My Skin Routine

I think it’s pretty common for everyone to have some sort of routine for their skin, whether its using certain products or simply just washing their face at a specific time each day. Without a routine my day to day life would become so disorientated it’s unbelievable.

One of the thing’s that’s probably helped my skin the most is not wearing make-up so often anymore. I used to feel like I had to wear make-up in order to feel comfortable in my own skin. All be it I’m not 100% confident walking around with no make-up on but I’m on my way to fixing it. My skin is so much healthier than it used to be because I no longer wear make-up every single day.

I always wash my face morning and night because of my skin type. Due to the fact I have oily/acne prone skin I have to make sure I wash my face otherwise more spots will start to appear. I used to use loads of face washes specifically for acne and blackheads but they never worked and if anything made my skin even worse. I found the following 2 products helped my skin so much and I would highly recommend them if you want a simple daily skin routine.

My daily face wash is the Garnier Skin active Micellar Cleansing Gel Wash for Combination and Sensitive Skin. This face wash retails for £3.99 in Superdrug, it removes make-up, cleanses and mattifies the skin after washing. The first thing I do when I jump into the shower will be wash my face, I will simply foam the gel wash up in my hands and clean my face and neck. After this wash it off and the skin is left feeling smooth and mattified. This also creates a smooth base for your primer/foundation to go onto which is a great bonus.

After washing my face with the face wash I will then use a moisturiser. I use the Simple Kind To Skin Hydrating Light Moisturiser which you can purchase for around £4.30. I’ve used this one for years and I would never use anything else. It contains multi-vitamins (pro-vitamin B5 and vitamin E) which leave the skin feeling smooth and hydrated. I put a small dollop onto the palm of my hand and massage it into my skin and neck. After letting the product soak in my skin is left feeling hydrated and I’m ready for the day ahead.

I’ve tested out an abundance of different skin products to help with acne and oily skin however none of them have ever worked for me. I find using the bare minimum of products help my skin stay healthy and hydrated even if that means I just clean my face with water some days. As well as only using 2 products in my routine I find not wearing make-up that often also reduces the chances of me getting blemishes. If you have oily/combination skin like me I would recommend you make sure you’re always taking off your make-up properly and never leave make-up on overnight.

I’d love to hear what products you use in your daily skin routine and if anyone has any products they think would benefit me please let me know in the comments down below!

See you next time,

K x

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