Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Skincare and My Priorities

It's only been in recent years that I have really gotten into skincare. Previously, as a teenager with problematic skin, it took me a while to understand my own needs, what works for my skin and what doesn't. In the last twelve months or so, I've really considered every skincare purchase I made and every product I put on my face to ensure that it's right for my skin type and complexion. 

A Good Makeup Remover | I can't tell you how many cleansers I've been through that require scrubbing just to get my makeup off. The one's I swear by are the Aesop Parsley Seed Cleansing Oil*, Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser and Nourish Skin Renew Cleanser* as all three of these do not strip the skin, but melt away makeup perfectly. I try and have two cleansers to hand to ensure that I double cleanse and it's been a priority of mine for some time now. 

Glow Inducing | It took me a while to realise that skincare can change the way your skin looks, not just removing makeup or reducing the size of blemishes. Glycolic Acid was where it changed for me and I now try and incorporate this in to my routine where I can, but mostly it tends to be in toners including Pixi Glow Tonic and The Ordinary Glycolic Toner. Glow inducing products can also be the ones that help to fight blemishes too, so I love killing two birds with one stone. 

Eye Cream | Although I'm only in my early twenties, eye cream has always been a priority; less about wrinkles and more about how dehydrated my under eye area gets. I've tried my fair share, but my two favourites have got to be Kiehl's Avocado Eye Cream, which has a thick consistency that blends into the skin like a dream and The Ordinary's Caffeine Solution* which is more on the lightweight side that sits perfectly underneath makeup. 

Hydration | As I previously mentioned, I try and use products that sooth and hydrate my dry complexion. My favourite way to do this is by layering up oils and moisturiser. The problem with this is that it can make my skin a little sore if I use too many treatments on it at once, so I like to make sure they work well in conjunction with each other and that they're not too thick for my skin. 

A Micellar Water | Although similar to a makeup remover, I find micellar waters great for when you have little to no time to remove your makeup, you've only worn a minimal look that day or when you've smudged your mascara accidentally. Bioderma remains my favourite micellar water hands down from the one's I've tried (although I'm open to try out anybody's recommendations). The Original Sensibo and Hydrabio H20 Moisturising* version are my two essentials as they work effectively, get every last bit of makeup off my skin and don't leave my skin feeling parched at all. 

What do you look for in your skincare? 

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