Friday, 4 April 2014

Skincare // 01

Good morning!

The other day I was looking at myself in the mirror, as you do and I realised, my skin is in the best condition it has ever been. Since getting myself into a skincare routine (which I whole-heartedly recommend) it's like I have a new face. No spots, no dry skin (only occasionally) nothing! So I thought I'd spend today's post talking about how my skin has come to this. Now this is just what my routine is ATM, I do change it up a bit because I like to try new products.

Ooo, the big blogger debate. Make-up wipes or make-up wipes? Before I started this blog, I only used make-up wipes and my skin was appalling, so I'm on the 'no make-up wipes' team. However, I think these are a good base of removing make-up. So every morning I use these first before anything else. I use Nivea because they're alcohol free and they don't irritate my skin, plus they're usually 3 for £5 in Boots. Bargain!

Onto cleanser. I brought this about 6 months ago and it's still going strong! I think I'm about ready for a new cleanser so let me know some good, cheap ones in the comments! I love this. It has Aloe in it, which doesn't irritate my skin, it just makes it feel cool and less red. I squeeze this onto a cotton pad (see below) and rub it onto my face. I know people put this straight onto their face and then wipe off, I tried that and it didn't feel right to me, so I do it my way now!

I've been using this a couple of months now. I use this as my toner after my cleanser. A lot of people I've spoken to have said they can use this to remove stubborn eye-make up? I tried it. Never again. My eyes must be overly sensitive to it. So I just use this to remove the last little bits of my make-up. It has made my skin feel extra dry on occasion, not sure if anyone else has noticed this?

I just realised that these look unnaturally big in my hand.. They are normal human sized, I promise. I just thought I'd chuck a picture of these in the post seeing as these are what I use every day. They're always on offer in Boots and they do the job!

I apologise for the blurry picture, not sure why it's like this. Okay, face masks. I'm currently using two. Every Monday night (I don't do anything productive on a Monday) I run myself a bath and use Cosmetic Warrior. I tried this about a year ago when my skin was bad and it literally cleared my skin up overnight. Designed for combination skin, it uses anti-bacterial tea tree and fresh garlic to cleanse your skin. It smells repulsive (Kasper loves it) but it does the job! Then, every Thursday I have started using No Clogs Allowed by Soap and Glory. I ADORE this product. When I first put it on, it was like my face was melting, in a heavenly way. It warms up on your face and is designed to prevent breakouts and blemishes. I left it on for 5 minutes and then rinsed it off and my skin felt like a baby's bottom. I will be reviewing both of these so that's all I'll say for now!

You may have noticed, no moisturiser! I'm currently not using one. Naughty naughty. I just can't seem to find one that doesn't either dry my skin out or make it feel greasy. So if any of you guys know a good, cheap combination one, please let me know in the comments! 

What's your routine?
- Charli, xo


  1. Both the masks sound lovely! Might have to pick these up when I've finished the blueberry one from Lush I'm currently using. In terms of moisturiser, I highly recommend the Vitamin E illuminating moisture cream from The Body Shop! It's light on the skin, moisturising and it also makes the skin glow beautifully. xo

    Megan Jane // Seek My Scribbles

    1. Ooo I might give that a go then! I love Body Shop stuff! It seems to get on with my skin really well. I really recommend both of the masks! They're both awesome for combination skin!

  2. I LOVE this post! So glad you have something that works for you now. And that you like the S&G mask :) Even though I knew you would :D!

    Sian | Siân Marie Beauty

    1. I looooove the S&G mask, thank you for recommending it to me! :) xx

  3. Botanics do a fantastic range of skin care products. Their organic and lew garden range is lovely and usually 3 for 2 in boots. I bought the sensitive cleanser, the rose water toner and moisturiser for my daughter and they smell and feel so good that I've started using them myself. There's a set for each skin type and I'd recommend them, especially the toner :) x

    1. Ooo well I need a new moisturiser! So this might be a good idea!


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