Today I wanted to tell you guys about my skincare routine and maybe a couple of tips and tricks along the way to achieving good skin!
Firstly I want to say my skin is really dry! When I say really dry I mean ridiculously dry and honestly I don’t like it at all, but it’s the skin I have so I guess I’ve just got to live with it. For me it’s took a very long time with trial and error to find the perfect skincare routine. I think there is always room for improvement, of course, but at the moment I feel like I have a skincare routine that is making my skin better than I can ever remember it really being, so I thought I would share my tips on how to get a good skincare routine you can be happy with!
The first thing I suggest is to drink lots of water! I never used to drink water and my skin got really bad, since I’ve been drinking plenty of water daily, my skin has started to get better.
If you don’t like drinking water, like myself, buy yourself a cute water bottle and keep it next to you, so when you’re watching TV or on your laptop or reading, it is next to you and you’re more inclined to drink water that way. Mine is this one from Primark, it’s pink with a black and white straw and it just says ‘No Bad Vibes’ on the front and back.
Okay so the first step of my routine is taking your make up off. I use some make up removal wipes which are from Primark. They’re £1 for a twin pack, which is really good! They remove my makeup really quickly and easily.
Then with my eye make up I use the Avon eye make up conditioner, which I have been using for years now and it’s the best eye make up remover I have found, it works so quickly and doesn’t effect your eyes at all, which is always a positive!
Once I’ve removed all of my make up I use this exfoliator by Avon called Clearskin, blackhead clearing daily cleanser and honestly it is the best exfoliator I have found. It’s not harsh on your skin at all!
I use it with this exfoliating brush from Primark, which is only £1, which again is really good! I thought it might be rough on my face as it was really cheap, however it isn’t at all. Along with this exfoliator it works perfectly! Of course, always put the cap back on the brush to keep the brush protected and clean.
Once I’ve exfoliated and washed that off I go in again with my exfoliating brush and just go over my face again to get rid of any dry skin that may remain.
After that I go in with this E45 cream for dry skin conditions which does wonders for my skin! It is so moisturising and perfect for my skin. I know it’s expensive but it is definitely worth every penny!
Then the next step is this over night cream from Avon, which is called the Clearskin blemish clearing overnight treatment. When I wake up the following morning my skin is super soft and ready to start the day.
My final step is to use the Vaseline pure petroleum jelly original on my lips. My lips become dry a lot which is terrible for applying lipstick, so I use this Vaseline and it keeps my lips moist and soft.
Once or twice a week I then use this Clearskin pore penetrating black mineral mask from Avon. This cleans out my pores and leaves my face feeling fresh and nicer than ever.
Overall it took me years to get to a point where I am reasonably happy with my skin and skincare routine. Here are some of my tips on a perfect skincare routine and how to get the best possible skin you can:
1 – Don’t be afraid to trial and error. It’s the best way to find products that suit you!
2 – Take all the time you need. Don’t rush your routine by missing out steps, your skin is super important so take the time and really look after your skin well.
3 – Spend the money that’s needed. Skincare, as said above is super important! So spend the extra money on products to ensure your face gets the best possible care.
4 – Don’t be lazy! A lot of people do a routine for a while then stop bothering, myself included, honestly I regret that because you work hard for a couple weeks then suddenly your skin just goes back to the state it was in before anyway.
5 – Remember that every skin type is different. Really do your research before you use products, some products are specifically for certain skin types and may be really bad for your skin type, so work out your skin type and research the best products for your skin type!
Hopefully these tips help you guys because if I would’ve had someone telling me these things then I would’ve kept up with my skincare routine and not kept stopping and starting. It does take time but it definitely worth it. Your skin is precious, definitely look after it the best you can!
See you all in my next post!