17/02/2013

Daily Skincare Routine


A few people have asked me lately what I use in my daily skincare routine, so I thought I'd share it with you.  For info I've got combination oily skin and am prone to the occaisional breakout.

*1.  Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish, toner, and light moisturiser.  Liz Earle is AWESOME!!!!  The Cleanse & Polish and toner are suitable for ALL skin types (believe me, my dry skinned friend and I both use it with great results!). The Cleanse and Polish is applied to damp skin and removed with a muslin cloth and warm water....It's great at removing make-up whilst also being gentle and non-drying.  The toner is beautifully refreshing and the moisturiser comes in different grades for different skin types.  Plus it's made using botanical ingredients and smells beautiful!

2* Liz Earle Eyebright.  This is not only a gentle eye make up remover but a treatment for tired eyes all in one......perfect for people who are stuck in front of a computer screen all day!

3* Bare Minerals Oil Control Primer.  I use this becuase I have oily skin and without a mattifying primer my powder would simply slide straight off my face.  This is the best primer product I've tried lately, it's light and non-clogging and does a great job at helping me stay shine free during the day. 

4* Bare Minerals Foundation SPF 15.  Now, I would call this a powder, not a foundation, but there you go.  I swear by mineral powder, not only is it free of nasties but it also acts like a treatment for your skin whilst your wearing it.  Plus, if you are rubbish at removing make up of an evening, like me, it's so pure you can even sleep in it!  Genius!!!!

5* Maybelline Gel Eyeliner.  I bought this as an economic product in order to try gel eyeliners, and I loved it.  I'm sure there might be slighly better ones out there but I don't see any need to pay £20 or so for an eyeliner.  The brush that came with it was a bit big and clumpy so I bought a Mac brush for about £15 which will last much much longer than the eyeliner!

6* Clinique High Lengths MascaraI hate Mascaras, they never last long enough and are so expensive!  This is my favourite, I like the effect the brush creates.  I'm lucky to have long eye lashes and this brush coats each one perfectly without clumping them all together.  It gives a nice clean look.

7* St Ives Blemish Control Scrub.  I use a face scrub every other day in order to slough off dead skin cells to help prevent spots.  I used to use the Clinique Face Scrub but when I got made redundant I opted for a cheaper scrub and this one does the trick nicely.  St Ives make different scrubs for different requirements, invigorating, hydrating, etc etc. 

8* Liz Earle Deep Cleansing Mask.  Once a week I do a face mask to help remove impurities and keep me blemish free.  I love this Liz Earle one, it leave my skin feeling fresh and bright.

So that's pretty much my daily routine, I don't wear much make up, if it's a special occaision I might dabble in a bit of eye makeup (lately I've been trying to master Cat eyes.....great tutorial here) or lip gloss but apart from that I like to kep it natural.  Oh and I use a bit of bronzer int he summer!  Between switching to Liz Earle and Bare Minerals my breakouts have reduced dramatically and my firneds often tell me how good my skin looks.

Do you use any of these products?  I'd love to hear what you think.  Do you have any products or brands you swear by?

Happy Sunday my lovelies. xx

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