How-to: simple student skin

This post is brought to you by Clinique.

It’s the new year and a new decade, which means there’s never been a better time to pick up some good habits. Are you guilty of being lazy with your skincare routine? Is it basically non-existent? We can help you with that!

We’ve teamed up with Clinique to break down one of the essential beauty trends we’re going to be seeing and that’s all about looking after your skin, which includes make-up removal, not skipping toner and achieving a really natural beauty look! Don’t forget to shop all the products and grab 10% off with your UNiDAYS discount.

Behind the trend

Skincare has become so huge in recent years and rightly so! We’re more clued up than ever about the importance of caring for our skin. That being said, it’s not always easy to know where to start.

Uni life can be tough on your skin (late nights, bad food, stress) so locking down an easy routine that ensures your makeup is removed, your skin feels fresh and is nourished can be one of the greatest feelings, and we’ve got an easy one for you coming right up...

How can I create my skincare routine?

Step 1

So, you have on a full face of makeup and you need an easy way to remove it, without making your skin raw from scrubbing. Clinique’s Take the Day Off cleansing balm is perfect for gently, yet efficiently removing even the toughest makeup. Use your fingertips to scoop up some balm and massage into your face in a heart-shaped motion. The balm will transform into a silky oil while remaining non-greasy.

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Step 2

Next, pump twice on Clinique’s liquid facial soap and lather between your palms with some water. Massage over your now makeup-free face and don’t forget to include the neck area. Use a damp towel or rinse with water to complete the step. Skin will be left feeling fresh, never taut or dry!

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Step 3

Toning is the step that most people skip, but we’re here to tell you what it’s all about! Toner helps to reduce the size of your pores, restores the skin's pH balance, adds a layer of protection and prevents ingrown hairs so how can you skip past it?! Use Clinique’s Clarifying Lotion 2 which is ideal for sweeping away pollution and excess oil. Apply toner to a cotton pad and sweep gently over the face, making sure you get into all the nooks and crannies.

Step 4

Finish off your skincare routine by using Clinique iD - a customisable moisturiser with over 20 combinations to hydrate and treat your skin’s main concerns. We’ve used New Clinique iD BB-gel, a lightweight moisturising gel with Tint Release Technology that gives a natural, even tint to your skin - perfect for use in the morning on it’s own or as a makeup base. Check out the full Clinique iD range to find the moisturiser base and cartridge that’s right for you (It’s also available without a tint). Massage a pump of the gel into your skin and it’ll feel better than it ever has!

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It really is that easy to care for your skin in 4 easy steps. It’s perfect for student life and requires minimal effort- win, win!

Don’t forget to use your UNiDAYS discount with Clinique to get 10% off any of these products.

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