I've always put off writing this post and honestly, I don't know why, I'm skincare obsessed so surely this would be the post I would want to write? The fact that I love skincare so much is the reason for me taking so long to write this post, I don't really have a specific routine. It's always changing. I'm always trying out new products but then I thought about it and thought about the products I'm using at the moment and more often than not it's the same, so it was time, finally time, for me to write this post. For reference, my skin is normal to dry.
For cleansing, I love the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish, this has been a staple in my routine for so long. I have a secret stash of all of the smaller ones from all of my Liz Earle orders, I'm becoming quite the collector. I love using it with a muslin cloth and warm water. My skin feels hydrated after use and super clean. It's really great for sensitive skin too so it doesn't feel like you're using too much on your skin, just make sure you don't scrub too hard! Recently I've actually been changing up my cleansing routine and sometimes using The Body Shop's Nutriganics Softening Cleansing Gel Oil. When I felt the texture of this in store I fell in love. It is perfect. I love a gel texture and this feels so great against my skin. Super softening and cleanses my skin really well. It comes in a really handy tube so I would usually just leave this in my shower for a quick in shower face cleanse.
The one toner I always go back to is the Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic, it has a really relaxing scent and has a lovely moisturising feeling which works so well with my skin. Really lovely product! I love the Liz Earle Eyebright Soothing Eye Lotion. I have super sensitive eyes and this works so well with them. I often have allergic reactions and generally I can feel it coming from the eyes, so a quick swipe of this and my eyes are left feeling soothes and hydrated. I'm not one for eye drops so this is the next best thing.
My all time favourite moisturiser is the Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief Moisturiser and I think you will all probably know that by now. Super hydrating and the texture works so well with my skin. I chop and change with this with The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Serum, a very similar texture and again works well with my skin. I will sometimes use this before a moisturiser but my skin doesn't often fair too well when using too many products on it at once. For the night, I often use the Origins High Potency Night-a-Mins, it has a thick creamy texture and is super moisturising and smells amazing! Last but not least is for those times where I might find that I have a little blemish, I will always go for the Origins Super Spot Remover as it is one of the only blemish treatments that I can use due to my Tea Tree allergy but I find that it works great.
One thing that is missing from this routine are exfoliators and masks, and I'm a bit in between having just a couple that I use. For exfoliators, I love to use The Body Shop's Vitamin C Microdermabrasion, this is one of the best I've tried, pop in store and try a little bit out on your hand and honestly you will notice a difference! For a less intensive exfoliant, I love the Origins Never A Dull Moment. This has a beautiful texture and the scent is amazing. It leaves my skin feeling super soft and hydrated. For Face Masks, I used to always use a moisture mask like the Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask but at the moment I just don't feel like my skin needs it so I've been mixing it up between more purifying clay-based masks like the Aesop Parsley Seed Cleansing Masque and the Elemis Fresh Skin Deep Clean Purifying Face Mask, both beautiful beautiful masks, but honestly I usually just give a go whatever I seem to have but really those two are probably my favourites.
I'm forever trying out new products so this list is probably forever changing but a lot of the products here are firm favourites and will forever be popping up in my routine. I will always go back to a lot of them, that's how much I love them.
What are firm favourites in your skincare routine?
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