Top Tips for Healthy Skin in 2022, by Dr Yiannis
A New year—a new chapter and a good time to set new resolutions.

Jan 17th, 2022

You've probably already begun; you’ve reduced the hours you spend scrolling on social, started reading a new novel, cut out the carbs, binned the booze and maybe even joined a gym. But what do you have planned for your skincare overhaul?

Are you confident you in what an effective skincare regimen consists of?
Are you led by enticing price points or lured by a perfumed smell?
Does your product need to have been endorsed by this month’s most popular influencer?

Lots of products out there promise the world or offer something they claim to be  bespoke or original, but I can reassure you they all follow pretty much the same principle, they just use clever marketing.

My aim is to save you time and money, and help you achieve the glowing skin you truly deserve. So let me help you get started with your 2022 skincare routine, with some simple steps to achieve optimum results.

Clean + Activate + Protect
= Healthy, Glowing Skin

It’s a simple equation to remember. For skin to glow and look healthy it needs to be properly cleaned, stimulated and protected. And this is how:

Clean Skin

The beginning of your journey starts with simply cleansing your face thoroughly and consistently. I tend to use Gentle Cleanser by the ZO Skin Health. It’s a gentle cleanser for all skin types designed to remove effectively impurities and leave the skin feeling refreshed and hydrated.

Not many people are aware of the benefits of using a toner. A good toner removes any last traces of dirt and debris that may have clogged our pores after cleansing, and it helps maintain the skin’s natural pH level. One of the best toners comes with the Nu Derm System by the Obagi Medical products. With hazel and aloe vera, it’s the ying and yang that just work so well together.

Another essential step that so many people neglect to do is to exfoliate 2 to 3 times per week. The principle is simple: we exfoliate to rid the epidermis of dead cells which makes our skin look dull and tired. Exfoliating Polish by ZO Skin Health is one of my obsessions. A physical exfoliator with granulated magnesium crystals. The results are so impressive you won’t ever forget to exfoliate again!

Stimulate Skin

In the morning: it’s time for antioxidants! It’s simple, antioxidants help protect our skin from free radical damage and environmental aggressors such as pollution and UV rays. In simple words, they slow down the appearance of signs of ageing. Daily Power Defence by ZO Skin Health is my second obsession.

Why?: Not only does this powerful antioxidant serum promote overall skin health, help tighten and firm the skin and improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles, it has got to be one of the best skin barrier function repair products on the market – so beautifully nourishing.

At night: it’s time for retinol! This is something that should be in EVERYONE’S regime. An absolute star ingredient that aids in a huge range of concerns. Retinol can help you on your way to your ultimate glow by improving collagen production.

BUT. Yes a huge BUT. Do not make the mistake of lathering retinol on your skin without talking to me about it first! Retinol is not an ingredient to be messed with. I am a huge fan of D-E-J Night Face Cream by Revision.

Why?: At night it works its magic releasing microencapsulated retinol, plumping and firing the skin with an intense hydration which reduces appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and sagging skin. PS: it’s also listed by Forbes as one of the 10 best face creams to soothe and treat dry skin.

Protect Skin

If you don’t already know, there is a phrase used time and time again in the world of skincare:

“SPF is your BFF”

No joke, you need a sun protection factor in your life no matter whether outdoors (exposed to the sun) or indoors (exposed to radiation coming from the screen of your laptop, TV or mobile). This is probably the MOST important investment you will make and the biggest favour you can do for your skin. I strongly recommend Extreme Protect SPF 40 by iSClinical

Why?: Combining the latest in antiageing technology with sun protection, this formula features microfine zinc oxide, micro-encapsulated sunscreens and powerful botanical antioxidants. Clinically proven to repair and protect collagen and cell DNA with its unique extremozyme technology, this broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen is the ultimate moisturising protection.

Now we’ve mastered the basics, here’s a couple more considerations.


Your eyes always say a lot about you, so let’s look after them as much as we can. The most common concern eye-wise is lines and if your someone who’s always on the go like me or runs off little sleep you’ll probably appreciate a truly effective treat! I love ELASTIderm by Obagi Medical.

Why?: ELASTIderm Eye Cream features the proprietary Bi-Mineral Contour Complex and is clinically proven to help reduce the appearance of eye area fine lines and wrinkles, while providing a firmer, more resilient look. It’s also ophthalmologist tested.

My Secret Weapon

Before I leave you on your way to begin your new regime, I must tell you about my third obsession. If you truly want to glow without the need of make up, or something you can use at home just minutes before you go out on a big night, then try Active Peel System by ISClinical

Why: The clinically advanced botanically based Active Peel System is a powerful yet gentle, fast-acting two-step treatment designed to resurface and polish the skin while providing hydration, rejuvenation, and antioxidant protection. Designed to use every other day, this complete skin treatment produces a cool tingling sensation upon application as it activates. This well-balanced system helps to improve the appearance of skin tone and texture, resulting in a smooth, hydrated, and more youthful-looking complexion.


Whether you can afford only one product due to a limited budget – (make it SPF) or a full range of products, you must make sure you have chosen what is right for your skin and use it in a correct manner in order to achieve what your skin needs and what you truly deserve.

So there we have it, my current favourites that I am confident you will love just as much as I do! You can shop these amazing finds at

*Feel youthful and look your best, effortlessly* … Because skincare can be effortless.

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