As requested, here is a detailed post showing you the skincare products I use, to help keep my skin clear, and free of any unwanted spots or blemishes.
My skincare routine consists of a range of products, 90% of which I’ve found at the drugstore. I like to switch up what I use quite often so my skin doesn’t get used to individual products.
For reference, I have normal/combination skin.
The products I use within my skincare routine are:
(L-R: Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish, 100ml, £14 / Simple Purifying Cleansing Lotion, 200ml, £3.45 / Garnier Fresh Cleansing Lotion, 200ml, £2.19 – All Boots)
I have two uses for cleanser in my skincare routine. The first, is to begin the make-up removing process and the second, to start the cleansing process, before toner and moisturiser.
I particularly love the Liz Earle cleanser to remove my make-up as it gets rid of daily grime and make-up effectively. It has a plant based formula and works in two steps. You initially apply it directly to your face and then you ‘polish’ off the cream using the muslin cloth it comes with. The cleanser rids your face of dead skin cells, revealing clean, soft and radiant skin.
The Simple and Garnier cleansers are great for everyday use. They do as they say on the bottle and are both light, gentle and refreshing leaving my skin feeling soft, clean and radiant.
All three of these products are suitable for all skin types.
(L-R: Simple Facial Toner, 200ml, £3.29 / Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic, 200ml, £14.50 – both Boots)
I apply toner after prepping my skin with cleanser. Toner removes the last traces of make-up and cleanser.
The Liz Earle toner is floral scented and refreshes, soothes and brightens your skin. It has a non-drying formula and is alcohol free. It has a luxurious feel on the skin and I personally love the scent.
The Simple toner is fuss-free as it has no perfume or colour, which is the same for all of the products within the Simple range. The range is perfect for those with sensitive skin. I keep re-purchasing this toner as it really refreshes my skin, leaving it feeling clean and looking radiant.
The Liz Earle toner is suitable for all skin types, though, the Simple toner may be slightly drying on dry skin types.
(L-R: L’oreal Triple Active Day Multi Protection Moisturiser, 50ml, £4.33 / Garnier Moisture Matte, 50ml, £2.09 / Simple Hydrating Light Moisturiser, 125ml, £4,19 – all Boots)
Moisturiser is the third step in my daily skincare routine.
The L’Oreal moisturiser is an ultra-hydrating gel product which provides skin with a healthy looking glow. I like to use this on days where I’m not wearing make-up as it is really moisturising and refreshing on the skin, without being greasy.
The Garnier and Simple moisterisers are perfect for wearing under make-up. The Garnier moisteriser provides a mattifying effect, however, it still leaves your skin feeling moisterised all day.
The Simple moisterisor has a hydrating, non-greasy, lightweight formula which gives your skin a refreshing boost of moisture.
All three of these products are suitable for combination to oily skin types.
(Pep-Start Eye Cream, 15ml, £22, Clinique)
I apply eye cream after moisturiser, completing my daily skincare routine.
This product refreshes, hydrates and brightens up your under-eye area instantly. You gently squeeze a small amount of product onto the applicator tip and use circular motions to moisturise under your eyes. The de-puffing applicator tip helps to keep the under-eye area fresh and moisturised without being greasy.
I specifically bought this product as it was advertised as being wearable under make-up. It has definitely fulfilled this promise.
This product is suitable for all skin types.
(L-R: Simple Moisturising Facial Wash, 150ml, £3.45 / Neutrogena Visibly Clear 2-in-1 Wash And Mask, 150ml, £3.79 – both Boots)
I use these products in the shower to wash my face with. Facial washes are a refreshing wake-me-up and they can also be used as a cleanser.
The Simple facial wash keeps your skin thoroughly cleansed and nourished, while being gentle enough for daily use.
The Neutrogena facial wash can be used as an everyday wash to help prevent blemishes or as a 5 minute mask to deep cleanse and condition. It is cream-based and quite thick, therefore, I tend to use it as a mask weekly to deep cleanse my skin.
Both of these products are suitable for all skin types.
(L-R: Neutrogena Visibly Clear Gentle Exfoliating Wash, 150ml, £3.79 / Garnier Pure Active Daily Energising Gel Scrub, 150ml, £2.53 – both Boots
Like facial washes, I use exfoliating washes in the shower. I use these a couple of times a week as my skin is too sensitive to use them daily.
The Neutrogena exfoliating wash keeps my skin looking clear and healthy by removing dead skins cells and cleansing my pores. I like this product as it isn’t too abrasive on the skin but it still leaves my skin looking and feeling clean and radiant.
The Garnier exfoliating wash unclogs and visibly tightens pores, giving your skin a radiant natural glow. I personally love the smell of this product, it is a real wake-me-up scent; perfect for your morning shower.
The Neutrogena exfoliating wash is suitable for all skin types and the Garnier exfoliating wash is suitable for combination to oily skin.
(L-R: Palmers Cocoa Butter Purifying Mask, 120g, £3.99, Superdrug / Tea Tree Face Mask, 100ml, £11, The Body Shop)
I like to use face masks once a week to keep my skin clean and clear of any unwanted spots or blemishes.
The Palmers mask is made of natural green clay which helps to draw out pore clogging impurities allowing the deeply nourishing almond oil to get to work. I like using this mask when I break out as it really draws the spots to the surface of the skin, and within two days, my skin has really cleared up.
The Body Shop mask cleanses, soothes and refreshes the skin. It absorbs excess oil and leaves your skin feeling soft, clean and radiant.
Both of these masks are suitable for skin prone to spots and blemishes.
(L-R: Simple Cleansing Facial Wipes, £3.25, Boots / Instant Eye Make-up Remover, 125ml, £20, Clarins)
I like to use these products in conjunction with each other to remove my make-up.
The Clarins make-up remover literally gets rid of every last trace of make-up, even waterproof mascara. This effective instant make-up remover lotion leaves skin clean and radiant. It does not sting even the most sensitive of eyes. I like to use this product first, to remove make-up from my eyes and face.
The Simple cleansing wipes lift away dirt, grease, impurities and remove makeup effectively, while instantly hydrating your skin. They do not irritate skin or leave residue, and as all Simple products, have no perfume or alcohol. After using the Clarins make-up remover (or one of the other cleansers mentioned above), I like to wipe my face with a Simple wipe to ensure my make-up has been fully removed.
Both of these products are suitable for all skin types.
If you have any product recommendations, comment them below, I’d love to try out some new ones!