Thursday, March 28, 2013

My Skincare Routine! (Morning and Night)

Hello my beauties! Today is all about skincare, I will be sharing with you what I do to keep my skin feeling and looking healthy. 

First, I wanted to share with you a bit of informations about my skin type so you girlies know if certain products would be good for you or not. In general, I have dry/very dry skin in the winter and my skin leans more towards combination/dry in the summertime. Apart from that, I suffer from mild rosacea on my t-zone area especially near my nose and my chin. My skin is very sensitive and becomes irritated easily, I don't really get breakouts (except in that time of the month, if you know what I am talking about girls!) Lastly, I have a lot of acne scarring on my chin and at the bottom of my right cheek because I used to always pop my pimples (a big no-no!) So yes, I think that's about it, phew!

My morning skincare is pretty simple, I like to keep things simple because otherwise I get lazy if I complicate it too much. 

1.I take a cotton pad and clean my face using Vichy Calming Cleansing Lotion, I don't like to wash my face using tap water or a cleanser, I discovered from personnal experience that water irritates and dries my skin horribly so I stick to micellar waters.(Bioderma H2O is another of my favorite)

2.I spray about two to three spritz of Caudalie Beauty Elixir on my face before applying my moisturizer, this help to wake up my skin and reduce my rednesses. It feels very calming and soothing.

3.Next is moisturizer of course! I use Neutrogena Healthy Skin SPF 15 Face Lotion, the reason why I like this one so much is because it contains Alpha-Hydroxy Acid which provides continuous moisture during the day, it also helps to even out the skin tone, the only downside is the smell but it doesn't really matter that much. It clearly says on the bottle not to apply it near the eyes, let me tell you it happened a couple of times and it was burning like hell!

4.Finally is eye cream. And this is not actually eye cream but I use it as if. This is Glaxal Base Moisturizing Cream, this works wonders for me. It is fragrance free and made for sensitive skin. This is a cream normally used to deeply hydrate dry patches on the face and body, for eczema and psoriasis aswell. When my skin was dying from dryness, I applied it all over my face and it saved my parched skin. I've tried numerous eye creams (Origins,Vichy and so on) and they all burned my eyes so bad, this one doesn't!

My nightly routine takes a bit more time but you know you gotta remove that makeup and I never skip this step, it is crucial for healthy skin.

1.First thing first, I remove my eye makeup (I wear waterproof mascara every single day) with Pond's Cold Cream, you probably already heard about it or tried it, this is a cult classic. What I do is I just take a bit with the tips of my fingers and massage it on my eyes until it transforms into an oil then I take one cotton pad for each eye to remove my eye makeup. I do not rinse with water. This removes waterproof mascara like a dream!

2.Here comes my Vichy Calming Cleansing Water again! I just apply this onto a cotton pad to remove my face makeup and what is left of my eye makeup. Depnding on how much makeup I'm wearing, I'll sometimes do this twice.

3. I always use serum at night and right now, my favorite is Clinique Repairwear Laser Focus which helps to fade dark spots and even out the skin tone. This is a travel size bottle that I got in a set and so far I have been using it religiously.

4.If I feel like a pimple is coming out or I already have a couple, I apply Lush Grease Lightning on my spots and let it dry before applying my moisturizer. This never fails to make my breakouts disappear in a couple of days.

5.Next, I use Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel, I have both the gel and the lotion version but I switch accordingly to how dry my skin is. This is an awesome moisturizer for sensitive skin like mine.

6.And finally the same eye cream that I use in the morning, I also apply it if I have dry patches elsewhere on my face.

So that is all for my skincare routine, I have been sticking to this for a couple of months and it works great for me. I hope this was helpful for you or made you want to try one or two new products. Again thanks for reading, talk to you soon beauties xx

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