Teenage skincare solutions with Amie
It’s never too early to develop a great skincare routine, with your teenage years being one of the key periods in your life when your skin can become rebellious. This is a great place to begin, the journey of a lifetime towards the Holy Grail – a flawless complexion!
Here’s the science bit: our skin produces a lubricating oil called sebum. The oil’s main role is to keep moisture levels constant within the skin, and to provide a waterproof layer. When sebum and sweat mix on the surface of the skin, the acid mantle is formed; this clever protective barrier inhibits bacterial growth. Excess sebum can be produced during puberty, leading to blemishes or acne.
Many hold the misconception that teenage skincare should be a routine of rigorous cleansing, with astringent products or worse, soap. Using harsh products that dry the skin is actually a counterproductive process. When the skin is stripped of the essential layer of sebum, it works overtime to replace this lost oil and more, which leads to an oily, acned complexion.
We’re here to quash that beauty myth and set the record straight with the fabulous range by Amie, which specialises in high performance and gentle skincare. Designed specifically for hormonal teenage complexions, this beauty secret is loved by people of all ages!
With prices that won’t break the bank, we’ve narrowed down our favourites to these fab four beauty must-haves.
With cooling cucumber and soothing chamomile, all traces of eye make-up are removed with ease. An essential product for those amongst you who have sensitive eyes; when excessive rubbing causes flare-ups and dryness, this oil free formulation erases panda eyes without stinging or irritation.
For quick, easy, refreshed and super clean skin, this handy product certainly delivers. Use twice a day by soaking a cotton wool pad, then wiping over the face. Ensure you pay particular attention to areas prone to congestion, for gentle yet effective removal of make-up, dirt, and oil.
With French rose petal, raspberry, apple and witch hazel, we not only love the smell of this light cleanser, but the cooling effect it has on the skin.
If you are prone to an oily complexion, rather than strip your skin of its natural oils, select your products accordingly. Amie’s matte-finish moisturiser is your new best friend. We applied the moisturiser to one half of our face to test the performance of this product, and we were amazed with the results! Instantly mattifying and skin-smoothing, this product leaves the perfect base for flawless make-up application.
With lemon and orange to act as natural antiseptic treatment to any blemishes, organic rosehip and bilberry to hydrate, and vitamin E to protect against the damaging effects of pollution, this moisturiser is an oily complexion skin saviour.
This wonderfully refreshing deep cleansing treatment is a must-have, once-a-week boost for your complexion. This mask is ideal for anyone trying to keep blemishes at bay, with French white clay to draw out excess sebum, deep-seated dirt and spot-causing bacteria without disturbing the skin’s natural pH and oil balance. To use, smooth a thin layer over your face, avoiding the delicate eye area, lie back and relax for 15 minutes, then rinse to remove. Step back from the mirror and admire your glowing reflection!
What’s clear from our review of Amie is that high performance skincare doesn’t have to cost the earth; we couldn’t have been more impressed with this bargain beauty miracle range. Young or not so young, male or female, if you crave a blemish-free, healthy complexion, then Amie is all you need!
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