I’m currently loving writing these type of blog posts at the moment, I recently wrote about my morning routine – you can read that here – and found it really helped motivate me to stick to my new routines for 2020.
Today I thought I’d go through my current skincare routine with you and show the products that I use on a daily basis. I do my skincare routine each morning & evening and do my best to stick to this even on early weekday mornings and also on late-nights when I’m super tired!
You may or may not have heard the term ‘double cleanse’ pop up on social media or around the beauty community and I just thought I’d quickly explain what it means.
It doesn’t necessarily mean scrubbing your face with a cleanser once, rinsing it off & doing it all over again using double the product luckily! I cleanse once with Micellar Water to remove make-up, oil and any other crap the day has thrown at me.
I then clease for a second time but this time using a Salicyclic Acid Cleanser. I squeeze a small amount of product onto my Homedics Face Cleanser and in circular motions I move the product around my cheeks, chin, forehead and take care around my eyes and under my nose. I’d 100% recommend a silicon face cleanser – there are so many on the market at the moment to choose from and I feel like it just gives a deeper clean that I could with my hands!
After drying my face post-cleanse I’ll grab a cotton pad and soak it in my toner of choice; at the moment I’m testing out the Glow Tonic from Pixi as I’ve heard great things about it and so far I’m loving it!
Before I moved onto Pixi I used up a full bottle of Nip & Fab’s Salicylic Acid Toner – this is actually part of the Teen Skin range but as I can be prone to breakouts every now and then I really like to use products with blemish fighting ingredients. My local Boots was out of this toner hence why I tried Pixi but I’d definitely recommend this product if you’re also prone to spots or blemishes.
Once I swept my toner across my face and neck I’ll leave it to soak in for a minute or two whilst I pick out my moisturiser.
Depending on whether it’s day or night I’ll use slightly differnet products. In the morning I use my all=time favourite moisturiser ever, Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel. I’ve been using this product for years now and I love how gentle and soothing it is on the skin.
In the morning I take some moisturiser in my palm and add two or three drops of Clarin’s Radiance Drops – I find this gives me a little more colour during the week and helps to balance out my skin-tone.
In the evening I’ll usually apply a serum from The Ordinary (I have three from their range and have written about them here) and give my skin the once over with either a Jade or Rose Quartz roller – if you’d like a seperate blog post on rollers or gua-sha products then please let me know! 🙂
Finally, if I’ve got the odd spot or two I’ll apply some product direct to the bad boys to reduce their size and redness over night, my favourite product for this is Bye Bye Blemish – you use a cotton swab to take a small amount of the pink liquid once it’s settled in the bottle and whack it on the spot overnight to dry it out.