If there’s one thing I make sure I do, it’s take care of my skin. I don’t do this sporadically either; I make sure I look after it day in, day out to make it look its best. Don’t get me wrong; I’m only human. There have been occasions where I’ve slept with my makeup on and woke up with craters all over my face. But most of the time, I’m quite good. Here’s my usual skincare routine if you need a little help:
Cleanse, Tone and Moisturise Twice a Day
I cleanse, tone, and moisturise twice a day. However, I use slightly different products each time. I don’t know why; I suppose I just feel it’s more suitable! For example, in the morning I’ll go over my face with Micellar cleansing water, Pixi glow tonic, and a Soap and Glory day cream. In the evening, once I’ve got back from the gym, I’ll use a creamier cleanser. My skin is usually really sweaty after the gym, so I feel a creamy, foaming cleanser helps to give a deeper clean. I also use my Foreo Luna Mini with it, to help work it into my skin and exfoliate. I then use my Pixi glow tonic again, and finish with a night cream.
Sometimes, my eyes look tired or are surrounded by dark circles. I have an eye cream especially for this, which helps to de-puff them and make them brighter. It’s Soap and Glory at the moment, but I do like to try different products.
SPF is essential for protecting skin from the elements. Sometimes, if I’m not wearing any makeup at all, I’ll smooth on a sun screen for the face. It’s weird when it’s winter and I smell like holiday, but I know I need to do it for healthy skin. I also use a tinted moisturiser with an SPF in when I want a little more coverage.
I exfoliate twice a week, usually after doing the after-gym cleanse. I find this helps my skin to glow and gets rid of any pesky imperfections.
I love face masks, and try to make sure I apply one at least once a week. I’m using a manuka honey one at the moment, which is great for reducing blemishes and adding moisture. My skin instantly looks brighter once I’ve taken it off!
I get the occasional spot break out, so I use Freederm rapid action gel. This forms a layer over the spot that helps to reduce swelling and redness. I can’t help but pop a juicy spot when they pop up, but this helps to calm it down.
I think the fact that I eat well most of the time and exercise also helps my skin. It isn’t perfect by any means, but I know I’m doing the best I can to make it look good. There are a ton of facial treatments you can get if you’re struggling with your skin, like prescription facials and microdermabrasion. Get into a routine and you’ll soon have lovely skin!