Skincare is so important. I know that now as I haven’t always treated my skin the way it deserves. Not longer than a year ago, I didn’t even bother removing my make up!! As a result of that, my skin said stop and I had several outbreaks as well as dryness. Therefore I started testing different products and found the ones that worked for me.
After implementing some products into my routine, I have seen noticeable difference. I have always had a problem with dry skin – and now my skin is soo much better than it used to be.
The products do not only help my skin, but it also makes my makeup look so much better on as it got a better ‘base’.
My everyday essentials
Face wash: I usually remove my make up with a wipe before hitting the shower. But from experience I do not feel that only a wipe will do the job of removing excess makeup and and daily grime. Therefore I use face wash in the shower
My two favourites are Liz Earle’s Hot Cloth Cleanser and Boots Tea Tree & Witch Hazel’s Charcoal face wash. The Liz Earle one I use every time I shower and it leaves my face really smooth and clean. The Boots one I only use if I have some outbreaks – it is really good for getting your pores cleaned and it removes excess oil. However, it leaves my skin extra dry and therefore important to moisturise after.
Toners and primers: I have now realised how amazing toners are. I have not fully understood its purpose, but after a friends recommendation I fell in love with it straight away. I apply the toner before applying the moisturiser and it makes my skin super fresh and hydrated. The toner I use is from No7 and it is specifically for people with dry/extra dry skin. I use a primer before and after applying my make-up. The one I use is from Mac and it’s called prime+fix. You can use it before if you want your make up to stay on for longer, or after for a finishing mist!
Moisturisers: I use two different ones; one for daily use and one for over night. My daily one is from Champneys (spa skin plus) and it is a collagen intense day cream. My night cream from Estēe Lauder and is an anti-oxidant night detox creme. Both to reduce dryness.
I also do a face mask once a week (at least try to do one…). At least during winter and autumn as my skin get extra dry then. The mask I use is from No7 and I leave it on for about 10minutes.
A product that is always on my bedside table is Tea Tree & witch hazel’s spot wand. Sometimes I have an outbreak and this thing make sure that they’ll go away quickly. I really recommend it as it also contains two different formulas: one for day and one for night and it easy to carry it around if needed.
These are my essentials and I didn’t find them overnight (unfortunately). I think it is important to try out different products to see what works best on your own skin. I struggle a lot with dry skin as mentioned, however, these products minimise the problem, A LOT!
Have an amazing Tuesday evening!