Recently my skin has been fluctuating as much as the weather (a lot if you’re living anywhere but England, ha!) but I think I might have got into a real routine with looking after my skin during lockdown. We all know that ‘Lockdown Skin’ or ‘Quaratine Skin’ is a thing; just random breakouts whenever they fancy. I’m determined not to give in to those.
The last time I did a ‘Skincare routine‘ blog post was back in 2017, and I will admit I wasn’t that well educated on skincare so please read that with caution haha. Before we start I am going to put it out there and say I am not an expert or have any training in skincare, this is all personal. I thought I’d do an updated version, especially during lockdown where it has become one of my biggest priorities. For AM (Morning) and PM (Evenings) I have similar but different routines, so I will try my best to show the difference.
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TALA – Leaf – £5! I have only recently started using this but am amazed at the magic power it holds. I use this to take off any makeup from the day, just this and water is an absolute miracle.
These three cleansers I interchange between; been a long time fan of Liz Earle’s products but to save my purse I bought the Neutrogena too which is so moisturising. The Australian Bodycare face wash is so refreshing so I tend to only use this on a morning cleanse. ALWAYS DOUBLE CLEANSE IN THE EVENING (especially if I’ve been wearing make-up or SPF).
I only tend to use my Toner on a morning, to level out my acid levels on my skin. Again, I interchange between these two as Elemis is my treat (as a student!).
Again I only tend to do this stage on a morning and it’s the most refreshing! A few spritz of this and it freshens and wakens me up within seconds.
I have only recently started using Eye Creams and that’s because I got sent it so had to try it out and I can’t believe I wasn’t using one before! Bags and dark circles = gone! I don’t however use this every day and night, I try alternate the time of day I put this on as it’s quite a strong %.
*Yeouth – Retinol 2.5% Eye Cream – £24.95
Again, I have only recently started trying serums and oils and I’m sticking to the basics until I know more. Vitamin C I love using and it hugely loves being on my skin. It works wonders with my complexion and clarity. I obviously again do not apply all of these, I interchange between the three.
*Skinkissed – Vitamin C Serum – £24.95
*Generation – Vitamin C Serum – £13.95
*Yeouth – Day/Night Cream – £22.95
Obviously this is a daily thing, both in the morning and evening. I have used Neutrogena for the past year and have only recently ran out of my 50ml tub I bought in summer last year! It is a long lasting tub which you only need a tiniest pea size amount. After being sent Yeouth’s cream I think I’m set for moisturiser for the next two years the tub is that huge!
Not got one at the moment, which YES I do need one as it is essential (especially when we’re allowed to go out again). Any recommendations will be highly appreciated.
Other Bits and Bobs
These are bits I use (not on a daily) and are my go-to’s if I run into any skincare trouble.
Mario Badescu – Drying Lotion – £21 – A drop of this on an annoying spot at night and wake up and it’s disappeared! Magic!
La Roche-Posey – Effaclar Duo+ – £11.99 – This is the moisturiser I swap into if I’ve had a bad breakout or PMS Skin, it soothes my skin and eliminates my breakouts within a few days.
I do occasionally do some face masks too, especially for self-care (I try to do one a week) and then also use my Jade and Rose Quartz Facial Rollers too, which I am writing another post about the difference in them.
Thank you for reading, if you got this far, haha!