Thursday, 7 September 2017

Current Skincare Routine

Skincare is so important to me and I really believe that if your skin isn't healthy and looked after then your makeup won't feel and look as good either! I've been using skincare products religiously since around 12-13 years old and finally feel like I've really found what works for my skin. I've tried everything from high end to budget and I used to switch up my routine every week but now I've been using the same products for a good few months now and really feel like it works perfectly with my skin. 

I would consider my skin very normal and not sensitive at all but still get the odd spot around the jawline when it's that time of the month which is normal. The following products are what I use morning and night before my makeup or bed time!

I bought this big 500ml bottle of Bioderma in a pharmacy in Portugal over the summer and it's still half full even after being used every day. It comes with a really handy pump so you just push down with a cotton pad and get the perfect amount without any wastage. It really lifts up any dirt left on your skin and prepares it for other products to be applied after.

This is honestly one of my holy grail skincare products! I've gone through 3 bottles of this and it's been heaven for my skin! It contains 5% glycolic acid which gently exfoliates the surface of the skin ensuring a smooth and soft base for makeup! I use this day and night and it refreshes my skin making sure it's prepared for the next step.

I use this plumping serum before I apply my moisturiser as it adds a shot of hydration and plumps the skin so that it looks glowy and healthy before putting on my makeup! It makes sure my makeup goes on smooth and dewy without drying out my skin. This has been really hyped up everywhere lately and I can see why! It also smells really good!

At night time I will use this detox oil on my skin before my moisturiser and after the glow tonic (instead of the dragons blood serum). I usually put 5-6 drops into the palm of my hand, rub my hands together to warm it up and then gently press the product into my skin. My skin always looks even and fresh in the mornings after using this, even if I haven't managed to get much sleep! If you have irritated skin or sensitive skin then this is good to calm it down also!

This is my absolute must have moisturiser! I've been using it for about a year now and it makes your skin so soft and hydrated. It reminds me of the Clarins Beauty Flash Balm, which gives you a candlelight glow under your makeup without the use of a highlighter. This can also be used as a makeup remover, face mask and shaving cream but I've only ever used it as a moisturiser. I love a moisturiser that doesn't feel really thick or greasy and this is light but hydrating at the same time (smells good too!)

I use this eye gel every morning and night at the end of my skincare routine to rehydrate the eye area and make sure they're either moisturised ready for makeup or ready for bed! Keeping my under eyes hydrated really helps keep concealer smooth under the eye and stops powder set in the creases. This eye gel has a cooling effect as it contains cucumber so it stops redness.

If you haven't heard of the Mario Badescu facial sprays then you must have been living under a rock as these are a must have in your skincare routine! I have tried and tested both sprays (the rose water is my favourite) and really love both but prefer this one for skincare and the rose water spray for setting make up. They both smell insane and really hydrate and finish of my skincare routine. They cool the skin and help everything sink in!

What are your skincare must haves? :D


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