Skincare was something I promised myself I would work on this year and I have been sticking to this for around a month now and I have been trying really hard with it, so I thought it was about time I share it with you guys. I’m not claiming to be a skincare blogger or anything, but this is a routine that has been working for me for a while now. Also, my skincare routine is usually only at night, I only use moisturise in the morning.
*Disclaimer: As with any skin care regime, it’s important to do a test patch first. Everyone’s skin is different so do not continue if your skin does not react well.
In the mornings and after a shower, I like to use Argan Oil on my skin. I find this so great for my skin, it soaks up all the moisture and leaves me skin feeling so smooth. My make up also sits really nicely. I love that you can use it everywhere, I even use it as a hair mask which I fully recommend!
I also use the Day Cream*, it’s very soothing and light on your skin, which is really nice to have on during the day. Also, I know it’s anti-ageing but to me that is actually quite nice because it’s important to start looking after your skin from a young age. It’s also great for sensitive skin and has lasted for ages!
It’s not pictured but I also frequently use E45 for skincare too, I really prefer it as a hand cream, especially when it comes to winter months so it’s not really applicable now as we finally have some sun in London but I thought it was worth mentioning. The only thing that frustrates me about E45 is how long is takes to absorb into the skin, but the results that I have seen on the dry patches of my skin are unreal, so I’m willing to let it slide!
Taking my make-up off used to be such a chore and now I literally look forward to it so much (lol I’m such a loser). I’m not one to follow the crowd, but even I have to admit that the Liz Earle Cleanse + Polish is just as good as people say it is, if not more. In fact, I may be a little obsessed. It is just the easiest way to remove my make up and leaves my skin feeling super soft. If you haven’t used it before then I fully recommend it, all you do is apply the product on your face, massage in circular motions leaving your eyes last. Then you rinse the cleanser cloth in warm water and use it to remove the polish from your face. Pat your face down with cool water and voila – make-up free skin!
After I remove my make-up, I like to exfoliate, removing the dead skin from my face using my favourite exfoliator which I’ve raved about in previous blog posts as well. It smells super fresh and lemony and always leaves my skin feeling really silky.
I don’t know if this is the ‘right’ way to do things but this is the part of the routine that I use my toner. This is something that I have only recently been using but I actually really enjoy this part of the routine. It’s amazing how much make-up still comes off with my toner. Using my toner is how I actually know that my make-up is completely removed and my face feels totally refreshed.
After the toning step, I like to use a serum as well as a normal moisturiser, just because I want a deeper hydration of the skin, and a serum penetrates deeper into the skin. I still use a small amount of moisturiser because a serum doesn’t actively protect the skin against the environment like moisturisers do. This Kathleen serum is really lovely, smells like watermelons and I feel like it works quite well, but I do think it’s quite pricey for what it is. However, my usual serum [pictured above, second from left] I do feel like works better for my skin, as it is more gel-like in consistency and I feel like it sinks better into my skin. The serum is also a part of the bigger skincare collection which I adore because it includes the exfoliator and the toner.
Not sure if this really counts as skincare but I don’t use a proper eye cream for my eyes, and when I feel like my eyes need a bit of refreshing, I use this gorgeous eye gel*. I find it so cooling and relaxing. Every once in a while it is really great to use.
Obviously I don’t use a face mask everyday but once every fortnight I feel like it’s one of the best things ever. It always leaves my face feeling extremely clean and refreshed. The only thing I don’t like about this mask is that it doesn’t smell great but that is because it’s a natural product without many added perfumes so that’s a good thing. I like how quickly it dries as well and you never need a lot of product so it lasts for ages.
After my skincare routine, I always apply my favourite lip-balm. This stuff is a godsend, my lips are so smooth and it also smells amazing, like cherries. It also lasts for ages and is super cheap – super recommended!
So that is my current skincare routine!
Do you have a skincare routine? Is it similar to mine?