· By Nicola Johnston
How to build the best skincare routine in 5 easy steps
Skincare these days can be so complicated.
Whether it’s the overwhelming selection of miracle promising products, or routines that require a small fortune’s investment in both money and time, it’s no wonder so many of us throw in the towel (literally) and resort to a splash of water before running out the door.
Now, while this is convenient, it does your skin no favours.
And, at the end (and beginning) of the day, skincare doesn’t need to be complicated.
Say hello to naturally glowing skin with our easy five step regime.
At SUP, we know that nurturing our skin begins on the inside. This is why our no fuss routine starts with our SUP supplements to feed and nurture your glow from within.
Our beauty range is designed to support you with multiple skin loving goodies including collagen, Vitamin C, Zinc and Biotin (a vitamin essential for hair growth, glowing skin and healthy nails) and more. This routine will have you out the door in minutes, ready to take on whatever the day has in store.
Simply check out our beauty supplements and choose your favourite format to get started:
Step One: Take your SUPs
Start your day the right way with your personalised beauty supplement (link to quiz or beauty shop page). Just starting out? We suggest the Collagen, Hair, Skin & Nails Tablets as your foundation and the Hair, Skin & Nail Gummies.
Upon rising, take one tablet with water.
Containing 500mg hydrolysed collagen and 2.5mg biotin, these tablets are a great way to:
- Support overall skin health
- Assist nail growth
- Reduce brittle/splitting nails
- Support shiny, healthy hair
After taking your daily tablet, be sure to put your packet of Hair, Skin & Nails Gummies into your bag for a top up during the day.
Our delicious gummies are a fun way to feed your skin from within. Aside from being delicious, these chewable gummies are so easy to add to your daily routine that you’ll never get to lunchtime and realise you’ve forgotten to take your supplements!
Take two a day to:
- Support collagen production
- Support skin health and elasticity
- Support hair growth and thickness when dietary intake is inadequate
- Reduce brittle and splitting nails.
Step Two: Hydrate
Okay, so technically this forms part of step one., but who doesn’t love a good ‘two birds, one stone’ hack?
Drink two, tall glasses of water with your tablets- bonus points if you use filtered or purified water! Not only will the water help you rehydrate after sleep, but it will also leave you feeling awake, energised and ready to get into the day.
Pro tip: If you’re like us and you struggle to get your water in, make a habit of drinking two more glasses every time you top up with a gummy. It’s an easy way to guarantee you get 6 of your 8 glasses before dinner!
Step Three: Cleanse, Exfoliate & Tone
After you’ve looked after your skin from within, it’s time to focus on the outside.
Cleanse your skin with a gentle, soap free cleanser. Look for natural products which contain no sulfates and parabens as these can strip the skin of essential oils, leaving it dry and prone to irritation.
Exfoliate once or twice a week to remove dead skin, deep clean your pores and boost the healthy glow you’ll notice with this 5 step routine. If you don’t have an exfoliating scrub, use your regular cleanser with an exfoliating pad.
After you’ve cleansed, use a gentle toner to restore your skin’s pH levels and prepare it for makeup.
Step Four: Moisturise
Smooth and hydrate your skin from the outside with a light, all natural moisturiser. Look for one which is low on fragrance and preservatives. Consider moisturisers which are enriched with skin loving minerals such as magnesium and zinc.
Step Five: Protect
Regardless of whether you’ll spend your day inside or not, applying an SPF is an absolute necessity for maintaining and protecting your skin’s health.
Sun is incredibly damaging to the skin’s cells, and your risk of premature aging, skin cancer and skin irritation is compounded even when your exposure is minimal and incidental (think: your daily commute or lunchtime stroll).1
We recommend choosing a foundation, BB Cream, or sunscreen which has a SPF rating of at least 50+ for optimal protection. Use this as the base for your makeup, or to provide light coverage for an all-natural glow.
Glow about your day feeling your best
At the start of this post, we said that skincare doesn’t need to be complicated. And the proof is in our easy-to-follow skincare routine!
Simply combine your SUP foundation (e.g. Collagen, Hair, Skin & Nails Tablets) with your favourite SUP top up (e.g. Hair, Skin & Nails Gummies) with a few simple steps to harness your natural glow and feed your skin from the inside out!
Always read the label. Follow the directions for us. Vitamins and minerals should not replace a balanced diet.