Prepping your skin
It is important to create a fresh base before applying make-up to your face. Follow the guide to cleanse and nourish your skin in preparation.
Cleanser and toner
Start by gently wetting a cotton pad with eye make-up remover and place it on a closed eye and leave for a few seconds allowing the product to dissolve any eye make-up. Ensure you use a separate cotton pad on each eye to avoid the spread of infection.
Move on to cleansing your skin using a creamy cleanser that easily tissues off. Be sure to massage it thoroughly into your face and neck and then remove it using a gentle flowing motion. You may wish to use a foaming cleanser that washes off too – but avoid any exfoliating products as they are too harsh for the skin while undergoing treatment.
To remove excess residue, apply a mild toner to a cotton pad and gently stroke the skin using upward movements.
It can be difficult to avoid incidental sun exposure to your arms, neck and face when going about your daily routine. To avoid sun damage, be sure to apply a minimum protection of SPF30 and broad spectrum sunscreen.
Generously massage the sunscreen into your face, neck and ears (avoiding your eyes) 20 minutes before you go outside and again at least every two hours. Apply more than half a teaspoon of sunscreen to each arm and the face/neck (including ears and the scalp if you have experienced hair loss), and just over one teaspoon to each leg, the front of the body and the back of the body.
Be sure to store your sunscreen in a cool and dry place and be wary of its expiry date. Although some products, like moisturisers and foundations contain SPFs you should always use a separate sunscreen too.
Using a moisturiser, morning and night, will keep your skin supple and hydrated. Warm up your moisturiser by squeezing or scooping a small amount onto your fingertips. Massage the moisturiser liberally to your face and neck using gentle, upward strokes. Avoid using your moisturiser around the delicate eye area, instead gently dot eye cream around the orbital bone using your ring finger.