My Skincare Routine

Friday, July 10, 2015

Just like the seasons change, our skincare routine tends to change too. During the Summer months my skin is more prone to oiliness and then is more prone to dryness in the Winter. My skin unfortunately tends to become resistant and immune to products pretty quickly, particularly spot treatments. Having combination skin can be a down right nightmare sometimes but alongside healthier eating I think I finally have found a skincare routine to attack all of the effects of the sun's heat and Britain's ever changing weather. 

The first thing I like to do in the morning is take my Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water onto a cotton pad and place this all over my face. It's very refreshing and definitely wakes me up! It's also pretty disgusting to see how much dirt can still be left on your face from the night before. After breakfast, and brushing my teeth I then like to use the Clean and Clear Advantage Spot Control facial wash. I'd definitely recommend this for anyone with combination or oily skin as it is an oil free formula yet helps to clear up spots without over drying your skin. The formula contains cedar wood, cinnamon oil and moss rose which are known to act on redness and spot size, which is definitely an added bonus. Once washing my face, I like to use the Nivea Light Moisturising Day Cream for normal and combination skin, this feels super soft on my face and definitely helps to clear up any drier areas which I may have. Particularly around my nose area yet, without worsening the issue of oiliness. With an SPF 15 this moisturiser is perfect for me during the Summer months. I then like to take my Benefit Puff Off just to reduce any dark circles which I may have, I love the look of fresh and bright skin during the Summer months. This feels super cooling underneath my eyes whilst being very light and gentle on the skin, which I love. If I'm going to be wearing make-up that day, I like to use my Benefit License To Blot around my t-zone area. As this is a balm, it works brilliantly to reduce the appearance of pores and any dryness around the edges of my nose whilst leaving me with an invisible finish. This works brilliantly underneath make-up and definitely reduces my risk of oiliness around the rest of my face for much longer.  If I'm not going to be wearing any make-up that day however then recently I have been using the Australian Bodycare Tea Tree Oil Blemish Stick* which was kindly gifted to me by the lovely team at Catalyst PR. I just apply this over any blemishes around 3 to 4 times a day which has definitely helped to reduce size and redness. I've been using this for around 2 weeks now and have thankfully seen a difference! Nothing radical, but a difference nonetheless. I love how the applicator is a rollerball rather than a pump as sometimes I find a pump can get a little bit messy with a habit of squirting out everywhere, rather than just onto my finger. Using a rollerball is also much cleaner as there is no finger to face contact, reducing the risk of oil and bacteria from our hands being spread to our face. Then a touch of my Lush lip Scrub in Bubblegum, which tastes heavenly, I must say! and my Malin and Goetz lip moisturiser I am good to go. This lip balm has been one of my holy grails recently, it is super long lasting and makes my lips look and feel super smooth!

In the evening my skincare routine changes ever so slightly. If it has been a make-up day, I like to use my Simple Kind to Skin facial wipes which removes even waterproof mascara, which is definitely a bonus. As I don't wear much make-up during the Summer months, on days when I'm wearing something a bit heavier I like to use the DHC Deep Cleansing Oil to unclog my pores and remove any make-up which the wipes may have missed. These wipes are catered for even the most sensitive types of skin, further refreshing and toning the skin which I love. I then use my Clean and Clear facial wash as I mentioned earlier, alongside the same Nivea moisturiser I also mentioned earlier. If I'm feeling fancy and I want to look a little more awake the next day, I shall use my Benefit It's Potent Eye Cream just to brighten and soothe my under eye area. Lastly, I love to use the Lush Grease Lightning spot treatment as an overnight treatment for my spots, which works wonders! There is always a clear reduction the next morning! Lastly, a touch of Vaseline over my lips, and even my eyebrows if I feel they are looking a little sparse in places and I'm all ready for bed.

And there you have it. That was my Summer skincare routine. Quick, simple and effective; just how I like it! 

What products do you use to protect your skin in the Summer?
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DISCLAIMER: This post is sponsored. Anything sent to me has been marked with an asterisk (*). All opinions are my own. 


  1. I love the DHC Deep Cleansing Oil - definitely one of the best ones out there! I'm taking my Malin and Goetz samples on holiday so hopefully I'll love them too! xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  2. I completely agree! I love how even though it's oily, it doesn't add any excess oil back into my skin! Good idea, I'll probably take mine with me too! xx

  3. I absolutely love the Lush Lip Scrub! It's one of my favourite products :) x

  4. Me too, so much so that I have 3 different flavours haha! x

  5. I love the Malin and Goetz lip moisturiser! I use mine constantly, beginning to wonder what state my lips were in before I started using it cause they are so smooth now haha


  6. It's amazing, mine too! It's super long lasting too which is fab! x


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