What I Have Learnt From Caroline Hirons skinCARE Book.

Over the years, there's no doubt about it, I've made skincare mistakes. From using the wrong product for my skin type to buying a product that brought my skin out in an unseemly rash, you name it, I've made errors. I thought I had a pretty good and effective skincare routine in place. But after reading *Caroline Hirons skinCARE book, I realised I needed to make a few changes. Reading Caroline Hirons book made me see that I am currently doing a few things wrong in terms of my skincare. And even also how I am applying my skincare products!

Caroline Hirons skincare book

I'm no skincare expert by any means, but after reading Caroline Hirons book, I learnt so much and am finally ready to amend my errors and update my skincare routine. 


Like I said, they were some lessons I learnt from Caroline's skinCARE book. I love how Caroline addressed some skincare myths, a couple I actually believed and did myself before reading the book! 


So, after finishing the book, here's what I learnt from Caroline Hirons skinCARE book:

I need to improve my night skincare routine

I realised that I have been making a few mistakes when it comes to my nighttime skincare routine. Sometimes, I do forget to cleanse at night, which is something I need to get into the habit of doing. My skin needs just as much attention at night as it does at the start of the day!

Caroline Hirons skincare book

Stop rubbing product in my hands before applying

OMG, I am mega guilty of this! I always thought rubbing the product into my hands to warm it up was the right thing to do! How wrong was I?! Caroline states that any good formulation is ready to go as soon as you squeeze a drop onto your face. Otherwise, you're just rubbing products into your hands and they're getting the most benefit, not your face. In the book, Caroline explains with a photo demo on how to apply products properly from your hands. The technique I'm mastering as we speak!

I now know how much product I should use per application

I have always been wary of how much product I should use daily. The size of a pea? The size of a 50p coin? Sometimes it is just a guessing game. Thankfully, Caroline displays a collage of photos with how much of each product you should use. Overall, this is such a huge help to me, I don't have to worry if I'm using more or less than what I need!

Do skincare after exercising

Indeed I am someone who does their skincare as soon as they get up in the morning, then exercise afterwards. Oops! Caroline goes into such detail with this section. She goes through different forms of exercise and how to do your skincare around that. This has to be one of my favourite sections of the book. As someone who exercises daily and does different forms of exercise, this was a big help for me. 

Caroline Hirons skincare book

Skin types/skin conditions are completely different

This seems quite an obvious one that I should know already. But Caroline explains so clearly the difference between skin types and skin conditions. A skin type is the skin you are born in, your genes. A skin condition is what brands should focus on. With a skin condition, it occurs from your lifestyle or a symptom of your skin type. Mind blown. Thanks to this part of the book, I have a better idea of what my skin type is. 

I have to add hyaluronic acid to my shopping basket

Caroline writes a section of the skin essentials you need according to your age bracket. After reading my age bracket (20's - mid 30's) I need to not only invest in a hyaluronic acid but an acid toner and antioxidant serum. I'll just start with the hyaluronic acid first. 

Sheet masks are the devil

Hallelujah, I'm not the only person who thinks this. As Caroline says, "they're wipes with holes cut out for eyes". I tried my first sheet mask last time I went to Liverpool. However, I wasn't a fan. I kind of felt a little claustrophobic while using it. Plus they're not good for the environment at all. Sheet masks need to disappear and pronto!


To sum up, I absolutely loved this book and as you can read, I have learnt so much from reading it! If you're struggling with how to go about your skincare, buy Caroline Hirons book. It's such a good read, basically, it's a skincare bible. I'll definitely keep going back to it for more tips!


Have you read this book yet? Let me know your thoughts!


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60 comments
  1. I've not heard of this, and I love skincare! I really want to try this now x

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    1. Give it a read babe, it's like a skincare bible! x

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  2. I've not read this before. But it's one I know I could whizz through. I bet it's really easy to read! I'm a bugger for sheet masks! I'd probably recoil in horror reading this book. Haha.

    Claire.x
    www.clairemac.co.uk

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    1. It's so easy to read and Caroline explains everything simply and easily so you're not too overwhelmed! Haha wait until you read what Caroline thinks of sheet masks in the book! x

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  3. I love the Caroline Hiron's book, it's completely changed the way I do my skincare routine. I think every skincare user should own this book x

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    1. I couldn't agree more Kelly, I hope more people buy the book if they're struggling with their skincare x

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  4. I received Caroline's book for Christmas last year I think and learnt so much from it and my skin has changed a lot since then. I think I need to dig it out again as I haven't referred to it in a while. Hyaluronic acid is a gamechanger - my skin loves it!

    Tash x

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    1. That's good that you're skin has benefitted so much from the advice in the book! x

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  5. As someone else who hates sheet masks, I'm glad to hear that they aren't actually that good for you. The texture of them really grosses me out and like you say, they're terrible for the environment. I definitely need to get my hands on this book xx

    Hannah | https://luxuryblush.co.uk/

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    1. The texture and feel of them isn't for me either, I just didn't like it at all! I hope you buy this book for yourself Hannah! xx

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  6. I totally get what you mean about sheet masks. I've ditched them for environmentally friendly options :)

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    1. Ooh I didn't realise you could buy environmentally friendly sheet masks, that's good to know!

