Skincare Routine

January 29, 2018

Hey all! As part of my New Years Resolutions, I wanted to focus more on skincare – at the end of the day a makeup look can only look so good without untreated skin. Although I have only started to expand I skincare range, I wanted to share what I do so far on a daily basis.

Face Wash:

As I struggle with combination skin, it is difficult to find a cleanser that both extracts all the bad stuff and hydrates without making my skin too trying or too oily. I have currently been using the Nivea Daily Essentials Refreshing Facial Wash Gel and am pleasantly surprised. For only a couple pounds, this cleanser is so light on the face and removes ALL my makeup which I really did not expect.

Toner:

After I ran out of my Simple Toner, (the 3rd bottle I purchased mind you), I was due a change. Due to mass hype about Mario Badescu products, I ended up buying the Glycolic Acid Toner. Although I was hesitant about this product due to my sensitive skin, it has done wonders within a week! It removes any makeup residue if I have any, and clears up my skin. Warning – it does cause purging to start with, and can cause minor peeling, but once that has cleared the skin looks 10x better, and rejuvenated!

Serums:

Now, the Ordinary is the hyped about product in recent times, which is why it had to be added to my collection. For those who don’t know, I suffer from hyperpigmentation and scarring, which used to be controlled by medication, but since completing my run of it I wanted to look for other methods. I bought both the 2% Salicylic Acid and 10% Niacinamide & 2% Zinc. These have been an absolute godsend, I cannot rave about these products enough! My scars have significantly reduced, they haven’t gone yet but that’s due to having them for so many years. 3 months later however and my dark spots have drastically reduced, and with the Niacinamide being Vitamin C it promotes skin rejuvenation – making my skin so soft and improving how makeup sits on the face. Could not recommend these products enough, especially as they are so affordable!

Suncare:

Sun protection is essential in all types of weather; it is such an underrated item. As the conscious person that I am, and with recommendations from my doctor, I wear a factor 50 sun cream every morning to prevent from my skin from reacting from the sun even further. It doubles up a great primer too surprisingly! I personally use the Garnier Ambre Solaire Protection Lotion, however all these products are like for like so you can purchase whatever you fancy.

Moisturiser:

Return to my holy grail – Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion. I have been through 3 bottles of this myself, and even purchased some for my parents because I loved it so much. This cream can eradicate any dry patches, without making your skin oily. It is perfect to smother on at night to wake up to a perfectly glowy face. I think I will continue purchasing this until it disappoints me – which will be a while.

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    kippinsbeautyblog
    February 14, 2018 at 6:18 pm

    Two bandwagons I want to hop on this year are Mario Badescu and The Ordinary. Both get such great reviews.

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      Sophia Patel
      February 17, 2018 at 5:18 pm

      Honestly I completely understand the hype. High quality products for such an affordable price.

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    The Emma Edit
    February 16, 2018 at 10:16 pm

    I like the look of your recommendations- I haven’t tried any of them before 🙂

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    TheCraftyInsomniac
    February 18, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    I’ve not heard of some if these so will do some investigations I think. Thank you for sharing 🤗

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      Sophia Patel
      February 21, 2018 at 1:26 am

      So glad I’ve introduced these to you! Thanks for reading!

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    Madi Dearson
    February 18, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    You reminded me of the Aveeno cream I used to love and use a few years back! I’m going to look for it now because I feel like switching up my routine. will look at the serums you mentioned _ I always use serums and like to switch up after a few months. great post:)

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    Evening Makeup Look |
    February 22, 2018 at 5:53 pm

    […] my Skincare Routine , I prime my face. I have been recently loving The Ordinary Silicone Primer, a little really goes a […]

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    wanderlustandlifestyle
    April 18, 2018 at 9:45 pm

    I’ll need to try these products, I reviewed 9 other Mario Badescu products but these look fab! X

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