Thought I would write a post about the current skin care routine I am doing. I haven't really posted a lot about skin care before. I don't have the most interesting routine, but it works for me at the moment. I've just had a really bad week of bad skin, as I had a break out from the Healthy Mix Serum (gutted, as I loved it). After realising it was the foundation on Friday, my skin was completely clear by Sunday. So the products must being doing something right for my skin.
I used to use the original daily scrub from Neurogena which comes in the orange bottle but after seeing this realised I quickly changed as the smell and look of it is so much appealing. This is widely available in drug stores, which is probably another reason why it appeals to me. I hate liking a product and then it not be easily accessible. I often run out of a product, and not purchase one when I realise I am running low. As I have dry skin, this is perfect for using daily. It isn't too harsh but it exfoliates enough to remove any dead skin cells which I may have, resulting in making my skin appear much more smoother. I can't remember how many tubes of this I have been through, but a little goes a long way considering I use it everyday.
I first started using this moisturiser when i found so many good reviews on the Internet about it. I needed something which would transform my dry skin as well as not being too heavy to be applied under makeup. This is my third tube now and is definitely my favourite moisturiser. It sits perfectly under my foundation without making my makeup move around throughout the day, but it also keeps my skin looking dewy. It's easily brought from boots which makes me able to rely on something which actually works for my skin. I am looking for a night cream though, as I want something to apply which is thicker and takes longer to absorb into my skin.
I use to on my cheekbones to highlight along with my Oilatum moisturiser under my foundation. I find this makes my cheekbones reflect even with foundation over the top. I then emphasise with MAC Strobe cream once I have done my makeup base. It is really affordable and does what it says.
This is a Superdrug cheap toner. I should probably invest in a decent toner as it is nothing special. I find it helps make my skin smooth and I apply this after exfoliating and cleansing and it makes my skin feel really clean. It is also fragrance free which keeps my mind at ease that it won't break me out.
This moisturiser is really thick but sinks into my skin perfectly. I use it at night. I find other thick moisturisers leave a greasyness on my skin in the morning, which I then have to wash off and they never feel like they have done anything. While, this in the morning it has completely sunk into my skin leaving it feeling really soft.
I spent ages looking for a facial brush which wasn't too soft. I haven't yet brought a clarasonic, although I know I should. This is my alternative for the time being. A lot of brands sell facial brushes where the bristles are really soft, but they don't do anything at exfoliating my skin. They just smooth it a little. This facial brush really helps my daily scrub to lather and leave my skin so so soft and smooth.
I have dozens of these muslin cloths. They come with the infamous Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish but were around much before the infamous product. They were stocked in baby stores, body shop and now I buy them in Boots. Really inexpensive and do the job perfectly. I use this with a cleanser to remove my makeup. Love that I am able to remove every last bit of makeup unlike when I use wipes.