I haven’t written a skincare routine since November 2013 and I’ve changed it a few times since then, so I thought I’d do a little update! Something I love to splurge on instead of save is skincare. I’ve used so many different skin products over the past 7/8 years trying to improve my skin and I’ve found it has improved since I’ve been using more expensive skincare. I have combination skin so before this particular skincare routine, my skin had been through sore dry patches and huge breakouts that have brought me to tears! Luckily now I’ve started this skincare routine, I can count the spots I’ve had on two hands and even when I’ve had a spot they haven’t lingered as long as they used to.
I start off my skincare routine with La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel. I originally received this as a PR sample but I repurchased it because it was WONDERFUL. I take a 20p size blob of this onto wet hands and massage it in to my dry face. It is formulated for oily, sensitive skin and I have both, so it works perfectly to mattify my skin. After I dry my face, it leaves it feeling so soft. I then spray on La Roche-Posay Serozinc* which makes me feel very refreshed, especially on an early morning. I never thought I’d get on with a spray toner but this is perfect.
I like to follow with La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo+*. I’ve been using this on and off for just over a year. I originally thought it was the cause of the sore dry patches I was getting but it must have been a different product. This works perfectly to keep my skin clear, I love how cool it feels on my face and how it mattifies my skin. I then pop one pump of Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturiser Light over the top, to make sure my skin is hydrated. I used to think my combination skin didn’t need moisturiser but I realised I just needed to find the right one for my skin type. The Liz Earle moisturiser keeps my face full of moisture without making it greasy.
Occasionally when I remember, I put a small amount of Origins Ginzing Refreshing Eye Cream on around my eyes. This leaves them feeling revived and because it is tinted it makes me look wide awake. To take my make-up off, I use Bioderma Sensibio H2O. I pour a little bit out onto a cotton pad and it literally melts my make-up off. I could never use a make-up wipe again after this!
What’s your favourite skincare product?
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