23 April 2014
The Three Step Skincare Routine.
Recently I've really stripped back my skincare routine into just three simple steps: Makeup remover, cleanse and moisturise. You've all heard me bang on about how troublesome my skin has been as of late, so it's been a bit of a struggle to find out what works for me and my face. It's a tough life having a beauty blog, because you're constantly updating and switching your products around. But I've been very regimented recently, to ensure my skin has a little structure and stability. After all, you only get one face.
To start off my routine in the evening, I like to remove my makeup with a different cleanser as the first part of my double cleanse. For this task, I've really been enjoying the Garnier Micellar Water as it's very light and non-drying. I had been using the L'Oreal equivalent to this, however I found it really dried my eyes out - an experience that was very unpleasant. The Garnier version is incredible at removing all the grime and makeup from my face, I find it does this without stripping my skin and leaves a healthy complexion behind. More often than not recently, I've been cleansing only with this out of sheer laziness and it leaves my skin looking lovely.
Next we have the second cleans, with the star of the show, Fushi Virgin Organic Coconut Oil. I've heard so many people talking about this wonder product that seems to do it all, and after testing it out I have to say that I agree with everyone's thoughts. I take a small dollop of this on my fingers and simply rub it into my skin, it feels very nourishing and luxe on my face and I feel like it really is doing something. I think this may be one of the reasons that my skin has started to balance itself out, as since this has been incorporated into my routine I haven't felt better. There's also nothing more satisfying than using an inexpensive and organic product on the skin.
Lastly, we have the Pai Avocado and Jojoba Hydrating Day Cream that I raved about in this post. It's a lovely cream that I use both morning and night, and it leaves my skin feeling soft and supple without any grease. The ingredients in this day cream really have made a difference in my once dry/dehydrated skin, as I no longer feel like my face is about to crumble off.
I truly think a three (or two if your lazy like me) step skincare routine has made all the difference to my skin recently. It's so easy to be sucked in to buying products that claim to do it all for your skin, but being (almost) twenty years old means that I don't think I really need any of those products with the big claims. The most I'll add to my routine now will probably be an eye cream, 'cause if I can avoid wrinkles then you know I'll try.