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.
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.
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!