I’ve never been a skincare connoisseur. I don’t moisturise enough, I’m not experimental with products and I have no idea what my skin type is as it constantly changes. However, lately I’ve tried to spend a lot more time caring for my skin and finding products that work for me. Coco Chanel once said “Nature gives you the face you have at twenty; it is up to you to merit the face you have at fifty.” I don’t know about you, but when I get old, I want my skin to look fabulous!
Garnier Skin Pure Active 3 in 1 Clay Mask Scrub Wash
I love using facial washes, scrubs, exfoliators and anything that will make my skin wake up in the morning, with minimal effort! This product works as a wash, scrub and mask, so it’s up to you on how you use this product. I tend to use this as a mask around 3 times a week, leave it on for a few minutes and rinse off. I’ve found once I’ve used this product my pores have all opened up and leaves my skin matt and oil free. It’s also helped to improve breakouts and spots. Who knew at the age of 24 you still get breakouts?! It still happens guys. The eucalyptus extract in this product helps me feel awake, so using it in the mornings as well really helps to cure my tiredness.
Soap & Glory The Fab Pore Moisturiser
This product has appeared on my blog before, see here. This is by far one of my favourite products and something that I just keep going back to again and again. I use it every morning before applying make up, and my foundation goes on so smoothly as it reduces the visibility of pores. It smooths you skin and prevents a greasy t-zone, something I get throughout the day. I also love how it sinks into your skin as soon as you apply it, it doesn’t leave your skin greasy or clogged but fresh and awake. You can use this product both morning and evening, but I tend to use it in the morning.
Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic Spritzer
In my aim to branch out with my skincare, I’ve tried some of the Liz Earle products, as I’ve heard great things! My favourite is the Skin Tonic Spritzer, just because it’s such an easy application. I spritz some of this on my face after cleansing to ‘finish off my skincare.’ It gives an added boost of hydration and the smell is divine. It contains aloe vera, chamomile, lavender and sweet orange, which makes for a lovely floral scent. As it’s alcohol-free it’s suitable for all skin types and it’s great if you don’t have time to ‘do the whole skincare regime.’ It makes you feel like you’re taking care of your skin, with minimal effort.
The Body Shop Oils of Life Revitalising Oil
In the attempt to look after my skin for now and for the future, I’ve started experimenting with facial oils. I’ve always been reluctant to try them as I’ve found in the past that they do nothing for my skin. Other than leaving me with a few spots in the morning, yuk! I’ve persevered with this product for a while, and it has made my skin glow and smooth. The product is meant to reduce the signs of ageing, however, I don’t have any fine lines of wrinkles yet, (touch wood) so I’ve got nothing to compare this product to on this aspect. All I know is that my skin is so soft and has taken to the product well. It doesn’t leave my skin sticky after using and my skin quickly absorbs the product. The ingredients are Black Cumin seed oil, Camellia seed oil and Rosehip seed oil which leaves you with radiant skin. I love that the ingredients are all of natural origin and are not harmful on the skin.
The Body Shop Camomile Eye Make Up Remover
I remember how I used to use baby wipes to take my make up off, and my skin was so so dry and dull! Thanks to the internet, I learnt how wipes are an ultimate no no for removing make up, so bottled make up remover and cotton pads it is. I decided to put my trusted Garnier Micellar Water away and try a different make up remover. This product specifically targets eye make up. I find these type of products are a saviour if you don’t want to scrub at your eyes to get the mascara off, which can often leave your eyes to become red and dry and also, not all of the make up off! This product removes my eye make up in one clean sweep and is so gentle on the eyes, leaving them feel soft and clean. It has no added fragrance, colour or alcohol making it kind to your skin. I do feel that using eye make up remover specifically, adds time into your skincare regime and also, another product to add in to your long list, but it is so worth it.
The Body Shop Vitamin E Sink in Moisture Sleeping Mask
If you find your skin has become dry after the cold months and the snowy weather we had last week, then this product is the perfect indulgence to give your skin intense hydration. The consistency is a gel cream, something I’ve never tried before, so it’s thick and creamy, so you know instantly it’s going to work wonders. Vitamin E is known for targeting the deeper layers of your skin and encourages the natural growth of collagen, as well as reducing the appearance of scars and wrinkles. This would be great if you suffer with scarring from acne or want to reduce fine lines. I lather a generous amount of product onto my skin just before bed, about twice a week, and sleep in it. It can be quite off putting, going to bed with a ‘sticky’ face, but it soon sinks into your skin after a couple of hours and when you wake up your skin is soft and hydrated.
If anyone else has any products they are loving in their skincare routine, let me know, as I’d love to try new products!