Sunday, 28 February 2016

My Current Skincare Routine



Liz Earle skincare range, with two pots of Lush face masks on a red background

I didn't really have too much of a skincare routine until a couple of years ago. I have combination oily/dry skin and I've tried a whole bunch of stuff to try and control my breakouts to no success. Clinique dried out my skin, Philosophy just didn't seem to do much for me, and Simple may as well have just been water.


I treated myself to a Liz Earle Daily Essentials set from Boots back in November. I'd read about it in so many blogs, and as I've said before, I'm a sucker for hype. The Hot Cloth Cleanser is a firm favourite in the blogging community, and there's obviously a reason for that, so I had to have it.

Step 1: Cleanse
A little bit goes a long way with the cleanser, and I find that two short pumps is enough to cover my face (Hah, phrasing). I use this with my Pulsaderm buddy. I won this at the Liverpool blogger event, and it's awesome. It exfoliates beautifully and leaves my skin feeling tingly and squeaky clean. After I use the Pulsaderm, I wipe off any cleanser left with a muslin cloth.

Step 2: Tone
I use the toner from the Liz Earle set. Pour a small amount on to a cotton wipe, wipe it on my face and neck and I'm good to go. You can also get this in a spray bottle, which is a perfect for freshening up during the day. I leave it for about five minutes to let the toner sink in.

Step 3: Moisturise
As you'll have probably guessed, I use the Liz Earle moisturiser. Again, a little bit goes a long way, and I only use one pump, two if my skin is particularly dry. This step is pretty straightforward, I guess. Don't be pulling on your face though. Rub in the moisturiser in an upwards motion.

Twice weekly: Face mask
I really enjoy a good face mask. Lately I've been alternating Cup O' Coffee and Mask of Magnanimity by Lush. I use Cup O' Coffee when my skin is particularly dull and in need of a good exfoliation. Mask of Magnanimity is relaxing, yet refreshing and perfect for a lazy Sunday. I really like peppermint and it helps control my oily patches and blemishes.

And that's it!

I love trying out new cleansers, and I have since bought Lush's 9 To 5 cleanser, another cult favourite. I like giving new skincare a few weeks before I make an opinion, so maybe you'll hear about that in the next few weeks.

What's your skincare routine like? Do you have any favourites I should know about?



1 comment :

  1. You've just inspired me to start using my Liz Earle products again! I forgot how much I love the toner.

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