It’s been a while since I last spoke about skincare, hasn’t it?
Winter is always a bad time for my skin because it’s so dry and sensitive.
I have to slather it in twenty coatings of rich moisturiser, otherwise I end up a scaley beast. Which obvs is not ideal for foundation application.
But today is March the 20th!
Spring has officially arrived!
I’ve fiiiinally been able to ditch some of the heavier products I was using throughout December and January, and have instead been reaching for lighter oils and soothing gels to help keep my skin clean and (sort of) clear.
And today I’m here to share my Spring skincare routine with you!
Cos I’m nice ‘n kind ‘n stuff like that.
(Please excuse my derp face. I took these last night when I might maybe possibly have had a couple of glasses of wine.)
(And a gin cocktail.)
So starting with makeup remover: I’m still entirely loyal to my Pond’s Institute Cold Cream.
I got sent a sample to try wayyy back in August and I LOVE it.
I’ve actually been repurchasing it ever since.
It’s an oil-based cream cleanser that melts into your face as you apply it and will completely dissolve every single bit of makeup on your face.
Even waterproof mascara! (see evidence above).
It’s completely perfect for dry and sensitive skin, as it doesn’t irritate AT ALL. It doesn’t even sting when I rub it right into my eyes to remove my eye makeup.
And if that’s not perfection, I don’t know what is.
For a full review (and how to use it), you can check out my post here.
After removing my makeup, I then do another cleanse to properly get rid of all the London pollution my poor skin is subjected to every day.
For this I’ve been using the Soothing Aloe Cleanser* from Herbalife’s new SKIN range. I got sent a sample of it about 2 months ago and I really like it!
It’s super gentle, really easy to apply (smooth onto damp face, rub it in a bit, rinse off with warm water) and leaves my skin feeling all fresh and clean.
I use it in the evenings as mentioned, but this one’s also my current morning cleanser.
It’s a nice way to the start the day, especially as it smells AMAZING!
So, in the evenings, after I’ve taken my makeup off and cleansed, I’ve then been using the Herbalife SKIN toner*.
I usually just spritz it straight onto my face and wipe off the excess with a cotton pad. It just helps clear away the very last traces of dirt and leaves my skin feeling properly clear and refreshed.
I’ve been using the Herblife SKIN Daily Glow Moisturiser* in the mornings. It’s got light-reflecting particle-thingys in it, as well as a whole bundle of healthy oils and vitamins, and it leaves my skin feel soooo soft and smooth.
I’ve actually not even been bothering with primer lately, cos this gives such a great base for my makeup!
And, same as the cleanser, it smells like an absolute dream as well.
In the evenings I’ve mostly been reaching for my pot of Bio-Oil*.
The Bio-Oil* is super light. I only need a few drops to cover my entire face, and it doesn’t feel heavy or greasy which is nice!
As an extra, one of the reasons I accepted a sample of Bio-Oil* is because I’d heard that it’s meant to be really, reaaaally good for helping clear acne scars.
My skin is a million times better than it used to be (hooray for regular makeup removal and cleansing!), but I still suffer from hormonal acne quite a lot.
It’s very randomized. Some months I’ll escape with one tiny pimple, other times my face explodes into a hundred painful red lumps and I just want to hide away in a dark cupboard somewhere until it clears.
I’m not sure how much of it has been the Bio-Oil*, and how much is just my natural skin’s healing process, but I’ve definitely not had as many new marks this month. I also think it has helped brighten some of the scars left over from previous months.
So yep. Big fan!
Let me introduce you to my holy grail product.
I’ve been using this amazing Clean & Clear 4h spot treatment gel since way back in 2012.
I was away for the weekend and got a MASSIVE pimple right in the middle of my face. In desperation, I bought this from the local Tesco Express, hoping it would help but not really expecting much…
I’ve never looked back.
It works especially well at night and I tend to dot it on generously as soon as a spot starts to loom on the horizon. It tingles a tiny bit but nothing too bad, and by morning it’s usually much reduced in redness and size.
I think this is my 4th tube of the stuff, and I freaking love it!
The secret is out.
As you can see, I look very different without any makeup on (eek so pale!).
I hope you found it interesting!
The products marked with a little asterisk thingy (like this: *) were gifted to me.
As always though, if I don’t love it, I don’t blog it.
These are the actual, genuine products I use every single day on my face, and I can wholeheartedly recommend all of them.
Keep in mind that your skin might definitely not be the same as mine, and what works for me, might not work for you.
What products have you been loving recently? :)
Have a very happy Friday and a lovely weekend! xxx
(And make sure to check back on Sunday for my new weekly vlog feature post!)