What are the products you couldn't live without?
It has to be the Niacinamide Super Serum and SUNSCREEN!
Can you tell us your top tips for building a skincare routine?
Trial and error. Add slowly, don't try and overhaul your skincare routine overnight. Also there is no shame in a simple 3 step routine.
What is the most important part of any good routine?
Cleansing and consistency. I think cleansing is so overlooked, double cleanse always and then some. Once you have done this you are set up for success, it also allows anything you apply thereafter to work 10 times harder.
Do you have any advice for someone who is having a "bad skin day" with the likes of redness, acne, or other skin problems and isn't feeling the best?
There is no bad skin day that can't be fixed with a good mask, at home treatment, or even a good old soak in the tub with some bath salts. Redness can be combated by using products with sulfur which is super affordable and sold at most chemists. Breakouts are very normal and 99% of the world's population has suffered from a blemish at some stage, if that doesn’t put it into perspective then have a wine and some chocolate.
When did you start using Olay products?
I started with the Olay Regenerist Whip, it would have been about a year after it launched (around 2019). It was love at first application, which never happens. Then that led to me trying more from the brand. Also I will say my Yiayia has been using Olay since the 60s back then it was called ‘Oil of Ulan’. Her skin is incredible so it was not surprising the products were so good, she still swears by it to this day and has a red jar in her bathroom. I recently gave her the Ultra Rich Moisturiser, she loves it!
How do you use Olay in your routine?
At the moment I'm using a lot of the Olay Luminous Niacinamide Super Serum, literally day and night. I think of it as a valium for my skin. The new Niacinamide + Vitamin C Moisturiser has been getting a lot of action. I find it hard to find a Vitamin C product that agrees with my oily skin type, but this one is a dream, especially under sunscreen and makeup.
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