Lately I have become obsessed with skincare. I’ll admit it, my routine for the past 10 years that I’ve been wearing makeup was a quick swipe of a face wipe, sometimes followed by a facial wash. I never used moisturiser, as I believed that my skin couldn’t take it – a quick slap of a sample I would find at the bottom of my makeup bag, and I would break out, so therefore decided my skin just didn’t need to be moisturised.
It was only around 4 months ago that I was reading Vivianna’s blog, and I realised how I longed for the ‘dewy’ skin finish that she seemed to have. She’s a big fan of tinted moisturisers – something I’d never even considered as I thought my skin just wasn’t good enough to use such a light base, and then it really sunk in… if i upped my game with my skincare, maybe my skintone would improve, and I’d hopefully be able to rely less heavily on covering my face in foundation. Not only that, but when I’m 60, I’ll be thanking myself for putting in the effort when I was younger.
My skin is pretty much combination (although it is to be noted that since paying more attention to my skin, i am now more ‘Normal’). So here is what I’m using:
- Johnsons Baby Wipes – Ok so I’m still using the face wipes, but that’s until I can get a bottle of Bioderma’s Crealine H2O – hopefully soon!
- Spritz of Caudalie Eau de Beaute – oh my, this stuff is amazing. Everyone knows it, need I say more?
- Simple Kind To Skin Light Hydrating Moisturiser – really light, absorbs in well, ready to put makeup over, and doesn’t break me out. It’s kind to the bank balance as well! I think I need something more moisturising at night however, but I reckon a couple of drops Estee Lauder ANR will combat this.
- Origins Ginzing refreshing eye cream – this little jar really packs a punch – my eyes feel hydratred, and over the last few weeks I have noticed a real difference in appearance – less puffy, and they just look brighter! I especially love the light reflecting particles – great for in the morning when you need a little boost in this area.
So this is my basic routine for now. I say for now, as I do have a list about as long as my arm of different products I want to try (some are featured in my wishlist page at the top of the screen). Next on my shopping list for August is the Botanics Cleansing Balm as recommended by Alix at I Covet Thee, and this SK:N Moisturiser was highly recommended by a lovely customer I met yesterday who is part of the Cabin Crew for British Airways. This is a lady who looks incredible for her age, and even after years of usuing La Prarie, she says this is just £18 and she actually prefers it to her usual White Caviar cream. I shall let you know how I get on with that. The rest of her Cabin Crew also swear by La Roche Posey, so I may have a little browse at that range too.
Any other recommendations?