hey girl hey,
To be honest with you, I’m probably not the best person to come to with advice for skin care because I don’t have problematic skin! I’ve never had spots, pigmentation problems, scaring or excessive dryness and i’m never oily! Saying that, my skin care is generally preventative against ageing, I’m starting now dolls, you won’t be catching me with early crows feet! I tend to use affordable products with the odd exception and I am by no means a dermatologist! This is just what works for me!
Step 1, I remove all of my makeup with micellar water, it goes without saying, you know the deal.
Step 2, I use my vanity planet brush with a tiny bit of cleanser on it just to get rid of the excess makeup that might be clogging up my pores. Brushes like these are fairly inexpensive and I think I got mine with an affiliate code but you can get similar ones on Amazon. I use the silicon head on mine and never touch the exfoliating heads because they’re too harsh and I prefer a manual exfoliation anyway. If you have dry skin I would suggest skipping the cleanser and just using the brush as the combination of hot water, cleanser and brush can be harsh on your skin, drying it out. Also this garnier cleanser is fab, I also use it in the morning just with my hands and it leaves my skin fresh.
step 3, TONER! you have no idea how many people I know that do not tone! If you have oily or acne prone skin you need to use a toner, it helps shrink your pores and maintain your skins ph balance. I use this garnier one because its inexpensive and does the job, I just apply it with a cotton pad and one does the trick.
step 4, The Moroccan Rose Superfood by Dr Botanicals is just amazing. If you have dry skin I would suggest anything with rose water in it but if its really bad and you’re willing to spend some pennies this is just perfect. The smell alone is so good and I can’t recommend it enough. Ive mixed this with foundations to get a bit of a dewy look and it works so well. Just do a little dot on your forehead, cheek bones and chin then push it into the skin. Don’t rub it in you literally want to just press it. Like I said its pricey at 55 pound but there are so many alternatives to this, however if you do want to splurge I couldn’t recommend this enough.
Step 5, This isn’t too everyones taste but if you’re like me and you want to prevent the wrinkles you’ll not be getting for another 15 years then this is for you. I use The Ordinary Retinol in Squalane. Retinol affects gene expression (so how your genes send genetic instruction), enhances your collagen production, removes texture and helps even your skin pigmentation. I’d start off on 0.2% as your skin needs to build tolerance and avoid sensitive areas like the corner of your mouth and anywhere near your eyes. Start using once every 3 days and then build up until your skin has a daily tolerance. I do this on my evening skin care routing and apply it the same way as my Moroccan Rose Superfood oil.
step 6, Moisturiser obvs! Honestly I feel like moisturisers for me are not a big deal, I really do pick up whatever I see in superdrug because I don’t need one for a specific problem but I do avoid any with fragrances or preservatives (quaternium-15, imidazolidinyl urea and bronopol). P.s Do your neck?! You’d be surprised at how many people don’t do their neck!
twice a week I use lush cup of coffee as a mask and then exfoliate when I’m rubbing it off, I have been for about two years and I still get shocked at how soft my skin is after.
Once a week I use a garnier sheet mask right after I tone, honestly is it a fad? i dont know? but it makes me feel nice and pampered so I’ll keep doing it!
Every sunday I lather my face and hair in coconut oil,I feel like everyone knows the score with coconut oil, if you don’t know just get to know. It is a natural anti-bacterial and and anti-fungal (incase this is something that interests you??)it also smells like a fucking dream and its so cheap.
TIP- I don’t know if this is useful or not but if you do have a skin care routine that is a different to mine or you don’t know what order your products go on, you need to be going up in density with your products. So start off with your lightest product and work your way up to your heavier products!
ALSO! silk pillows. It sounds odd but a silk pillow will do wonders for your skin and hair. It helps retain moisture, reduces split ends and tame your bed head. Its science or some shit. Look it up if you don’t believe me!
So that’s my skin care, is it long? or is that normal, I have no idea! Thanks so much for reading and I hope it was some help to you? If not I hope you enjoyed just having a good nose! Let me know in the comments if you have tried any of these or if i’m doing something wrong and need to change it! Also let me know if you’re interested in my morning routine which is slightly different!
love you loads and loaaaads