I’ve been getting more into skincare in the last few months. In the past I haven’t tried to hide the fact that, generally, I don’t think spritzing hundreds of elixirs and slathering about 5 different creams on morning and night is worth my time or patience, but I do think the use of a couple of key products recently has improved my skin considerably. My routine is mostly focused on moisturising products because my skin is definitely on the dry side. As much as I’m still not interested in making skincare top of my priorities (is anyone?!), my skin is feeling noticeably more hydrated, plump and healthy since I started using skincare regularly. So here’s a run down of the products I (try to) apply every morning…
First I use Lush’s Ocean Salt cleansing scrub to wake up my skin and get rid of any dirt and grit from the previous day. Packed full of natural ingredients including lime juice, avocado, coconut and sea salt, it smells so fresh and has just the right balance of softening and exfoliation. I leave this in my shower and scrub it all over my face before washing it off with a damp flannel. This is an incredibly gritty exfoliator, though, so if you have sensitive skin it’s probably best to avoid this one!
When my skin is feeling clean and fresh, I definitely feel like it needs an injection of hydration. I really love using serums. I’ve tried a couple of different ones, and I find them so light and creamy. This one from Soap and Glory is a great option if you want something that’s going to sink in really quickly. Sometimes I don’t use a moisturiser over the top of this, depending on how my skin is feeling that morning. I also love the packaging of this product – it feels high-end even though it isn’t!
I then apply Avéne’s Eye Contour Cream, which I bought when my eyes were reacting to something (I think it was a new mascara) and were so dry it was painful. I did some research and came across Avéne, which I’d heard of before but didn’t know much about. A French company, all their products are based on water from the Avéne thermal spring, which is really pure and anti-irritant, so the brand specialises in products for sensitive skin. I applied this the evening I bought it and by the morning there was a vast improvement in the skin around my eyes, and I haven’t stopped using it since! I highly recommend Avéne if you’re looking for products that are non-irritant.
If my skin is feeling a little on the dry side, I go ahead and apply my Korres 24H Moisturising and Brightening Cream (read the full review here). To finish, I slather on a little of Nuxe’s Réve de Miel lip balm, which is the most moisturising lip balm I’ve ever used. It’s a cult classic for a reason, people!
What skincare do you use, if any? I’m really enjoying getting into a routine with it!