My skincare, like my makeup is kept really simple. I suffered with terrible skin when I was at school and have literally tried every spot cream there is! Since being pregnant I have found my skin has been really clear which I am loving and maybe why I’m able to keep such a straight forward routine. I have combination/oily skin. I find I get a really oily t-zone but can also get dry areas, so for me I’ve found trying to track down the right moisturiser really hard. I’ve recently started using Dr. Hauschka Melissa Day Cream after reccomendation from a friend and am loving it. I find it really light and refreshing which is exactly what I want both in the morning and at night. I hate that thick clogged feeling! Alternatively, Dr. Hauschka do a great moisturiser for normal/dry skin, I would try either Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream or Dr. Hauschka Quince Day Cream, which are both super hydrating.
I also use Nivea extra gentle eye make-up remover to remove my eyemakeup. It’s super cheap and I find removes eye makeup so easily with little effort. If you take anything away from this, let it be to stay away from makeup wipes! They really don’t clean the skin, they just kind of wipe it around your face, so using them over a long period of time will clog your pores and create spots. I always remove my eye makeup first, then my face makeup.
To remove my makeup I use Nivea 2in1 cleanser and toner with cotton wool pads. This again is a cheap drug store product but I love it! It’s light and smells lovely so I really don’t think spending a fortune is necessary. I always thoroughly wash my face afterwards with warm water and then splash with cold using a soft baby sponge, just so I know everything is removed and my pores are clear.
After my face is clean I apply Rapid Lash Serum to my lashes. You can buy this at most drug stores but it is quite pricey. My lashes aren’t that long and I’ve been looking for something like this for years, it’s made such a massive difference to the length. You just run the wand along your lash line and use everynight. I started to notice a difference after about 2 weeks, it’s not instant.
I worked for Estee Lauder for about a year and learnt so much about the skin. My favourite product that I swear by is Advanced Night Repair. This is a serum like product but leaves the skin feeling super smooth with no grease. This is used before moisturiser and is key to skins nightly repair. It helps skin repair and get rid of dirt in the pores which is exactly what you want to make you looking more refreshed in the mornings, instead of waking up with a new spot! It’s pretty expensive but you only need a few drops a night (can be used in the morning too) so it lasts awhile. In the morning, I just wash my face with warm water and sponge and then apply my Dr. Hauschka moisturiser. It’s really as simple as that!