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I think it's time I started a proper skin care routine - bloody 10 years younger programme grrrrrrrr
I currently cleanse my skin with a cream cleanser and muslin from The Sanctuary every morning but thats about it. I sometimes use No7 products. I quite like their protect and perfect serum but I find if I use it every day it makes my skin quite greesy.
I also have quite deep lines under my eyes.
Do I have to / need to cleanse, tone, moisturise twice a day?
Should I use a seperate day and night cream?
I don't really want to spend a fortune OR alot of time on this.
Is a facial cleansing wipe adequate in the evenings? Should I be doing a whole routine?
My skin can get quite oily, spotty if I start putting loads of products on, I think I need things which are quite light. I currently have quite clear skin.
Eye cream recommendations would be great too - if they get rid of the bags!
Thanks, please now bombard me with recommendations........
My skin sounds similar to yours and it improved hugely when I stopped cleansing twice a day and just rinsed with warmish water in the morning. I cleanse at night with a basic creamy cleanser (Olay at the mo) and remove it with damp cotton wool which gives a gentle exfoliating effect. Quick rinse and then a smallish amount of moisturizer - after seeing the Dispatches doc about these I've decided to stick with Simple Light Moisturizer! You may need something a little heavier in the winter. I put on Clinique Super City Block almost every morning too - the SPF in moisturizers disappears after a few hours, so I've been told. If you like the sun then it's really important that you protect your skin - it's massively ageing.
It's dull dull dull but lots of water does seem to plump up and smooth skin.