I admire all you beautiful bloggers and youtubers putting up posts about your skincare routines, but I have a dirty confession. My current skincare routine does not exist this year. Besides the occasional dab on my skin using whatever cleanser I get sent (if I am in the mood) there is not much else I do at the moment for my skin care!
Funny enough, I get compliments on my skin all the time. I drink a lot of water and as cliché as that sounds, I personally think my skin appears healthier due to that and the fact that I don’t wear any foundation during the week to work. I will only wear makeup if I have a birthday or blog related event, and when working the clubs on the weekends. Why don’t I wear makeup? I am just lazy. At some stage I want to challenge myself to wear make up every day for a month, but more on that another time.
I literally have PR packs from last year that I have not used. I apologies for this. I get so much sent to me it can be overwhelming to get through it all. Unless I see a massive difference in a short amount of time I don’t think I can write about the range until all the product are finished. Bit hard when they are still sitting in the boxes right? Again apologies, I have just not been in the right head space and have not been looking after myself as well as I should. But it’s August, and it is time to start new habits. Plus, I’m turning 30 next month so I need to up my skin care, especially when transitioning from Winter to Spring.
So, I went through my draws and opened items to put together a range of skincare for a routine that I will try and stick to.
What I found and how I will use it in my new routine:
When I’m running late for work:
I have been a fan of Cinch Skincare since receiving the face cheat moisturizer + glow when I started my blogging. I basically spray and go (perfect for the lazy skincare girls like moi)
I was really excited when I saw the range grow. Cinch has since brought out a cream moisturiser + glow which I have been using over the last few weeks and love it as its quite thick but hydrating. A little goes a long way. I also received the FACE IT 5 in 1 cleansing water + go which I have not used. I plan on using the two together for when I am running late to work. A cleanse for my face and eyes and I don’t even have to rinse.
The one thing I have been sticking to is using a cleanser in the shower. Mem too (he will prob kill me for writing this) but my man enjoys a cleanser or exfoliator for his face in the shower.
I find when washing off mascara, it takes a few pumps to really take off all the product from my eyes. What I like about the Neutrogena 2 in 1 is I can also use the product as a mask.
On more than one occasion we have run out of soap in our household. So, I have placed a few bottles of QV products in our shower for when we are bar-less. The QV shower milk makes my skin feel so soft, but I prefer a bar of soap as I just feel cleaner when I use it. I have tried the QV Body Bar and its great. I will also try and moisturise my body but will start with my face first.
Funny enough I can’t seem to find a night cream from all the goodies I have received, so to ease my way into a skincare routine I will just be using some skincare products that I want to finish from Cruelty Free B even though it says day, I will still use it at night. Don’t judge me skincare bloggers. Just before bed I plan on applying a serum from Obagi Professional. I really loved the Nu-Derm gentle cleanser, so am excited to try more from this range along with the ELASTIderm Eye Cream.
Luxury weekend treats:
Even though I am an ambassador for Lancôme Official, the two products I have received are pretty pricy, so I like to use these only on the weekends. I have been loving the Advanced Génifique and Yeux Light-Pearl so luxurious and my skin really comes back to life after all the neglect it has had for almost a YEAR!
Small Doses and Travel:
During the warmer months at the start of this year I used to walk around the block on my lunch breaks. I kept a bottle of Hamilton sunscreen everyday face cream SPF 50+ in my draw, which also has a light tint.
I recently went to Perth and took some mini samples with me that I got sent at Christmas from Antipodes. They sent the Antipodes Hosanna H2O Intensive Skin-Plumping Serum & Rejoice Light Facial Day Cream. They really made my skin feel so soft within two days of using and I finished both within two weeks. My skin literally ate it up and had some life to it.
So, there you have it I have sort myself out for the next few months. I literally have everything set out ready to go to make my skincare routine an easy one, now to stick with it.
I can do this!
Have you tried any of the above products? What is your current skin care routine? Share your thoughts or post below.