I’m sure you all know my skin type by now, but for those of you who don’t, I have insanely dry and sensitive skin that breaks out and reacts to almost any product, so finding a skincare routine is a challenge but so important for me! As much as I love trying out new skincare products, I have a routine I like to stick to if my skin is really playing up!
My morning skincare routine is relatively quick and easy as I’m not a morning person and like to get as much beauty sleep as possible!
I rinse my face using my Jane Iredale magic mitt. This mitt cleanses your face using only warm water. I’ve read a lot of skeptical reviews of these mitts but honestly for me, I think it works! I then cleanse using the Bee Good Honey & Propolis cleanser. I have an in depth review of this in a separate post if you’d like to know more! It is gentle creamy cleanser, perfect for the morning. I then apply serum, either my Bioderma Hydrabio serum or my Neal’s Yard Remedies Beauty Elixir depending on how dry my skin is that day, a moisturiser (I’m yet to find the perfect everyday moisturiser so I mix it up depending how I’m feeling) and finally SPF. My go to is currently the mattifying garnier suncream for sensitive skin, if you’ve read my blog post you’ll know just how obsessed with it I am! This super quick morning routine honestly takes no more than 10 minutes!
During the day I like to have a Burt’s Bees lip balm in my bag along with my Mac Fix+ spray to hydrate and refresh my skin throughout the day!
In the evening I like to take more time on my skincare. I start off with the Bioderma Sensibio Micellar Water, I use this water to remove my eye makeup and to go over my face when I’ve got makeup on to take the first layer off. I then go in with my Neal’s Yard Remedies Wild Rose Beauty Balm. I got this back in February as part of a set. I have a review on the Wild Rose Collection if you’d like to read more. This balm has become one of my skincare must haves! I use this to remove my makeup and also as an intensive moisturiser so it features in my skincare routine twice. After the Beauty Balm, I use the Bee Good Honey & Propolis cleanser from my morning routine to take off any of the excess oils left from the balm. I feel this double cleansing method really makes such a difference to your skin. My next step is to use the Neal’s Yard Remedies Wild Rose Beauty Elixir. This is my current serum of choice for the evening. I will admit it’s pricey but I think it’s totally worth it, it’s so light but super hydrating and smoothing!
This is the point where i change my evening routine depending on how much time I have and how my skin is feeling. If I have lots of time and my skin is very dry, I like to exfoliate using the Bioderma Gentle Exfoliating Cream and apply some sort of mask before continuing on with my routine. My go to mask is normally the Bioderma Hydrabio mask. I recently received the REN Ultra Calming Recovery Mask from their EverCalm range and it’s becoming a firm favourite too! (There will be a review on this mask coming soon so keep an eye out!)
If I don’t have lots of time in the evening I skip the mask step and use my Caudalíe Premier Cru eye cream and then my Bioderma Hydrabio Creme. It’s a rich, intensive cream which is perfect for night time.
I think skincare is so important! If my skin isn’t feeling beautiful, no matter how much expensive makeup I apply it’s never going to look good!
I hope you enjoyed this skincare routine. Do any of these products feature in your routine?