Lockdown has made me “That Girl”: New Me has completely changed my skin care routine!
Lockdown has made me “That Girl”:
New Me has completely changed my skincare routine!
If you’re in Australia right now, odds are that you’re in lockdown like me. Unfortunately for us, it’s also that time of year where we’re all ready to start revamping everything about ourselves. This feeling combined with lots of free time to invest into achieving the best version of ourselves is probably why you’re trying to grip onto your sanity with a self-care kick.
I don’t know about everyone else, but I’m already sick of binge-watching my favourite TV series, and I can’t commit to any more gruelling at home daily workouts. Although I can’t go to the gym or meet up with friends to cure my boredom, I can spend a nauseating amount of time researching skincare, which is how I discovered New Me.
The first thing that caught my eye about New Me Skincare was the name: it captures how I’m feeling, ready for a change (or a new me). Born right here in Sydney, Australia, also like me, the brand focuses on building self-love and healing – all the products are simple yet effective. I’m also a massive fan of the packaging, which is a minimalist’s dream! The range is all Australian and all natural with organically derived ingredients. I felt good investing in a brand focused on ethics and the health of my skin rather than branding. The products are all titled simply and are easy to navigate which means I know exactly what I’m using.
At first, I was worried that the products wouldn’t live up to what I’ve been currently using – like the rest of the internet I’ve been on a The Ordinary kick for the past couple of months. Unless you live under a rock you’ve definitely heard about how amazing The Ordinary skincare is. While I’ve been loving the outcome, the process and amount of different products that I have to layer (as well navigating the confusing labelling) made the cheap price tag almost not worth it. However, after using New Me for a few weeks my skin has been looking better than ever. There’s no need to layer three different serums and hope for the best as the New Me Hydrating Serum contains both Hyaluronic Acid and Niacinamide, whilst the Hydrating Moisturiser contains naturally derived Vitamin C for simple layering of the essentials. The competitive price tag is also an added bonus! New Me officially has made both my skin and my bank account happy. So without any further ado, here is my official Lockdown skincare routine:
I start off every morning with the New Me Cleansing Cream 125ml, I have quite dry skin and this cleansing cream has the perfect creamy texture to ensure that my skin feels hydrated even after washing away built up nasties. I’m a big fan of the Jojoba Oil in this cleanser, which makes sure your skin is protected without clogging pores.
Next up, I use the New Me Hydrating Serum 30ml, which is my personal favourite from the range. This serum combines Niacinamide, Panthenol and Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate and brighten the complexion without causing any irritation. I usually pat this serum into damp skin to promote the hydrating effects of the Hyaluronic Acid. Let the serum sit for a minute so that it can fully absorb.
To seal the serum in, I apply the New Me Hydrating Moisturiser 60ml, which has a silky, creamy texture. This moisturiser sinks into the skin beautifully, and contains Kakadu Plum which is a naturally rich source of Vitamin C (perfect for evening the complexion and fighting free radicals). This moisturiser leaves a perfect glowy base for your daily makeup!
Finally, I always finish off with the most important step of your daily skincare routine: sunscreen. My personal fave is the Aspect Sun Envirostat Face SPF 50 75ml. Even when we’re inside all day, sunscreen is so important to protect your skin from the harsh Australian UV Rays. Make sure to top up every 2 hours, especially on your daily lockdown coffee grab and walk around the neighbourhood.
My favourite part about this skincare range is its simplicity: there’s no need to layer different serums or struggle to figure out different ingredient strengths. It also looks aesthetically pleasing on your bathroom countertop, which is always a plus. New Me ensures that your skin gets all the essentials it needs to look and feel its best without the guesswork.
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