Skincare I believe is something we only start caring about when we reach our twenties. I was extremely lucky growing up and always had pretty good skin, a bit dry, but I didn’t go through bad spotty stages. Other than the dryness I really didn’t think too much about my skin. I never used makeup, so I didn’t even use cleansers, just water to wash my face, and for face cream I used a Dove body moisturiser. Looking back now I’m like ‘girl, body cream on your face? wow’, but it worked wonders on my skin and always made my face feel hydrated. However, ever since I started flying I realised that I couldn’t afford to just use the Dove moisturiser, I had to come up with a good skincare routine that worked for me. I chop and change my routine every now and then, I’m not too loyal when it comes to products, however, there are a few that I go back to every so often. Here’s what I’m using on my face right now.
Cleansers are something I change all the time, but right now I’m using, and loving, the Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel. Initially the word gel put me off buying it, but after speaking to a lovely sales assistant in Space NK, she explained that it was more of a balm that melts into an oil, and it’s exactly that. I use it in the evenings to remove my makeup and sometimes in the morning if I’ve slept with an overnight mask on. This cleanser would be good for all skin types I feel, it’s hydrating but doesn’t leave a film behind on the skin, so it’s perfect for anyone with dry skin, but also for people with oiler complexions.
The Pixi Glow Tonic is something I’ve had for quite some time and it seems to be lasting me ages! Good value for money that’s for sure. It’s a toner with glycolic acid that helps to exfoliate the skin without any of the grittiness that usually comes with exfoliators. It’s great if you want a radiant, dewy complexion. Although it is safe for everyday use, I don’t use this everyday as I don’t want to leave my skin feeling too sensitive. and I also feel like I get better results if I leave a day or two between uses.
The next step for me is a hydrating facial mist, I especially like using these in the morning as they’re super refreshing and really wake up my skin. I’m not too loyal at sticking to a specific mist, I like to try different ones every time I ran out, but if I had to choose an all time favourite it would be the Pixi Hydrating Milky Mist. It’s dewy, hydrated skin in a bottle. I always felt like I didn’t need a moisturiser after I used it, which, if you have dry skin, you will know that’s a massive statement. At the moment though I’m using the Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist and I’m enjoying it so far. It has a very pleasant scent and the mist is very fine.
Ok so I photographed these wrong, oops, I always put on eye cream before face cream. Is that the way it’s supposed to go? I’m very cautious of crows feet, so I like applying eye cream first so my skin can absorb all the goodness without having a face cream in the way. The eye cream I always go back to is the Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado. This is such a dream product. Every time I feel like I have dehydration lines around my eye area, this always sorts them out. I’d say it’s a perfect eye cream for teenagers too as it doesn’t promise a million things, it’s very fuss-free and does exactly what it says on the tin.
After eye cream comes the moisturiser. I recently bought the Skin Rescuer from Kiehl’s. I heard about it before but for some reason I always thought it was for people with oily skin, but after testing it out in House of Fraser I realised that although it’s light, it’s quite thick in consistency. It’s meant to help reduce signs of fatigue, stress, redness and dehydration and I have to say, I agree. My skin didn’t react to it and seems quite happy at the moment. To me this is the perfect face cream for this time of year, and I love the simplicity of the packaging. That pump is genius! Hello hygiene.
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