I have finally found a skincare routine that works for me, and I'm so happy! It's made me feel more comfortable in my own skin and I've not even been wearing foundation that much recently, just my MAC msfn. I never go without my foundation so that's saying something..
So let me tell you about my previous routine..
When I was around 12 my mum told me about looking after my skin. The whole cleanse, tone, moisturise was explained to me and I was told she would buy me some of my very own products. We trotted off to the No7 section in Boots and I picked up their skincare routine.
It probably was good, but I was bored of it. It wasn't cool to me and I wanted something different. When I reached 13 I went to Clinique and got myself their skincare system and used it for a good 2 years. I found myself having a lot of breakouts, really dry skin and very large pores. It wasn't too great really! I became so ashamed I would cake on the foundation everyday even if it looked worse than my normal skin, just to show people I was trying to cover it up. I never realised it was the system I was using, I just thought it was my teenage skin! In fact I recommended it to quite a few people *ashamed face*
My new and improved routine..
Only a month or two ago I changed my system completely after months of swapping and switching between new products. I tried a lot of products that just weren't helping me at all. Then I found my HG moisturiser, Dear John by Benefit, but it wasn't half pricey. I still use it now but when I finish it all up I will be buying a cheaper one!
Just last month I went to The Body Shop and purchased the Vitamin E Moisture Serum for £10. I had seen a review randomly online so decided to try it out. My review? It's the best product I have ever used. Ever. I'd recommend it to everybody and anybody, it's cleared up my dry skin completely!
I then found my next HG product, but this time an exfoliator. I went to MAC and was told my exfoliator wasn't working at all and I should get a new one, so my mum took me to my favourite company, Benefit. I got their Honey Snap Out Of It facial exfoliator for £19.92, which is still quite expensive but totally worth it! It's cleared up all of my dry skin and it smells divine.. exactly like honey. Clear winner for me!
So what about my cleanser, toner, eye cream, mask and lip balm you ask?
It's all from the Body Shop, and all from their Vitamin E Moisture range! I love that range, it's probably the best range of products in the world. It's also very easy on the purse, so you can afford to splash out on the whole range. Here's the figures..
Gentle Facial Wash £7.00
Hydrating Toner £7.00
Lip balm with SPF 15 £4.00
Eye Cream £9.50
Sink In Moisture Mask £11.00
Now I know this won't work for you all, but for those with dry skin I would really recommend you try some of the products I've mentioned. They have all worked for me, and it's just made me so happy. I can now apply my makeup without worrying about flakey, patchy skin or cakey foundation. It's made me a lot more confident with the way I look and I get so many compliments! As well as the whole 'you did look pretty terrible' from a few friends, lovely!
I can't recommend this system enough, and have absolutely NO bad things to say about it.. simply because I haven't seen/experienced any!
Are you going to try these out?
this post was not sponsored by any brands mentioned (I bloody wish they were!). all opinions are my own.