Happy Saturday my lovelies! I can’t believe we’re already half way through September! Everyone keeps saying how they can’t believe shops are already putting out Christmas decorations and presents but for me, I love it! Plus, the seasons are changing so you can’t blame shops for prepping early.
And speaking of seasons changing, two things that I change with the seasons are my hair routine and my skin routine. As for today, I’m going to be taking you through my skincare routine!
Here’s the products in my routine:
My morning routine:
Step 1: Face wash. First up I wash my face with my face wash and warm water, rinsing it off with cold water.
Step 2: Cleanser. I put cleanser on a cotton pad and use circular motions all over my face.
Step 3: Toner. I put toner on a cotton pad and swipe it all over my face, and let it absorb for a few minutes before my next step!
Step 4: Eye gel. I dab a small blob of eye gel under each eye and eye lid to help with puffiness and dry eyes.
Step 5: Serum. After letting my toner sit and applying my eye gel, I apply two pumps of my serum onto my face and gently rub it in.
Step 6 : Moisturiser. I then add moisturiser to my entire face, especially because I tend to get dry skin.
Step 7: Suncream. Finally I add a little sunscream to top it all off because you can never be too careful with those uv rays.
So that’s my AM routine! And as for my PM routine, it’s very similar but it goes like this:
(Potential Step 0: Micellar water. I only use this to take off my makeup at the end of the day if I’ve been wearing it, it’s much gentler than makeup wipes and is a quick way to take off makeup.)
Step 1: Cleanser. I first cleanser my face of everything my skin has been in touch with during the day.
Step 2: Toner. Next up I tone my face and let it sit for a minute of two like in the morning.
Step 3: Eye Gel. I then refresh my eyes with my eye gel, after staring at screens all day this is a must.
Step 4: Serum. Two pumps of serum is then swiped over my face and left to sink in for a minute.
Step 5: Retinol. After my serum has sunk in I use a small amount of my retinol cream (the retinol cream I use is my Adapaline acne cream) on the zones of my face that need it, and with retinol less is more rather than more is more trust me.
Step 6: Moisturiser. After I’ve let my retinol cream sink into my skin I add my moisturiser. And that’s it! All done and ready for bed.
So that is my entire skincare routine from waking up – to going to bed to get my beauty sleep haha.
Whenever I try anything new for skin I always get a bit worried because I’ve suffered with adult acne for a few years and I get worried that new things will set it off again. Medication seemed to be the only thing that helped my skin clear up for the last two years, and I’ve recently tried to come off of all of my medications except my retinol cream.
Since starting this new routine my skin hasn’t yet exploded with spots other than the first week adjusting to it so so far so good! I like to use any time that I spend on my hair and skin and just general appearance as some selfcare/me-time.
All of the products I use for my skin are from Superdrug’s own brand and Wake Skincare; I like trying to use products from the same brand and line because I find they always work better together, but it takes time to see what works out for you.
What’s your favourite skincare staple? Have you got a specific skincare routine or are you more of a wash and go kinda person? Let me know in the comments if there’s any skincare brands you’d like me to try!
Have a great weekend lovelies!