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Please come and tell me about your skincare routine!
I have always done the cleanse, tone moisturise routine Started with Clinique - for years but dried my skin out too much in the end Then when on to dermalogica - nice and gentle on your skin Now using la Roche posey as recommended on here - so far so good, would say this is brilliant but what to use is a bit confusing, has certainly made my skin glow And always use an eye cream
Mine is rubbing in soap and glory peaches and clean. Washing my eye makeup off with a really gentle aloe vera soap (I find soap the best for getting eye makeup off because I'm not scrubbing it to buggery to shift it. But I wear a lot of black eyeliner and thick mascara).
Still with me?
Then a normal flannel and hot water to exfoliate and wash it all off.
Then a serum on my forehead and cheeks, moisturiser all over but a different one depending on how spotty or dry I'm looking.
Then every few nights I pop an evening primrose oil capsule and give it a good massage in.
Then I sleep on a silk pillowcase to stop my face getting creased like an arse.
Emma Hardie cleansing balm, massaged in and polished off with a hot flannel Soap & Glory Make Yourself Youthful super serum LRP Anthelios or Avene Hydreance SPF30
In the evening, as above but with Liz Earle skin repair (no SPF so don't use it during the day) or Emma Hardie night cream. Keep meaning to get that Estee Lauder nightbtime serum but have so much other stuff to use up first...
Evening: Oil Cleaning Method with coconut oil - rub in for a few minutes, then wipe off with warm wet flannel. Blast of Avene Eau Thermale water spray, then Superdrug Simply Pure serum, then thick layer of Astral cream. I have v dry skin.
Morning: wipe face and neck with rosewater on a cotton pad, then serum and moisturiser as at night time, leave for about 10 minutes, then make up. Always use foundation or BB cream with a high SPF
Drinking loads of water and eating fruit and veg also makes a huge difference to my skin.
Both simple and olay do moisturisers so add one to your routine. Routines can be very easy, cleanse tone moisturise or very complicated involving peels scrubs masks etc. What is most important is that you do something and an easy basic routine like you have is good. Most importantly do it everyday, morning and night(no makeup removing in the morning) Keep it simple, people will recommend loads (I could) but it is important to start with something you can afford and can do. In a nutshell, you are fine, carry on but add a facial moisturiser.
I switch products quite a lot, as am a bit of a beauty product junkie, but the routine stays roughly the same.
At night, remove most of my make-up and eye make-up with cheapo, fragrance free wipes - whatever is on offer, currently Superdrug ones.
Wash face with Nivea gentle foaming cleanser.
Moisturise with Clarins Blue orchid oil - lush, but pricey, and was a gift. Used to use Neals Yard rose oil and if it ran out, just plain coconut or sweet almond oil. I massage it into my face every night. Really keeps my dry skin soft.
Then dot some Boots perfect and protect eye serum under eyes (not convinced eye creams really work - have used so many and never noticed any difference!).
I wash my face with Neutrogena's blackhead reducing face wash (very impressed with this) in the shower.
Moisturise currently with Boots protect and perfect serum, then SPF15 moisturiser.
I also use a tiny bit of Smashbox hydrating primer and then Clinique moisture surge tinted moisturiser - so loads of moistursing going on, but my skin needs it!
Exfoliate once a week with cheapo Aapri scrub (love the Clinique one, too, but thisis a good cheap alternative) and then use Boots Simply Sensitive face mask which is a super-cheap rip off of the Simple one.
Use Sunsense SPF 50 invisible tint sunscreen on top of moisturiser when its sunny.
these are some great tips..I try not too exfoliate too much you should only do it once or twice a week, and always moisturise when coming out of a hot shower, because exposing your skin to dry cool weather after a hot shower can make your skin dry out so quickly and become rough and flaky. I don't use face wipes unless really necessary, for taking off a layer of makeup or mascara, but then I always use a face wash to deep cleanse. Then I apply a small amount of flash balm to my skin before bed and before applying any makeup. Just to help keep my skin looking a little more rejuvinated.