So I’ve been off the blogging train for a while but I’m desperate to hop back on! And what better way to re-start my blogging journey than with a good old skincare post? Like my blogging, I have also let my skin go a little. Plus, being slightly stressed out with uni and relationship troubles has not done me any good either! So, after a huge clear out of my skincare products, I have put together a skincare routine (that I’m going to stick to this time) and I’d love to share it with you!
As every girl (or boy) will know, there’s nothing better than taking off a full face of makeup after a long day. Not only does it make you feel fully refreshed before snuggling down to bed, but it’s also best for your skin. Our skin needs time to breathe and replenish itself so by removing any dirt or impurities, we can allow it to do just that!
Although it is not essential to follow a regimented routine day and night, Dr. Patricia Wexler of Wexler Dermatology suggests that ‘you see most consistent results if you follow a regimen with products regularly’. That’s why I have decided to put together a routine that I’m going to follow every day to see if I get the results that I’m after, and hopefully, you can follow along with me. But remember! Everyone’s skin is different so what works for me might not work for you! I’ll be trying out a few different methods as I’m certain I won’t find my perfect skincare routine straight away.
On an evening, I’ll start out with a few of the products that I have always known and loved. I have always trusted Simple as a brand as I believe it is kind to your skin whilst also being tough enough to get rid of that hard to reach make-up and other impurities in your skin. I often use Simple cleansing wipes to clear off the majority of my face. However, I know that wipes alone do not clear off as much as I would like them to. They are a good way to begin my routine as they allow me to have a good starting point.
I usually follow this up with Garnier Micellar Cleansing water on a cotton pad and work my way around my T-Zone to remove all that hard to reach dirt and makeup that the wipes might have missed. And the proof is on the cotton! While you may look at you makeup wipe and think that you must have removed everything on your face, give micellar water a try. It doesn’t have to be Garnier, but I promise you, you’ll be shocked by the amount of product that stays on your face after wipes!
Once my face is clean and clear of any impurities, I then close my pores with a toner on another cotton pad so that no dirt gets into those lovely clean pores.
After this, I like to moisturise my skin to keep that healthy glow. This is a new product I have tried so I’m not sure of the results yet but I will definitely keep you posted! I purchased my T-ZONE Skin Clearing Face Moisturiser from Home Bargains but I’m pretty sure you can get it from other discount stores and online too. It’s formulated with Tea Tree which is a great anti-bacterial and soothing agent. I’ve been suffering from some spots recently so I’m hoping that with, along with the other products, will help to clear that up.
Just before I hop into bed, I apply a good helping of Vaseline to my lips to keep them nice and moisturised while I sleep. Evening routine: done!
It’s also important to cleanse your face in the morning, too. Follow my page to stay notified on when I post my morning routine, coming soon!