Skincare Routine

Monday, 27 March 2017

So after publishing my post about acne (here) I thought it would be fitting to write about my current skincare routine. It's not super fancy with a dozen night creams and special oils derived from the Himalayas but it works for me. Due to my problematic skin lot's of face washes and other products prescribed by the doctor have irritated it and often caused more outbreaks.
After trying and testing so many products, and having no luck, I've finally found solutions that I'm happy with. Obviously everyone's skin is different so these products might not work for you. I have very sensitive combination skin which means it's oily in some places and dry in others; it really is the worst of both worlds. 

1. Garnier Micellar Water

First off I remove my makeup by putting some of the micellar water onto a cotton pad. It's so good for removing makeup, especially waterproof mascara. It's also a really good alternative for using makeup wipes as they've been prone to leaving my skin red, itchy and dry. It doesn't irritate my eyes like other makeup removers do either so I'd definitely recommend it for people with sensitive skin and eyes.

2. Dermol 500 Lotion

I then wet my face with warm water (to open my pores) and use this lotion as a face wash to cleanse my skin. This was actually prescribed to me by my Doctor and can be used as a lotion or a soap substitute. This is one of the only face washes I've used that hasn't irritated my skin and I'm really happy with how it's worked to sooth and moisturise my skin. It's predominantly for dry skin so it's perfect for me but I think it's really helped with keeping my spots at bay too as it doesn't aggravate or provoke them.

3. Liz Earle Cleanse&Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser

Once I've washed the lotion off and dried my face I go on to use this to tackle the texture of my skin. It's important to dry your face before using this one and make sure your muslin cloth is clean. I massage the cream all over my skin then dunk the cloth in hot water and remove it, being careful not to rub too harshly. This smells incredible and it's all natural so it's really gentle on the skin which is great if you're suffering with acne. Although it's quite pricey I think it's worth it as it's really helped improve the texture of my skin. It leaves your skin feeling so smooth and polished; exactly what it says on the bottle. If you're worried about spending that much money and not liking it, I'd suggest you try the travel size first, which is smaller and cheaper.

4. Simple Kind To Skin Hydrating Moisturiser

To finish my skin routine, I then apply this simple moisturiser. It's the only moisturiser I've tried that has really made a difference to my skin and I think it's a really important step. It's perfect for sensitive skin and restores the hydration and elasticity to my skin that it needs. It contains Glycerin too which forms a protective layer to prevent any moisture loss which means it's great for using before applying makeup. If I'm having a no makeup day and feel like my skin is a bit thirsty, this is great for nourishing it and leaves it feeling fresh.

What are your favourite skincare products? Do you know any good ones for acne?
Liv x

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