I have combination/ dry skin that’s prone to breaking out especially over the weekend where my diet is a little more relaxed and alcohol consummation is a little greater. When Mondays roll around I’d typically be smothering my face in moisturiser and reapplying the concealer to those tell-tale blemishes. However more recently I’ve began to pull together a skin care regime that has improved my skin noticeably, making it look healthy, clear and smooth. I will admit that I do switch up my routine with the odd change of product that might be a little less affordable but generally these are my go to products for clearer, spring/ summer ready skin.
In the morning I like to use the Urban Veda Radiance Facial Wash. It is a light, gel formula that contains turmeric extract and fruit extracts to remove dirt caused by environmental pollutants whilst awakening the skin. This product helps to not only wake me up in a morning with its incredible scent but makes my skin feel fresh and clean, ready for moisturiser and makeup.
I typically remove my makeup using the Burts Bees Facial Cleanser which has a thick, creamy consistency. I massage the product over the whole of my face (including the eye area) and using a hot damp muslin cloth, remove the loosened makeup. The product is targeted towards those with sensitive skin as it gently removes dirt, oil and make-up without over drying or causing redness and is fragrance free. I generally like to reapply it to my eye area to remove any excess makeup that might like to stick around.
Every other night (after I’ve cleansed my skin) I use the Nip & Fab Glycolic Facial Pads to exfoliate my skin, sooth blemishes and brighten my complexion. They’re a lazy girl’s ultimate exfoliator and you don’t even need to apply moisturiser. As far as an Alpha H Liquid Gold dupe these are right up there next to it!
Once or twice a week I will use a deeply cleansing mud mask to nourish my skin and tighten pores. This Vegan face mask from Superdrug is pretty damn impressive for £2.59. It’s a De-Stressing Face Mask with seaweed extract and Aloe Vera which calms and smooth out the skins surface texture. It’s a drying face mask that tingles slightly after application but leaves an incredibly clean soft finish once removed.
After all the cleansing and removal of makeup and dirt on my face, I like to use something that will help to repair my skin, the Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil is my ultimate beauty essential. It’s a favourite amongst those who love organic/ natural products and has to be one of the best facial oils I’ve ever used. It contains essential fatty acids to promote tissue healing and cellular development which is important for keeping your skin supple and smooth. You only need a tiny amount as a little goes a long way and lucky the Trilogy bottle comes with a pipette for easy distribution and no product waste!
Last of all if I have a pesky spot that rears its head and just won’t disappear I add a small amount of Tea Tree to either; my daily facial wash, cleanser or even moisturiser. As tea tree is a natural antiseptic it’s a great alternative to harsh synthetic chemicals. Just a small amount of oil will penetrate the skin to unblock the sebaceous glands, disinfect pores and dry out whiteheads, blackheads, pimples and other blemishes.