My current skincare routine


Hello everyone!

So for my first beauty post, I thought I’d go back to basics and talk you through my preferred skincare routine.

Over the last few years, I’ve come to realise that make up will look so much better if you look after your skin, what do you think? I used to think that the secret to great make up was a good primer, I’m not sure how true it was.

I believe it all begins with looking after your skin, am I correct in saying this or is it just a theory? However in the meantime what I decided to do was to visit my local beauty counter to establish what my skin was like and decided with the recommendations I got to see what would work for my skin. A few years later and whilst I’m not using the same skincare, I still know what makes my skin happy and at it’s best. Previously under the recommendation I used the Clinique 3 step programme. I decided to change because I felt it was harsh on my skin. So I now use the Garnier micellar gel wash to cleanse my skin. I find this really works into my skin and gets rid of any grime. I then want to add a bit of moisture back into my skin as its sensitive, so I apply the Clinique “all about the eyes” all around the eye area. For the rest of my face, I use The Ordinary “natural moisturising factors & HA cream” I use this because I feel it soaks better into my skin and makes it look plumper, has anyone else used this product and thought the same? I prefer this to soak into my skin for about 30 minutes before I start to apply my make up. By doing this I’ve found that my make up sits on my skin much better and also lasts longer.

In the evening, if I know I’m in for the night I take my make up off to allow my skin to breathe, also just in case I become too tired and fall asleep without removing.  I use the same branded gel wash that I use in the mornings to take off all of my make up and any dirt from the day and as mentioned I find this best for my sensitive skin. The next step I alternate between two products. The first being Alphah “liquid gold with glycolic acid” which I use every other day because it can be quite harsh to the skin, because for me I find it helps close up my pores and makes my fine lines appear reduced, (saves getting any wrinkles ladies) lol. The other product I use is Olay “7 in one night cream”  for extra moisture, as wearing make up daily dries out my skin rapidly. Every day without fail! I’ll use my Carmex lip balm because I nearly always wear a lipstick and if I don’t use a lip balm I feel it dries my lips.

I try to apply body lotion at least three times a week to make sure my skin doesn’t end up too try. One of my favourite body lotions is the Vaseline spray because it is just so quick and easy to use and soaks into the skin almost instantly.

This is currently my skincare routine. I’ve previously tried to add in so many steps and use various different products to try out on a daily basis, I just don’t have time for or I don’t find useful. This routine fits into my schedule and my skin loves it at the moment, unless a better product becomes available or you, my audience, might give me some further advise and/or tips to try!

Now I’ve given you some ideas of my routine and out of my post above I find that I can’t live without the Clinique “all about the eyes” cream.

So my question is, what is one skincare product that you couldn’t live without?

56 thoughts on “My current skincare routine

  1. I love how you explain why you use/don’t use a product.

    I need to find something for my eye bags as they are very sore.

    I’ve just ordered tropics cleanser to try as it’s had fab reviews too.

    1. The Clinique eye cream is great because it doesn’t irritate my eyes which a lot of others do. Thank you for taking the time to read my post and comment. I will definitely check out the Tropics cleanser

  2. I’ve been investing more in my skincare recently and find that the stuff I love the most is from Lush. Have you tried anything from there?

  3. Great post Kelly. I really need to establish a skin routine for myself! The most I use is a face mask here and there and some moisturiser (usually Nivea). Which is probably really bad!! Thanks for sharing, it’s definitely giving me some ideas to try. Especially for the huge bags under my eyes!

    1. Thank you Kim. I think as long as you wash and moisturise your skin, that’s fine. You don’t need any fancy products, just something that works for you.

  4. Great schedule description I always love reading about what everyone uses and does in their daily routines because it varies so much. I’ve recently started using liquid gold rose and I love how effective it is. I swear by The Ordinary for well priced products especially the retinol!

    1. Thank you. Liquid gold is an amazing product isn’t it. I’d love to also try some more The Ordinary products as this cream is the first I’ve tried and I’m loving it.

  5. Oooh, I loved reading this, I’m a skincare fanatic so I’m always interested to see what other people use! I would struggle to nail down my favourite skincare staple but if I HAD to it would be some Frankincense beauty oil I was given last year, it is absolutely wonderful, so much so I even repurchased it 🙂

    Lisa |

  6. I’m a big fan of skin care routine posts! I’ve always suffered with my skin and reading other people’s technics are really helpful! Although, I’ve tried a few of these products I’ve not tried them all 😊 so thank you for sharing!

    Ashleigh x

  7. This is such a great post Kelly! I love reading about others skin care routines. The Vaseline spray sounds brilliant, I’ve never heard of a spray moisturizer before, it sounds like such a fab product especially as it absorbs quickly. Thanks for sharing your favourites <3 xx

    Bexa |

  8. That’s an awesome routine!! Mine is quite similar. You’re right, if you’re taking good care of your skin, your makeup doesn’t really need a primer!

  9. I LOVE the Garnier micellar line! It works so good! I use the water and have yet to use the gel, but that stuff it amazing.

  10. Loved reading this Kelly! I’m definitely in favour of affordable and easy skin routines, I feel like less is more sometimes! I don’t think I could live without nivea moisturisers, so rich and give a lovely glow x

  11. I love to use the simple moisturiser on my skin just because it can get quite dry and I find it works really well. I need to try some more simple product

  12. Thank you so much for sharing! I really need to adopt a skincare routine, as I mainly just use whatever lotion is nearby and call it a day 🙂 this gave me ideas, and I truly appreciate it!

    1. I used to be exactly the same but since I’ve had a bit more of a routine, I love how my skin looks and feels. Good luck with finding your routine, just remember to find something that works for you 😀

  13. Skincare plays a major role in the way your makeup applies and sits throughout the day. It’s so important to take care of your skin and get rid of any dirt from the day. I do recommend always taking off your makeup even if you are tired because it can clog your pores and cause unwanted bumps on your face. This is my experience with makeup.

    Loved how informative this post was!

    Erica Raquel

  14. I could not live without Dr. Paw Paw multi use balms; I have a tube in every bag and one literally in every room! It’s an all rounder for lips, cracked heels, dry elbows and cosmetic finishes for a glossy look – it’s like a natural vegan 8 hour cream. Definitely a travel essential

    1. I always forget about Dr. Paw Paw! I used to love this stuff because there is so many uses for it. Thank you for reminding me, I must get some more 😀

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