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We recently asked you on IG what you want to know about skincare and, turns out, you have a whoooole lotta questions! So, from how to deal with 'maskne', to what order your skincare routine should be in, we've got all the answers below. P.S. Shout/out to the pros at one of our fave brands The Inkey List, who provided their science-based insider knowledge 👩‍🔬👨‍🔬
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In the AM, what order should you apply your skincare products?
Cleanse first, then hydrate (with hyaluronic acid), treat (with products that target your concerns), moisturise and then apply SPF. Top tip: apply products in order of thinnest to thickest, leaving a minute between each product.

What acids shouldn’t be used together?
It's best to use only one exfoliating acid at a time, in each AM and PM routine, to avoid irritation.

Do you really need to wear SPF every day?
Yes! Unprotected sun exposure can accelerate signs of ageing, cause pigmentation issues and damage skin. So, be sure to use a broad-spectrum SPF; it's best as the last step of your AM routine. And yes, that's even for when you're indoors all day... UVA rays can cause long-term sun damage and they can penetrate through glass, so it’s important to ensure your skin is protected all the time. Sunscreen wears off throughout the day due to sweat, face touching and weather conditions, so reapply every few hours for maximum protection.
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How do you deal with 'maskne'?
Standard spot treatments are the best way to combat maskne, either under your face covering or at night. Our Succinic Acid, or the Kaolin Mask, works wonders, too.

What are the best ingredients to use if you have rosacea?
Ingredients you can consider incorporating into your skincare routine include azealic acid and aloe vera.

What are the best skincare ingredients for glowing skin?
Ingredients including vitamin C, polyglutamic acid, alpha arbutin and Q10, along with our Apple Cider Vinegar Peel and PHA Toner.
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How do you get rid of or reduce blackheads?
By exfoliating! You can do this with salicylic acid, beta hydroxy acid (BHA), a glycolic toner, PHA, lactic acid and retinol.

What harsh skincare ingredients should we be wary of? 
Ingredients that are often included in prescription skincare, such as hydroquinone and retinols, aren't necessarily to be avoided, but you do need to be careful with them. Make sure you're using the right products for your particular skin type.

What's the deal with Vitamin C?
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps brighten and even out skin tone, and protect against damage from environmental pollution. It can be used in the AM or PM. However, it's best to use it in the morning to make the most of its amazing antioxidant effects. P.S. Avoid using vit C in tandem with a retinol, exfoliating acids, and niacinamide, as this can cause irritation.