I am constantly asked about my skincare routine. I guess you guys look at the selfies & think ‘hey she’s got good skin’. And yes, I do have good skin. Even as a teen, I was lucky enough not to suffer with acne or extreme break outs. I’m in my mid-20’s now, & I work a lot. The stress of my work life, constant fatigue, & unbalanced lifestyle sometimes shows on my skin.
I have always maintained a very ‘easy’ routine as a rule. I prefer to live with as little fuss as possible. There was even a time when I barely did anything. However, as I have gotten older, I have tried to look after my skin with a little more attention. As I have been travelling a bit for work, I have found that my skin tends to break out quite a bit. Now my ‘break out’ is not as extreme as most. When I break out, it’s about 3 – 5 zits on my face. That is bad for me. But I do take care of my skin to avoid any sort of break out. So, today I am sharing with you all the things I do to keep my skin looking good.
I use the Kiehl’s Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash every morning. I think Kiehl’s is great in general. And every product I have used by them has been awesome for me personally. This face wash is great because even though it is cleaning the sweat & grime off my skin, it does not leave my skin feeling tight. I don’t use the toner that comes in the Kiehl’s Calendula range. Using a toner has never been something I have found to be ‘necessary’ in my routine. Maybe I’m wrong, but it works for me.
The L’Oréal Skin Perfection Correcting Day Moisturiser is my moisturiser of choice every morning. I decided to try this product because it is aimed at women in their 20’s & 30’s. And well, the packaging is super cute, & I am a sucker for that! The gorgeous 50ml glass tub houses the deliciously thick, pink moisturiser, & well that does sound glorious! I feel like this moisturiser keeps my skin moisturised all day – even under my make-up.
Like the morning, I use the Kiehl’s Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash. However, 3 times a week I add the Young Solution Scrub Clean ‘Exfoliating Gel Scrub’ to my routine. I really love this product. I can absolutely feel that it is doing some deep cleaning. When you wear make-up as often as I do, I think it’s important that you exfoliate & get the stubborn dirt & oil out.
Once a week I use the Young Solution Deep Clean ‘Purifying Charcoal Mask’. I have been using this product for years now. I would recommend it is anyone. When I use this mask, I honestly feel like my skin is being cleaned from deep down under the surface.
At night I sue to the L’Oréal Skin Perfection Advanced Correcting Serum. This serum is lightweight & smooth. I use it on my face & neck every evening before bed. Like the other L’Oréal Skin Perefction products, this serum is aimed at women in their 20’s & 30’s, & contains LR 2412 which is derived from Jasmonic Acid and already being used in high-end products from the L’Oréal family for more mature skin, in higher concentrations. From the first application of this serum on my skin I could feel an instant soft, suppleness to my skin. It’s even better in the morning when I wake up, my skin is bright & smooth to touch.
After applying the serum to my face & neck, I use the L’Oréal Skin Perfection Anti-Fatigue Eye. You guys have heard my ongoing cry over my dark circles, so this product has been absolutely welcomed. Out of all the products I have used on my under eye area, this is among the better products. It is a good base for my concealer, because it already conceals the dark circles a bit. When I go to gym, I like to use this instead of using concealer. It conceals but allows my skin to breathe too.
So there you have it. This is what works for me, & while it may not work for everyone, these are some really great products that I love & enjoy using. My skin has definitely shown some improvement & I would absolutely recommend that each of you take care of the skin you have because let’s face that this is the only skin you have. Another way you can keep your skin looking good is by staying hydrated – drink lots of water!