Sunday, March 24, 2013

My Skincare Routine & Favourite Skincare Products...


Hello lovelies, I hope you all had a fab weekend!

This year I finally decided to sort my skin out, up until now I've always spent a fortune on makeup to conceal my flaws but skimped on skincare products. I decided this was probably quite backwards as the better your skin is the less makeup you need so I decided to invest in some quality skincare products.

Here's my daily skincare routine & some of my favourite products...


Morning routine...

I start off by cleansing, this removes any product from the night before & the grime that's built up overnight, eww! My cleanser of choice is the REN Clearcalm Clay Cleanser, I've mentioned this many times & just love it. I then move onto a toner, this is a step I don't always take if I'm honest but when I do I use the Caudalie Beauty Elixir. After the skincare goddess that is Caroline Herons over at Beautymouth featured Hydraluron in her hall of fame I couldn't resist giving it a go. I use this before my moisturiser & have noticed a massive different in my skin since using it. I recently reviewed Hydraluron so if you want to read more click here. I recently picked up the REN Vita Mineral moisturiser and have really been enjoying using it, it's a little too early to post a full review but I find it moisturises my skin well & creates a great base for makeup. The last step in my morning routine is an eye cream and my choice of eye cream at the moment is the Balance Me Wonder Eye Cream. Using an eye cream is new to me but I'll do anything to banish those pesky dark circles!


Evening routine...

If I've got particularly heavy make up on I'll start by removing it with Bioderma, the cult micellaire water that has taken the blog world by storm. I'll then give my skin a proper cleanse as the Bioderma does nothing to condition or nourish my skin, I use my REN Clearcalm Clay Cleanser again for this step. Like my morning routine I sometimes skip the toner stage but when I use one I use the Caudalie Beauty Elixir. The last three stages in my evening routine are the same as my morning routine except I swap my moisturiser for a slightly thicker This Works Perfect Skin Super Moisture, this moisturiser also contains a serum and whenever I use it I always wake with super soft skin. 


Other products...

There's a few products in my skincare collection that I don't use every day but they are all incorporated into my skincare one way or another at least once a week. Once to twice a week I'll soak a cotton pad in Alpha H Liquid Gold and sweep it across my face after applying toner, the trick is then to leave this product to work it's magic and not apply any products after. It was completely alien to me to go to bed without applying moisturiser but what Caroline Hirons says I do! This works as a topical skin exfoliator and helps to strip the dead skin cells from your face. Whilst I've gone off using scrubby face exfoliators once a week I'll use the Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant, this fine powder works great at removing dead skin whilst not making my skin feel overly scrubbed or sensitive. I recently posted a full review of this product which you can read by clicking here. Last but by no means least we have the masks that I use. When my skin feels clogged or needs a good clearout I use the REN Invisble Pores Detox mask, a great clay mask that rids the skin of grime and leaves it feeling uber fresh & clean. When my skin is feel a little dehydrated or dry I use the Origins Drink Up Intensive in place of my evening moisturiser, this amazing smelling overnight mask leaves me with the softest skin in the morning & it really feels nourished and hydrated. 

Phew! I know it seems like a lot of products but they all have a place in my skincare routine & I feel they all do a job. If you'd like a full review of anything that I haven't already reviewed then please leave me a comment below.

I'd love to know what your favourite skincare products are and if you would recommend anything, I'm always on the lookout for new skincare so feel free to leave a comment below!

Sarah xx

42 comments:

  1. I want to try so many things you use! Especially the Alpha H Liquid Gold and the Balance Me Eye Cream :) xx

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    1. I deffo recommend giving them a go hun xxx

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  2. We have very similar tastes when it comes to products! I love both the Origins mask and the REN pore mask which I try to use on a weekly basis! Great post Sarah!

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