My morning skincare routine

morning skincare routine (1)

morning skincare routine

While I’ve always done the whole cleansing/moisturising thing, it’s only recently that I’ve invested in some good products.. before I’d use whatever I had – often what was on offer, or I found in whichever shop I happened to be in. part realisation taht I’m not getting any yougner {35 is less than a month away!} and part having serious sleep-deprivation affected skin, after Christmas I realised that it was time to pay a little more attetnion to what I was using on my skin and to treat it a little better.

Sleep deprivation has taken a toll this past year {that’s what a fourth baby will do to you!}, add in some crazy hormones, 14 months of breastfeeding and my skin was a mess. Da circles, dry and tight yet also oily in parts and with more spots than I had as a teenager and I felt rubbish. It might seem silly and trivial, but we see our face every day and have to show it to the world. We can’t hide it under a jumper {well we could, but that would look a bit weird!}, and taking a little extra care of ourselves is so important. ANd if it makes us feel good then it can’t be bad can it?

I start with this Super Facialist Rose Hydrate Calming Creamy Cleanser. I massage it in to my skin, then soak a washcloth in hot water, hold it over my face for 30 seconds or so then rub the cleanser of in a circular motion. It smells gorgeous {which makes me happy first thing in the morning} and leaves my skin feeling really clean without feeling dry or tight at all.

If my skin is feeling extra dry, I use a little of this Green People Facial Oil. I avoid putting it around my mouth and chin as that’s where I’m most spot prone, but around my eyes and across my cheeks it is fantastic at banishing that dry/tight feeling and keeps my skin feeling hydrated all day long.

Next I use the Super Facialist Rose Hydrate Radiance Day Cream, which again smells gorgeous and does a fab job of moisturisng my skin. It’s not too heavy on the greasy patches, but rich enough to moisturise the drier patches.

green people anti aging facial oil

For at home days, I don’t pile on much makeup, but I do like to use a tinted moisturiser to even out my skin tone just a little. At the minute I’m loving this Green People tinted moisturiser one. It has an SPF of 15 for a little sun protection, and is just enough even out my skin without looking like I’m wearing a face full of makeup.

I add a little of this Maybelline Baby Lips Balm and Blush on my cheeks for a hint of colour, and a slick of Lanolips Banana Balm on my lips and I’m good to go!

daily makeup

3 Comments

  1. March 3, 2016 / 14:44

    That dry/oily mix has always perplexed me – how can my forehead for examples feel flaky at the same time as oily enough to fry an egg?!

  2. March 7, 2016 / 22:19

    Love the Superfacialist range – it’s so good, isn’t it? And not too pricey. I need to sort out my skincare routine in the morning, it’s usually whatever is to hand (if anything!) x

    • March 8, 2016 / 19:42

      It really is a great range. Night time is my downfall- I can never be bothered come bedtime to wash my face and faff about!!

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