I have recently been suffering from breakouts and my skin just in general hasn't had a healthy glow. I've noticed it even more when I have gone to put my make up on because it just doesn't sit right on my skin. I spent some time looking back at what my skincare routine had recently been and I realised that to be honest, I had been neglecting my skin majorly. Whilst I had cleaned my skin in the morning, it was only so that it looked clean and although I applied a face mask in the evening at least one a week, it was more because it has become a habit. I don't know what had made me suddenly like this, other than maybe a bit of the blues, because all I really wanted to do was snuggle up in bed. I no longer gave myself the time to look after my skin, it was simply a cats lick and a promise and I was out the door.
Of course, this needed to change and so I looked at my extensive skincare products waiting to be used and selected a few to try. Some of you may remember that I finally bought the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish in the January sales so I knew that this was going to be the main point of my new skincare routine because I simply couldn't wait any longer to try it.
From my December Birchbox I selected the Elemis Hydra-Boost Day Cream. Elemis is a brand that I have wanted to try for a long time now but have never really had the budget for it. I will admit though that I have been pleasantly surprised by how little of the product you actually have to use. In fact I have used less than a 5p piece drop every morning and it has more than covered my whole face!
I always try to use an eye cream as well because over time I have realised that the area around my eyes needs slightly different attention to the rest of my face. I therefore went through my collection and found a small sample pot of the Murad Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture For Eyes cream. I think I received this in a glossy box but the pot is so small it was always at the bottom of the pile. In fact so small is the pot that I even forgot to include it in the above photo!
By changing the key elements in my skincare routine and going back to basics my skin certainly feels a lot healthier and I think its got its glow back which is in perfect time for Spring. So far I am absolutely loving using the cleanse & polish, so much so that I'm finding that I want to take my make up off and cleanse my skin as soon as I get home from work. The Elemis day cream is leaving my skin softer for longer rather than my favourite Clinique moisture surge which gives you an instant boost. I am still undecided with regards to the Murad eye cream at the moment, because, although it feels great on my skin, I haven't seen any amazing results that would make me choose it over any other eye cream and so I think there are some much more affordable ones. However, it is still early days and it might magically transform my eye area.
I hope you have enjoyed this updated skincare routine post. Feel free to leave me any product recommendations that you think I will love too!
Until next time