I love skincare, and my routines are something I can write/make videos about until I’m blue in the face. But nothing is quite like seeing a day to day routine in real time, and not all in one overwhelmingly long video. Cue “The Skincare Snippet”, a day to day update of the different product combinations I use and the reasons behind them. Some days the same product combinations will be the same – I like to keep my routine fairly consistant – so this series will probably be limited to once a week!
I split my skincare in to four or five steps, and try not to use any more than that as it feels like major overkill and I think it clogs my skin more than anything. But it tends to go something along the lines of: cleanser, toner, serums or treatments, and then moisturiser. Making sure products are applied in the order of lightest to heaviest.
Wednesdays Skincare Snippet:
Cleansing: I tend to use the same cleanser most mornings (the Una Brennan Deep Cleansing Face Wash – no SLS and no dry patches, just nice clean skin), so unless I mention otherwise let’s just assume this is always used to wash my face in the morning (and I do wash my face properly every single morning – Bioderma just isn’t the same).
Toner: This morning my skin wash feeling a little tight, as I used water that was slightly too hot for my skin so my toner of choice was the Liz Earl Instant Boost Skin Tonic. It’s hydrating and very soothing and is normally my toner of choice in the evening, but this morning my skin felt like it needed a little TLC.
Serum/Treatment: I followed up with Hydraluron to lock in extra moisture once I applied my moisturiser. This product is one of my most asked about (and I still haven’t fully reviewed it *slaps wrist*), in all honesty I think the more mature skin is, the more you will benefit from it. If you’re under 20 and your skin is more normal than anything, I wouldn’t bother.
Moisturiser: After I smoothed a pea sized amount of Hydraluron over my face I whipped out the latest Origins release: The GinZing Moisturiser. There has been a lot of hype surrounding this one, but I personally think it’s worth purchasing just for the smell alone. My dream of smelling like a Terry’s Chocolate Orange has come true. It’s not too heavy on the hydration side of things, so I find this is great for the summer months, but if you have very dry or dehydrated skin you might need an extra hydrating serum to go with it!