My daily skin care routine
Ok this post is WAY overdue. I’ve been getting tweets, asks on ask fm and even Facebook messages asking me when this post will be up, thank you to those people who have shown an interest I have promised it for so long but I’ve been so busy! But here it is! I use many products but not all of them every day. Although I am calling this post my ‘Daily skin care routine’ I don’t actually use all 9 of these products every day, but they are my favorite and most used products. (Pre-warning, I’m aware of how much Body Shop products their is in this post, I cant help it, I’m addicted) P.S They Offered me a job today, SO happy.
BOOTS BOTANICS MENS SHAVE GEL
Starting off from left to right, the first product I want to talk about is a shaving gel from the BOOTS Botanics range. I have very sensitive skin and I find if I use any sort of shaving foams from a can it just irritates my skin and stings. My skin is never more sensitive than when im shaving so it made sense to try and find a gel that wouldn’t aggravate my skin. I have tried and tested a few different ones and this one is my favorite so far. It has a lovely ginseng scent, very musky and refreshing. It feels very cool on my face and softens my skin while I shave. Only negative with this product is that as its a gel and not a foam it can clog up my razor quickly and means shaving can take longer because you have to keep rinsing your razor.
BODY SHOP VITAMIN E FACIAL CLEANSING BAR
I picked up this product about a month ago because I have always been told to never wash my face with soap. I have always used cleansers and face scrubs etc. When I saw this and saw that it was from Body Shop’s Vitamin E range, I had to give it a go. Its specially designed for your face, so its not harsh at all. It never leaves me with dry skin but it does make my skin feel a bit tight so Id always recommend using moisturizer after washing your face, but to be honest id recommend that regardless of what product you use, nobody wants a dry ass crusty face!
I know some people are a little funny about putting nappy rash cream on their face but for people who suffer with spots it is a gift from the gods. It reduces the redness of spots over night and helps clear spots very quickly. People are always afraid that it is too thick but honestly it does not clog my pores at all. The reason why its so good is because Sudocrem is an antiseptic, and while a spot is healing it is technically a very small wound. I normally put a little bit on any spots or blemishes I may have just before I go to bed.
BODY SHOP SEAWEED CLARIFYING CLEANSER AND TONER
I use to struggle with finding a toner that works for my skin. Toners that you can by from drug stores like boots and superdrug will most likely be mainly Alcohol based. For my skin harsh alcohols irritate my skin and leave me with a burning sensation. Eventually I found this Body Shop toner from their Seaweed range, it does contain alcohol but not as a main ingredient. I was pretty happy with the cleanser I was using before I found this toner but I felt like I may as well buy the matching cleanser from the same range. The seaweed cleanser is very good, its not drying, its not greasy, it removes dirt efficiently. So over all both the cleanser and the toner are winners for me.
ORGANIC ROSE WATER
Rose water is by far my favorite skin care discovery. If I feel tired through out the day I can dab some rose water on a cotton pad and wipe my face. It then not only makes my skin feel more refreshed but it makes me feel more refreshed. It comforts me that all it is is pressed liquid from rose petals mixed with water. Oh and if you have a head ache, damp some cotton pads with rose water, lay down and leave the pads on your eyelids. Instant quick fix. So far I have not been able to find anywhere where I can buy organic rose water apart from online. Its easy to find on Amazon, and its super cheap.
BODY SHOP ALOE GENTLE EXFOLIATOR
Don’t you hate it when you buy an exfoliator that feels like your rubbing sand on your face? This one is super soft, perfect for sensitive skin. Its very clarifying and helps prevent spots. I like to use it in the morning before I put on any day creams. Just helps start the day all fresh.
NEUTROGENA VISIBLY CLEAR PINK GRAPEFRUIT MOISTURIZER
What I love about this moisturizer is that it contains no oil. All the other products I use are to balance out the oils in my skin so why would I want to then slap on some oily cream. Its very light, makes my skin plump and smooth. It hydrates my sin and helps keep it clear. As it contains no oil it does not clog pores and you don’t look like a shiny greasy ass mother fucker. I also LOVE the smell and the fact that it comes in such a handy sized and shaped bottle.
BODY SHOP SEAWEED CLARIFYING NIGHT TREATMENT
I’ve left this one till last as its my favvvvvveeee. Yes, another Body Shop product! But seriously, this shit is so good. After my face is clean, I put this on and by the morning my skin feels baby soft and visibly clearer, less red and over all better looking. When I run out of this product I always think oh I wont bother getting it again and BOOM about three days of not using it and spots appear. I love this product, I know its wrong to love an object but I don’t care. Going to marry this product and have little clarified seaweed babies with it.