I’ve been majorly sucking in the skincare department for far too long now and I’ve been trying my best to at least cleanse, tone and moisturise a few times a week. I used to be such a skincare junkie, always trying new products and making sure I do all the steps everyday but I’ve been neglecting myself for long enough and I’ve been trying my best to look after my skin a little better.
My skin hates everything, hormones, heat, wind, central heating. It never knows whether it’s coming or going with a mixture of dry and oily which makes it pretty difficult to find products that work for me but I’ve plunged into my rather ridiculously large stash of products and these are my current favourites:
Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish has been a favourite of mine for about 5 years now, I always go back to this. My skin loves it and I can always tell if I’ve not used it in a while. I use this to take my make up off, as a mask or just as a quick cleanse. If I’m in the bath I will leave it on for a little longer as a sort of quick fix mask and it’ll sort out any breakouts.
I got this little Mount Purious Rosewater Toner in a Pink Parcel Box not long ago. I have always loved rosewater as a facial toner. I always have trouble finding a toner that doesn’t break me out or dry my skin to buggery but this makes my skin so soft! It smells amazing but I’ve noticed a vinegary smell to it lately so I’m not sure if it’s gone off? It is more apparent if I don’t shake it before use, not sure if that’s a thing but other than the funky smell it’s brilliant!
I got the SportFX Cool Down Primer and Recovery Gel in a Pink Parcel and it’s my new favourite primer! It’s designed to be used after physical activity, like actual gym sessions not running around after a toddler but that totally counts as a work out right? This is basically a game changer for me and my anxiety! I use this before applying make up which generally means I’m going out. When I start getting anxious my face gets really red and hot but this primer really helps control that. I’ve also been using it randomly since having really bad sinusitis to cool my face down and help the pain. I love love love love this!
This Figs & Rouge 3 in 1 Hero Cream is a pretty heavy moisturiser so if you don’t like something you can feel on your face you probably won’t get on with this. I was expecting to break out after using this because anything even remotely heavy normally clogs my face to utter hell but surprisingly this hasn’t upset it at all. After getting over the sensation of a heavy cream I fell in love with it. It contains sesame seed oil, avocado oil aloe, cucumber and carrot seed extract and Hyaluronic Acid along with a nourishing Vitamin Complex A, C & E which promotes your skins natural repair system and destroys free radicals. I got this in the June Pink Parcel.
Caudalie Beauty Elixr is something I have loved for many years now, I first spoke about my love for it on my blog 5 years ago and it’s been a firm favourite ever since! It’s uses are endless, I love using it as a make up refresher throughout the day as a little pick me up, I find it really gets my glow on and not in a shiny, sweaty way. The scent is always great for anxiety and nausea along with spot killing abilities without drying the skin which is something I always have trouble with.
Zap Zap! Zap! Gets That Chap Day and Night Spot Stick is another subscription box goodie that I received in my Ms Flow Box. I’ve never really got on with spot sticks, my skin is a bitch basically and it’ll be oily one second and create a spot yet if I put something on it then it’ll become drier than the fucking Sahara, flaky and gross as hell. This stick doesn’t do that, it just kills the spot like it’s meant to and thus has become part of my skincare staples!
Another long standing favourite! Liz Earle Eyebright! This is great for tired Mombie eyes, I tend to soak a cotton pad and lay int he bath with them over my eyes but I find popping it in the fridge before putting it on makes it that extra bit soothing which I definitely been in need of the past few weeks! I love Liz Earle, I’ve not had a product I don’t like from them yet and all the ingredients are natural which always appeals to me when it comes to skincare.
So that’s my current skincare regime! I’m not going to lie and say I do it every night because some days it’s a miracle if I actually get changed to go to bed but so far so good on the skin front! I really notice a difference whenever I have a good set of skincare so I’m hoping this will keep up the good work.