Friday, 27 September 2013

Night time skincare routine

There's nothing I love more than taking my makeup off at the end of the day and smearing moisturiser all over my face.. but there are a few extra steps in my routine than just wiping off my makeup and moisturising my skin.

First up I love to massage the L'oreal skin perfection 15 second miracle cleansing oil all over my face until it's black from mascara and everything has been dissolved, I then run a flannel under hot water and wipe away the makeup. After I've done this step there's no visible makeup left on my face, this product does such a great job at removing makeup and the flannel adds a bit of manual exfoliation.

I then pat my face dry and for my second cleanse I use the Clarins pure melt cleansing gel which is such a beautiful product and I'm currently on my second tube! It starts off as a gel and when you massage it into the skin it turns into an oil, I clean the flannel I used before and wipe away the cleanser. When it comes into contact with water the oil turns into a milk, this cleanser makes my skin feel squeaky clean without leaving it skin tight, it leaves my skin feeling smooth and moisturised.

I've steered clear of using facial scrubs and starting using chemical exfoliation, this is where the La roche-posay lotion astringent micro exfoliant comes in, this removes any left over makeup (which there never is) tightens my pores and exfoliates my skin.

Next up possibly the most hyped up skincare product in the blogging world Hydraluron, I apply this before my moisturiser and it leaves my skin feeling tacky which isn't the most appealing but I have noticed that my skin hasn't been as dehydrated since using this little gem.

Can you tell I like oils? I find that they work well with my skin and are an absolute pleasure to massage in! The trilogy certified organic rosehip oil adds a little bit of extra moisture to my skin and helps get rid of any scarring or lines I may have on my face, I've noticed such a difference in my skin since I've started using this!

finally and the least exciting part of my routine is my moisturiser, I'm currently using the Palmers cocoa butter night renewal cream and I can't say I love it, It's okay and does moisturise my skin but I certainly don't plan on repurchasing it, I'm currently looking for a night cream which won't break my bank yet does an effective job.

Any recommendations for a new night cream and exfoliating toner would be much appreciated!

1 comment:

  1. beautiful!