How to up your skincare game

Ok, is it just us, or is looking after your skin getting damn complicated? There’s cleansers, toners, exfoliators, serums, natural oils, moisturisers, masks, eye creams, facials, BHAs, AHA’s, glycolics, peptides, retinols… and that’s just the beginning. We could go on forever cataloguing every kind, category and treatment… and all the things we know we should be doing but, let’s face it, they all take time and $$$.

And while we’re getting all carried away and caught-up with the latest and greatest, are we missing/forgetting the simple things we can do every day for our skin? For us at THE FILE HQ, the answer to that question is a big fat yes.

So today we’re taking you back to basics.

Some of the best beauty advice we’ve ever been given is actually really simple, so we figured it’s worth revisiting. Some of it we learnt from our mums, some from models… all the way to our naturopath.

Regardless of where it came from, we know it’s improved our skin from the inside out (and vice versa), so read on.

By Carmen Hamilton.