Hello! Today I'm going to share my skincare routine! I've never made any posts about my skincare until now, because I've been trying to work out the best solution for my skin, but after years of trying I think I've found the best combination!
I want to start by saying that I have very visible spots, these are from teenage hormones and dehydration. My problem area is my chin, everywhere else is affected averagely. I use Dr Organic's Tea Tree Stick on my spots and they're usually gone within a week.
I didn't want them to stop me from making this post, as I don't want to sugarcoat my bare face, because I think I'm not the only one who gets spots in the entire world :)
My makeup at the end of the day: Foundation has worn off slightly, eyebrows filled, eyeshadow on, eyeliner, lashes and mascara worn, lipstick has worn off.
I start by removing my lashes just by pulling them off. I don't bother trying to dissolve or loosen the glue- it's a little unnecessary! The lashes I use are inexpensive and I rarely damage the lashes just by pulling them off. I use Eyelure's Lash Glue but my favourite glue is Ardell's Lash Grip.
After removing my lashes, I use a point makeup remover. This kind of remover is often oil-based and is used for heavy-duty removal areas such as eye-makeup and eyebrows.
I'm using my small sample bottle of Lancome Bi-Facil, which is a non-oily remover. You can see (of what's left of my bottle) that the liquid has separated, so you need to shake before using!
This remover is gorgeous and I'm going to be so sad when my sample runs out (I've had this bottle since August so it's lasted well!)
Next I will begin the wash stage! Firstly, I will use Botanics Cleansing Foam Wash in All Bright. I'll bring it to a foam using a facial wash net, and gently massage it across my face using warm water, before rinsing it off and patting it dry.
Then I'll use Nivea's Soothing Cleansing Mousse. This product is really interesting! You can see in the bottle that it's a liquid, but when you dispense it using the pump, it comes out as a gentle foam!
This is extremely softening, and it comes in two types. One for regular skin, and one for dry or sensitive. I chose to use the dry/sensitive type, as my skin is actually often dry, especially in winter.
I'll apply it across my face the same I would a facial wash, and rinse it again with warm water.
Now I've finished the wash stage of my routine, I'll go onto cleansing. I'm using Botanics Softening Cleanser 82% Organic with Rosehip. This is a wonderfully hydrating cleanser- hands down the best I've used. I put a small 10p sized amount of product on my fingers and spread it across my face and neck.
I let it sit for maybe 8 seconds before sweeping up the excess with cotton wool discs. This method of application ensures that your entire face will receive an even amount of product, and leaves your skin feeling balanced and refreshed.
I'll then use a toner. Lately I've been using Lancome's Tonique Douceur. Again, I've had this small bottle since about August-time, so it's lasted me well. I'll put a little on a cotton pad and sweep it across my face. This is a refreshing, purifying process, and it leaves my skin feeling lovely and clean!
Now I'll use my Lancome Hydra Zen Neurocalm Moisturiser. This is a really high quality moisturising cream, and I'm in love! I'll use just a fingertip's worth and dab it onto my forehead, cheeks, nose, and chin. I'll then evenly blend it out to cover my entire face!
Finally I'll finish everything off with some lip balm. Right now I'm using Maybelline's Baby Lips- it was free when you purchase products via 3 for 2 in Boots, so I only picked one up by chance! It's actually really good, it has a very hydrating formula, and it keeps your lips really soft! The product isn't tinted, so there's no worry of transfer either.
I'll do this routine both morning and night. This routine makes my skin feel super soft and hydrated, and it's the perfect key to having really even base makeup! I took all of these photos with my iPad Mini Front Camera, as my DSLR is home (I'm travelling at the moment and couldn't bring my camera!), so I'm cheating a little because these photos don't have crystal clear clarity.
If you have any skincare tips, please share them in the comments! I hope this has perhaps helped some people just starting with skincare with what order to use products, or maybe it's introduced to you some new or different products from what you usually use!
Thanks for reading ♥
(none of these products were sponsored, I bought everything with my own money :) I only wish they were free! haha)