BEAUTY : My simple skincare routine.

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

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It's been some time since I shared what products I am using for my skincare routine. I do keep things simple and to be honest quite often forget skincare all together and sleep in my makeup. OH NO HOW DARE I?! Lets be honest, sometimes you are already in bed after a Netflix binge, its nearly midnight and you just do not want to move. It happens. It's allowed, Okay! please don't judge.

Lets forget about those days where I do infact ignore my skincare, let's bring things back to order and give you a breakdown of the products I am using (When I remember!) I often swap and change my cleansing method. Previously I opted for the Soap & Glory hot cloth cleanser, however when doing my usual browse of boots I came across the Sanctuary Ultimate Oil Cleanser. It was on offer and worked out cheaper than the S&G one, so I figured I would give it a try. I'm all for oil cleansers, it really does remove all my makeup. To use I will pump the product into my palm  (2 pumps is fine), then massage it into my dry skin. I add a few drops of water and begin to massage again. This then turns a milky colour and continues to  break  down the makeup on my face including stubborn mascara! To remove it I just use a standard flannel soaked in warm water. Nothing fancy! I actually find I prefer flannels to muslin cloths, it's great that you can pick them up in Primark or supermarkets for a couple of quid! I never really have an issue with cleansers, as long as they do the job. I'd love to try a balm one next, maybe the camomile body shop one or if I fancy treating my self Clinique take the day off balm cleanser!

In the mornings when I shower I tend to use a gentle scrub of some kind. In order for my makeup to apply nicely I like to try to make sure I exfoliate my face, getting rid of the dead skin etc.  Oh wouldn't it be nice to be able to treat myself to a microdermabrasion treatment for a bit of a pamper now and again rather than doing this on the daily, I digress I cannot tell you how often I have repurchased this Clean & Clear Exfoliating daily scrub, it's very affordable and effective. It's probably one of the most gentle exfoliating scrubs I have used. I've tried the St Ives ones in the past and they were just a bit too harsh on my skin.

I am at the grand old age of 27 so I like to use Eyecream now. I don't have any lines or anything but lets all remember prevention is better than cure - or whatever the saying is! I've been a fan of the Body Shop Vitamin E range for absolutely ages, so trying out their eyecream was going to happen eventually! This one is really hydrating and leaves my undereye area feeling very nourished. At £12 it isn't too damaging to your bank account compared to other brands & so far seems to be doing the trick! Thumbs up from me! Keeping with the Vitamin E range I have been using the Aqua Boost Sorbet. This is the most refreshing product I have ever put on my face.It's extremely cooling so would be great to us in the summer months, but for now I prefer to use this in the evenings and lather it on. My skin always feels really plump and hydrated in the morning like it's had a good ol' drink!

So there you have it, the skincare items I am using when I remember. No fuss, pretty simple. I might occasionally add in other products depending on how my skin is behaving but at the moment a basic routine is working for me.

What products are you using at the moment?
Much love

25 comments:

  1. Clean & Clear are definitely my favourite drugstore skincare brand, i haven't tried this exfoliating wash though but i will be now :)
    Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave

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  2. I don't usually buy any expensive stuff. Just the simple cleanser and some nivea for my face. That's all.

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  3. I think it is always good to have some sort of routine and as long as you find products which suit your needs, it doesnt matter what the brand is or what it costs x

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  4. Too late, I'm judging! lol. It's reading stuff like this that makes me glad I'm a guy. I could never cope with so many products!

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  5. I think my favourite skin cleanser is Rodials superfood cleanser. I also love Kokoso (which is coconut oil meant for babies..) as a make up remover! x

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  6. I used to use Clean and Clear when I was younger. The problem with those kinds of scrubs is that you have to use them all the time :(

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  7. I never use things like this but always find posts like this interesting

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  8. Oh I might need to give that Body Shop eye cream a go. I've just turned 26 and really pushing myself to take care of my skin before it's too late! x

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  9. I use micellar wipes and Nivea micellar water for sensitive skin and when I remember some eye cream. I always try and wear foundation with SPF in though.

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  10. Ooh these look like great products. I'm looking for something great for my skin. This could be good! Angela

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  11. I love these posts and reading about new products that I haven't tried, I am always wary about trying new things and price does sway me

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  12. I am looking for a new facial wash at the moment, never too sure about exfoliating ones though x

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  13. I love Vitamin E. My Mum has been using it since she was younger and I started using her products when I was a teenager. Brilliant stuff! X

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  14. Definitely no judging from me - I've definitely done it and still do on occasion! Love that you have showcased every day, high street products here.

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  15. I really need to start using vitamin E and eye cream as I have fine lines under my eyes.

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  16. I buy this for me teen girls and I have to admit it has made a difference

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  17. I love the sanctuary spa cleanser! I use it every day, one of my favourites! x

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  18. I love these types of post, I don't tend to buy these kind of products as I'm useless as getting into a routine with them if they don't work quick. But love seeing how others get on

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  19. I have been using that clean and clear ex foliating wash for years and I have pretty clear skin.

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  20. Love Clean and Clear. Their products are so good.

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  21. I’m obsessed with the body shop eye cream too! No such thing as too early to use it either, preventative measures are always best haha x

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  22. I hear you, especially when I have a blog event in the evening and I don't get back until late and then have loads of work to do before the morning removing makeup is not going to happen! I do remove it straightaway most times.

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  23. exfoliating wash was really bad for my skin! left it dry and and start having spots :( the only product of this brand. I am happy with rest, is just this face wash! i love witamin e from body shop! the whole range is fantastic!

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  24. I remember the days when I could get away with sleeping in my makeup, LOL! No chance of that now, on the rare occasion it happens I always regret it the next morning!!

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  25. I have never seen the Body Shop eye cream - it looks like a great product. I still use clean and clear myself now and it is a great product to use.

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