23/06/2015

My everyday skincare routine

Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturizer

Personally, I truly believe that finding a skincare routine that works for you is usually a trial and error process - and trust me, I've definitely had my errors. Take just last year for example, I thought I'd mix up my routine by trying a new facial wash and moisturizer. Enter my worst nightmare products: the Neutrogena pink grapefruit wash and cream. Still to this day I have nightmares about how badly this broke me out.
I think it was this experience - the confusion of breaking out when my product claimed to fight breakouts - which made me wary of wavering, even slightly from my beloved Simple facial wash. Top tip: if you have sensitive skin, combination to dry, the Simple range is both affordable and a serious godsend.

However after the Neutrogena incident had faded from my mind I once again began the search for some new facial holy grail products. And as soon as I tried my Liz Earle Skin Repair Mosturizor I was a girl possessed. I just had to have the rest of the collection. And a few months later I have not looked back...

So today I want to share my current skincare routine with you.

Step one: Whether or not I'm wearing makeup I always use the Garnier Pure Active micellar water to remove my makeup. Its affordable and can be used on anything from your waterproof mascara to your skin to your lips. I adore this formula as it truly is non greasy and feels refreshingly cool on your face. The cleansing water I use is for oily to combination skin though it can also be accessed for different skin types.

Garnier Pure Active micellar cleansing water

Step two: After my face is free of makeup and any grime that's built up during the day (ew, I know right?) this is when I head to the bathroom to cleanse. I use the Liz Earle cleanse and polish which is a non-foaming cleanser. Whilst it is recommended that you also use Liz Earle cleansing cloths personally I prefer a damp flannel / face cloth as it offers a little exfoliation without being overly harsh.

Liz Earle cleanse and polish


Step three: In all honestly I do not use a toner everyday. However when I do it varies between the Simple toner and the Liz Earle instant boost skin tonic.

Step four: Moisturizer. As I've already mentioned the Liz Earle skin repair moisturizer seriously has become my holy grail facial product. Within days of using it cleared up my blemishes no end, whilst offering a lightweight feel. I've yet to use this in the winter however when my skin tends to become very dry from the harsh weather conditions so I'm not sure how well it will do when extreme hydration is required.


So that's my skincare routine. As I briefly touched upon I have oily to combination skin in the summer and dry to combination in the winter.

All the products linked are for UK websites, If you live in the US, I believe the Nordstrom beauty counters stock it as does the Liz Earle website, however at the minute I'm fairly sure the Garnier cleansing water is exclusive to Europe. The simple range can be found at most drugstores like CVS and Ulta.

What are your skincare holy grails?
Have you ever used a nightmare product?
 
xoxo Lili
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