Spectrum Talks: Skincare Awareness Month
September is skincare awareness month – the perfect time to take a look at our skincare routines and the products we use! So naturally, we dedicated one of our Spectrum Talks to the topic.
Read all the highlights from our Twitter chat below. From desert island skincare products to the best advice we’ve ever been given, we’ve got all the tips and inspo here to get your skin glowing.
Our Desert Island Skincare Products
We all have at least one product we can’t live without. When it comes to skincare, keeping up a daily routine is all important for that golden glow – so what are our go-to daily products?
It’s no surprise that SPF is top of the list for many of our Spectrum sisters!
Moisturiser with SPF! My skin needs moisture and protecting from the sun— Deanna Troi 🖖🏻💛 (@miniabbysciuto) September 7, 2021
Moisturizer with SPF for sure! Texas heat can be brutal! #SpectrumTalks— Rosary Cortez (@cortez1515) September 7, 2021
Heat or no heat, high SPF products are an absolute must in our opinion. Protecting your skin daily from harmful UV rays has great anti-aging benefits in the long run!
Serum! I need my serum to leave my skin fresh— Urban Angel 🍂🍁 (@UrbanAngel1111) September 7, 2021
Nothing gets you glowing quite like a serum – and they’re great for everyday hydration too.
Which Skincare Products Do We Always Change Up?
It’s harder to hit the mark with some products. By a total landslide the product we switch up most often is…
Serums!!! I love a good float serum 😍— Pandora 🐝 🏳️⚧️ 🏳️🌈 (@JustPandora_x) September 7, 2021
Serums depending on how good or bad my skin is— It's beginning to look alot like Christmas (@britneyppp) September 7, 2021
Serums. It’s probably my favourite skincare product to test out so I’m always on the hunt for new ones.— Kelly Monaghan (@beautywithboox) September 7, 2021
There’s so much variety when it comes to serums that you can always test out something new. Depending on how your skin is feeling, the weather and all sorts of other factors, different products might work better for you.
Morning and Evening Skincare Routines
Should you follow a different skincare routine in the morning compared to nighttime?
Yes! Morning I cleanse tone and moisturise as I don’t have much time it in the evening I cleanse tone serum eye cream moisturiser and oils ☺️ two nights masks and two nights exfoliate— Celestial Artistry (@CelestialMua) September 7, 2021
This sounds dreamy. There’s so much you can do quickly for your skin, even if you struggle for time in the morning!
Yes, I use a glow tonic in the evening, and a thicker night time moisturiser. In the morning, I just do a quick cleanse and apply an SPF moisturiser.— Deanna Troi 🖖🏻💛 (@miniabbysciuto) September 7, 2021
Using SPF in the morning is one of the major differences between our AM and PM routines.
The most important thing is finding a balance. So if you struggle to maintain a skincare routine, strip it back to the basics – cleanse, moisturise, hydrate, and protect with SPF.
SPF Product Recommendations
There are more choices than ever when it comes to finding SPF skincare products! Do you use one every day though? And which is your fave?
We’ve had so many great recommendations from our Spectrum sisters.
I use it every single day no matter what. I used to use the Revolution Skincare but they don’t have an SPF50 so I now use bondi sands. It’s really good for dry/dehydrated skin. 🥰 although I want to try different ones now.— 🖤🕸𝒦𝒶𝓎𝓁𝑒𝒾𝑔𝒽 🕸🖤 (@crystalwitch_x) September 7, 2021
Finding the right protection is key – and hydration is such an added bonus.
Yes! SPF is super important I use @BootsNo7 protect and perfect foundation it had the skincare in and an spf of 50 but a good coverage everyday foundation! #no7— Celestial Artistry (@CelestialMua) September 7, 2021
We love a multitasking product!
I try to! The Kiehls Ultra Light Daily UV Defense is soooooo lovely!— Kelly Monaghan (@beautywithboox) September 7, 2021
What’s the Best Skincare Advice You’ve Been Given?
We wanted to know which pearls of wisdom have stuck with you and influenced your skincare routines! Listen up because we got some real gems.
Expensive isn’t always better. Read the ingredients and understand your skin 🥰— 🖤🕸𝒦𝒶𝓎𝓁𝑒𝒾𝑔𝒽 🕸🖤 (@crystalwitch_x) September 7, 2021
Yes! Your skin is unique. Take notice of what works for you and what doesn’t.
ALWAYS TAKE YOUR MAKE UP OFF BEFORE BED!— Celestial Artistry (@CelestialMua) September 7, 2021
START YOUR ANTI AGING EARLY ☺️
These two tips are huge. It’s never too early to start using anti-aging products!
"Your skin knows what it needs. Listen to it."— Deanna Troi 🖖🏻💛 (@miniabbysciuto) September 7, 2021
Another biggie. If you’re switching up your routine, take it 1 product at a time so you can really see the effects.
Top Skincare Tips
We can’t let you leave without giving away our top skincare secrets for that ultimate glow. So, our top daily steps are:
- Always wear SPF
- Never skip moisturiser
- Lock in hydration (try our Glowful Primer & Mist with hyaluronic acid)
- Always double cleanse
- Exfoliate at least once a week
Step This Way for Glowful Skin
If you’ve taken all our skincare insights on board, maybe it’s time for a product refresh! Get your hydration and illumination fix with our Spectrum skincare products.
And if you loved this Spectrum Talks recap, join us over on Twitter – we chat about a fresh topic every Tuesday at 12pm.