My 5 Step Skincare Routine
Thursday, 14th April, 2016
I think this is probably the first time I’ve gone bare faced on the internet I’m going to show you my skincare regime then it would be silly not to, right?
Personally for me, skincare is far more important than makeup, I prefer to spend my money on products that are going to sink into my skin rather than sit on top of it. After all it doesn’t matter how much you spend on makeup products, if your skin isn’t at its best then your cosmetics won’t be either.
My skin care regime changes from time to time depending on its condition and what products I’ve recently discovered. At the moment we’re heading into summer so my skin always becomes slightly dry around the T-zone and I am prone to the odd breakout or two.
The 3 main things I want from my skincare regime is that the products remove all traces of makeup, hydrate my skin and keep breakouts at bay.
1. Simple Makeup Remover Wipes
I use these to remove my eye makeup only. They have enough moisture in them to easily remove even waterproof mascara without stinging the eyes. They also don’t contain any harsh ingredients so they’re perfect for sensitive skin and great for convenience.
2. Absolution Micellar Water
After using a makeup wipe I usually opt for a miscellar water to quickly and effortlessly remove the rest of my makeup. This is a sample from Birch Box which I have been trying out for the last couple weeks and will 100% be purchasing the full sized product! Not only does it smell incredible (almost like a spa) but it contains natural and organic ingredients which make it incredibly green!
I forgot how much I love gel melt cleansers until I hit bottom on my usual foam cleanser and opted for this balm. The balm itself is applied onto dry skin and massaged in; you can either leave it on for a couple minutes for a deep cleanse or add warm water and wipe away with a muslin cloth after you have covered all areas of the face to remove makeup. This product removes all excess makeup and also leaves my skin feeling fresh and soft.
4. La Roche-Posay Serozinc Spray
Could it get any easier than a spray on toner? This toner is aimed towards those with blemish and oily skin to leave it spot free and matt. The great thing about this toner is that it doesn’t dry the skin out so it works perfectly on my combination skin targeting those pesky areas. After cleansing I spray the product over my face and leave to dry before applying my chosen moisturiser.
5. This Works Light Time Skin Plumper
At the moment I’m switching between two moisturisers depending on what my skin needs. The This Works Light Time Skin Plumper is a morning and evening moisturiser that contains Persian Silk Tree extract and hyaluronic acid to smooth and plump up the skin. It leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth and my makeup sits perfectly on top.
If I’ve been out the night before or my skin is in need of a little energy with some brightening effects then I usually opt for the Origins Ginzing moisturiser. It contains Panax Ginseng and Coffee Bean to jump start the skin into drinking up the moisture. The product itself is incredibly light weight and smells like fresh grapefruit!
Origins High Potency Night-a-mins
If my skin is feeling a little dry and I need an overnight miracle then I always opt for the Origins Night-a-mins. As a mineral enriched renewal cream it contains a handful of vitamins to aid in resurfacing the skin and replenishing any lost moisture. The scent is incredibly relaxing (almost like a spa) which aid in feeling relaxed and waking up with brighter, softer skin.