My current skincare routine

Recently I haven’t been too great when it comes to keeping things up. I seem to be doing almost all of my sixth form work last minute, I can’t seem to keep my room tidy for two minutes and my blog posts are getting a bit here and there rather than the set schedule I used to have. One thing that I have managed to maintain however is a consistent skincare regime.

As I have mentioned on my blog before, I proclaimed to myself that 2016 would be the year that I started looking after my skin properly, invested in some skincare products and started a consistent skincare routine. I have never had perfect skin but this year I wish to make it as good as possible.

Possibly my favourite item within my current skincare routine is the Liz Earle “cleanse and polish hot cloth cleanser“. If you haven’t heard of this wonder of a product, you must have been living under a rock for the past two years or so. Almost ever beauty blogger/vlogger has raved about this in the past and although I am majorly late on the band wagon, I adore this product. Ditch those makeup wipes, this makeup removing cleanser is your new best friend! This luxurious cleanser removes even the most stubborn waterproof mascara like a treat. I honestly cannot see myself using any other cleanser or makeup remover in the future other than this little gem.

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I occasionally like to follow up my cleanser with a face mask. I find that using a face mask not only helps me to relax and de-stress after a hectic day, but also helps to remove any other pesky impurities left on my face after cleansing. The two face mask I currently love are the Botanics clay mask and Yes To Tomatoes clearing facial mask, which I have previously reviewed. I believe Yes To have another clay face mask in their range which I would love to try.

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After wiping away my face mask, I then use my acne cream which I was prescribed from the doctors after reviewing a nasty allergic reaction to skin care in the past. This also can be used to prevent acne and blemishes and I use it every night.

Next, I apply the La Roche Posay effaclar K+ all over my face (excluding the eye contour area). This product helps to rejuvenate and renovate oily skin. Since using this I have found it has reduced how oily my skin is and I am looking forward to seeing it’s long term affects when I have used it all up.

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I then apply another product by La Roche Posay, this time their serozinc solution spray which acts as a timer for oily and blemish prone skin (which I definitely have). When using this product I immediately notice my pores tightening, it also feels refreshing on my skin. I now never miss this step out of my skincare routine!

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After letting my serozinc sink into my skin and patting any excess liquid in with a clean cloth, I make sure to apply a moisturiser. At the minute I am using the simple kind to skin replenishing rich moisturiser. Since some of the other products in my skincare are quite heavily chemically, I prefer to stick to a simple moisturiser. This is perfect for anyone with sensitive skin. You can’t go wrong with Simple’s products.

Finally I finish my skincare routine with a heavy helping of lip balm. My favourite at the minute is the Vaseline cocoa butter lip balm as I love the taste and how moisturised my lips feel when using it.

I will be doing singular reviews on some of the products featured within this post. As always thank you for reading. This blog post is my own opinions only and is not sponsored in anyway by the brands mentioned. Make sure you’re always caught up by following my blog, my Twitter and my Instagram.

Emily X

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