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Skincare is somewhat of a ritual for me. It’s a quiet moment where I can dedicate some time to myself, revel in my favourite skincare products, and sink into a relaxing state of mind. After a long day, there is nothing more wonderful and theraputic than the act of removing makeup; allowing the skin to breathe and maybe indulge in a mini facial. As a lover of makeup, I am equally passionate about skincare and a firm believer that you should take care of your skin.
People have often complimented me on my skin and asked what products I use and what my routine is. My seemingly “good” skin could be the result of a few factors. It could be partly down to genes or genetics (my Mum has amazing skin) and the fact I try to drink plenty of water throughout the day. So, while I am absolutely flattered, I think it’s important to remember that I’m like everyone else and suffer with hangups. I have had my share of spots, super oily skin that acts as a brilliant reflector in photographs, flakey patches that won’t seem to go away and the dreaded huge red spot that everyone seems to point out to you, as if you are unaware that you have a volcano about to erupt at any time.
At this time of the year in the cold wintery months, my skin can become dry and lacklustre. Sometimes, (mostly down to not giving my skin enough attention), it can become flaky in certain areas such as, around my nose and forehead. So this is usually the time I up my skincare regime and reach for products that are richer and more nourishing for my skin.
That being said, today’s post is all about my everyday skincare routine and the products I use. I have a daily routine which takes me around 10-15 minutes and when time allows, I can indulge in a longer, more luxurious pampering session so, I’ve split the post into two parts: my daily routine and my indulgent routine. I hope this post proves insightful and provides you with ideas for your own routine.
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Daily Skin Care Routine
My daily routine consist of three main parts: cleanse, tone and moisturise. I start off by cleansing my face and neck with the Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser and massage the cream into the skin with soft circular motions. Once massaged into the skin, I rinse my face with lukewarm water and a muslin cloth. Depending how much makeup I’ve worn, I usually go in again with the cleanser (double cleanse) to remove any makeup missed the first time. Next, I add a little toner to a cotton pad and sweep gently over my face and neck. For this, I use the Instant Boost Skin Tonic by Liz Earle. Then I pat my skin dry before applying my moisturiser. I use a small amount and massage gently in circular and sweeping motions into my skin and neck.
In terms of products I use, there is very little difference. I pretty much stick to the same cleanser and moisturiser. The only difference is the moisturiser. In the winter months I opt for a richer moisturiser whilst, in the summer I reach for a lighter cream. Currently, I have swapped my usual Skin Repair moisturiser by Liz Earle for my Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream.
Indulgent Skin Care Routine
As I mentioned earlier, it’s always lovely into indulge in a little me-time and give your skin that extra TLC. I try to aim for a pamper session once a week; to settle down, maybe in the bath or maybe sat watching tv and spend time indulging in a luxurious facial. As with my daily routine, I still cleanse, tone and moisturise however, I add a few more products.
After cleansing and toning, I use my Liz Earle Gentle Face Exfoliator. I apply a small amount (roughly the size of a pea) and massage in circular motions, paying particular attention around my nose and T-Zone. I probably do this for around 5 – 10 minutes (or maybe longer if I’m watching something good on Netflix!) Then I rinse my face with lukewarm water and my muslin cloth. Next, I apply a face mask. This tends to vary depending on what my skin needs. If its quite dry; I’ll opt for a mask that’s rich and nourishing or if my skin appears dull; I’ll reach for a brightening face mask. The two masks I usually go between are:
I usually leave the face mask on for 15 – 30 minutes before rinsing off with lukewarm water and patting dry. Lastly, I apply my moisturiser as usual however, if I am feeling particularly indulgent, I mix a drop or two of facial oil into my moisturiser. I use the Elemis Frangipani Monoi Oil although any facial oil works just as well).
So, that’s my skin care routine! I’d love to know your thoughts and what products you use so, feel free to leave me a comment in the comments section below.
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