Thursday, 3 December 2015

Blogmas #3: Winter Skin Routine

Hello Lovelies!

Day 3 is going to be a beauty post, since I've recently adopted a new skin routine for these harsh winter months and I thought I'd show you what I've been doing!

Step 1: Face Mask

I have recently become obsessed with Superdrug's own brand facemasks. I am currently using the 'Purifying' face mask with witch hazel, which is helping me combat my break outs immensely. I also use ESPA's Pro-Face Cleanser which is a mask with dissolving jojoba beads - amazing!

I try to do a mask 2-3 times a week, sometimes whole face and sometimes just on my affected areas, mainly my chin and forehead. Apply to a make-up free face for better results.

After I've worn the mask for 20 minutes or so I like to wash it off with a clean flannel, warm soapy water and then wash my face again with my lemon daily wash - also from Superdrug.

Step 2: Cleanse

I take a cleansing wipe and wipe under my eyes and all over my face to ensure I haven't missed any any excess make up or face mask.

Then I take my new Clarins Cleanser, apply it to a cotton pad and smooth it all over my face. Cleanser is important for unlocking your pores and getting your skin ready for the day. This one is really good because it purifies my skin and smells like peach!

I will admit that I used to not use cleanser but now, this one is a game-changer and when it runs out, i shall definitely be re-purchasing.

Step 3: Tone

Same as with the cleanser, I take my toner, apply it to a cotton pad and wipe it all over my face. Love toner!

Again, I have only recently just started using toner but I will definitely be purchasing more once I run out!

Step 4: Moisturise

I have very dry skin on my face and it usually gets worse during the cold winter months, so moisturiser is always at hand! I recently got the Clarins Beauty Flash Balm and I love it! It makes my skin so soft and a little goes a long way!

For this I just apply it to my fingers and wipe it across my face starting at my nose and wiping outwards. I also apply some to my neck as my neck can get dry too sometimes.

Step 5: Spot treatment

If I have any aggressive spots, I usually cover them with Savlon or toothpaste, as they dry them out and bring down the swelling. I do NOT moisturise my zits as I feel that it only makes them worse.

Step 6: Chapstick

I get very dry chapped lips in the winter, especially when it's windy. I carry chapstick with me at all times and I also invested in a huge tub of Vaseline which I cover my lips in before I go to sleep.

It's also important to keep hydrated so your skin can flourish and I find that not wearing make up everyday helps with break outs and your overall skin condition.

That's how I keep my skin (almost) perfect throughout the cold months!

Thanks for reading!


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