Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Skincare Routine

Helloooo my dears! Today I'm going to be showing all of you lovelies my skincare routine aka just how lazy I am when it comes to skincare ;) I don't do much in the way of skincare, although it's a lot more than I used to do (I literally used to just wash my face with water, I hardly ever even removed my makeup *gasp*). Also, sorry about the watermarks from emmasbookofbeauty.blogspot.com, as that was my old blog name. However my skincare routine is still exactly the same, so I thought I'd just repost this. Hope that's okay!

How cute is this little bath that we have in our bathroom? I fill it with my favourite bathroom essentials at the time; soaps, skincare things, hand sanitiser etc. I love it!
Before we start, I have combination skin, but it's more on the dry side. Also it can be fairly sensitive and likes to start glowing red at impromptu moments. Great. 

So first up is my makeup remover. I know people do things in different orders, but I like to remove all my makeup before cleansing my face. I use this Simple Kind to Eyes Eye Make-up Remover, which claims to have "1 Vital Vitamin" "No Oil" and "No Perfume". Snazzy, eh? This does a great job of removing my eye and face makeup, and really is very gentle. Plus, it's £2 from Boots/Superdrug. Can you say no? (No, you can't.)

Next up is my cleanser of choice. I use two, this one and the one below. This one is the Soap&Glory Peaches and Clean 4-in-1 Wash-off Deep Cleansing Milk (whoa, mouthful) and I'm so in love with this! It smells like peach yoghurt (mmm) and feels a bit like it too (eww haha). But it leaves my skin feeling really clean and fresh, but also so soft. The only issue I have is that it can be a bit too strong for my skin, if I'm having a particularly sensitive day, so I tend to only use this at night, and only about 4 nights a week. This is available from Boots for £11.

The other cleanser I use is The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Foaming Cleanser. I really really like this cleanser, because it comes out in a really foamy texture, which means you don't have to spend ages rubbing it into your skin, trying to get it to foam up! This again leaves my skin cleansed and fresh feeling, but is nowhere near as moisturising as the S&G one, but also is less harsh, so I use this in the mornings and some nights. This is £5 from The Body Shop.

Finally, here is my moisturiser! I use the Simple Kind to Skin Hydrating Light Moisturiser, and it's really good. This has two vital vitamins, two "skin loving nutrients" and no perfumes.It's really moisturising and even for my dry skin, the light moisturiser is more than heavy enough! It's a very heavy consistency at first but it soaks in pretty quickly. This is also £3.89 from Superdrug/Boots (SO CHEAP!)

For some reason, I forgot to take a picture of my exfoliator (whaaat) and this post needs to be up asap therefore, I'm using a stock photo. However, you can see from the top post that I genuinely do own and use this product on a day-to-day basis (I've repurchased it twice as well). I'll hopefully replace for my own picture as soon as I can. 
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So the exfoliator I use is the The Body Shop Tea Tree Blackhead Exfoliating Wash. This is very lightly exfoliating, and to be honest I'm starting to think it doesn't do that much for my skin. It leaves it feeling lovely and soft, but I buy it in the hope that it will help with blackheads, and I don't think it does. But it's alright, and I use this about 3 times per week. It's £6.50 from the Body Shop!

I'm on the hunt for a better exfoliator, and a good face mask! As I said above, I have combination, but mainly dry skin, and although I don't often get blemishes, when I do they stay for ageeees. Also, I have blackheads and large pores on my nose which are vile and I would like to sort out! Any suggestions? I don't mind price (Well, not toooo excessive), just leave your ideas in the comments below!

Talk to you later lovelies,
Emma x


  1. Replies
    1. mmm it's great isn't it! normally i hate strong smelling, fruity fragrances on my face, like the Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit, ew, but I love this! xxx