I’ve come to realise that the fundamentals of engineering can be applied to the basics of your beauty routine. Like paint on a well plastered wall, foundation only looks good if your skin is glowing. My skin hasn’t been having the best of times lately so I’m really focusing on a skincare routine that suits my skin. This is sort of like an introductory post as some of the items I’m currently using are rather new to the regime. As you will see though there are a LOT of products in this routine so I thought it best to do an overview before delving into the particulars at a later date.
First up I wash my face using Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions Cleansing Bar and clean it using my trusty Nima Mitt. I’ve just started using a natural toner using Witch Hazel from Ultrapure Laboratories in Mayo which consists mainly of witch hazel to tighten skin and refine pores so watch this space to see how I get on with that.
If I’m feeling particularly lazy I use Garneir’s Micellar Water to take of my makeup. I always use Garnier Fresh Essentials Eye Make-Up Remover to remove all eye makeup.
Next I start with my Oils of Life from The Body Shop, and jeepers is this range just pure and utter luxury. Firstly I use the Intensely Revitalising Essence Lotion; I put a few drops on a cotton pad and rub it on my skin. Then I leave that absorb into the skin for a few minutes.
Then I use a couple of drops of the Facial Oil and again leave it for a few minutes to absorb in. I follow this with either the Oils of Life Cream or with Artistry’s latest moisturiser Hydra V which is SOOO hydrating it literally leaves my skin feeling almost damp to touch, hence why I use this last thing at night.
If I have any blemishes that need a little TLC I dab on some Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream to help soothe the irritation. And FINALLY I use Shisedo’s Ultimune Eye Power Infusing Eye Concentrate before applying my regular eye cream Bia Beauty’s Stop the Clock.