I said in a recent post that I was going to start a skincare routine (about time really)! Well I started it and it’s been going well for the last 2 weeks now – go me!
So, obviously, the whole point of this post is to tell you all about my new found regime, so here goes!
To start, I use one of the No 7 quick thinking 4-in-1 wipes. The only reason I have these wipes is because boots often have their £5 off voucher on No 7 products and as these are only £6.50, with the voucher they come out as quite the bargain! So I use these to just get the majority of my make-up off, including mascara so they do pretty much their job!
Then I move on to the botanics face soothing cleansing balm! Back in 2009 I was all set to start a skincare routine and stick to it so did some searching and after watching Gemma’s video on this I thought, what the heck let’s go for it! So I bought it and kept saying I’ll try that-which I never did until now and I LOVE IT! I was a bit sceptical of putting a balm on my face and was even more sceptical when I actually put it on my face (looks a bit greasy when it’s on my face) – BUT I was proved wrong. So, I’m sure you’re all aware of how to use it, but I’ll go on anyway...all I do is, rub some of the balm between my fingers and massage it in to my face, then wet the muslin in warm/hot water and first use it as a kind of steam and then wipe off the balm in circular motions. I then run it under cold water and just pat my face with the cloth.
Then I use the Clinique’s clarifying lotion in no 2 – as you can see from the picture I have the large bottle with the pump – I’ve actually had this for years (actually, I probably shouldn’t be using it if it’s that old-ah well)! My old boss went on holiday one year and has to purchase a load of skincare products because she’d forgotten hers and bought this – when she got home she said she didn’t like it and gave it to me (very kind of her)!
The next step is the Liz Earle skin repair moisturiser for normal/ combination skin. Again, I’d just like to state that I did not buy this – my friend Laura had bought a number of products from the Liz Earle range but found that she couldn’t use this so passed it on to me!
And finally, I have been searching for an eye cream for ages now and probably still am on the look out, but I have recently been using a sample of the Clarin’s Eye Contour Balm. I was given this by a lovely lady on the Clarin’s counter in my local boot’s whilst I was actually trying to get a sample of the Origin’s ginzing eye cream so I was pretty unsure what this actually was. On the Clarin’s website it says: A light-textured non-oily formulation which helps to soften and slow down the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes. Revitalises and nourishes. I do like this product but I think I still want to look around and try a few more eye products (any suggestions would be great) –am thinking about the Clinique’s all about eye’s next J
I tend to only do my skincare routine in the evening before I go to bed – I know you’re supposed to do it morning and night, but I think I’m doing pretty well getting into a routine at all!
What skincare products do you recommend?