Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Skincare Routine


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Skincare is something I hardly ever skip as it's so important to look after your skin. I've been pretty lucky with my skin, I only had about 2 years of bad skin and through my teenage years my skin was actually pretty prefect, although I didn't think it then! The only skincare problems I have now is a combination of oily skin and dry patches, with open pores and red marks where I've had blemishes when my skin was problematic.

In the morning I use some form of cleanser to get rid of any dirt build up overnight. Right now I'm using a sample of DHC Deep Cleansing Oil I got from Latest In Beauty, which is lovely and softening on the skin. Oil cleansers are good for oily skin as "like removes like" meaning oil with help to remove oil without stripping the skin. Random tip, I was taught "like removes like" from hairdressing - when you have staining from hair dye, before you wash the dye off rub a little bit of hair that has dye on it on the stain and rinse, it will help to remove the stain!

To moisturise I've decided to go back to Simple and use the Simple Kind To Skin Vital Vitamin Night Cream for day and night, as my skin has a lot of dry patches at the moment. After my moisturiser has sunk in, I apply a primer and my base make up, before putting a little bit of Dr Lucas Paw Paw Balm on my lips to keep them nourished.

At night, I use Garniers Micellar Water to remove my make up, concentrating on my eye make up. Then I go in with cleanser to get rid of any left over make up and dirt. Again, I use Simple to moisturise.

Twice a week (usually the night before my day off so my skin can have a rest and my pores can close before I pile more make up on) I use MAC's Ash Exfoliater with a teeny tiny amount of water to get rid of all my dead skin cells. Then, once a week after this I use a deep cleansing face mask, followed by Pore Strips on my nose and chin (once a month) and a Moisturising Face Mask.

I've found that this routine has really improved my skin (as well as cutting out the weekly Papa Johns/Dominos) and kept the dry patches at bay, so I'll happy stick to it until the weather is warmer and my skin gets more oily. Then I'll go back to using The Body Shops Vitamin E Sorbet during the day and exfoliate less if I don't need it as much!

Do you have a skincare routine? What products do you recommend? Let me know in the comments below!


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  1. I love those face masks, they used to be my favourites!!! X

    www.itslittlelaurenslooks.blogspot.com

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    1. I only recently discovered them, so good!

      Hannah
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  2. Great post, I also love the Simple Kind To Skin Night Cream! It's one of the best moisturisers out there ♥

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    1. This is the first time I've tried it but it's gotten rid of my dry patches already! So impressed!

      Hannah
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  3. How are you finding the oil cleanser? I'm tempted to try one but don't want it to break me out! I love the Garnier Micellar Water, does such a great job of removing make-up :)
    Jodie x
    http://www.joiedejodie.com

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    1. I really like it! I've had The Body Shops Cammomile one before which I loved, they're really gentle and I've personally neer broken out from either! You could sign up to Latest In Beauty and see if they still have a sampleto try first!

      Hannah
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