physical sunscreen and makeup, I always double cleanse. Oil is the best option for removing physical sunscreens. So I requested an oil cleanser as an extra. Whatever your skin needs or if you have some special requests, I’m sure Skincity will handle it.

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Maria Åkerberg’s Pre-Cleansing Oil is great for removing sunscreen and makeup.

Here’s how my routine looks like with the new products.

My evening skincare routine

  1. *Maria Åkerberg Precleansing Oil
  2. *Maria Åkerberg Gentle Foaming Wash
  3. *Neal’s Yard Remedies Rehydrating Rose Toner
  4. *Neal’s Yard Remedies Sensitive Soothing Daily Serum
  5.  *Neal’s Yard Remedies Vitamin E & Avocado Night Cream
  6.  *Neal’s Yard Remedies White Tea Eye Gel

My morning skincare routine

  1. Splash with water
  2.  *Neal’s Yard Remedies Rehydrating Rose Toner
  3. *Neal’s Yard Remedies Sensitive Soothing Daily Serum
  4. *Neal’s Yard Remedies Purifying Palmarosa Daily Moisturizer
  5. *Neal’s Yard Remedies White Tea Eye Gel

 

My weekly skincare routine

  1. *Neal’s Yard Remedies Honey & Orange Face Scrub
Notes and thoughts on the products & routine

My favorite products are the Rehydrating Rose Toner and the Sensitive Soothing Daily Serum. It’s funny, because I used to really dislike rose scent (or is it one of those scents you kind of learn to love?). However, the toner smells fresh and provides the perfect hydration for my skin. I take it into my palms and pat on to my skin.

The Soothing Serum is another lovely product for hydration. It contains hyaluronic acid, borage seed oil and soothing plant extracts. I’ve talked about the importance of a hydrating serum before and that goes for all seasons. As lovely as the sun is, it dries out the skin and at least my skin appreciates all the watery hydration it can get.

The Purifying Palmarosa Daily Moisturizer has been a good summer match for my skin. It absorbs quickly, controls oil and works really well under makeup.

Need changes to the routine? What if something’s not working?

You can always redo the skin test if you want totally new recommendations or feel like something’s not working. Or maybe you want new recommendations from a specific brand? You can see the past skin test results on you own page, when you log on to the site.

Secondly, you can also chat with a skin therapist, if you want to change something. In my routine I ended up changing the facial wash (I first had the Purifying Palmarosa Wash for oily skin). I chatted with the skin therapist and asked for another slightly more gentle cleanser. Very quickly (in just a few minutes!) I got two new product recommendations to that.

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If you want to get your skincare in order, I warmly recommend doing the free skin test. It can also be a great opportunity to try a new brand. Maybe your day cream is running out and you were planning on buying a new one anyway. Why not do the skin test and see what it says?

Skincity always offers free postage in the Northern Countries – no matter the size of the order!

*Free skin test for 4 products
*Free skin test for 6-8 products
*Shop at Skincity

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This whole makeup look is also done with all the brands Skincity sells. I’m wearing:

*Maria Åkerberg’s mineral powder, Pure Beige
*Jane Iredale Ellen Lipstick
*Clarins Joli Blush in Cheeky Peach
*Clarins Ombe 3 Couleurs palettes

Common mistakes in skincare you should avoid

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As a beauty therapist skincare is especially close to my heart. During my years of doing facials at a salon and just by talking with people, I have learned that taking care of your skin does not come easy to everyone.

In this post I will share some common mistakes that you should avoid in your skincare routine. I will also tell you what to do instead. I can guarantee you that by taking care of your skin properly, you will see results.

 

Common mistakes in skincare you should avoid

 

Mistake 1 – Not Having A Routine

When I hear of people not having a routine, I want to cry a little. Here’s the beef: Washing your face with your shower gel does not count. No matter the skin problem, you need a good solid routine. Even if you your skin is in a good shape, you still need a routine to keep it that way.  A skincare routine doesn’t need to be complicated! Most important things are: removing your makeup, washing your face and moisturising. That alone puts my mind at ease a bit.

Read more: How to build a skincare routine for different skintypes

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Mistake 2 – The Lack Of Double Cleansing

Double cleansing is crucial, especially if you wear makeup or sunscreen. Basically you’re first washing your makeup off – then actually cleansing your face. I’ll admit even I didn’t always double cleanse. But after I started doing it, I noticed a big change. My pores didn’t get clogged as much and small impurities went away. Nowadays makeup tends to be very long lasting, so it’s extra important to really get it off the skin.

So in other words: you need two cleansers for your face. A makeup remover and a cleanser.

*Makeup eraser
A microfibre towel, which you can just rub all over your face to remove your makeup. Perfect if you’re feeling lazy!

*Missha Perfect Deep Cleansing Oil
Oil based makeup remover are the best makeup removers are oils. They also take sunscreen off really well! Here’s one that’s very affordable and handy, since it comes with a pump.

*Lavera Hydro Effect Cleansing Balm
Gentle, yet effective cleanser.

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Mistake 3 – Skipping Eye Cream

The skin around our eyes is very thin and that makes it delicate. Wrinkles and dryness get to that area first, AKA the first signs of aging. When you do just a little bit of eye massage when applying your eye cream, you also get rid of any puffiness. I strongly recommend using an eye cream as soon as you start wearing makeup, as a teen. Now if you’re reading this and you’re 25+ – don’t worry! It’s not too late. But it is important to get yourself an eye cream.

*SVR Topialyse Palpebral Irritated eyelids Soothing Cream
I received this product in a Lookfantastic Beauty Box and it just comes to show how great that box is. I had never heard of the brand before, but this product is the best thing that’s happened to my eyelids.

Mistake 4 – Not Taking The Time For A Weekly Mask

Years ago I would have urged you to both exfoliate and apply a mask. Nowadays I actually think you can get away with only one product, as long as it’s exfoliating your skin. Because exfoliation is the key here. Properly exfoliating your skin once a week gets rid of sebaceous filaments (those things that look like blackheads, but are not), dead skin cells and it brightens up the skin.

Here is my recipe for a glowy skin: apply a thick layer of Evolve Beauty’s Radiant Glow Mask, let it sit for 5 minutes and rinse off. Apply a generous amount of moisturizer and go to sleep. You’ll wake up reborn with a glowy skin.

*Evolve Beauty Radiant Glow Mask
My all time favorite face mask, which smells like vanilla and exfoliates the skin gently using coconut shell powder. It leaves my skin baby smooth and radiant.

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What do you think of my tips – agree or disagree?

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