Perfect skin is something most of us strive for, yet it can often feel just that bit out of reach. Everyone’s skin journey is unique, and while there’s no one-size-fits-all approach to achieving a flawless complexion, there are some key steps to follow that can help get you the results you’re looking for. Read on to discover our guide to smooth, clear, flawless skin.

Step 1. Exfoliate

To help get perfect looking skin, start with exfoliation. Exfoliation removes dead cells, helps to unclog pores, and returns your skin to its natural glow, allowing your skin care products to sink deeper, maximising their effectiveness. Exfoliation is particularly useful when your skin begins to slow cell production with age, as it can rejuvenate the process to ensure your skin looks youthful and radiant.

Our Wake Me Up Radiance Boosting Scrub purifies and revitalises to prevent skin from looking dull and tired. It’s perfect if you’re looking for a gentle but effective exfoliation that purifies and gives tired-looking skin a wakeup call.

When exfoliating, less is definitely more. It might be tempting to scrub away at excess oil and dead cells, but excessive exfoliation will actually aggravate your skin. Instead, aim to exfoliate two to three times a week with a few breaks to allow your skin to settle and rejuvenate.

Start by dampening a towel with warm water and rest it against your face for one or two minutes. This will soften your skin and open your pores ready for exfoliating. Squeezing a small amount of our boosting scrub onto your fingertips, gently massage your face, targeting any dry or oily areas. Once you’ve done this, wash away the exfoliator with some lukewarm water, making sure to dry your face with a fresh, clean towel. Take your time with this step, there’s no rush. Your skin will thank you for it later!

Step 2. Cleanse

Our next skin care step is to cleanse. Now our boosting scrub’s done the heavy lifting, our cleanser will hone in on residue blocking your pores.

Micellar water removes impurities and makeup residue and is super gentle on the eyes, so can be used to wash your whole face. The type of Micellar Water Cleanser you choose depends on your skin type. For all-round flexibility, our Micellar Cleansing Gel Wash for Sensitive Skin cleanses, soothes and removes makeup, even on eyes and lips. If your skin tends to be on the oily side, try Micellar Cleansing Water for Combination Skin. This removes makeup, impurities and dirt, whilst mattifying your shine.

Foam up our gel cleanser with water and massage it into your skin. Be sure to wet your face beforehand, and focus on the areas surrounding your lips and eyes. Rinse off using warm water. If you’re using our Micellar Water, soak it up in a cotton pad and gently wipe over your skin. No need to rinse for this one, as our clever formula should have you covered.

Step 3. Tone

Toner is sometimes overlooked, and even regarded as unnecessary. But it plays a unique and crucial role in helping to achieve smooth, flawless-looking skin.

A good quality toner reduces the appearance of pores, can remove excess oil and stubborn dirt or makeup leftover on your face after you wash it and hydrates your skin. In short, toner is essential for that clear complexion you’re after.

Our Refreshing Botanical Toner with Aloe Extract removes makeup residue and impurities while toning your skin, leaving it feeling hydrated and refreshed. The aim here is to rebalance your skin after cleansing, and clear away any rebellious makeup still present, all while preparing it for the next steps.

Begin by splashing your face with cool water. Then, taking a soft cotton pad or ball, apply a drop of toner and softly dab your skin.

Step 4. Take care of your eyes

Your eyes are one of the first places to show signs of ageing. So, to achieve flawless-looking skin, don’t ignore those peepers. We love our Miracle Eye Cream for illuminated, brighter looking skin. Its anti-ageing formula contains SPF 20 to help protect the delicate skin around the eyes and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and crow's feet. We recommend you apply this daily.

For immediate results, try the Garnier 5 Second Perfect Blur Eye cream. The innovative blur technology is highly concentrated in light reflectors that diffuse light in all directions, blurring the signs of ageing and making skin appear softer and smoother. Circles and wrinkles immediately appear blurred.

Step 5. Face serum

We have a range of face serums that reduce the appearance of wrinkles, restore radiance and give the appearance of tauter skin. Our recommendation? UltraLift Complete Beauty Serum & Cream – its two-in-one formula leaves skin feeling firmer, boost radiance, and visible improves your skins appearance

Step 6. Moisturise

Once your serum is applied and you’ve waited a couple of minutes for your skin to dry, you’re ready to moisturise. Moisturising can seem like a given, and not something to be taken seriously. You might even forsake it during periods of oily skin or when you’ve cracked out the sunscreen.

Our moisturisers don’t simply rehydrate your skin. They’re a great way to lessen the appearance of wrinkles, help to protect your skin against external aggressors and improve your skin tone.

We have a wide range of moisturisers, so choosing one that suits your skin type will set you on the path to a flawless complexion. Need 24 hour protection from excess oil? Try our Pure Active Matte Control. For those with dehydrated skin, our Moisture Bomb Day Cream can help. And for a general morning boost, our Miracle Wake-Up Cream re-awakens the look of your skin, revealing a more radiant, soft and youthful-looking complexion.

Getting perfect looking skin is something that can be achievable for everyone with our simple skin care routine. It’s all about giving your skin a little attention every day, understanding what works for you and learning how to treat your skin quickly and effectively with our skin care range.

You’ll have perfect looking skin in no time.

GARNIER TO THE RESCUE !