We’ve all been there: the moment our skin is great and we’re loving life, we break out. Presenter and DJ Maya Jama has been dealing with just that scenario, but she discovered a simple two-step routine that has stopped her skin from misbehaving. The best part? The two products together cost just £26.
Jama revealed in the Instagram post below that she has been using Dove Beauty Cream Bar (you can get it for under £1 per bar) to wash her face and Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream (£25), and that’s it. “My skin has been behaving since I started using less despite drinking an eating shit lol” she says.
Let’s be honest: Jama must have pretty good genes to be able to drink and eat whatever she likes and get such great results from such a stripped-back routine. But even if you do eat your five fruits and veggies a day and drink eight glasses of water, her “less is more” approach is not to be sniffed at if you do find yourself suffering from a breakout. It is so easy to panic-buy tons of active products that promise clear, glowing skin when it all goes wrong, but streamlining your routine, giving your skin a rest, and then building back up can work wonders. In the past, I have detoxed my routine too—relying on just a cleanser, serum and SPF—and found my skin was more hydrated and happier after a few weeks.
Usually, Jama isn’t afraid of a face mask and singing a silly song.
“I’ve found that there is no correct routine for everyone as we all have different skin an it depends on hormones n diet n bla bla but I’ve found less is more recently (not an expert but it’s working over here, this is also not an ad)” says Jama.
Shop Jama’s go-to skincare duo and a few of my stripped-back essentials below.