I have mentioned previously that I used to struggle with my skin. Since the age of 13, my skin has never been completely clear of spots, but more recently (I’m 25 now) I have seen improvement.
Over the years I have tried so many different brands at varying prices, all of which are supposed to ‘help’ with problem skin. Nothing really made much of a difference, which can be so disheartening – especially when you have spent a small fortune looking for the miracle product.
As I have said in my previous skin care post (click here if you want to have a read), I think my recent clearer skin is a combination of getting older and finally finding a simple, straightforward skincare routine that works for me.
So other than the two face masks that I love to use, mentioned in the post linked above, I now have a very quick, easy and cheap skincare routine… which means I can spend more money on clothes…or just recently, plants. haha.
Simple Moisturising facial wash
I use the simple moisturising facial wash both AM and PM. In the evening, I first take my makeup off with Bobbi Browns Oil Cleanser, removing most of my makeup before using the Simple wash as a second cleanse to get rid of any left over grime. I find that this facial wash makes my skin feel squeaky clean, which I personally like, but not at all dry due to the 100% soap free formula. I also love this wash as there is no faffing about with it, meaning I don’t spend ages washing my face in the morning, so can have a tiny bit longer in bed.
Simple Hydrating Light Moisturiser
After I’ve cleansed my face, I then use the hydrating light moisturiser (again both AM & PM) to put moisture back into my skin. I love this moisturiser as it gives me enough moisture in my skin to stop it feeling dry, but because it is a light consistency its a great base for my makeup. This moisturiser is enriched with Vitamin E, which helps with pollution and other environmental stresses. It’s also non-comedogenic (which means non pore clogging to you and me!), which is great news for people who suffer with spots.
Simple eye make-up remover
I use this eye makeup remover after I have used the Bobbi Brown oil cleanser, as even though the oil cleanser is really good at removing makeup efficiently, I find it’s not the best at getting rid of mascara like this product. I just squirt a bit of this product on two cotton pads and swipe over my eyes to get rid of any remaining residue, which gets the job done, and without stinging my eyes!
So that’s all for my quick and easy skin care routine! I would love to know what skincare you use, especially if you suffer with break outs yourself. Feel free to let me know in the comments below…