For the first time pretty much ever I have gotten myself into a semi sensible skin care routine. It’s not quite the traditional 3-Step, nor is it the sworn by Caroline Hiron’s double and oil cleanse, and it most definitely is worlds away from the K-Beauty 10 step monster process. It works for me though and my skin is definitely starting to look and feel better than it has in a long time and that’s all I wanted.
I am a working mum of two boys and frankly as much as I love hair and beauty products, the fact is I’m pretty lazy. When my day starts at 5am regularly I don’t have much interest in spending more than a few minutes on my skin as I’d rather be sleeping!
My skin is pretty normal, with oily nose and t-zone and hormonal acne around my chin and mouth at times (hoping this keeps improving as my pregnancy hormones keep diminishing, it can take up to 2 years though!)
Here is my quick and easy morning and evening routine – might give you some ideas if you are like me and have no routine whatsoever!
AM – I wash my face with the La Roche Posay Effaclar Foaming Gel followed by the Arbonne RE9 serum and day creme that I got from the lovely Becks McCulloch. I feel these give me a good balance of deep cleanse and then a really glowing, nourished base to do my make up for the day.
PM – I use the Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser followed by La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo+. The Glossier cleanser is really thick and moisturising and removes all traces of my make up in one wash (although I sometimes do two just to get that super clean feeling!) and the Effaclar Duo+ has been a big help to keep my spots and pigment marks under control.
If I feel like my skin needs a little more love I use the Splash overnight mask from Algenist to give it a really good hydrating boost while I sleep!
What are your go to skin products and how intense is your routine?
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