Today I thought I would share with you the skin care routine that I practice every morning and night.
I have combination skin; my forehead can be quite oily at times but I do get dry patches all over my face aswell. This skin care routine helps keep my skin balanced, so if you have similar skin to mine, you might find this useful :)
Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser 100 ml £12.25
I love love love this cleanser. No other cleanser has made my skin feel so clean and light after using it. I use one pump of this morning and night and massage it all over my face, doing my eyes last so that my mascara and eyeshadow doesn't go all over my face. I then leave it to sink in for a few minutes before polishing it off. If I have been on a night out and am wearing more makeup than usual, I repeat the process again.
I think the Cleanse and Polish is worth the extra time and effort of having to apply the cream and then buffing it off with the muslin cloth, and I think the price tag is definitely worth it aswell, my 100ml bottle has lasted me three months and I still have a little bit left.
Dermalogica Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque 75 ml £24.49 and
Multivitamin Thermafoliant 75 ml £40.50
I don't use these products every day, but I use each of them once a week as part of my evening routine, usually the mask on a Tuesday and the exfoliant on a Friday.
I got both of these samples in my October Glossybox. The mask is nothing special to me, it just makes my skin feel extra clean and refreshed, which I suppose is a good thing but I'm sure there are other cheaper masks that are just as good. It smells a little funky to me as well...
The thermafoliant, however, is amazing!
A problem I find often with exfoliants is that there aren't enough exfoliating beads in them, so it doesn't feel as though it's actually doing anything to my skin when I'm massaging it on to my face. This exfoliant, however, contains lots of tiny grains; it is almost like a paste when you squeeze it out of the tube. You can definitely feel it working when you apply it, it is certainly an intense exfoliator, and it leaves your skin feeling so so smooth afterwards. I absolutely love it and I wish that I could afford to buy the full size tube but the price tag is a bit too steep :(
Tea Tree Oil
I have loved Tea Tree Oil since my spotty 14-year-old days. My acne used to be horrendous on my forehead, but using this seemed to make them go away somewhat fast. Now that my skin has improved a lot, I just use it to dab on to the odd break out I get, and it tames it a little bit and dries it out. I love the smell of it as well haha. The bad thing about Tea Tree Oil is that it can be very drying on your skin, so I make sure I moisturise afterwards.
Liz Earle Skin Repair Light Moisturiser 50ml £18.25 and Simple Hydrating Light Moisturiser 125ml £3-4
After waiting for the Tea Tree Oil to absorb into my blemishes a little bit, I moisturise. I like that both these moisturisers are light, meaning that they won't be too oily on my skin, however, I find that the Liz Earle moisturiser is still a little bit heavier than the Simple moisturiser, so I like to use this one at night time so that it can soak into my skin over night. The Simple moisturiser is nice just to slap on in the morning to prep my skin for makeup.
So that is my daily skin care routine :) I hope you find my little reviews helpful, but feel free to comment below if you have any questions :)
Have a lovely day!