I am so excited to write about my skincare routine, because having a good routine has always been very important to me. I have had some major skin problems a few years ago, so I have had my fair share of different skin products, but luckily for me my skin has calmed down a bit and it’s lookin’ good. I do still get breakouts and blemishes, but it has improved so much!
My skin type usually ranges from normal to combination, so a try to use products made specifically for this skin type – and it is always good to know what skin type you have to get the right products and routine for you, because we’re all different 🙂
So, I have rounded up a skincare routine that I find works good for my skin at the moment, hopefully it doesn’t change too soon.
M O R N I N G R E G I M E ♥
In the mornings I like to keep it simple and basic, as my skin is not that dirty, because I did have a good scrub before going to bed the night before. I have been using Sorbet’s Hydro Skin 3-in-1 Foam Cleanser for quite a while now, because it is really good! It’s very light on the skin, but still cleanses thoroughly. It contains Hyaluronic Acid, Omega 3 & 6 and vitamins A & E – all the good stuff! My skin feels a lot more hydrated since I’ve started using it.
Next up I balance my skin’s pH levels with the Yardley Oatmeal Purifying Toner. This toner is specifically formulated for oily to combo skin and is quite strong so I only like to use it in the mornings, plus it gives you a refreshing feel!
Okay, so the next product I’m gonna talk about has changed my life! That is my friends, the Cetaphil Moisturising Cream of course. Let me tell you, this moisturiser is amazing for very, very, veryyyyy dry skin. It’s winter time here where I live and always at the start of the chilly months my skin gets really dry, but this time it was so much more dry and I tried so many things and remedies just to help it, but nothing would work. My forehead would be so flaky (gross I know) and I couldn’t wear any foundation ’cause I would look horrible, until one day I decided to try the Cetaphil Moisturising Cream and I honestly do not regret making that choice.
It didn’t take long before the magic tricks of this moisturiser started kicking in and now I have soft and moisturised skin and I can put on foundation without my forehead looking like a dried up desert pan. After I have applied the three basic essentials to anyone’s skincare routine, I use The Body Shop’s Oils of Life Intensely Revitalising Eye Cream-Gel underneath my eyes to help for any dark circles and puffiness.
E V E N I N G R E G I M E ♥
By the end of day your skin is dirty and full of make-up or you might have touched your skin a lot throughout the day (which is not good) so that is why it’s always a good idea to have a little bit more steps added to your routine in the evenings than in the mornings to really get rid of all the yucky stuff on your face.
I have just recently started using the L’ORÉAL Pure Clay Detox Wash and I am totally loving it. I use the one with the charcoal, because charcoal draws out impurities and clarifies the skin so it really gives it a nice thorough cleanse – which you need after a long day. It smells so good and I can definitely see a improvement in my pores, they don’t look like the craters on the moon anymore 😀
After that I go in with the L’ORÉAL Skin Perfection Serum and using their pure clay detox wash along with the serum actually makes for a good combo. The serum is light so it doesn’t clog your pores and in fact, it shrinks your pores even more. I like to apply it at night time, because when I go to sleep my skin will really reap the benefits of this product and that’s also why I only use it in the evenings.
Of course I then apply my trusty Cetaphil Moisturising Cream after, as well as The Body Shop Eye Cream-Gel. If I do have any spots or blemishes I would treat them with the Neutrogena On-The-Spot Acne Treatment and the next morning the blemishes would be a lot smaller and a lot less red and sometimes, if I’m lucky, they would be gone entirely.
So you probably wondered what’s that blue thingey in the first picture of my evening regime. Well, that is the face brush I use when I wash my face with the Sorbet Hydro Skin Foam Cleanser and the L’ORÉAL Pure Clay Detox Wash.
It is by Sorbet and is called the Pore Your Heart Out Facial Cleanser. It comes with 3 different detachable little brushes – a silicone one with short, soft bristles that works great for sensitive skin, a brush with like normal (I don’t know how else to describe it sorry) soft bristles that’s very compact and you can use it daily and then of course an exfoliating brush with longer and fluffier bristles. It comes with an USB charger so you don’t have to spend extra money on batteries.
Do you remember when facial cleansers were all the rage, especially the Clarisonic one? Well, if you’re like me and you like to bargain here and there, this Sorbet Pore Your Heart Out Facial Cleanser is a great alternative for the Clarisonic facial cleansers. It is much more affordable AND it still does an amazing job! And it’s blue!
E X T R A P R O D U C T S ♥
Once a week a will use a scrub/exfoliator, because exfoliating at least once a week is essential and necessary to make sure all the dead skin is gone, because otherwise your pores might get clogged and we all know clogged pores leads to breakouts! I have been using the Garnier PureActive Intensive Charcoal Scrub for a good amount of time now to confess that it’s a great product! And because I use it once a week only, I hold out with it for a long time.
It has charcoal and salicylic acid in it and every time I use it my skin feels super soft and looks great the next day. This scrub smells so good, but don’t get it in your eyes though…well you shouldn’t get any product in your eyes for that matter.
Now, I am a big fan of face masks and it’s probably one of the hardest decisions to make when it comes to choosing a face mask. I love to do DIY face masks, and I have this one miracle worker mask recipe that I might share with you guys one day. Usually I would lean towards something that has a clay base, because I have combo skin it really helps for the oiliness and draws out impurities, so I have been loving the Freeman Mint & Lemon Clay Mask. It makes my skin feel so refreshed and super clean, but make sure to moisturise properly, because sometimes clay masks can be drying.
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That is it for my current skincare routine! All of the products I use for my routine are products and brands that I genuinely love using and that really makes my skin happy!
Have you tried any of these products? Let me know in the comments what you think 🙂
Hope you liked it – till next time!