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My skin is a bit dehydrated and I have an oily T-zone. I use the following:
Clinique Take The Day Off cleansing balm - really impressed with this and prefer it to Emma Hardie. I use it to 'lift off' make up and then remove with a warm wet flannel. This method of cleansing has greatly reduced any redness in my skin (I previously used Simple wipes) and my skin is much clearer.
Every couple of days, I use REN clarifying toner on a cotton wool pad.
Superdrug serum - Simply Pure one in the day and Clearly Youthful one at night. Both excellent.
Eucerin Hyaluron Filler eye cream and moisturiser (I have a day one and a night one) - these are both very good. OK, they don't have the lovely scent of say something by Clarins but they work really well to hydrate my skin.
Primer (applied before foundation) - Elemis Pro Radiance Flash Balm. Odd scent but helps to tighten and brighten before I whack foundation on.
My skin is very easily dehydrated, otherwise normal but prone to oil on the t-zone. I have a huge (and I mean HUGE) number of products and mix it up all the time but last night I did:
Cleanse with Una Brennan Vitamin C oil Cleanse with Bravura clay cleanser Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin mask Nip+Fab Extreme pads Peter Thomas Roth Unwrinkle Turbo lotion Kypris Antioxidant Dew Kypris Elixir III oil
Cleanse with Neal's yard wild rose balm in the evening, slather on their frankincense intense eye cram, serum and moisturizer. In the morning, I wash with plain water and use the same frankincense products.
Once a week I use an enzyme face scrub and a glam glow or white clay mask.
My skin seems to really enjoy this routine and is behaving impeccably. I've come to the conclusion that, like food, if I keep the chemicals and additives to a minimum, I'm better off.
I wash my face in the bath at night with some exfoliating face wash and a flannel, then put some Aldi night cream or Aveena on. Mornings I just swipe with wet flannel and put some Piz Buin on as a moisturiser. I am regularly told I don't look old enough to have my children, I'm 45 and my oldest is 17.
Evening 1st cleanse with Body Shop Camomile balm 2nd cleanse with Pixi cleansing balm, Eve Lom or Elemis balm 3 times a week Pixi Glow Tonic Hyaluronic gel Serum from Rodial or Nip + Fab Moisturiser currently is one from M&S
Morning Cleanse with Clinique mild liquid facial soap Then serum plus moisturise as above
The space nk lady recommended a facial oil too as I'm getting a bit older but I didn't like the smell of the Body Shop Oils of Life. I might have to look for an alternative.
Shower in the morning. Run my face under the running water and rub a bit. Towel dry. I do use moisturiser maybe once a month after a weekend of drinking. But lucky for me, I have naturally good skin. And I believe this because I haven't used a load of potions on it so it has had to look after itself. It may just be in my genes though.
Coconut oil, coconut oil....and coconut oil! For everything. Taking make-up off, as a cleanser, as a moisturiser, as a hair conditioner, to shave my legs...the whole shabang. My skin has never looked healthier
Cleanse with balm/cream cleanser Acid tone if not doing retinol Serum as above (am Aldi, pm Olay Night Resurfacing) Clinique dramatically different moisturiser Am Clinique Superdefense SPF 25 then make up Pm either nothing else or LRP Redermic R or Cicaplast (used last night and skin AMAZING this morning)
Twice a week ish use Dermalogica Daily microfoliant in shower then their intensive masque whilst getting dry and ready
Skin (v dehydrated sensitive flaky but prone to congestion) looking best it ever has and just turned 40
Am Rinse face under shower with bar soap Grapeseed oil mixed with NY frankincense moisturiser Make up
PM Hot cloth clense with grapeseed oil then waitrose bar soap on oily bits Nip and fab glycolic pads all over then Vichy normaderm on blackhead prone areas Once a week redermic R all over Everyday - grapeseed oil around eyes