Monday, 29 July 2013

My Skincare Routine

Hi Guys,

I thought the wonderful weather we've been having in the UK recently would be a great time to write about my skincare routine.
I always find in the summer people pay less attention to their skin as evenings are made longer so people can't be bothered to do a full routine. Things like holidays and festivals, which contain excessive drinking and exposure to different elements don't help either.

I used to have very oily skin and my skincare routine contained lots of products aimed towards that, however as I'm currently on Roaccutane (see the latest Roaccutane diary here) I now have dry skin so I've changed some of my products to cater to that. Not only this, but I have to be careful with which products I use due to my medication.

The first steps is to remove my make up. I start with the Boots Botanics Smoothing Eye Make up Remover. This is the type of product where you shake the bottle for the contents to mix together. I used to use the Simple eye make up remover, but I find the Botanics one so much nicer. After leaving the cotton pads to soak on my eye for 10-15 seconds, in a few swipes, my eye make up is gone. The eye make remover is £3.99 but it's currently £2.69, you can buy it online here.
I then use Bioderma Sebium H2O which is made for combination or oily skin, to remove my face make up. I prefer using this so much more to face wipes, and I feel they are more effective at getting my make up off. I buy mine from Zest Essentials for £9.99.

To wash my face, I use Cetaphil gentle skin cleanser as my dermatologist recommended it for whilst I was on roaccutane. After using this, any last traces of my make up has gone. I buy them in a big set of 2 from Costco so I can't remember the price. However, you can buy smaller bottles from Boots for £8.99.

After drying my face, I quickly use the Simple Tonor to just refresh my skin. I've been using this product since I was 15 and I still love it. It's only £2.99 from Boots.

My final step is my moisturiser. I use La Roche Posay Effaclar H, which is made specifically for skin which has been dried out from skincare. I once again, buy this from Zest Essentials for £.8.42.

This moisturiser was perfect after I'd been to Parklife (post here) as it really rehydrated my skin after a weekend of drinking, sun and late nights. House of Fraser also have a blog post on a perfect skincare routine for after festivals. Some of the products have crept their way into my wishlist. Read the post here.

Do you have any essential skin care items?
Thanks for reading

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