My Skincare Routine May 2018

Now I would certainly be lying if I said that I had the perfect skin routine. I’m usually really rubbish at actually sticking to a routine, especially if I’m in a rush in the morning or really tired at night. However, for the last week or two, I have been ensuring that I care for my skin properly, and I aim to continue, so I thought I would share my favourite products to use and my basic routine. My skin already looks clearer and I feel much more confident not wearing foundation than I did.

My go to products:

I use various products from The Bodyshop Vitamin E range, Tea tree range and Seaweed range. Absolutely love The Bodyshop and their skincare is brilliant! My favourite products from here is the tea tree cleanser because not only do I love the smell, it make my skin feel so clean and clear and fresh instantly

Vita Coco Coconut Oil. I love this product. It’s 100% pure so no added chemicals or anything, and instantly dissolves all make up including waterproof mascara. It’s obviously extremely hydrating and of course, the smell of coconut is heavenly especially with summery weather!
A firm favourite- Garnier Micellar Water. Hypoallergenic so doesn’t irritate my skin, and takes any excess oil/ make up/ dirt off of my skin like a dream!

Morning:

I start by cleansing my skin with either the tea tree or seaweed cleanser. I usually use the tea tree of I have any spots or blemishes and the seaweed if I’ve woken up really oily. I always work it into quite a lather with warm water and ensure I rinse it off well. I then use the seaweed scrub to exfoliate my skin, followed by a generous dab of the seaweed toner. I tend to use a mix of the tea tree and seaweed moisturisers – both help to mattify my skin but the tea tree is perfect for concealing redness and blemishes and the seaweed has an added SPF 15.

Evening:

So to take off my makeup I use the coconut oil. I warm some up in my hand first and then rub is over my face, and it literally dissolves the makeup. Using a clean damp face cloth, I wipe my face which takes the make up off. I often apply some of the micellar water onto a cotton pad and wipe my face with it afterwards just to ensure that all of the make up is off and to remove excess oil and dirt.

I tend to use the hydrating Vitamin E range for the evening- cleanser followed by the toner and then the 48hr moisturing cream. I’m starting to make sure that twice a week I also use the seaweed clay mask which I mainly just use on my T-Zone because as I said above, it’s quite drying. I do however absolutely love all of these products and I am determined to ensure I keep this skin routine up!

My next goal is to ensure I drink the recommended 8 glasses of water a day, to help not only my skin but my overall health too.

Thanks for reading!

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