Skincare routine

Just to let you know, I usually use products recommended for combination/oily skin, so please don’t use these products if you have dry skin! My skin is often acne prone and I get very dry lips. I have to be careful which products I use because lots of them make me break out. I have listed the products in the order that I use them, although in the morning I just wash my face once with warm water, once with cold, as I don’t have to remove any makeup. So here is what I use on my skin!

  1. La Roche-Posay Effaclar Toner


I put a squirt of this onto a cotton pad and wipe it over my face to remove most of my makeup in the evening. I think it’s great that it is made for both oily and sensitive skin, because lots of products for oily skin just completely strip my skin of any moisture.  It removes eyeshadow, but if I am wearing mascara or anything on my waterline I have to remove that separately. Which brings me to…

2. Avene Gentle Eye Makeup Remover


Originally I used the Simple eye makeup remover, but after using it my eyes always felt tight, dry and swollen. After I use the Avene one, my eyelids feel all soft and not at all like I haven’t slept for a week! Its texture is more gel than liquid, and it removes my mascara without me having to scrub at my lashes at all, which means it isn’t at all drying. I think it’s perfect if you have sensitive eyes (which I suppose I do).

3. La Roche-Posay Toleriane Dermo-Cleanser


First I run warm water over a flannel and wet my face with it, then I massage this into my skin, also applying it to my eyelids to get rid of any left over makeup still there. When I rinse it off I use cold water. There’s not much to say about this product- it works for my skin and I’ve been using it for absolutely ages!

4. Clean and Clear Exfoliating Daily Wash (oil free)


To be honest, I don’t use this daily, as it recommends on the label, but instead when I notice my skin is in need of exfoliating. It does make my skin soft but, if used more than once per fortnight, is very drying. The reason I use this is because it exfoliates just enough and doesn’t actually irritate my skin, like the exfoliator I used previously (the Korres pomegranate scrub).

5. Nivea Daily Essentials Light Moisturising Day Cream


I very rarely use this, not because it’s a bad product, but because I don’t normally need to moisturise my skin. However, when I do need to this is literally the perfect product- it’s not heavy and clogging like some of the moisturisers branded as ‘night creams’, but it still does a good job. I never use it during the day, even if my skin does feel at all dry and tight, because many of the products I use are cream formulas, and these alone make my skin feel more moisturised. I would recommend this to anyone with sensitive skin who finds most moisturisers too heavy.

6. Benefit It’s Potent! Eye Cream


This product does not diminish my under eye shadows in any way, but I find it soothes my eyes if they feel at all irritated. I don’t use it very often any more since switching eye makeup removers (hence why I have only got the tiny one from last year’s Benefit Advent Calendar), but its still handy to have around.

7. Vaseline!

There really isn’t very much to say with regards to this… It’s lip balm, I use it to stop my lips drying out in winter. The End.


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