I am literally obsessed with skincare…
I honestly believe you can have all of the best make-up in world, but without a good base to start, you’re setting yourself up for failure!
I have been using my current regime since January this year, and my skin has never felt or looked so good. Although I have changed the products I have used over the years, I have always stayed away from anything with a strong scent or harsh ingredients. For me, they just don’t tend to work and anything to abrasive has never agreed with my skin.
For the record, I have combination skin. By this, I mean that my skin is mainly quite normal (not too dry or overly sensitive), but I do tend to gather oil around my T-Zone (my forehead and nose area). It is very important to know what type of skin you have before you rush in to purchasing skincare products. Having the wrong type of product for your skin type will be completely pointless. Just think of it like make-up… you would never carry blot powder with you if you had dry skin which didn’t require blotting!
I found this great article to help you figure out what type of skin you have….
The products I use at the moment are from the Dr Organics range at Holland & Barrett. The whole range claims to possess anti-aging properties which firm and tone the skin, whilst improving the skins texture, making it appear smoother, softer and younger. Although at the tender age of 23, the anti-aging qualities are not a necessity for me, the products really have changed the appearance of my skin leaving it looking healthier, plumper and clearer. The main attraction to this brand for me was the use of only natural products and how gentle they would be on my skin… and that couldn’t be more true! The whole range possesses the same rose scent, so if you are not a fan of a floral smell, I would possibly avoid trying these products and try an alternative range from Dr Organics.
The specific products I use are listed below:
1.Dr Organics Rose Otto Cleansing Milk – £8.49 – I use this to take off the majority of my make-up after a long day. If you wear full coverage, then you may find that you need to either use this twice to ensure you remove the stubborn residue or alternatively begin with a facial wipe of your choice and use the cleanser for the sole purpose of cleansing, rather than for the removal of make-up.
2.Dr Organics Rose Otto Skin Toner – £8.49 – I then continue on to use the toner. Like every other toner, this allows you to close your pores whilst removing the last residue of make-up. Unlike other toners I have used, it does not feel like it is ‘stripping’ your skin, and is gentle enough to be used everyday.
3. Dr Organics Rose Otto Facial Serum – £12.99 – If I could only purchase one skincare product for the rest of my life, it would certainly be this! Many think an oil should be a ‘no-no’ when it comes to your daily skincare routine, but this is by far my holy grail! I use it every night after toning. It has improved my skin dramatically. It provides the moisture my skin needs to look bright and plump in the morning, without leaving my pores feeling clogged or greasy. If I feel I want a little extra moisturiser, I may pop on a night cream after it. The one I am using at the moment is Botanics Ultra Calm Skin Calming Night Cream – £3.49. The directions on the back of the serum do suggest that you use a night cream with the serum. But to be quite honest, I often feel like the serum on its own is all my skin needs.
& that’s it! Quick, simple and effective.
What is your current night skincare routine?