Monday, January 26, 2015
Evening Skincare Routine
I don't always take off my makeup as soon as I walk through the door, but this really is a habit I need to get myself into. Having makeup on my face for more than 10 hours a day is just too much. It's like taking your bra off - you love how you look when its on, but can't wait for the release when its off. #girlproblems
Anyway, to start off my makeup removal I use the Origins Well Off Fast and Gentle Eye Makeup Remover. This really is great - it feels just like water but miraculously removes even waterproof mascara with complete ease. No rubbing or dragging required!
I then go in and take the rest of my makeup off using the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water. This stuff is just perfect - gentle as if just water, but its ability to break down even the most packed on makeup is amazing. And you get so much in the bottle for £4.99 too!
Now onto the really exciting bit - cleanser. I'm sooo late on the bandwagon, I KNOW. But I've been loving using The Body Shop Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter. This is great for applying straight onto a full face of makeup, but I like to use this after I've removed my makeup to make sure I've got every last little bit off and to give my skin a really nice, deep cleanse. Massaging this into the skin is like a mini facial, it helps to get the blood flowing and get's down really deep in to my pores and clears them. I wash this off using a warm, damp flannel and afterwards my skin feels smooth, clean and fresh.
Sometimes, I'll follow this up with a 3rd cleanse using my MySpa facial cleansing brush - you can see a full review on this here. I only tend to use this brush 3-4 times a week when I feel things are beginning to get abit congested and I need some exfoliation.
Moving on to the good stuff. I think the favorite bit about skincare for everyone has got to be the serum / moisturiser steps! Toner is a must for me at the moment - I've been tackling break outs like nobody's business and I find the Tight Effect Toner from Dr Jart works wonders and reducing oil. I've also been loving the Argan Oil Night Repair Serum, it sinks into the skin like a dream! To top everything off I reach for my Origins Make a Difference Plus Rejuvenating Moisturiser. This works perfectly at hydrating the skin and tackling dry patches that I'm prone to at this time of the year!
I love reading about peoples skincare routines - It definitely gives me inspiration to try out something new or in a different way!
Leave me links to your skincare routines below so I can check them out!
Until next time, Thanks for reading!!