The first products that I reach for is my Makeup remover. I've been loving the Garnier Micellar water but also really like gel formulations like the Bliss Makeup Melt Cleanser before I then go in with my Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish and Instant Boost Skin Tonic which I use religiously. These have been my holy grail products since I first started using them a couple of months ago and I don't think I could live without them. They've been my skin saviours and I love them! In fact, when Liz Earle had the bargain sale on their website (C&P for £9.50 including 2 muslin cloths) I actually bought 3 bottles and 2 bottles of the Skin Tonic (which was also £9.50), it was probably a bit OTT looking back on it now, but let's be honest when your favourite products are on sale, you've just got to go for it! I use my Cleanse and Polish every evening to remove the remains of my makeup with my damp muslin cloth and then dab my face with some of the Skin Tonic on a cotton pad after drying my face. Even if I skip out the other steps on my skincare routine, these are the two steps that I have to do. I always feel so fresh after doing this and it's an amazing combo to remove all of the cr*p from my face. I also do this in the morning when I wake up to make sure my face is prepped and ready for the day.
I then move on to using my Bare Minerals Active Cell Renewal Night Serum, which sadly, I will no longer be able to use as straight after taking these blog photos, I dropped it and smashed it all over my bathroom floor. To tell you I was heartbroken is an understatement. But, before I'd done that, I'd just pop out a tiny bit onto my fingers and massage it all over my face. In the morning, instead of this step, I spritz over my Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist to wake me up that little bit extra and it leaves my skin feeling so bright and ready for the day.
Next steps in my evening routine is either a face mask or straight onto my moisturiser. If I am going to do a facemask I usually go for a mix of different ones. Sometimes I head to my fridge and use a bit of the latest Lush face mask that I have or I use one of these Nugg face masks. These are available in Selfridges and are so nice and re-hydrating. I just pop a bit of this all over my face and leave it on for around half an hour to an hour before wiping it off with a flannel. These pouches are actually really good value for money too as even though they can seem a little pricey at £13 for 4, I've managed to get at least 3 uses out of each one! I also then use one of my Nugg eye masks once a aweek and I've found that these work really well re-hydrating my under eyes and bringing them back to life so that I don't look tired all the time! I then use my Clarins Multi-Active Moisturisers to soften my skin for the night / day ahead.
The Clarins Multi-Active Morning and Night moisturisers are a great start/end to the day and always leave my skin feeling so soft. Packed full of plant extracts and the latest in botanical research these two beauties keep your skin looking youthful by diminishing signs of ageing and keeping your skin radiant and hydrated. Obviously I'm only 21 so anti-ageing isn't my biggest concern right now, but you can't really beat tackling it from the off. These moisturisers smell gorgeous and are another brilliant release from Clarins (when don't they release something anything less than amazing?). I really love that these are separate creams as it just means that I know that each cream is doing something specific for my skin; the morning one definitely makes me feel a little more awake and smells so fresh and the night time Multi-Active feels a little thicker and I just feel like it's doing me wonders overnight!
So that's it! That is my updated skincare routine and the routine that I am using at the moment, although obviously I'm going to have to find myself a new serum now I stupidly smashed my Bare Minerals one! Let me know in the comments if you have any recommendations, that one really was a favourite of mine and I can't believe I dropped it! I'd love to know what products you're loving at the moment and what you think I should try out next! This post has kindly been in collaboration with Blissworld a great skincare brand, so make sure you go and check out their site too.
BekyLou, Beauty, Fashion, Fitness and Lifestyle Blog based in Manchester
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