Skincare Routine – Week 0
There’s a couple of reasons for this; I recently had a really bad reaction to a blemish cream called Quinoderm, I was fine with it for a couple of days and then my entire face became red, burnt, horribly dry and it’s still recovering from this. I even have a small patch on my cheek where I think it’s literally left a burnt patch.
The reason for my trying of this new cream was just to a recent break out and I found myself flitting between different products in an attempt to try and calm it down. As both of these attempts failed abysmally, I’m setting myself up with a strict routine containing products I’m pretty confident I won’t react badly to.I often feel like I’m fighting with a never-ending battle with my skin (it doesn’t seem to realise that I’m no longer 13) and I refuse to believe that only high-end brands can work effectively; so all of these products are affordable, high street brands!
If you’re curious about my skin type, here’s a quick run down;
I have incredibly sensitive skin (allergic to most things,) prone to acne (particularly in the chin area,) open pores and currently my skin is still very dry from the recent reaction- it’s usually normal/combination.
Simple Kind To Skin Vital Vitamin Foaming Cleanser
Ayuuri Moisturising Indian Rose Face Cream
This has been my go-to moisturiser for such a long time, it’s incredibly soothing although it’s not the greatest at actually moisturising. I’m simply sticking with this because my skin doesn’t react badly to this; and my only other moisturiser of choice (Bobbi Brown Hydrating Face Cream) is a bit too pricey for me to afford at the moment. I usually use this every morning and night, but for now I’ll be sticking with using it every morning before applying the ‘Perfect Blur’ cream.
Garnier 5 Second Perfect Blur Primer
This is a fairly new addition to my make up routine, and though I’m still undecided as to how effective the ‘perfect blur’ aspect is, I love how light weight and softening this is. It’s the perfect base for my concealer and foundation.
Botanics All Bright Gentle Cleansing Cream
Botanics All Bright Soothing Eye Make Up Remover
This one speaks for itself, I’m not usually a fan of using lotions to remove my eye make up as it just seems to create more mess (/takes more time, and I’m lazy.) This might change my ways! As above, the brightening aspect appeals to me because I’m not too fond of the ghoul look I’ve been sporting recently.
Boots Traditional Glycerin and Rosewater
I’ll be honest, I was a sucker for the bottle and ‘traditional’ aspect of it, as there’s likely to be loads of chemicals involved. The fact that it also acts as a toner and moisturiser appeals to the laziness in me! Also, it smells divine!
I’ll be using the exfoliator mid-week (wednesday evening) and the face mask at the end of the week (sunday evening.)
Clearasil Rapid Action Scrub
The back of this bottle says to use this every morning and night, but to me (and for my skin type) this seems way over the top and is likely to only damage my skin. I know ‘faster is better’ is their tag line, but I’ve only ever found disasters when trying to find a quick fix to a blemish. I’ll simply be using this to keep my pores clear.
Simple Kind To Skin deep cleansing Face Mask
Please do let me know if this is something that interests you, or if you’ve done a similar post yourself!