Thursday, 9 August 2012

Skin Care Routine!

Hey Lovelies! 
 Skin care has recently become very important to me, I used to be one of those girls who smeared a face wipe across my skin every now and then (awful I know!) and it wasn't until about 2 years or so ago my skin decided it had finally had enough and wanted some TLC. Ive always had very obedient skin, I never suffered from anything more than the odd spot and I never really felt the need to cover my skin in products to keep it that way. But the stress of exams and college soon changed this and I started to have to work for the skin I used to just have. I have quite oily skin around my nose especially which is renowned for being shiny, however my forehead can get very dry. The products I use at the moment haven't completely fixed my skin problems but they work well for me and keep my skin in a great condition, and they don't have to all be high end brands in my eyes, if it does the job I don't care how the bottle looks! 

(a quick heads up, this could be a long one so you might wanna grab a cuppa and get comfy!)


 In the morning I have a habit of waking up at the last possible second and leaving myself next to no time to get ready, so I like to keep my morning routine quick and simple. I use the Clean&Clear Morning Energy Shine Control Facial Wash while I'm in the shower. This smells brilliant and really does wake me and my skin up, I'm a sucker for floral smells and I love the lemongrass and fruit extracts in this product.
 After this I use The Body Shop Mattifying Day Cream. I haven't been using this product too long but I already love it, a little goes a long way and I feel its helped wonders in keeping shine at a minimum while still moisturising the dry areas of my face. 


 When it comes to taking make-up off I only ever reach for my Bioderma. I try to not use to many harsh products on my skin and this is about as far from harsh as you can get. I recently had laser eye surgery and once I was allowed to wear eye makeup had to be very careful about what I used to remove it, this was a life saver in a bottle and didn't irritate my eyes at all! 
 After I'm make up free I reach for my Liz Earle Cleanse&Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser which thanks to my lovely friend Brogan has become the only cleanser I will ever use. I never realised how amazing it smelled, its so gentle on my skin and leaves it feeling so soft. A product definitely worth the hype!
 I follow cleansing with toning and I'm using a sample size of the Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic, which came with the cleanser. Im loving this at the moment, I feel it does a brilliant job of calming my skin and returning it back to neutral  after a day of being hidden under make-up. Plus smells amazing at night, really calming.
 Another new addition to my routine is The Body Shop Seaweed Clarifying Night Treatment. This is a product i haven't fully made up my mind about yet, I'm not to sure if its meant to be used along side or as a moisturiser, I've tried it both ways and haven't quite decided which I prefer. Im also not sure if I've noticed any difference with oiliness on my skin because of this but the product hasn't broken me out and does leave my skin smooth and supple so I'm happy to keep at it.
 And the last step is eye cream! At the moment I'm using The Body Shop Vitamin E Eye Cream. This has also been brilliant in the time after I had laser eye surgery, I felt some days my eyes could be slightly puffy (which was part of the healing process) and I feel this calmed the puffiness and soothed the skin.


Once a week, normally when I've got a hair mask on and find myself with a spare 20 minutes in the shower I reach for my St. Ives Naturally Clear Blemish Fighting Apricot Scrub. Ive been loving this scrub, it does what it says on the tin, gets read of everything left lying around on the surface of my skin. Its not to harsh of a scrub but does the job well. Although I love the scrub alone it works brilliantly with the N07 Beautiful Skin Purifying Mask for Normal/Oily skin. I use the mask after I've exfoliated and I feel this works well and I'm pampering all the lovely new skin rather then dead skin cells. The thing I love most about this mask is that its thermal and heats on contact with water, it really opens your pores and draws out anything I could possibly have left on my skin. After I've used these two product my skin feel amaaaaazing! And I will 100% be repurchasing these two! 

My skin care is constantly changing as I use up products and new things come on the market, but right now this routine is working well for me! 
Hope you enjoyed my epic longer ramble! Thank you for all your amazing support and I'm at 79 followers which is just amazing so thank you all sooo much!



  1. great review! gonna check these out asap :) Hey, if you want, check out my blog, If you like it follow on GFC and Bloglovin, and I ALWAYS follow back xx – Vanessa Mae

  2. I love the No7 mask! My skin feels so clean after using it! I've been interested in using the Body Shop seaweed line for a while and you've convinced me to take the plunge :) xx


    1. I know its amazing right! Ahhh glad i could help at least someone haha!xx

  3. I love Bioderma micellar toner! :)
    Great products, especially from Liz Earle, i would love to try them!

    1. So do I, they wok great for me! you should give them ago :)x

  4. Some amazing sounding products will definitely be giving a few of them a purchase if i see them! x

    Currently hosting a GIVEAWAY on my blog for a pair of galaxy print leggings if you'd like to be in with a chance of winning!

  5. neeeeeed to try out some of these products, especially the morning energy!

    please take a look,

  6. I've heard such amazing things about Bioderma, I need to get my hands on it soon xxx

    1. I would definitely try it! It's so simple to get hold off!x


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