Hey beautiful people,
I have always believed in having a good skincare routine in place. I have always had a routine since I was young, just the products have changed. The principles of having a good face routine I believe, is having the following foundation pieces:
- Cleanser or face wash
- Face Cream
Now those are just the basics. You can always add serums and oils or exfoliators as and when you feel you need them. This is also excluding any make-up removal products such as wipes.
So, this is my collection of skincare products that I use on a daily basis. Obviously, I might change this routine depending on my skin, if its spotty, dry or if I need to deep clean my skin after wearing a lot of make-up.
So, I use the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish collection with the Hot Cloth and occasionally use the Eyebright Soothing Eye Lotion when I need to wake my eyes up. I have featured my make-up removal products in the picture also, so you guys know what I use in the evenings with my face routine. I’ll go into my evening routine later!
∼Let’s get cracking then∼
I know the mornings can be hard for us to wake up and go to work but adding a good face routine in the mornings and nights will definitely make a difference.
So, I always do my face after brushing my teeth, that’s just a personal preference. So….
Step 1: I start by rinsing my muslin cloth in hot water and wring it out before gently wiping it over my face, which Liz Earle do not say to do and recommend to start with dry skin but I feel that applying the hot cloth to the face allows for your pores to open, ready for the cleanser to clean the pores more. This way has always worked for me and would be up to the person using the product, how they use it.
Step 2: I would use a small amount of my Cleanse & Polish (about a size of a £1 coin) and massage into the skin, so over the face and neck. Really work the product into the skin as this will help the skin to absorb the product and help remove any dirt.
Step 3: I would rinse the muslin cloth again under hot water and wring out before gently wiping the cleanser off. I would repeat this until all the product is removed.
Step 4: Then I would rinse the muslin cloth clean of the product and run under cold water before dabbing it on my skin. This reduces the size of your pores and locks in all that goodness!
Step 5: I would then get my Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic which is a toner. Pour a good amount onto a cotton pad and wipe all over my face and neck. And as mentioned before I sometimes use Eyebright Soothing Eye Lotion if I need to give my eyes some TLC!
Step 6: Finish off by using Liz Earle’s Skin Repair Moisturiser (Normal/Combination) which I ran out of and I bought the Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream which I have found to be amazing. So I have been using this now for a while and am not sure I will be using the Liz Earle cream going forward as I have seen real results with the Elemis Pro-Collagen.
Now that’s my morning routine!!! I will add details of the products at the end for pricing details and a little summary of the items.
In the evenings, the routine is very similar but obviously I use my make-up wipes and eye gel remover first before starting. To remove my make-up I use Simple Kind To Skin Cleansing Facial Wipes first then use Avene Gentle Eye Make Up Remover. Both items are not expensive and I find them effective for me and most of all they remove my make-up! I really like these wipes because I have used many other face wipes before and found others were either not moist enough or not big enough. This can also remove eye make-up with a bit of rubbing but instead I like to use the eye gel remover as it softens my mascara so I don’t damage and rip the sensitive skin around my eyes. I have in the past damaged the skin around my eyes and it’s not a great feeling as it can sting when applying creams or serums. So I would highly recommend buying a separate eye make-up remover to prevent damaging the skin.
Simple Kind To Skin Cleansing Facial Wipes: £3.25 (25 wipes)
Avene Gentle Eye Make Up Remover: £9.50 (125ml)
So following the removal of my make-up I then use my Liz Earle products in the same way. Having a face routine is important if you want to see a difference in your skin. Tip: Always go into store like Boots and get a specialist to advise on what type your skin is and then tailor your skincare products around that. There’s nothing worst than using products that are specifically meant for those with oily skin when you actually have a sensitive skin type. Always check before buying any skincare products!!
Hope you have enjoyed reading this post! Leave a comment below 🙂
List of the products I mentioned:
Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish w. Hot Cloh: £14 (100ml pump) / £26 (200ml tube) Pure Muslin Cloth:£4.50 (2 pack) / £11.25 (3×2 cloths)
- Rich cream containing purifying eucalyptus essential oil
- Tackles daily grime and make-up
- Lifts away dead skin cells to reveal smooth, soft, radiant skin
Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic: £14.50 (200ml bottle) / £14.75 (200ml spritizer)
- Soothes and brightens the skin
- Alcohol-free so its gentle on the skin and adds a fine layer of moisture
- Non-drying toner
Eyebright Soothing Eye Lotion : £13.25 (150ml)
- It’s non-oily and is ideal for irritated eyes and suitable for contact lens wearers
- Naturally active ingredients include witch hazel, aloe vera and cornflower to help tone, cool and refresh tired, puffy eyes
- Contains glycerine derived from almonds
Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream Anti Wrinkle Day Cream: £80 (50ml)
- Clinically proven to reduce the depth of wrinkles by up to 78%
- Improves skin firmness and hydration in 15 days by up to 45%
- Has unique Mediterranean algae called Padina Pavonica