Current Skincare Routine

Tuesday, 26 May 2015


Skincare has always been an important part of my beauty routine, but since my wedding is coming up I have suddenly taken it to a whole new level! I am a woman possessed! I love nothing more than trying out new skincare pieces and my Superdrug Beauty Card has taken quite a beating recently!


I have been trying to keep my skin guessing by using different cleansers. I use the Superdrug naturally radiant hot cloth cleanser in the morning. It comes with a muslin cloth and it's a really lovely way to start the day. It leaves my skin feeling soft and refreshed. 
In the evenings I switch to the B.clean melting gel cleanser. This stuff is amazing! When I bought it I thought 'how does it melt, then?' but it really does. Once water is added it just turns liquidy and so super moisturising.
I work both of these cleansers over my skin with The Body Shop facial brush - it removes all dead skin cells and stimulates circulation to leave the complexion bright and radiant. 
I also use a small amount of the Superdrug Naturally radiant micro polish scrub every other day to keep my skin young and fresh. Its mulberry scent is really growing on me.

To remove my eye makeup, I have recently been using the L'oreal Skin Perfecting Micellar Gel Eye Make up Remover. I usually swear by the NIVEA double effects eye make up remover but this stuff blows it our of the water. It makes my eyes feel so clean and awake and the micellar formula means all traces of makeup are easily removed.
After cleansing and exfoliating I like to spritz my face with the Superdrug Vitamin E Refreshing Toning Mist, it helps to hydrate skin and the scent it so relaxing.
To end my morning skin care routine, I generously apply Palmers Cocoa Butter Daily Facial Lotion. It has that lovely cocoa butter smell and hydrates my skin perfectly. I allow this to fully absorb and then begin applying my makeup, so I have a smooth canvas.
For my night time skin care routine I love using the NIVEA daily essentials Regenerating Night Cream, it is so rich and thick and the scent is very comforting.

Instead of foundation, I have recently taken to BB Creams. They give the same flawless appearance as a foundation would but they are much healthier for the skin and really keep it moisturised. I am loving the Garnier Oil Free BB Cream right now as it comes in a range of shades, lasts all day and is very affordable.
To keep my body smooth and hydrated I love trying out different shower gels and creams. My favorite at the moment is the Cafe de Bain Softening Shower Cream in coconut macaroon. This product has it all. The packaging is pretty, the scent is sweet and lingering and it really does what it promises. My skin feels soft and supple after use! There are a range of delectable fragrances in this line including 'Cherry & Almond' and 'Raspberry & Rose'.
Moisturiser wise, I have been loving the Garnier Body Intensive 7 Day Hydrating Lotion in Aloe Vera. I'm sot sure that I would really leave it 7 days between applications, but it really does hydrate the skin and the aloe scent is very refreshing.
In an effort to firm my skin since Elias was born I have been using the Palmers Cocoa Butter Firming Butter on my tummy, and occasionally on my arms and legs too. I'm not sure that it has really firmed up my skin (and trust me, I'm not naive enough to believe that a cream alone could do that anyway!) but it does have a lovely cocoa scent and at the very least it helps to keep my skin moisturised an nourished.
In addition to the firming butter I have also been using the Nspa Nourishing Stretch Mark Oil on my post-pregnancy tummy. I was quite lucky and didn't come off with very bad stretch marks, but I still know that they are there and, although they will never disappear, I feel much better knowing that I am doing something to fade them. This oil has a wonderful sweet almond smell and doesn't leave the skin all sticky and wet - I think this is a great product for anyone looking to inject some moisture into the skin, not just those with stretch marks.
Now more than ever I am trying so hard to take care of my feet. They are often an area which people neglect - especially during the winter months when they are not 'on show'. The Body Shop Peppermint Reviving Foot Soak is just the trick for keeping my feet soft and healthy. I soak my feet in this once a week and follow with a D.I.Y pedicure and a generous application  of Soap and Glorys Heel Genius (not pictured.)

It can be tricky to fit in a full skincare routine every day, but at the very least make sure you are effectively removing your makeup, and moisturising your skin! What are some of your skincare favourites? I'd love to discover some things to try next!





5 comments:

  1. Wow, sounds like a lot fun with all these products! Good luck with your wedding prep!

    RachelShuchatMakeup

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  2. Great post, I always wanted to try out the Body Shop's peppermint foot soak! :)
    Urban Obsessions // Vegan Food & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Oh its wonderful Mia, you definitely should!
      Thanks for reading!
      x

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  3. I'm going to need a new daily moisturiser soon, so I might give that palmers butter a go.
    Tegan xx - Permanent Procrastination

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