Skin care used to be something that never really bothered me. I always thought if I was unhappy with how my skin looked then I could just cover it up with more make up, never really thinking about solving the issues I had with my skin.
I tend to start off my skin care routine with the Origins Never a Dull Moment Cleanser, which was the first product I'd used from Origins, and since discovering this I've never looked back. This is a favourite to me for many reasons. It's helped my skin clear up from my never ending greasy teenage phase, and it's helped my skin change from looking dull and 'meh', to looking glowing and radiant. And just to add to the reasons why I love this, it smells amazing, which to me is always nice with a skin care product.
When it comes to exfoliators my current favourite is the Liz Earle Gentle Face Exfoliator. Liz Earle is famous for their cleanse and polish, and to me this is a great follow up product. It has the perfect balance between exfoliating your face without aggravating it, but making you feel like the product is really working. I personally love it because it really helps to bring back some radiance to your skin, especially if you’re finding it to look a little dull.
No skin care routine is complete without a good cleanser and toner, and two of my favourites are from the L’Oreal Skin Perfection range. I always think that it is really important to find a decent cleanser and toner to finish off your skin care routine with. Not only does it help improve the look of your skin, but it also gives you a sort of ‘second chance’ in case you haven’t completely taken off all of your make up properly. These L’Oreal ones are a favourite of mine as they really help to remove any last traces of make up, and they leave my skin feeling really soft and super clean. I’ve heard good things about the micellar water in this range, which has been on my wish list for sometime now.
I like to treat my skin to a face mask every week, and one of my all-time favourites is The Body Shops Honey & Oat 3-In-1 Scrub mask. I prefer exfoliating scrubs as I suffer with dry skin, so I like to make sure that all the dead skin is removed helping to make my skin softer and more radiant. This works really well with dry skin, and I find it to be really moisturising, leaving my skin feeling smooth once it’s removed.
When it comes to moisturising my favourite moisturiser is the Clinique Dramatically Different Lotion. I've tried out other moisturisers, and while they might be good, I always find myself coming back to this one. This moisturiser does something to my skin that other moisturisers can't do. Having dry sensitive skin, especially on my face, this helps me to get the hydration my skin needs, and doesn't leave it feeling greasy making it easy to apply make up after.
Now that I have a basic skin care routine I can definitely see the benefits. Gone are the majority of my skin care problems, and I don’t feel the need to cover up my face with make up all the time. I would definitely recommend trying out some of my skin care favourites as none of these products have let me down!
What's your favourite skincare product?