Tuesday, 7 October 2014

My Skincare Routine

Today I thought I would share my skincare routine with you guys. I'm always fascinated by what other people do. To be honest, it's a really individual thing and now I am working in London every day I will see how my skin reacts to the sweat and pollution and adjust accordingly.

I have sensitive skin- I generally find that the gentler I am with it, the better the results. Lots of anti-acne products combined together dry out my skin and then the flakiness leads to more spots. I used to have medium acne from birth control- but generally if I keep my hormones and diet in check I have clear skin. I suppose most of my body is like that- if I look after it, it looks after me.

Morning Routine

I wash my face with the Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash in the shower. I love, love, love this stuff. My best friend recommended it to me a year ago and now I never use anything else. I am thinking about doing a post on my full morning routine- hair/body/getting dressed etc if you'd be interested?

After the shower I apply some light day moisturiser. It has SPF 15, which combined with my BB cream that I wear everyday means I'm always wearing sunblock. It makes me think I'm doing something about anti aging! If my eyes are really tired I might use the Body Shop drops of youth eye roll on*, mainly because it's really cooling. In fact, I keep contemplating putting it in the fridge to wake me up in the morning.

Evening routine

I often take my make up off the second I get in the door, depending what I'm up to in the evening. London is so grimy and the tube so sweaty that there's nothing more satisfying that sweeping your hair into a top knot and cleansing your skin. I use Garnier Micellar cleansing water- it removes everything and is really gentle. I just use it on cotton pads and then let my skin breathe. I did a full review of it a while back.

I am trying to apply the Body Shop Vitamin E serum* before bed. It makes my skin so soft and restored in the morning. I'm just always so paranoid about moisturiser and greasy products after my year or so of acne in my early twenties. It never breaks me out so I need to get over it because it's a lovely, lovely product!

Every now and then

I do a face mask with the Sanctuary Thermal Detox Mask. It's really good after a few big nights out for clearing all the gunk out your pores and brightening up your face. I also find my make up goes on a lot smoother after I've used this product.

Annabel xxx

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