I hope your weekend has been epic! In today’s post I’m going to be talking about my skin care secrets, and my daily routine. I’m also going to share with you guys what skin care products I would recommend from the new beauty section over at Farfetch. It would also be great to hear what your daily routines are, and the products you like to use also in the comments below 🙂
Daily Skin Care Routine
Confession time! In the last few weeks I’ve spent more money on skin care products, then I have on make up and even clothes! Every month I pick up my usual go to products, and more recently I’ve started testing some new ones too.
Now I have combination skin, so each phase (dry or oily) usually lasts for a couple of weeks at a time, or my skin is just confused during the day. Because of this, I am in the process of reviewing the types of products that I am using, as they may not be the best skin care products. I often find my skin gets used to certain products after a while. I also have some hyper pigmentation around the sides of my eyes, pore issues, and my eyes are prone to looking tired and puffy, because I have big eyes 🙁
Okay so I’ll start off with what I do in the evenings, before I go to bed. I personally recommend that you use your most expensive products at night, because this is the time that your skin uses to repair itself and really work on your skin.
Step 1: Cleanse
It’s important to start the process off by cleansing all the oil, grime and any excess oil from your face. I use a range of cleansers, all suitable for sensitive skin.
- Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil – This is particularly good for removing all traces of make up, even waterproof make up! It will leave your skin felling super clean, and quick to use. To use, you apply this to a cotton pad, and use to clean your face
Step 2: Exfoliate (1-2 Times a week)
- If I choose to exfoliate too, I may use the Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser – Slightly pricer but I love, love, love this! It smells so lush, and acts as a bit of a combo. It exfoliates as it has small beads, but it’s gentle. It is also has natural ingredients that contain salicilic acid, and boost cell renewal
Step 3: Treatment
This is a newer thing I’ve started to do, after chatting to a lovely lady in Selfridges as you do. You can treat your face by using a product that contains salicylic acid (at the right pH, at 2%), also known as beta hydroxy acid (BHA).
Salicylic acid is a topical treatment which is excellent at reaching deep into those pores, and clearing them out by breaking up cells that stick together to block blackheads and whiteheads. This will reduce large pores It also promotes a renewing of the skin, by boosting new cell turnover and building up collagen. It really helps with opening up your pores and evening out skin tone, and really really good for acne prone skin.
- Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid – Is a great product containing salicylic acid.
Step 4: Clay Mask
Clay is great for absorbing all the sebum (oily secretion from the sebaceous glands) from your skin. It’s also great for removing dead skin cells, stimulating blood circulation in the skin, and it gives you that natural glowey look.
- I usually use the Body Shop Warming Mineral Mask. This is a great and affordable product, that heats up naturally on your face. You apply it to wet skin, and leave on for about 5 minutes. I end up doing this in the shower most of the time for convenience.
Step 5: Moisturise
Now I have some pigmentation on my face, so I use vitamin C (ascorbic acid) based creams, as it’s ace at naturally evening out your skin tone – without bleaching. It shields the skin from damaging free radicals that cause premature ageing. Vitamin C is also key to the production of collagen helping to firm and strengthen the skin.
- I usually use The Body Shop Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturiser – This is always sold out in my local store, which I guess is a sign of how much people love this product!
- Most recently I’ve started using Drops of Light, also from The Body Shop. This is also a vitamin C based cream, however it contains red algae extract which is jam-packed with vitamins and nutrients, such as vitamin C has anti-ageing proprietress and much more. I will do a post on this in full with an update
At the moment I’m using The Body Shop Vitamin E cube. This anti-fatigue eye stick with protective vitamin E and wheatgerm oil, does the job when it comes to refreshing the appearance of tired dry eyes. Although I do have my eye on a few other products to try.
Farfetch Beauty Must Haves
Farfetch have recently launched their brand new beauty section, offering a range of skin care, hair care and make up, as well as male grooming products. Here are some products I would recommend to get the summer glowey skin for summer:
- The Oskia London Renaissance Cleansing Gel – This is non-foaming cleanser that contains fruit enzymes and vitamins. Once you apply to the skin, it turns into light oil, to remove make up and impurities while nourishing the skin. This is perfect for dry and dull skin (combination also), pigmentation and acne scars
- CANE + AUSTIN Retexturizing Treatment Pads – This is a slightly different type of treatment, containing glycolic acid at 10%, derived from natural sugar cane that will improve the texture of your skin and tone. Similar to salicylic acid, it gets rid of all those dead skin cells, and promotes thr growth of new ones and collagen production
- The EVE LOM Rescue Mask – This award winning weekly treatment is designed to boost complexion, and revive tired and stressed out skin. This mask will deeply cleanse without drying, while clearing out your pores and absorbing that excess oil. This is also fab for reducing your puffy tired eyes!
- Try the EVE LOM Triple-Action Formula Eye Cream – This will get rid of all your dark circles around your eyes, by locking in moisture to reduce the puffiness around your eyes
Well I hope you guys enjoyed this beauty post. If you did, check out my last post ‘This Months Beauty Essentials’ and see what I picked up this month. Until the next post!