August 04, 2013

My Skin Care Routine

Morning
My Skin Care Routine
My morning routine is the simpler of two and follows the basic principle of 'cleanse, tone and moisturise'. The REN Clay Cleanser is the first step and this removes anything that has built up on my skin over night. This is perfect for us oily skinned girls as the clay base helps to neutralize the skin, it is also is like having a mini face mask on and leaves the skin feeling super soft. The Origins United State Balancing Tonic has a similar effect in the way that it helps to even out oily and dry patches on your skin. Next I apply the Indeed Labs Eysillix to hydrate the eye area, followed by the Origins GinZing Moisturizer to give my skin a little boost.

Evening
My Skin Care Routine
My evening routine is a little more complex, but still not too over the top. First thing's first is to remove my make up which I do by firstly using Bioderma to remove the bulk of my make up - three cottons pads in total, one for each eye and one for all over my face. I then use my beloved Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish to remove any remaining make up. I'm a double cleanser so I follow this with the REN No.1 Purity Cleansing Balm, which leaves my skin feeling super cleans and smooth. As well as a double cleanser, I am a double toner. So the next step is to use the Clarins Brightening Exfoliating Toner to balance my skin's pH level and give a brightening effect, followed by the Origins United State Balancing Tonic. As with my morning routine, I use the Indeed Labs Eysillix as my eye cream. This is a reasonably thick cream that really nourishes the eye area. The final step is to moisturize for which I use the Origins High Potency Night-A-Mins Oil Free moisturizer.

Treatments
My Skin Care Routine

Treatments are my favourite steps to my skin care routine. They always give your skin that extra little something, don't they? First up is an exfoliating scrub and probably the best one out there: Origins Never A Dull Moment Face Polisher. There is something about the way that this gentle removes dead skin cells while still nourishing the skin that always has me coming back for more. Origins Clear Improvement mask is one that we all know well... a charcoal based mask that gives pores a good old clean.I use this once to twice a week, depending of how bad my skin is. Origins Out of Trouble mask is new to my stash, but it is a life saver. I use this every other day to keep blemishes at bay and it is a great fixer of troublesome skin. Origins Drink Up-Intensive over night mask is one that I use on Sunday and Wednesday nights to keep my skin nourished and hydrated throughout the week. Last but not least is the REN Glycolatic Radiance Renewal mask. A gloopy textured product that promotes skin cell turnover to create a brighter complexion. This is more of a long term solution than a quick fix and I use this on a Sunday night to prep for the week ahead.

Phew... I think that covers everything! I will admit that skin care is becoming a bit of an obsession of mine, so I would love to see your routine or any products that you cannot live with out!

10 comments:

  1. nice stuff http://differentcands.blogspot.kr/2013/08/my-wedding-dress.html

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  2. I never triped Liz Earles C&P, but I heard too many good things about it.
    I'd love to try!
    Eyslix is only sold in the UK/CA so it sucks that I cant get it in the US :(
    Velia | Cocoamourr ;Makeup&Skincare

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    1. It is so great! the perfect all round cleanser :) Oh that is such a shame! xx

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  3. I love seeing what other people use for their cleansing routines! I am quite keen to try REN products as I have heard lots of good things about them, so it's great to see that you use these products too!

    Paula
    http://www.beautylover.co.uk

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  4. Woaaah, I am so jealous of your Origins collection! Great post, I love reading about other people's skin routines :) You should do some full reviews of your Origins stuff!
    Lydia Rose
    www.lydiarosexo.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Origins do make up most of my collection haha! I have some reviews coming up :) xx

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  5. Great post! I need some REN products in my life! xx

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    1. you definitely do - they're fab! xx

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