This skincare routine is essential for keeping my skin looking at its best. I use the Optimals Age Revive set as it targets multiple signs of ageing.
Step 1: Cleanse
Age Revive 2 in 1 Cleansing Milk & Eye Make-Up Remover
Every morning and night I cleanse my face with this cleanser. I love it because it is an eye make-up remover and cleanser combined. Very convenient and saves me having to buy each one separately. It removes impurities and make-up easily and leaves my face feeling thoroughly cleansed, soft and hydrated. I apply a light layer of cleanser to my face with my fingers, then I use a cotton pad and wipe gently in an outwards motion to remove the cleanser along with the dirt, debris and make-up from my skin.
Step 2: Tone
Age Revive Toner
Every morning and evening after cleansing, I use this toner to remove any traces of cleanser and to tighten my pores as well as purifying my skin. Once applied, I feel my skin tingle as the toner starts to work. My skin is left feeling refreshed. I use a cotton pad and sweep gently over my face in an outwards motion.
Step 3: Moisturise
Age Revive Serum
Every morning and evening, I apply a serum after cleansing and toning, but before moisturising. It hydrates and re-plumps my skin minimising pores and boosting radiance. I apply gently being careful not to drag and pull the skin. I feel it is best to allow the serum to dry before I apply my moisturiser.
Age Revive Day Cream SPF 15
Every morning after cleansing and toning, I moisturise my skin with this day cream. It hydrates, brightens and replenishes my skin. The SPF 15 protects my skin from premature ageing and pollution. I apply gently all over my face.
Age Revive Anti-Ageing Night Cream
Every evening after cleansing and toning, I moisturise my skin with this night cream. It hydrates and nourishes my skin, so I wake in the morning to my skin feeling fabulous and more youthful. I apply the night cream in the same way as the day cream.
Age Revive Anti-Ageing Eye Cream
The final stage of moisturising is to use an eye cream to reduce puffiness and dark circles. The skin around my eyes feels cool and brightened after application. I apply this cream gently under the eyes from the inside corner to the outside every morning and evening.
Step 4: Exfoliate
Skin Refine Exfoliation Scrub
Once weekly, or when I need to brighten and revive my skin, I use this exfoliator. It leaves my skin radiant and smooth. It removes all the dead skin cells to leave my skin looking bright and healthy. I apply a small amount to my skin massaging gently in small circles all over the face.
Step 5: Mask to Deep Cleanse
Swedish Spa Purifying Face Mask
Once weekly and after exfoliating, I use this mask to deep cleanse my pores. It draws out impurities, detoxifies and leaves my skin feeling clean and soft. I cleanse my skin, then apply a thin layer all over my face. I relax for 10 minutes allowing the mask to work, then rinse off with lukewarm water.
All of the products have to avoid the eye area. The only cream to be put near the eyes is the eye cream. The eye area is very delicate, and the eye cream has been specially formulated to care for the skin around the eyes.