Hey girls, so I am almost finished with preparing our bodies for summer. Just 2 more posts! Although that won't be the end of the series, cause there is still more to do.
This week I want to focus on your skincare routine, and show you mine. I know I did this about a month ago, but it was rushed so there wasn't enough detail, plus I have changed it very slightly.
I wash my face twice a day using the products I'll show below.
I only use the same face cloth and towel twice, so in the morning and at night. This minimises the bacteria being spread onto my face. And once a week I don't use any, which I will go into more detail later on.
I also just want to say that a few of my products were prescribed by a doctor, however you can still try this routine out, skipping those parts, and it might work for you.
Each morning I use the Clearasil all in 1 wash and mask, to cleanse my face. I've never used it as a mask, but as a cream wash it is great. It doesn't dry your skin out but does clear it up great.
Now my night time routine, has a couple more products, but it's worth it, in my opinion.
I tend to shower at night and wash my face in the shower. Most nights I will use the Clearasil Ultra overnight wash, which is brilliant. It foams really well, which I feel is helping to really cleanse my skin. I also use the Nivia visibly clear blackhead scrub 3 times a week, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Exfoliating is essential to having clear skin as you are ridding it of the top layer of dead skin, which causes the spots.
I then use my toner again, in the exact same way as in the morning.
Then I moisturise using the next 2 products.
The first is Clearasil Ultra overnight serum. Pure genius. I use a squirt of this each night and pat it into my skin. The I use the Overnight lotion, and again pat it into the skin. This range is incredible, you can really see a difference in your skin within a week.
I then use my anti-bacteria cream again, as I have to use that twice a day.
On Saturday nights I also give myself a facial. I use my Clearasil face wash, and leave that on my skin for a minute, to kind of soak off any old make-up or dirt from the week. Then I steam my face, using a facial sauna, to open my pores. I do this until I feel my face sweating, which I know doesn't sound nice, but that's when I know my pores are open. I instantly put on a face mask, usually homemade, and leave it on for 15-20 minutes and then do the rest of my night time routine.
On Sundays I only wash my face in the morning and I only use porridge oats. Porridge oats, is a natural cleanser and exfoliator. I try and be extra gentle with my skin the day after a facial so that I know I'm giving it time to heal. I then use a moisturiser for sensitive skin because it doesn't have much chemicals in it.
I don't wear make-up very often but when I do, I make sure to take it off before bed. I use the Simple eye make-up remover and baby wipes. They are a great and very inexpensive product for removing make-up.
I also use wipes on those nights when I am really tired and have no energy to wash my face, although I try and do this no more than once a week.
That is my entire routine. I usually find that it takes roughly a month to clear up my skin, so give it time. I slept in make-up this weekend, and my face is covered in blackheads and spots. If you like, I will take a picture once a week, so you can see my skin improve by using these products. I feel that this will give a better indication of how well it works, instead of just taking my word for it. Let me know if you would like that.
Have a beautiful day and I'll talk to you all soon