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!