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  7. I never heard of this books but it sounds like something that could implement my skincare! I am so guilty of rubbing rpoducts in my hands before applying! Thanks for sharing x

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    1. I used to be so guilty of that before reading this book and realising it isn't a good idea! x

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  8. I have heard of this book. I think I definitely need to read this book. I will be looking making a purchase very soon. Thank you for sharing.

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  9. I haven't picked this book up, but I know how incredible her tips and tricks work. She is truly a life saver x

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    1. She does give the best advice for skincare! x

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  10. "Rubbing product on your hands first" OH MY GOODNESS - Learnt this from Queer Eye the other day! It's kind of obvious when you think about it but it's one of those things that unless someone teaches you then you don't know.
    I'm terrible with my skincare... I keep trying to be better but just don't know where to start. I have a bottle of cleanser but it lives under the sink and hasn't been used since maybe I did it the first time when I brought it home from the shop. My skin has been extra dry and needs to be taken care of better! Eek!

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    1. If you buy this book lovely, I promise you it'll help you get back on track with your skincare as Caroline explains everything so easily

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  11. Oh wow, this sounds like such a good and helpful book. Thank you for the tip!! I definitely need to do more skin care, I've been sooo lazy :D

    Lots of love,
    Krissi of the marquise diamond
    http://www.themarquisediamond.de/

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  12. I don’t really understand very much about skincare and I think this book would be so helpful and useful about learning what my skin needs and how best to take care of my skin. Thank you for sharing.

    Lauren - www.bournemouthgirl.com

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    1. It would be a super help if you need more information or advice on skincare!

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  13. i have very sensitive skin but i can agree - sheet masks are no good. every time i get one as a gift or something, i think, "oh this will work this time." nope! this book sounds really interesting & i'm intrigued!

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  14. What a great book! I love skincare and I'm still trying to find the right products that are compatible with my skin type. I think this book would give some good pointers in what to look for and more. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. This book will definitely help you define what skin type you are lovely x

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  15. Hey! I too have this book & have also learnt a lot from it, mainly about my skin type. It's definitely a book to dip in and out of and to re-read. Skincare is a minefield but I feel armed and ready for battle with this book in my armery! 😂📙

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    1. That's good that you learned so much from it too Sarah!
      I totally agree, skincare is like a minefield!

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  16. I'm really trying to enhance my skincare routine this year so this would be a great read

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    1. I'd definitely give this a read if you're trying to enhance your skincare x

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  17. It sounds like you learnt so much from this. I did just from reading your review! I'm not a fan of sheet masks - I guess they are just wipes with holes in haha!

    Corinne x
    https://skinnedcartree.com

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  18. This sounds like a really helpful book and definitely one that I could benefit from reading too.

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  19. I've heard a lot of great things about this book and it seems like you've learnt a lot from it! Thanks for sharing a few of Caroline's tips :)

    https://www.femaleoriginal.com

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    1. I definitely did learn a lot from it Faye, I'm so happy that I bought the book!

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  20. This sounds like such a great book! I have learned some things already from your post. Like not to rub products into your hands, who knew?!

    Sarah | www.aspoonfulofvanilla.co.uk

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    1. I know, who knew?! I read somewhere years ago that you had to apply products that way, clearly it was wrong!

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  21. I feel like I've hit a wall in terms of skincare - I might have to pick this post up! (Also I know tons of other people have said it too, but I had NO IDEA that you weren't meant to rub products in on your hands first!) x

    mia // https://miasdiyprojects.com/

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    1. Oh I know Mia, I can't believe I kept rubbing products in my hands and it was the wrong way to do it! x

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  22. Oh WOW this sounds like a great book, I so need to read this!

    Allie of
    www.allienyc.com

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    1. Give it a read Allie, you won't be disappointed!

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  23. I love Caroline and I LOVE this book, it's like my skincare bible. Some of it is so obvious but why wasn't I doing it before!?
    Rosie

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    1. I felt the same too Rosie, some things were so obvious and I can't believe I wasn't doing them before!

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  24. I really want to get this book soon!

    Danielle | thereluctantblogger.co.uk

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  25. I love Caroline! I agree about knowing how much product to use being difficult, I've actually started using Skin + Me which I've found to be great!

    Kathleen / www.madeinthe1990s.com

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  26. Ooo, I need to invest in this book as I know my routine isn't the best. I'm also guilty of using a sheet mask or two, so will need to rectify that!
    Thanks for sharing :)
    Aimsy xoxo
    Aimsy’s Antics

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  27. I haven't read this book, but I'm definitely interested in reading it now. I do have a pretty good morning & evening skincare routine, but I feel like I could learn a lot like I need to start using hyaluronic acid too!

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    1. Hyaluronic acid has been a game changer for my skin, it's made such a huge difference!

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  28. I have it but I've not gone through it yet! I really should - so many have said how helpful it is xx

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    1. It's so helpful and I have learnt so much from it! xx

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  29. Need to get this book and start reading, because your review sold it even more to me!

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    1. It's such a good book full of amazing advice Simona!

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  30. I love Caroline Hirons and picked up this book as soon as I could. It is so helpful!!

    Amy x
    The July Rose

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    1. It's been incredibly helpful and her skincare tips have worked so well for me! x

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