Today I’m gonna be telling you guys about my skin care regime, and the products that I personally find best for my skin type, which is Normal/Sensitive. I actually have a lot of friends who have told me they don’t moisturise, or even that they use hand soap to wash their face (!), and I’ve tried to give them a specific skin care routine to follow, so hopefully this will help you out if you have any questions about what you should (or shouldn’t) be doing!
Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser – £26
I have been using this hot cloth cleanser for years and nothing else that I’ve tried even comes close to the quality of this. I apply this to my entire face on an evening and then use a warm, damp muslin cloth to wipe it off, and it leaves my skin so soft and incredibly clean. This is gentle enough to use on your eyes as well, so it’s a really fast way to completely take off all of your make-up, plus the muslin cloth acts an exfoliator and scrubs away dead skin cells. This cleanser really does leave my skin looking super clean and fresh, I absolutely love it! If you just want to try this product out, you can buy a slightly smaller version than I have in Liz Earle’s Starter Kit for £15.99, which gives you a 100ml Cleanse & Polish plus a muslin cloth, or you can buy the 200ml version that I have – that will last you for ages – for £26 here.
Bioré Charcoal Pore Minimiser – £5.99
I use this exfoliator every 2-3 days to get rid of any dead skin cells and minimise the appearance of pores. The thing I love about this exfoliator is that it not only makes my skin brighter and shrinks my pores, it also has charcoal in it to help to purify my pores and pull out any dirt and grime. I use one pump of this and lather it up in my hands, then I scrub it onto my face and wash it immediately off. I sometimes can find this product a little drying if I use it too often, so I imagine it would be great for more oily skin, but luckily this doesn’t irritate my skin. Get this exfoliator here!
Nivea Daily Essentials Double Effect Eye Make-up Remover – £3.89
If I’m ever feeling super lazy (which is pretty often!) and I can’t be bothered to use my Liz Earle cleanser, this eye make-up remover completely gets rid of my eye shadow and mascara in seconds. The oil in this quickly breaks down your make-up so you can remove it super fast. I just shake this up and put a little bit on a cotton pad – you really don’t need very much so it should last you quite a while – and then I just wipe the make-up off of my eyes, it’s so easy! This is also super cheap, so there’s no reason not to get it, you can buy it here!
Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water – £4.99
Micellar waters have become more and more popular over the last couple of years, and this is one of my favourite ones that I’ve tried. I use this both morning and night to cleanse my face, and it does a pretty good job at removing all of my make-up. I personally don’t use toner, purely because I sometimes find it dries my skin out a little, but that choice is completely up to you depending on your skin type. What I love about this micellar water is that it’s really gentle and doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin, plus the bottle is huge and lasts for ages! You can buy it here.
Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel – £20
I always use some kind of blemish solution everyday, morning and night, and this is my absolute favourite! I have been using this Clinique one for years now, and I’ve never been able to find anything better. I used to absolutely love the Soap and Glory Dr Spot, but this one is so much better and gets rid of redness straight away! Although it is pretty expensive, a little goes a long way and it usually lasts me about 5 months, however if you want to spend a little less I believe they sell a 15ml version which is slightly cheaper. If you do want to buy this product, you can grab it here!
Neutrogena Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit Oil-Free Moisturiser – £4.99
This is my absolute favourite moisturiser that I use every single day in both the morning and the evening. I used to love the Original Visibly Clear Moisturiser, but then I found the Pink Grapefruit version which smells incredible. This moisturiser is perfect for my skin because it’s nice and light, so it doesn’t affect my sensitive skin, plus it’s oil-free which leaves my skin moisturised without feeling greasy. Personally, I don’t need anything more intense than this moisturiser purely because I’m still quite young and I don’t want to damage my skin early by using anything too heavy, however, I would recommend this moisturiser more to teenagers/young adults as it’s better for younger skin. It’s also really cheap, which is good because I do find that I can go through it quite quickly! Buy it here.
Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Lip Balm – £3.69
This lip balm completely saved my life during the super harsh winter months that we’ve just gotten through, and I actually included this in my February Favourites (which you should definitely go and read)! I love that this lip balm is 100% natural, so there’s nothing harmful in there that can dry out your lips even more. I’m slightly guilty of having a few of these scattered around my house so I don’t have to move one around with me! I use this every time I cleanse my face, both morning and night, as well as topping up throughout the day and applying right before bed so that my lips can soften overnight. This really is the greatest lip balm I’ve ever tried, and it really doesn’t cost that much – get yourself one here!
So that’s my skin care regime! I hope this has been helpful to you, and let me know what you do for your skin care routine, or if you have any questions about skin types or products!