I feel like I've stripped back my skincare and makeup routine a lot over the past year, focusing on the products that my skin needs. As we transitioned into Spring from Winter, I had trouble keeping on top of my changing skin as it tends to break out a little, become more sensitive (thanks hay fever!) and still be a little on the dry side. I have been using a handful of skincare products to keep my skin feeling great and I wanted to share them with you today.
I run the Garnier Reusable Micro Fibre Pad* doused with a micellar water over my eye makeup to remove most of it and give it a quick rinse underneath the tap once I'm done. After that, I'm ready to do my first cleans. I opt for the Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel* which melts away the makeup once you start massaging it in. It's great if you enjoy a cleansing balm, but you don't like dipping your hand into the tub, but it still isn't as messy as a cleansing oil - the Oskia cleanser is the best of both.
The Fresh Soy Face Cleanser is one of my favourite cleansers ever and for Christmas I was kindly gifted their huge bottle version as present - to say I was delighted is an understatement. I use it as a second cleanse to make sure that all my makeup is off and the gentle formula leaves my skin feeling soft and soothed.
Typology is a brand I have been meaning to try for some time, their simple yet aesthetically pleasing packaging definitely drew me in. I wasn't too sure how I'd get along with the Regenerating Facial Scrub* as my skin can be rather temperamental to physical exfoliators. This formula goes from a gel to a milky consistency when mixed with water and although it took a little while to get used to, it has over time made my skin feel softer and smoother.
A face oil for me is essential in Winter, but when Spring rolls around it is tempting to ditch it. I like to turn my face oil routine into a massage, using my Jade Roller to de-puff. The Herbivore Emerald Oil* is my go-to as despite taking a little while to full absurd into the skin, it always make my complexion look more radiant and glowing.
For moisturiser, I have rediscovered an old favourite, the Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream which is a tub that is often fought over in our house. It feels so gentle on the skin and is lightweight in formula meaning it sinks in and feels comfortable at night and under makeup. This doesn't mean it lacks moisture though as my skin never fails to feel nourished after use.
Underneath my makeup, the Volition Snow Mushroom Water Serum* has been a god send these past couple of months. Like it suggests from it's name, it has a consistency like water which makes it lightweight, yet it still has great moisturising properties that works well at making my makeup look and sit better on my skin. Even when I'm not wearing foundation, I'll put this on as although it has no shimmer to it, it somehow transforms my skin from being lacklustre to glowing.
What products are part of your Spring skincare routine at the moment?