For my first beauty post on this blog, I thought I’d go back to basics and talk you through my current skincare routine. Over the last few years, I’ve realised that my make up sits better on my skin and lasts longer, when I have a good skincare routine in place.
I have mainly stuck to the same skincare for the past 10 years. Whilst I sometimes switch out a product, the basis of my routine stays the same. When I first thought about creating a good skincare routine, I decided to get some professional help. To do this, I popped along to my local Clinique counter and took their skincare quiz. From my answers, they were able to formulate a plan that would improve my skin and give it all the nourishment it needed. Years later and that plan still works for me, even if some of the products have changed. So here is my skincare routine…
The first step I like to do in the morning is cleanse my skin. Its gets rid of any oils and dirt from overnight. For this, my current go-to product is the Garnier Micellar Gel Wash. I find this really works into my skin and gets rid of any grime.
Once I’m happy that my skin is squeaky clean, I then want to add a bit of moisture back into my skin. I have quite sensitive skin and so it can feel a bit tender after cleansing. Firstly, I work with my eye area so that I don’t contaminate it with any other products. For this I use Clinique All About The Eyes cream. Afterwards, I work on the rest of my face using The Ordinary Natural Moisturising Factors & HA Cream. I find this soaks really well into my skin, making it look plumper and healthier. I will then allow this to soak in for about 30 minutes before I apply any make up.
In the evening, if I know I’m in for the night, I will take my make up off straight away. Not only does this allow my skin to breathe, its also great in case I become too tired and forget to remove it later on. To do this, I go back in with the Garnier Gel Cleanser I used in the morning. Once my skin is clean, its then onto the next step. This is where I use the Alphah Liquid Gold With Glycolic Acid. Its too harsh on my skin to use everyday. However its a great product to use every other day because it helps to close up my pores and makes my fine lines appear reduced.
Every evening without fail, I’ll apply the Olay 7 In One Night Cream. My skin laps this up because it can be quite dry after wearing make up all day. I never forget to apply my Carmex lip balm as the last step before bed.
In addition to my facial skincare, I also try to apply body lotion at least three times a week. I know I should do it more, but I just never seem to have the time to fit it in everyday. One of my favourite body lotions is the Vaseline Spray because its just so quick and easy to use. It doesn’t take long to soak in my skin either.
This brings me to the end of my current my skincare routine. I’ve previously tried to add in so many steps and products, but give up after a couple of days. In contrast, this routine fits into my schedule and my skin loves it. I can definitely see the difference because my skin has such a healthy glow o it these days. I do try to update the products I use every so often so that my skin doesn’t get too used to something. I post about this more over on Instagram, so head on over and follow me, so you don’t miss out.
What is one skincare product that you couldn’t live without?