My 3 minute skincare regime
Before I started blogging my skincare regime typically consisted of using a couple makeup wipes and some form of moisturiser, then every other day I would use a facial exfoliant. However since blogging I’ve become a little addicted to trying out new skincare products and discovering my favourites that I can add into my routine or more recently… routines.
I have two types of skincare routines, one for when I have more time and I feel my skin needs some TLC and a one for when I just can’t be bothered but don’t want to let my skincare regime slip! My luxury regime typically consists of a double cleanse, a face mask, a chemical exfoliant and an eye cream that help to penetrate deeper into the skin and hydrate but it can be time consuming.
So when I just can’t be bothered to stand around faffing with removing my makeup (which is mostly every weekday) this is 3 minute skincare routine…
Step 1: Simple Makeup Remover Wipes
I use these to quickly remove my eye makeup as they work perfectly and are gentle on removing even waterproof mascara.
Step 2: Garnier Miscellar Cleansing Water
I’ll then use (my holy grail of all makeup removers) the Garnier Misceller Cleansing Water onto two large cotton pads to remove the rest of my makeup. It might just look like plain all water but this stuff removes every last bit of makeup until even the cotton pad looks clean!
Step 3: Boots Tea Tree Witch Hazel Exfoliating Pads
To exfoliate and also keep my skin clear I’ll use two of these Tea Tree Witch Hazel Exfoliating Pads. They contain the perfect mix of two naturally calming and antibacterial ingredients that aid in keeping blemishes at bay, unblock pores and also help to tone the skin.
Step 4: InstaNatural Hyaluronic Acid Serum
Just before I apply my moisturiser I like to use a hydrating serum that can inject my skin with instant moisture and vitamin C. The InstaNatural (full review >here<) helps to soften and lubricate the skin whilst it contains a hyaluronic acid that helps the product to penetrate deeper into the skins tissue.
Step 5: Dr Organic Manuka Honey Rescue Cream
After application of a serum I’ll seal it in using either a night time face cream or one that has more benefits than my daily moisturiser. The Manuka Honey contained in this products is perfect for dry skin as it leaves it silky smooth and feeling incredibly supple in the morning if left overnight.
Step 6: The Body Shop Solid Lip Argan Oil
To finish my routine and just before I hop off to bed I’ll pop on a lip butter or oil so overnight it can work its magic!
The great thing about this skincare regime as its perfect for when you just can’t be bothered but want to keep up with looking after your skin. It's quick, easy and simple, using products that cut corners but are still beneficial for the skin.