Updated Skin Care Routine

Hello my lovelies! I’m back again with anther blog post, I’m trying to get more organised and blog more regularly again. I know it hasn’t been long since I last did a skin care routine blog post but since when I have switched a lot of things up in my routine.

I’m still on Roaccutane so my skin is still extremely dry and fragile however, it’s not as dry and flaky as it used to be a few months ago. The majority of my acne has now cleared and I’ve just got a few blemishes left that I’m waiting for to clear.

Anyway, onto my new skin care routine.

My first step in my skin care routine is the Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanse & Polish which I use to remove makeup (in the evening) and any dirt on my face in general. This literally melts your make up away it is incredible, leaving your skin feeling so soft and smooth. It retails for around £16 which you can purchase from Boots, John Lewis or buy online from the Liz Earle website.

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After finishing up with the Liz Earle Cleanser I move onto a moisturiser. I use the Origins Make A Difference Plus Ultra-Rich Rejuvenating Cream which I got as part of an Origins gift set as a Christmas present from my parents. It leaves your skin feeling so smooth and hydrated it is unbelievable, I’ve never tried a better face cream before. This cream retails for £35 which I know is quite pricey for a face cream but it is 100% worth it. When I run out I will definitely be repurchasing.

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To finish up my skin routine I like to use the Origins Ginzing Refreshing Eye Cream to Brighten and Depuff which I also got as part of the Origins gift set. This well and truly actually works, my eyes have never looked so bright and hydrated before. It’s perfect for those days where I’m super tired and have dark circles under my eyes. It retails for £20.50 which again I know is pricey but it’s worth it. You can purchase Origins from John Lewis, House of Fraser and lots of other online stores.

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It has taken me months to find a skin care routine that actually works for my skin and I have to admit my skin is absolutely loving my routine at the moment. I have totally fallen in love with Origins products as they leave my skin glowing. It’s pricey but it’s a must for me, there products have to be in my skin care routine.

Until next time,

K x

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Bedtime Skin Care Routine

Hello Lovelies, I hope you’ve all had an amazing weekend! Reading back on my old posts I realised that my Skin Care Routine blog post is now out of date due to using new products!!

To begin with I’ll share a bit of background on my skin type and how my current products differ to my old ones. My current skin type is extremely dry, and I mean really, really dry. I’m currently on a medication called Isotretinoin which is also known as Roaccutane. I’m taking this to finally clear my acne up finally and for good!! One of the major side effects of this medication is extreme dryness. Before starting this my skin was awfully oily and obviously have acne so my skin has drastically changed over the last 2 months.

So, onto my new skin routine which I complete daily before bedtime. I would like to add that every product in my routine is so inexpensive and totally affordable.

I recently have come across another way to take make-up off. I have never used a creamy cleanser before purely because I hate the idea of smudging my make-up all over my face in the hope of getting it off but I recently I came across the Simple Cleansing Lotion in my cupboard from a few months ago that I thought I would try out. I cab’t remember how much I paid for it but it currently retails for £1.69 in Superdrug if you’re after this. Basically, I used this to melt off my make-up and I absolutely loved it. The ingredients are gentle enough for even the most sensitive of skin as well which is an absolute bonus! It leaves your skin feeling so soft and hydrated which is perfect for my dry skin.

Next I use the follow on product which is the Simple Soothing Facial Toner which you can also grab from Superdrug fr £1.59! If I’m completely honest I’m not a massive skin guru and I literally have no idea why I use toner as my skin could probably do without it. I use to clean the remaining bits of cleanser off but I’m not sure what else it does other than leaving the skin feeling fresh and hydrated. Who knows?

After the two Simple products I use the Simply Pure Hydrating Serum from Superdug’s own brand which is only £2.99. This is an absolute bargain for me and leaves my skin feeling so hydrated. It’s not thick at all so it doesn’t leave your skin feeling really heavy or greasy either which is a bonus.

Now the next product none of you would probably guess I would use on my face but for me it’s an absolute essential. Without this my skin would be horribly dry and flaky. This is purely down t the medication and if any of you have been on this medication or are currently taking it you will know exactly what I’m on about! I use the E45 Derma Protect Moisturising Lotion because its so thick and leave my skin so so hydrated after using it! Every night I will put a thick coat of this all over my face before I go to sleep so by the morning it has completely soaked into my skin. The amount of product you get in this bottle is huge as well, 500ML is a lot of product and a little goes a long way, trust me! It retails for £4.99 in Boots but I purchased mine from my local pharmacy for £7.99… I have been totally ripped off. Anyway, if you have normal/oily skin I would definitely recommend avoiding this product as it is very heavy and greasy but brilliant if you have dry skin, especially in these cold months.

That concludes my bed-time skin routine. What products do you use in your skin routine? If you enjoyed reading this let me know in the comments below!

Until next time,

K x

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