Skincare is one of the most important steps in my daily routine. Makeup feels and looks better when your skin is looking the best it can. My routine is often changing as I am always trying out new products and testing what products work best for my skin. Continue reading to find out what products and techniques I’m currently using and like at the moment.
Ponds Cold Cream Cleanser – This is one of my favourite skincare products and has been since I first used it. I have very dry skin and I find that many cleansers often make it drier and can cause flaky patches. This thick, creamy cleanser moisturises as it removes all the makeup, dirt and oil from my face which is exactly what I need from a cleanser. If you have dry skin I would definitely recommend you try it.
Eucerin Dermo Purifyer Cleanser* – This cleanser is aimed towards oily and blemish prone skin. I use this as my second cleanser to give my skin a deeper clean. It helps to heal blemishes and keeps the skin clear. It doesn’t dry out my skin or cause any sensitivity issues which you might expect from this type of cleanser. The gel like consistency is perfect for an oily complexion and isn’t too harsh for drier skin either.
Eucerin Dermo Purifyer Toner – The Eucerin Toner is very refreshing and removes all traces of makeup left after cleansing. This toner is a little harsher than the cleanser and can cause dryness as it contains alcohol. I don’t like to use this all of the time and I only use it on certain areas of my face because when used consistently it irritates my sensitive skin. In the future I will probably avoid this toner.
La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo+ – I have now been using the Effaclar Duo+ for about a month and have realised this is one of my preferred products to use for breakouts. I only use this cream on blemishes rather than using it over my whole face, as this seems to work better for me. This cream helps to treat blemishes and unclog any blocked pores on your face. I will post a full review of this product in a couple of weeks.
E45 Intense Recovery Lotion – As I have very dry skin I need a lotion that can lock in moisture and keep my skin hydrated. The E45 Recovery Lotion does this extremely well. It gently moisturises and soothes my skin whilst helping to smooth out the dryer areas of my face. The lotion absorbs instantly and doesn’t leave behind any residue or feel too thick or sticky on the skin.
Avene Gentle Purifying Scrub – Avene is a brand that is dedicated to the care of sensitive skin and also a brand that I love. The small beads in this scrub remove surface dirt and unclog pores revealing soft, smooth and healthy skin. Skin looks purified and glows. I like to use this product twice a week but it could be used everyday as it’s so gentle. Give this product a try if you have sensitive skin.
Simple Deep Cleansing Face Mask – This face mask feels like your putting a thick cream on your face which then hardens a little, but doesn’t feel tight which is how most face masks containing clay tend to feel. You leave the mask on for 3-5 minutes and then wash off. It’s definitely more of a gentle face mask which is what I prefer, but still gives your skin a deep clean. Your skin feels fresher and cleaner after using this.
Avene Eau Thermale Spring Water – The Avene water is a great product for soothing and hydrating the skin throughout the day. I use it in the mornings to wake me up and freshen my face as well as in the day to keep my makeup looking good. This water spray can also be used to sooth sunburn, calm redness, set makeup and can even been used on conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
What products are you using at the moment? What are your skincare staples? Please leave comments below.
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