Reiss: What is your skincare regime?
Thomas Barry: When I wake up in the morning, I apply Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate, followed with Bio Performance Glow Revival Serum and Moisturiser to give my skin a healthy glow for the day ahead. If I’m looking particularly tired I’ll use Sheer Eye Zone Corrector under my eyes to re-energise them. At night, I wash my face with WASO Quick Gentle Cleanser to remove the dirt and grime build-up from the day. I then apply WASO Fresh Jelly Lotion to prep my skin before using Ultimune Power and Essential Energy Moisturising Gel for an extra boost of restorative moisture to my skin.
How important is looking after our skin in today’s fast-paced, constantly on-the-go world?
It’s essential to look after your skin, especially if you work and live in a highly populated city. Harmful aggressors such as pollution stress, even blue light from phones and tablets all wreak havoc on our skin and speed up the ageing process. It’s critical to ensure you protect your skin with an effective cleansing and moisturising routine. Make sure your moisturiser has an SPF, even if it’s not sunny.
What is the best way to adapt our skincare routine as we grow older?
Personally, I’d adapt things slowly and as and when you need them. Avoid using anti-ageing products too soon or you could risk becoming immune to the effects as you grow older. Instead, focus on hydrating your skin as skin moisture levels drop with age. Ensure you protect your skin from pollution and other harmful environmental aggressors.