Monday, 7 May 2012
My Skincare Regime
A few posts ago a couple of people commented and said that they were interested to know about my skincare regime. I have never posted abou this before primarily because 1. my skin isn't really that great and 2. the products I use aren't that exciting. but here we go anyway!
I have used all of these products for years, and they are all highstreet brands that are quite cheap and easy to find. I wear quite a lot of makeup, primarily mac, so I always make sure I remove it completely before I go to bed. I use Mac Waterproof Eyemakeup Remover because it is the only thing strong enough to remove my eyeliner, and it does a good job of lifting off my mascara and foundation too. I finish off by cleaning my face with whatever facewipes are on offer in Tesco usually, so I haven't photographed those!
I have used Clean and Clear Exfoliating Daily Wash pretty much since I was 13 and got my first spot(!) and it's always worked for me. It's light enough that I can use it everyday without feeling I am exfoliating away all my skin, but it also leaves my skin feeling really clear and clean. Also it's cheap!
Once a week or so I use Boots No. 7 Radiance Revealed exfoliator, which is a bit stronger than Clean and Clear, and really feels like it's getting right down into my pores. It does sting a little though, so I wouldn't use it everyday as it's definitely too harsh for that. I think this was about £7 originally but I used one of those No.7 vouchers you always seem to get in Boots so I think I got it for around £2 which is a pretty good bargain!
I moisturise a lot, mainly with Nivea Daily Essentials Light Daily Moisturising cream which is basically my holy grail of skin products! I have used it forever, and my mum used it forever before me and it jsut makes my skin feel soft and moisurised without being too heavy. Recently I started using a night cream - Olay Regenerist Renewal Elixir Night, as it felt like the sort of thing one should do when one reaches the grand old age of 25! I am not totally convinced by this - it was a bit more expensive than what I would usually pay, ad it is more of a serum than a night cream, so it never really fully sinks in to your skin. I find I am washing the residual of it off in the shower each morning, which is a bit weird! Still it's not terrible, and I will stick with it and see if I get more used to it, but I might try something else when I run out of this.
I don't like to put too many new products on my skin in case of reactions, which is why most of my skincare products I have used for years. I'd be heartbroken if any of them were discontinued! More than skin products though, I think what you put into your body also has a pretty big effect on your skin. I know that if I've overindulged on pizza and chips, drunk too much wine and been really stressed my skin looks at its worst, and when I've eaten plenty of fruit and cut out processed food it looks much better. A lot more effort than slapping on some moisturiser, but worth it!