Beauty: Current Skincare Routine

I’ve really upped my game skincare wise recently – having started a ‘proper job’ my skin really rebelled against the air-conditioning of the office, and was dry, sore and itchy. Coupled with breakouts caused by wearing more makeup than normal, I really wasn’t happy in my own skin (pun intended)…things are now slowly on the up, and it’s never been in such good condition.

 photo 49b3a026-fd34-46a3-b2bb-fbaf173e3922_zps6ee4df17.jpgWhen I first get in, I remove makeup. I start by using Garnier Micellar Water to get rid of eye-makeup – I used to use this on my whole face, but actually find it quite irritating and drying. Definitely fine for the eyes though. I then use Bodyshop’s Camomile Oil Cleanser over my whole face – this gets rid of everything, and leaves my face very soft. I massage it onto dry skin, splash my face with water and continue massaging (it turns into a milky liquid), then rinse off.

 photo 0131fb63-5f50-4d34-8158-b437f660bff7_zps4e1fc8b9.jpgBefore bed, I wash my face with Dr Organic Pomegranate Soap, which I’ve talked about before. Everytime I remove this from my routine my skin breaks out, so its staying firmly in for the foreseeable future! I then just use some Pixi-Glow Tonic swiped over my face, before moisturising with the pink Garnier Moisture Match. I’ll then slap on some of the hyped Nuxe lip balm before bed. Note – this is overhyped, but the smell is gorgeous.

Now, a little chat about Pixi Glow Tonic. At £16 it is not what I’d class as budget skincare. However my bottle has lasted me since Valentine’s day with daily useage, and I also have two small bottles filled from it at home and my boyfriends. So I’d say it would last a good year, which makes it a decent investment. And it works. My skin has never been softer, my skin tone has improved dramatically – and spots clear up in double-quick time with no (!) scarring.

 photo fa93f035-89b6-4925-b301-af2df0901c86_zps5f198e67.jpgIn the morning I’ll cleanse with the oil if I feel a little grubby, moisturise with the yellow moisturiser, before continuing with my makeup. Occasionally if I’m in need of a lift I’ll use Nuxe Youth & Radiance Revealing Fluid (also won alongside the lip balm) – its good, does work, but way overpriced! Oh, and both morning and night I’ll use a cheapy eye-cream – the patting really does help with puffy bags!
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What’s your current skincare routine?

  • I’ve heard SO many good things about the Pixi toner. It’s not a brand I’d ever heard of but everyone’s raving about the toner and I was sent an eyeliner of theirs to try which I now use every single day I love it so much!

    So I’m thinking I might need to try out some more of their stuff. Starting with the toner obvs!! 🙂 xx

    Little Miss Katy | UK Lifestyle & Fashion

    • Seriously, you should definitely try it! Best thing I’ve done to my skin is stop scrubbing it and use a chemical exfoliator! Its really evened out the redness in my skin too! x

  • I have the Body Shop Camomile Oil Cleanser a few weeks ago but am yet to try it as I want to finish my current products first… I’ve heard quite a few people corroborate you by saying that it makes their skin feel silky smooth so I’m excited to try it!

    – Taisie ♥ | Life by Taisie

    • It does make my skin smooth, though I do think if I don’t wash after with a second cleanse it breaks me out. Maybe! x

  • My skincare routine is terrible at the moment – I really need to look at some new products and use them! Really interested in the Pixi Glow Tonic…

    • Pixi Glow tonic is amazing…and it smells gorgeous! x

  • My skin is seriously breaking out at the moment, it’s being such a pain! I’m really keen to try out the Dr Organic Pomegranate soap, as it comes so highly recommended!

    http://www.hayleyeszti.blogspot.com

    • It really is good, I use it all over my body once a week and its amazing for pesky arm/leg/back spots! x

  • The Camomille Oil Cleanser is really fab. It takes everything off, mascara included! I don’t know about the Garnier micellar water but the Bioderma one was not that good to take off mascara!

    MsBubu

    • I find the oil a little irritating on my eyes, so I prefer to lighten my eye make up first. x

  • I really need to step up my skin care routine. Just don’t know where to start really, and need cheap things as well as so poor.

    Emma x
    Writing Essays With Wine

    • I refuse to spend much on skincare, Pixi Glow is as expensive as I will go! x