My Skincare Routine

I thought I would share my personal skin care routine. My skin is sensitive/normal but gets very dry during the Winter months. I'm going to be very honest & say that I never used to wash my face before I slept when I was a teenager. The thought makes me horrified now. When I got to 15/16 I thought a make up wipe was all I needed to wipe away the Marilyn Manson-esque eyes & would apply it all back on the next day. Cringe.

Now thank fully, I have a routine I use day & night & I have to say that my skin has improved. I was quite lucky growing up, only having a huge break out once a month. Not lucky at the time I'm sure my 15 year old self would scream if someone told me that, but looking back now, I should be grateful as I see people struggle with worse conditions.

The first thing I do to remove my make up is to soak a small amount of Micellar water on a cotton pad. I know everyone likes Bioderma but I'm not a fan, I prefer the Garnier pink version which soothes. I recently picked up the green Garnier water which is supposed to mattify but I feel like it leaves my skin tight & dry. Anyway the Pink version Garnier Cleansing Micellar Water  I feel does the trick removing about  85% of my make up & works wonders on mascara.

I then use The Body Shops Chamomile Cleansing Oil to remove the stubborn remains. It's the first time I've used oil as a cleanser but I am now converted. The smell of the chamomile is so soothing, taking my make up off is actually relaxing rather than a chore. I have just purchased my second bottle of this stuff.

Once I've removed my make up I exfoliate in the shower with a Body Shop face brush & a beaded exfoliant. I'm after the Clinique face brush but my boyfriend keeps reminding me that I've already bought one for £4 so why do I need an £80 one? I hate him being the voice of reason. I like an exfoliator to smell good & work well, I love ones that have beads in but I hate when they're too rough. I've been using the Neutrogena Grapefruit one lately & it smells divine.

After I exfoliate, I smother my face in moisturiser. I will always remember my mum as a kid moisturising my face & telling me that it's essential, like putting knickers on every day haha. I have just bought a second tub of this Vitamin E Aqua Sorbet from The Body Shop (can you tell I love that place?) as it's amazingly refreshing first thing in the morning. 

Then after a long day I finally take my face off using this routine but at night, instead of putting moisturiser on I add a few drops of Kiehls Midnight Recovery concentrate oil. It smells soothing, of Lavender & sends me right off to sleep. I had this for Christmas & it's still going strong & I definitely see a difference in my skin after using it. 

& last but not least, before I do hit the pillows I coat my lips in lip balm or vaseline (This is also when I smother my hands & feet in cream too) I feel like doing this before bed soaks my lips over night & I wake up with silky smooth lips. Lately I've been using this Balm from of course, The Body Shop,  I love the way it hydrates my lips back to life.

So there's my little routine, do any of you have a skincare routine? I would love to here it! 

Rose & Muse

1 comment

  1. This sounds great! I definitely want to try the Kiehls Midnight Oil!


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