My Hero Skincare Routine

I feel like I’m officially a grown up, because I have a skincare routine.

I feel like that’s the first sign that you have your shit together. Well for me it is anyway. Never mind the fact that it’s the only thing I have together. We won’t get into that.

 

Anyway, skincare. I’ve never been great at having a routine to be honest. I was one of those people that unless I was having an issue with my skin from time to time, like dryness, or the occasional spot, I more or less left it to do it’s thing.

No that I’m getting older, I do feel that I need to put more time into my skin to make it look it’s best. I don’t have perfect skin by any means. Rosacea and psoriasis will do that to you, but it’s not bad either. And that’s all thanks to the following products and routine.

Morning routine

  1. Glossier Super Glow Serum. This serum is packed with vitamin C and Magnesium. Perfect for brightening the skin and reducing discolouration. Great for making you look more fresh faced in the morning
  2. Glossier Super Pure Serum. This serum has Vitamin B3 and Zinc to calm breakout prone skin and redness. I like using this in the morning as I feel it sets up my skin for the rest of the day
  3. Glossier Priming Moisturiser. I love this primer, it makes my skin glow and fresh, even when I’ve put on my make up. It isn’t a heavy moisturiser, so it’s great for people who have combination or oily skin.
  4. Burts Bees Lip Balm in Peppermint. Lip balm is essential for me. My lips get so dried out and sore with the slightest fluctuation in temperature. I really like the Burt’s Bees as it’s hydrating, without me becoming dependent on it. Plus the peppermint makes things tingly!

Night routine

  1. Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser. As I mention in the video above, I haven’t used a lot of this as I’m lazy, but I’m getting into a better routine with it. This cleanser is really gentle but leaves my skin feeling super soft.
  2. Nivea Face Wipes for Sensitive Skin. This is my lazy girl option. I wouldn’t encourage you to use them as they’re bad for the environment and bad for your skin. I have one wipe left in my packet and after that I’m not buying them again
  3. Glossier Exfoliating Skin Perfector. The hype about this product online is intense. It contains Salicylic acid and Glycolic acid to transform the skin. I haven’t been using it long enough, but I’m going to persevere as the reviews are amazing!
  4. Glossier Super Bounce Serum. This serum contains Hyaluronic acid which can hold 1000x it’s weight in water. I like using this at night as I think it helps my next cream absorb into the skin
  5. Clinique Moisture Surge Cream. A well loved cream in my make up bag, this has really helped to get the softness back into my skin. I use this primarily at night as I feel it’s a little heavier, so I don’t want it blending with my make up during the day and clogging my skin.

Getting ready for a special event routine

  1. Mac Volcanic Ash Exfoliator. This stuff is potent. It is a pretty hardcore exfoliator, you’ve been warned. I would not use this regularly as it’s a harsh exfoliant, but every once in a while it’s great for hitting the reset button on your skin. I would use this approximately two weeks before an event, as it draws irritation out of the skin. So using too close to an event could mean your skin is still a little irritated.
  2. Ouai Scalp and Body Exfoliator. This is definitely a more gentle exfoliant that I use probably once or twice every two weeks. I’m not big on exfoliating as I think you should more or less let your skin do what it needs to do. But an exfoliating session every now and then can be good too. This is a really nourishing exfoliator as there is coconut oil in it, as well as sugar crystals that make the scrub. I’m a big fan of this product and would recommend it to anyone, even if you have sensitive skin.
  3. Charlotte Tilbury Goddess Skin Clay Mask. This is a clay mask that I actually haven’t bit the bullet and bought yet. I tend to get a few samples of it when I buy products so they keep me going. It’s a great mask for giving you smooth skin and reducing fine lines. I do this about a week before an event because again, clay can draw the crap out of your skin and you don’t need that at the Christmas party.
  4. Sephora Sheet Mask. I use a lot of different types of Sephora sheet masks, I think they’re lovely and nourishing and perfect for brightening the skin. I will you a hydrating sheet mask a day or two before an event, just to add extra moisture to the skin. If I have any spare, I’ll also use under eye masks the day of or night before an event to take the puffiness out.

Getting rid of a ‘situation’ routine

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  1. We all get those angry situations from time to time. For me, I can get irritated if I have an ingrown hair (gross). This always happens on my legs because I epilate them. One of the best ways of taking care of this is to mix a little bit of Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream with some Epsom salts. Trust me on this one. The salts draw all that anger out of the area, while the 8 hour cream ensures that it doesn’t get dried out and sore. If needs be, I’ll put this on, cover it with a plaster and let it do it’s thing overnight. The next morning, wash off and put on a second round if needs be. Repeat until it’s no longer angry
  2. Toothpaste is also one of my go to’s if I have a zit, little bit of that over night to calm it down usually helps. It’s not a miracle worker, but it does help!

I mention it in the video above, but I’m on the look out for a great eye cream. I have wrinkles, puffiness, dark shadows, the works. I want something that’s going to knock it’s socks off. I’ve done a lot of research and all I know is that I’m confused! If you have any amazing eye cream recommendations, please, please, please could you leave them below?!

 

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