My Skincare Routine

Me and my skin have a bit of a love hate relationship, some days it’s crystal clear and make up goes on perfectly. Others it’ll just feel and look horribly dry and dull but most of the time that is down to me, if I am keeping up a good skin care I notice such a huge difference. So I thought I would share some of my tips – as a busy working mum I don’t get to spend as much time as I’d like on my skincare routine, but I have found some products I really love that don’t break the bank.

Every morning I hop in the shower and cleanse my face with a 2in1 wash – this is something I change up all the time with different cleansers but I tend to look for something gentle that’s more suited to sensitive skin. I follow this with a little bit of serum and my favourite moisturiser. So really that just takes a couple of minutes in the morning.

skin care morn

In the evening I take a little longer as obviously I have to remove all the days make up but also as I have a  more time I can take more time and as skin repairs over night it is the best time to do it. So for the evening I start off removing make up with my cleansing lotion and cotton wool pads this is usually enough to get it all off, some day’s I go in with a micellar water for a second cleanse – if I am having a break out or I have been wearing more make up than usual. Then I use my toner – I don’t really get what toner does but I am told it’s important so I do it. Recently I have started using an oil before my moisturiser at night, this used to scare me so much as I though it would cause spots but this  anti ageing facial oil is lovely gives my moisturiser a real boost and smells lovely the lavender in it really calms my skin. The moisturiser I use is the same one as I use in the morning.

skin care eve

So that is pretty much what I do every day I know some people go mad on lotions and potions but this a big step up from my old baby wipe habit (I shudder just at the thought of using a wipe on my skin now).

This really has made such an improvement to my skin but some other tips I have for keeping my skin in tip top condition are;

  • Drinking lots of water
  • Keeping make-up brushes/sponges clean

I feel so much more confident when I have clear skin so have been thinking more and more about how I can improve my skin care routine, if you have any tips I’d love to hear them. I have also been looking at getting some more long term treatments such as later hair removal or scar removal I’d love to hear any experiences you guys have with that? Having done a bit of browsing around the web, I came across Sk:n. I noticed that they recently opened a clinic in Cardiff and having a look around they seem to have a range of clinics up and down the country. I’m definitely going to be looking at doing more research into this kind of thing

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