My Skincare Routine
So when Student Life was still a baby, I did an article on my favourite skincare products and the importance of skincare. However, I switch up my products regularly to ensure my skin isn’t getting too used to them and also to align with the season! Throughout my whole life up until now, I’d never really suffered from any spots or blemishes. Now in my late teens, I suffer from mild acne so it is super important to ensure I’m giving my skin the pampering it needs to fight the blemishes.
At the end of the day when it is (finally) time to take my makeup off, I use the Garnier Micellar Water with some large oval cotton pads. I used to be a huge fan of the convenience of makeup wipes, but after discovering how they just move bacteria around my face, I opted for the Micellar Water! It’s gentle on my skin and removes any oils and impurities in my face – perfect for starting my pampering off!
After removing all of my makeup, I use the Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser. Liz Earle is one of my favourite skincare brands and I’ve been loving this Cleanser for a while! I use this to ensure all of the makeup is removed from my pores and most of the time I still manage to remove a lot of it through this!
Next up, I proceed with the Lush Mask Of Magnaminty. This is a new product of mine but I absolutely love it! It’s created to target spots and blemishes and it smells just like mint choc chip ice cream! I leave this on my face for around 20 minutes before exfoliating it off and it leaves my skin feeling fresh and brand-new.
Fourthly, I use the Liz Earle Instant Boost Tonic. I find this helps settle my large pores and leaves my skin glowing. It pairs nicely with the Hot Cloth Cleanser and smells nice too! I apply this with a large oval cotton pad too.
I then move on to more targeted skincare. I start off with the Nip and Fab Triple Action Eye Cream. You only need a tiny amount and it helps to reduce creasing and fine lines underneath your eyes. Honestly, it works! My fine lines have been reduced and it makes it a lot easier to apply my concealer!
Then I will use a mixture of the Simple Night Cream and the Nip and Fab Dragon’s Blood Hyaluronic Acid Shot. The Night Cream is infused with green tea which is a great ingredient for your sin, whilst the Shot aids plumping the skin and keeping it glowing. I’m assuming it’s not real dragon’s blood…
Lastly, I will use the Kiehls Midnight Recovery Concentrate. This claims to rejuvenate your skin by the morning and it has helped clear my skin up! The only complaint I have about this product is that it smells like Nitty Gritty, not a good memory of my childhood! But it is a really nice formula and doesn’t leave you feeling oily or greasy.
Although this routine may seem excessive to people who rarely use skincare products, I find using this routine every single night before I go to bed really helps with the overall appearance of my skin. Even though you can’t expect to see results overnight, it really does start to make a difference the more you push yourself to keep it going. These products are fairly inexpensive but there are always cheaper alternatives in Boots or Superdrug. As they say, you can’t paint a pretty picture if the canvas isn’t fresh.