Monday, 7 May 2012

My Skincare Regime

 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!

16 comments:

Alice said...

I always think the best products are the ones that have been tried and tested and proved the test of time. I think the key to good skin is certainly good nutrition xxx

SJP said...

I agree that what you put in to your body makes a huge difference. For me, junk food and a lack of sleep are the biggest offenders : ) Is the MAC makeup remover good? I tend to just use cleansers or face wipes to get my eye make-up off, as I hate the sting and smell of 'proper' eye make-up removers x

Krissy B said...

What perfect timing! I'm noting some of these down for the future. I've been using my same Clinique products since I was 13 or 14, but - and I don't know if I'm just imagining this or what - sometimes I feel like my skin has grown immune to it. Does that happen? I don't know. But for some reason, I find my skin is worse now than when I was a teenager and I don't like it. :P So I'm looking to switch up my products once my current ones are depleted.

PinkBow said...

I love hearing what products people use, you can always pick up a tip or two!

EilidhPie said...

I'm scared to try out new product as well, as I always take a reaction! My moisturiser is prescribed because of this! Interesting post, I've never tried the Clean and clear product before, I might try it when I finish my current exfoliator! Xo

SabinePsynopsis said...

I've never gotten to grips with skincare products - are the expensive worth the money? Olive oil definitely belongs to my every day basics. Love the gif, Harriet! xoxo

Maria said...

You always have such lovely skin so I will definitely be trying these out when I finish my current batch of products!

Maria xxx

LilyLipstick said...

Your skin always looks so good. I love finding out which products everyone uses. I think I need to start using a night cream but I'm also wary of trying new products and my skin not liking them. x

Jaz xo said...

Thanks for your comment, she was such a lovely bunny.

I'm completely the same with new products. I remember my favourite foundation I had used for years was discontinued, was awful!

xo

porcelaindoll said...

You have lovely skin :)I love reading posts on what other products people use xx

Arianne said...

Great post. I basically just stick to Neutrogena and Celeteque but ever since I arrived in London, my skin has become so dry and I couldn't find more moisturizer in Boots. I've been walking around looking like a zombie! I'll try to find a bottle of yours.

A from A + B in the Sea

Bonnie said...

I don't think anyone wants to read my skincare regiment. I use about 6 products every single night. It's insane!

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Siânicles said...

I got a REN serum for Christmas and it sinks in super fast and is made from natural ingredients, so I would definitely recommend that if you decide the Olay is not for you! I have quite sensitive skin and it's been fine with it. xx

Style Eyes Ethical Fashion Blog said...

I have never really bothered with skincare other than a face wash. I really ought to start moisturising but I am always worried it will give me spots. Great to see some recommendations on what to use.

İpek said...

Thank God, a blogger who doesn't use La Mer, La Prairie and stuff for every skin care product! Nivea is pretty great for moisturising and I will definitely give the exfoliators a try. I need a new one and I need something effective and WON'T rip my face off. Sensitive-dry skin for the win, my skin care is never easy. xxx

Agnes Deer said...

Very interesting indeed! I love reading about make up and beauty products! I'm also faithful to my (mostly) Clinique moisturizer and eye cream...