Friday, 18 March 2016

My Skin Care Routine

I started the year determined to take better care of myself. I hadn't had a skin care routine in years, I had fell into a rut of using face wash in the mornings and face wipes in the evenings and it showed. I stumbled across Caroline Hirons Blog and soon became obsessed with anything skin care related! After poring over her Blog and Cheat Sheets, I finally started to put together my own Skin Care Routine and I thought I'd share an update with you all.

I have normal/combination skin with some redness, dry patches and breakouts mainly around my chin area. I've started with the basics: pre-cleanser, cleanser, toner and moisturiser and I will then start to target specific problem areas as and when they arise, so I will probably do an updated routine in the near future, so keep an eye out for that. Here's what I am currently using in detail..


Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water

I use this as a pre-cleanser at the end of the day to remove my make up with cotton pads before I cleanse. After using face wipes for a couple of years now, I was amazed at how much the Micellar Water removes any trace of make up compared to the face wipe. The Micellar Water contains micelles which act like magnets gently lifting away make up and impurities from the skin without the need to rub or rinse. My skin feels so soothed and refreshed after using this and with having dry sensitive skin, I love that is is non-drying and non-irritating to my skin.


Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish

I had heard so many amazing reviews about this Cleanser so I was excited to try it. I apply the cream to dry skin to remove the last traces of my make up and then remove using a warm wet muslin cloth to gently dislodge dead skin cells. I finally splash my face with cool clean water and pat my face dry leaving my skin feeling clean and soft. I have found I actually really enjoy the ritual and look forward to washing my face as I start to wind down before bed. The active ingredients are rosemary, chamomile, eucalyptus and cocoa butter and I love the smell of these combined!


Pixi Glow Tonic

I found this Toner on Caroline's Blog and have read many amazing reviews about it since, so this was another skincare product I was excited to try. It's enriched with glycolic acid which gently exfoliates dead skin cells to reveal new skin cells underneath. Aloe then soothes and hydrates the skin, witch hazel firms and tones while horse chestnut boosts blood flow to grant your complexion a fresh dewy radiance. I apply a few drops to a cotton wool pad and sweep all over my skin morning and evening which leaves my skin feeling smooth, hydrated, firm and my complexion balanced.


Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturiser

I have yet to find a favourite Moisturiser, so while I was looking at buying the Cleanse and Polish, I thought I would give it a go. Its rich in naturally actives including borage oil, avocado oils, natural antioxidants beta-caroetene and vitamin E to smooth, replace lost moisture and help protect against dryness. Once I have let the Toner sink into my skin, I massage this into my face and neck morning and night leaving my skin feeling soft, smooth and conditioned. When I am applying foundation and concealer, it now goes on smoothly without clinging to any dry patches.

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