So I know I said last night that things were a bit difficult at the moment and I was taking a little break from blogging, but I thought about it and realised that blogging is the only thing that always makes me happy, and I’m not going to sit around feeling sorry for myself – plus this has been massively highly requested, so let’s get on with it!
My skincare routine. Something that in recent months has become hugely important for me, and should be hugely important for everyone. We all have different skin types, so what I use may not necessarily work for you, but a lot of these products will work for pretty much anyone.
Also, I do face masks pretty regularly but I use an array of different ones so I’m not going to feature any in this blog post, I’m going to do a separate one on those.
The first thing I do in my skincare routine in the evening at the moment, is take my makeup off, of course. I use the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water with just some round cotton pad discs to initially take it all of. I use quite a few of these, and keep going until the pads are pretty much clean.
I then use my trusty Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish. This stuff is truly amazing. Micellar water, or whatever you use to initially remove your makeup, isn’t enough. There is still going to be remnants of grime and dirt, so you really do need to ensure you’re using something that will remove any lingering dirt on your face, as going to bed with anything left on your face will increase your chance of breakouts.
I then use my holy grail Clean & Clear Morning Energy Shine Control Face Scrub. This is a really, really gentle exfoliator. I don’t use this every single day, but you can use it daily. It’s also so cheap, it’s between 3 and 4 pounds, and I love it. It’s really helped to control the oiliness of my skin and it’s such a great, budget product.
Then I use the Time Bomb Complexion Cocktail to tone. I’m not sure if many of you will have heard of this brand, but honestly, they’re great. They do an amazing range of skincare, that’s not cheap but not the most expensive on the market either, and it really does work. The Complexion Cocktail is quite a runny, watery liquid, but when applied to the face it sinks in almost immediately and I feel that it almost tightens my face and pores. It contains coconut oil and chia oil, and they release essential fatty acids and water-soluble hydrators to fully load your skin with moisture. I really do love this little bottle of greatness, it was such a great find.
Next, I apply my Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II. This stuff really is great.
Now, it comes in a very small bottle; it’s £50 for 30ml, so it’s not a budget beauty product. When I bought this, I was worried I’d get EPP. This is a little term I made up which stands for Expensive Product Placebo. We all know what placebo is; there’s a scientific experiment on medicine, half a group of people get the actual drug, the other half get a drug which is nothing more than sugar and water. Yet, the group that have the sugar and water, start to say that they actually feel the effect of the drug. They think they’re getting it, so their brain has convinced them it’s working.
We can all be guilty of doing this with expensive products; you spend £50 or something, use it, and it doesn’t work. So you start convincing yourself it is working, because you’re so desperate not to have to admit to yourself you’ve just wasted money on a useless product.
So anyway, yes, I was petrified I’d wasted £50 on a tiny bottle of nothingness. But really, it is great. It’s an anti aging serum, with repair technology, that significantly reduces the major signs of aging. Now, I’m in my twenties, so I don’t have that many significant signs of aging, however what I have found this to do, is just repair the woes of the day on my face. If I’ve been stressed, or I’m just a bit dehydrated and looking a bit grey and parched in the fair, this gives me the boost I need. It feels great on the face, and you only need three drops of it to do your entire face. It supports the natural synchronization of the skins night time repair process – and it’s oil free!
Then, I use my The Body Shop Drops Of Youth Cream. Now, I feel like this is a day time moisturiser, but it’s so hydrating and soothing, that I use it at night as well, as so far I just haven’t found a night time moisturiser that does the job as well as this one. It’s infused with a blend of 3 plant stem cells, and as you can tell by the name of it, it’s an anti aging style product, along with the entire range.
The last product in my night time skincare routine at the moment is the Babor Skinovage Sensational Eyes Anti-Wrinkle Eye Fluid. I’ve only been using this for about 4 days so I can’t properly form an opinion on it yet, but it’s really cooling on the eyes, but it’s formulated without colorants or perfumes, and it is meant to thoroughly moisturize the eye area (that I can vouch for), so, so far so good!
Right, so that’s my Spring Night Time Skincare Routine for you – I hope you enjoyed it and found it helpful, and I’ll speak to you soon!
All my love BGP xx