We had a chat recently about the state of the skin stretched on my face and the sad fact that I haven’t had a day of clear skin for the past 13 years. Yes…I am well aware of how much it sucks.
I have, for the past month and a half, embarked on a new skincare routine that seems to be battling that and giving me the skin I always wanted.
My acne scars are fading and I am having less breakouts, which of course makes me feel more confident of wearing less slap, which helps my skin and therefore breaking the cycle!
I think the fact that I am actually sticking to a routine is helping me. In the past I would only do my skincare routine during the week, because it was part of my ‘going to work’ routine, but now I am being super good and doing it every day, including duvet days.
I always thought I had oily skin, because I had so many spots, so I have always used ‘for oily skin’ products. I now have been using a lot more products for normal skin, which seems to be working, because my skin is actually getting some moisture!
Cleanse – Murad Time Release Acne Cleanser
This little tube came in my She Said Beauty box and I am actually in love with it. You need the tiniest amount, I only use about half a pea sized amount each morning. You rub it over a moist face, and then rinse it off and my skin has loved this. I love this product so much that I have actually purchsed the big tub costing £29. Ok…it didn’t actually cost me £29 because I am canny and found a cheeky discount code that got me 30% off. I am going to keep my small tube for travelling as the big one is a bit epic!
Tone – Champney’s Gentle Conditioning Toner
I got this as a gift from a work colleague who had a glut after christmas, alongside a cream cleanser and moisturisers, the latter I have already finished. This is a basic product for me that I don’t really even think about. It works and for a HUGE bottle it is £7. I decant it into a smaller spray bottle and I am not even a third of the way through it. Good times.
Moisturise – Superdrug’s Deep Action Shine Control Moisturiser
Bum’oles… I can’t find the link for this for Superdrug online, but it was in store last month so I hope it is still there! I love this moisturiser. As well as mosturising and keeping me shine free, it is anti-bacterial too, which for me is great because I am a habitual face toucher. It also feels clean… like minty fresh… I describe it to the HTB as Airwaves for your face. Uh-mazing.
WOW…. I use a LOT of shit in the evenings…. Ok… here is what, when and why.
Cleanse - Champney’s Conditioning Cleansing Milk
I use this on a cotton pad to get rid of most of my make-up before I use my other cleanser. I only am using this particular product because I got it as a gift, and honestly it hasn’t jumped out as something worth £7, unlike the toner. I have at least 2 or 3 other cream/milk cleansers that need using up after this one and then I will probably get a basic budget milk cleanser to do the job. Wham, Bam, clean my face Ma’am.
Cleanse - Superdrug’s Vit E Hot Cloth Cleanser
I cannot tell you how much I want to snog A Thrifty Mrs‘s face off for suggesting this for me. I tweeted asking for a new cleanser suggestions after me and Moa Balm fell out as a cleanser, and she was straight on it, telling me what she uses. Miss Lauren has told me how wonderful Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish is, but it is out of my price range, and this Vit E Hot Cloth Cleanser is a wonderful dupe, at only £5.99, with a cloth. BOOM. I use this after removing the majority of my make-up to cleanse my actual skin. I will be repurchasing this, because it works and it smells lush too.
Tone -Body Shop Vitamin E Face Mist
I love the smell of this and I love spraying a bit of moisture straight onto my face before bedtime. It probably doesn’t help my skin, but it calms me down. I will be adding this to my birthday list, because it makes happy and skincare should make you happy. FACT.
Moisturise - Bio-Oil
I use a drop of Bio-Oil around my eyes straight after my face mist, and then gently massage it in, before I use it on my body. I have already gushed about how much I love the smell of Bio-Oil, so using it on my face was never a tricky decision. I have thought about maybe using Re-Gen cream instead, but using the oil in my night routine reminds me to use it on my body!
Moisturise - Superdrug’s Tea Tree Moisturiser
Again, another anti-bacterial style moisturiser for night time. I sleep with my hand under my face so it is something I need. I like the foundation style pump on this, it means I can control how much I use and it keeps my grubby hands out the tub.
Now we fell out as cleanser partners because it began to dry out my eyelids, but I still cannot deny it works on any spots I have. If I feel any bumps under my skin I pop a little bit of this on it overnight and more often than not it is gone or reduced by morning. AMAZEBALLS.
Have you done a similar post? Let me know and leave me a comment about your favourite skincare products that are in your daily routines!