Skincare is a really important aspect of modern-day life. As more of us move into the cities, the lack of fresh air starts biting our skin and not exactly giving it the best pamper. Additionally, with the expectations of social media, more people are feeling pressured to have flawless skin. I must be completely honest and say that flawless skin is impossible to achieve. However, it isn’t impossible to take good care of your skin! In this post I am sharing with you both my morning and nighttime skincare routines.
Disclaimer: just because these methods of cleansing work for me doesn’t mean they’ll work for you! If you do have problem skin, consult a professional. I personally know nothing on the subject so please don’t take my advice over an experts. Though I do want to recommend good products, I cannot guarantee they will give you the results I received.
I begin my day with a gentle cleanse to the face, using my Simple Face Wash Bar Soap and a flannel. To begin I run a sink of hot water and then damp my face. Though this does not open your pores as many experts claim, it does mean your facial cleanse with be more thorough. After lathering and rinsing, I pat try with a towel (please don’t rub!)
Then I go in with the Simple Protecting Light Moisturiser. It has UVA in it which delays ageing (I’m not particularly bothered about that right now, but I’m sure my future self will thank me). It also protects you from the sun you receive in the day, consequently preventing any accidental sores from being in the heat for too long.
That is it for the morning! I hardly use makeup, but if I was to touch-up then I’d use the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer.
The nighttime routine is a little more rigorous. I like to strip back all that grime my face has received in the day! It’s really surprising how much dirt you get on it.
I begin the same as the morning, by using the Simple Face Wash Bar Soap and a flannel. This gets off the majority of the day’s sweat and tears, but I follow up with Micellar Water on a cotton-pad. If I had been wearing make-up that day, I’d do the Micellar beforehand. However most days I’m bare-faced!
The moisturiser I use in the evenings is different to the mornings. I use a Simple Hydrating Light Moisturiser, which ‘restores’ your skin overnight. I have seen a positive difference in my skin since using opposing moistursiers. I don’t know the science behind it, but if you do please let me know in the comments!
Then I also use some Vaseline after brushing my teeth. For some reason, even in the summers I get dry lips! But by using Vaseline my lips are a lot less dry. Put it this way, I notice when I’ve not used it!
Thank you so much for reading this post! I’m sorry it’s a bit short, but so is my skincare routine.
Do you have a regular skin care routine? Does it differ day to day or do you stick to the same old thing?
Hope you’re all having a great day, and don’t forget to take care of your skin!