REMOVE ALL YOUR MAKEUP BEFORE BED
Now this might seem like stating the obvious, but I cannot tell you how many times I’ve gone to bed without removing my makeup…disgusting I know. Now I’ve gotten a lot better with this and the main reason I used to go to bed with a face full of makeup and panda eyes was because I’d been on a night out and was too lazy or had forgotten to remove it before bed. As you can probably imagine, looking in the mirror the next morning is quite the experience. If you don’t remove your makeup then your poor skin will become clogged up and won’t be able to breathe. Leaving your makeup on over night regularly will also speed up the ageing process. Not only do I make a conscious effort to remove my makeup before going to bed, I have also changed the way I remove my makeup. I used to be a one face wipe kind of girl but gone are the days I use face wipes! I swear by the Garnier micellar cleansing water along with some cotton pads. It’s a really soothing formula and isn’t too drying on the skin.
THE DOUBLE CLEANSE
Now the beauty mantra is ‘if you’ve spent time putting it on, then take time taking it off’. It seems obvious when you say it like that but quite often we don’t make enough time to really nourish and look after our skin when we take our makeup off. I’m the ultimate lazy girl when it comes to skincare and so incorporating these little steps have taken a little time but double cleansing has definitely done my skin the world of good! Plus, you wouldn’t believe how much product is still on your skin after the first cleanse! I am currently loving the Clinique Pep-Start 2 in 1 Exfoliating cleanser which has a lovely fresh orange smell. The orange coloured formula has a gel like consistency and has little exfoliating beads within it. I love that this product both exfoliates the skin and removes any dead skin but also gives you lovely soft skin and a radiant glow. Next up I’ve been using the Clinique Anti-Blemish solutions Cleansing foam. Now this is a new product to me but I absolutely love it. I suffer from acne prone skin so I feel this product really targets my problem areas and as its a foam formula, it’s incredibly soft on even the most sensitive of skin.
MOISTURISE EVERY DAY
I never used to moisturise. I have combination skin with breakouts of acne and so I never really deemed it necessary for me to moisturise as my skin was never particularly dry as such. However, it is vital for all skin types to keep their skin hydrated at all times, especially in the Winter. I love to apply a moisturiser before I get into bed to keep my skin hydrated over night and for my skin to do all the work whilst I sleep. I am currently loving Origins High Potency Night-A-Mins which is classed as a renewal cream. The product is quite thick in texture but not too heavy or sticky. It absorbs into the skin really easily and again has quite a citrusy smell. I picked this up on Black Friday and have been using it every night since. It has definitely made my skin feel more refreshed and glowy and surprisingly I’ve found that it has also reduced the appearance of my acne scars – an unexpected result.
What are your skincare game changers?