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skincare routine

Over the past year or so I've been making a real effort with my skincare routine & have slowly but surely built up a collection of products that I trust to look after my skin. I've learnt to ditch the makeup wipes & introduce products that will cleanse, nourish & generally take care of my skin. Obviously I'm not a skincare expert & this routine is just what I have found works for me. Although skincare is different for each & everyone of us I love a good nosey into other beauty bloggers skincare regime, so here is mine...

Cleansing: To start with I remove the bulk of my makeup with Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water soaked onto a couple of cotton pads. If I'm wearing heavy eye makeup I will also use Johnson's Gentle Eye Makeup Removal Pads, I love how gentle they are around my eye area. I then move on to use Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish to ensure I've removed my makeup completely & got rid of any dirt etc! I rub it all over my face in circular motions & then wipe it off with a warm flannel or muslin cloth. After this I splash my face with cold water & pat it dry with a towel.

Moisturising: I've been all about achieving healthy glowing skin at the moment, I was fed up of having a tired & dull looking complexion so I routed through my beauty stash to see if I had any products that could help improve it. I've been massaging the Balance Me Radiance Face Oil into my skin each morning & evening to add moisture which plumps up my skin for a more radiant & healthy looking glow. I then add the Balance Me Natural Protection Moisturiser for added moisture & also protection as it contains SPF25. 

Treatments: In the mornings I tend to have quite puffy eyes, probably due to lack of good quality sleep & not drinking enough water each day! To try & counteract this problem I use the Liz Earle Eyebright Soothing Eye Lotion to freshen up my eye area & reduce the puffiness. If I am having a proper pamper evening I soak a cotton pad with it & leave them over my eyes for 10-15 minutes whilst I relax, it's such a nice treat & my eye area feels so soothed afterwards! Another treatment I tend to reach for quite regularly is the Origins Super Spot Remover. I often suffer with horrible under the skin spots which can be quite painful & take ages to disappear so when I can tell one is about to erupt on my face I make sure I dab a blob of this gel over it & leave it on whilst I sleep. In the morning the skin in that area is quite dry but it helps to reduce redness & heals it quicker than if I didn't use anything on it at all.

These are the products I use virtually everyday, I will also use a mask once or twice a week but I'm planning a separate post on my top face masks so keep your eyes peeled for that!

What is your favourite skincare product?

L x 

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11 comments

  1. I love the Liz Earle cleanse + polish! It smells so sophisticated, yet really fresh. I love that it has natural products in it.

    Em x mascarawarrior.com

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  2. I also use the Garnier Micellar water, that stuff is like magic! Great post xx

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  3. I use the Garnier Micellar Water daily and I love the stuff, it is brilliant! I was never really pleased with the hot cloth cleanser x

    llyloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. I can't even choose a favourite skincare product, but given how troublesome my skin has been lately, I've been very happy with my benzoyl peroxide spot treatment - not glamourous, but it works well.

    lenatalksbeauty.com

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  5. I love balance me, I used there product right through my pregnancy as my skin changed and they were the only thing that worked for me

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  6. I love the Liz Earle products and have been using them for years, so good!

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  7. Micellar is amazing I use it as well, great stuff x

    www.latoyah.co.uk

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  8. I also love a good nosey into bblogger's skincare routines :) Esp as I'm looking to update mine atm so this post is really helpful, thanks!

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  9. I love Balance Me Radiance oil too - it's so good! Daisy xxx

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  10. I have heard so much about Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water! I am using Bioderma Sensibio H2O at the moment, but this will be my next cleansing water for sure! I would love to try Johnson's Eye Make Up remover pads but I haven't seen them somewhere in Greek stores yet. Tea Tree Oil from The Body Shop does the same job as Origins Super Spot Remover for me. I love your blog! Kisses!
    http://mariasbeautifulworld.blogspot.gr/2014/06/1-year-anniversary-giveaway-open.html

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  11. Have been testing out the Dr. Dennis Gross clinical boosters and so far so good. Despite my oily combo skin, I love oils every now and then as well. :) I need to try out that Garnier Cleasning Water.

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