Over the years I've learnt that skincare is very very important. Routines can get very over complicated. I used to have one myself but it just didn't work for me. I know people are probably going to look at my routine and think it’s very basic but it’s what works for me.
A little about my skin, I have very dry sensitive skin, it gets very dehydrated and can feel tight and taught.
My skin tone is fair with yellow undertones. I suppose some would class me as lucky as I’ve never really had breakout prone skin, but instead I have suffered with eczema break outs and reactions to skin products, make up etc all my life, which at times have been quite painful and unsightly.
The first product I use in my routine isl Botanics Eye Make Up Remover (£2.49) I’ve recently bought this make up remover as the last one I bought (Nivea double effect) I had to throw away as it hurt my eyes so bad!!!! There’s that sensitive skin again!! The Botanics one was much better. It has the two layer thing going on where you mix them together. It is a nice remover and says what it does on the bottle but I find it a little too oily for my liking, although this is probably doing my eyelashes the world of good! I’m not sure whether I will be purchasing this again. I use this in my evening routine.
Secondly product I use is Botanics Skin brightening cleanser (£2.49)I’ve had this bottle a while now as I bought two on my last purchase, so the packaging has changed. I love the smell of this cleanser and find it very gentle and hydrating, but it claims to brighten but I haven’t found this the case. Maybe it’s just my skin. I only use this in my evening routine, I don’t cleanse my face in the morning.
Third thing I use is good old fashion H20!!! I don’t use a toner I find no matter which one I use, even for the most sensitive of toners. None of them do it for me. They just dry my skin out even more. So it’s just plain old luke warm water for me and then pat dry. I do this after cleansing at night and also to refresh the skin in the morning and finishing off with a splash of cold to close the pores and try wake me up.
Next is the eye cream I use No7 Lift Luminate Eye Cream (£16.00)This eye cream is ok shall we say but I am on the lookout for a new one. I have quite hooded eyes and I am looking for something to try and firm the upper bit so to speak. I used to use an Avon one years ago that was a spilt formula and the gel bit of it was good but found it a waste of money as the cream bit I didn’t like, so if anyone has any suggestions they would be highly welcome. I use this morning and evening.
Lastly I use No7 Lift Luminate Day Cream (£23.00)in the morning, I love this it’s a really nice cream it absorbs so nicely into my skin and leaves a luminous like finish.
No7 Lift Luminate Night Cream (£24.00) in the evening, I also like cream it’s heavier than the day cream for obvious reasons. Love the way it leaves my skin so soft.
I think both of these creams are fantastic for the price. I have yet to try the serums in this range, just wondering if they have any different results to the actual creams.
Well that's about it for my skincare routine! I try to keep it quick and simple