Hello lovely readers,
I thought it was about time I’d do an updated skincare routine, as I have discovered some wonderful new products over the past few months that have now become firm favourites. I have normal skin with very occasional small spots. Here’s the breakdown:
To cleanse : I mix 50/50 of a creamy, non-foaming cleanser (currently Boots Botanics All Bright Gentle Cleasing cream, but I switch it up) with Boots Botanics Radiant Youth Microdermabrasian Polish . I love the fine, sandy texture of this product, but it’s too harsh on it’s own. Depending on how much my skin needs exfoliation, I adjust the ratio.
To tone: Michael Todd True Organics Blue Green Algae toner. I love the smell of this, and it feels so refreshing. The ingredients are impressive, for once the base is aloe vera juice, not water, and it has hyaloronic acid in it. I like that it is meant to be antibacterial, but not drying in the slightest. I have become paranoid about rubbing bacteria onto my face when drying it after cleansing (who has a clean towel every single day?) – probably a silly idea, but using this toner afterwards sorts it out.
To moistuise: Murad Vitalic Energizing Pomegranate moisturizer. I bought this as part of a kit from TK Maxx. Would I pay the full price? Probably. I like the smell, the non-greasy but hydrating texture, and my skin seems to like it.
To remove makeup: For waterproof mascara, I use Clarins Instant eye-makeup remover. It does work well, but I am not sure I would repurchase it. I find the much cheaper Nspa Ultimate Cleansing tonic (sold at Asda) works just as effectively. For face makeup, I use the DHC Deep Cleansing Oil. I love this, it seems so magical – an oil when you apply it on dry skin that turns into a milky liquid when you add water to rinse it off. Really leaves my skin feeling clean. I don’t like it so much for removing mascara, it seems to irritate my eyes ever so slightly.
For night-time moisturiser: Pai Rosehip oil. Apparently the only oil of its kind made out of the fruit rather than the seed, which means it contains more antioxidants. Amazing feel, smell, absorbs well and my skin loves it. I like the idea of not putting any chemicals/silicones or any of that stuff I don’t really know about on my skin over night. It gets enough of that in the day!
I don’t bother with eye creams or serums – should I? Leave me a comment below!
For my favourite masks, see my recent post.