MY CURRENT SKINCARE ROUTINE

My current skincare routine has been the same for the past couple of months as we braved through the harsh winter months. I’ve always had dry/normal skin combination with a little bit of cystic acne on my chin. I’ve tried a number of products and I’ve cut out those I didn’t find to be making a difference or working for me.

Personally I can’t stand doing skincare. It takes up so much time and I need things to be done as quick as possible. I find it to be such a mundane task but something that has got to be done in order to protect and maintain your skin’s current condition. So I have tried and tested a few products that I’ve now stuck to more than my mum drinking tea.

The routine.

Firstly every day I wash my face using The Body Shop Tea Tree 3-in-1 Wash-Scrub-Mask. This helps to remove all the dirt and dead skin from my face leaving it feeling fresh faced and smelling great. It’s also great to use as a mask in your t-zone and for your pores, especially if you suffer with blackheads.

Next I use the La Roche-Posay Serozinc Toner spray on the bottom half of my face. As I suffer from cystic acne, I just use this spray on the bottom half of my face to target those blemishes. At first it brought more out but then it just started to work for me. Touch wood, but I haven’t had one for over two weeks which is a record for me this past year. It is more of a spray than a mist like it says, so I pat it into my skin afterwards to get it to soak quicker. 

After everything is dried, I go in with the Dermologica Skin Smoothing Cream. Honestly, this cream is amazing. It’s the thing that makes me skin feels so moisturised and hydrated. It’s got a light scent to it but it isn’t too harsh. A little goes a long way and even with it’s hefty price tag it’s well worth the pounds. I use this when my skin feels it’s worst which is pretty much every other day. It lasts well if you use it sparingly.

If you don’t want to shed out your cash on the Dermologica Skin Smoothing Cream and a bit strapped for cash, another moisturiser I love is the Boots Baby Moisture Cream. Around the £1 mark, I discovered this cream for my daughter, but when I tried it on my skin I found it to actually work just as well on myself. It IS heavily scented but I don’t mind it personally, to each their own.

And the last thing I do in the morning is put on some Lip Butter. I’ve been loving this Shea Lip Butter from The Body Shop. It just helps my lips feel more nourished and helps when it comes to lipstick application! And that it is it for my morning prep. I don’t use a lot because I find these products to actually work on my skin and I use it all daily either if I’m wearing a face full of makeup or not. It just makes me feel better that my skin underneath is healthy. Normally it takes a couple of minutes to do my skincare and I shove it on whilst I’m waiting for my morning brew to cool down.

When it comes to nighttime, I try not to use too many products because my skin. I just want it to remove dirt and makeup and to make sure it’s nourished. Starting with The Body Shop Cream Cleanser. I’ve been using this a lot more recently as I just rub it into my skin and wash it off and it takes all my makeup off with it. It’s not drying unlike a lot of face cleansers and it smells lovely too.

If I want to scrub my face I will use the L’Oreal Pure Clay Glow Scrub. It really takes the dirt off well and exfoliates leaving my skin feeling squeaky clean especially around my nose. I find it works best if you wash it off with a flannel as there is a lot of grit to the product.

After everything has been applied and my skin is clean, I go back in with the Dermologia Skin Smoothing Cream. I gently massage it upwards on my face and it relaxes me ready for bed. With that, is the end of my daily skincare routine. There’s nothing too fancy but I’m sure everything will change now with the weather. It’s just my foolproof guide to great skin for someone who tends to have more dry skin.

What are your favourite skincare items at the moment? Let me know!

 

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  1. March 29, 2018 / 10:18 am

    Ahhh i actually needed to read a post like this as i have been moaning about my skin lately. Your skin looks incredible and very clear. Ive actually never used any of those products and want to try the body shop and dermologica ones. Great post girl x

    • ohlunablog
      Author
      April 1, 2018 / 7:10 pm

      Thanks Jen! I’ve always been lucky until last year, my pores have started shining through, blackheads heaven on my nose and cystic acne on my chin. IT’s not that visible but I guess if you’ve been this lucky it’s a bit of nightmare! I honestly can’t recommend the moisturisers enough. I’m about to try out salicylic acid for my chin so hopefully that works some too! X

  2. March 29, 2018 / 11:37 pm

    These all look gorgeous! I absolutely love the Body Shop Vitamin E range. I need to try the L’Oreal Clay Mask it looks so good and I’m overdue a pamper! Great post xx

    • ohlunablog
      Author
      April 1, 2018 / 7:18 pm

      It’s probably my favourite range along with their tea tree range they just work so well for me and my skin. Yes! Get to it Hayley, I love a good pamper because it’s rare I get to do it properly! x

  3. March 30, 2018 / 8:38 am

    I love seeing people’s skincare routines and I love trying new skin products. Great Post and I would love to try the L’Oréal mask.
    Sarah x

    • ohlunablog
      Author
      April 1, 2018 / 7:23 pm

      I’m so nosey I do too! Nothing like a good routine though is there? I’m looking forward to trying new products with the new seasons though! I love that mask it’s so good for my blackheads and pores, I reckon you’ll love it x

  4. March 30, 2018 / 10:57 am

    The Body Shop’s vitamin e range is one of my favourites ever, so happy to see that you’ve included some of the products in your skincare routine beautiful. 🌸✨

    With love, Alisha Valerie x | http://www.alishavalerie.com

    • ohlunablog
      Author
      April 1, 2018 / 7:25 pm

      Thanks Alisha! It’s so good isn’t it? I love the smell it’s so sweet and lovely!

  5. March 30, 2018 / 11:15 pm

    Loved reading this – I love skincare and I’m always interested in other people’s skincare routines.
    I use all La Roche Posay Effaclar products – they work so well for my oily/combination skin xx

    • ohlunablog
      Author
      April 1, 2018 / 7:26 pm

      What do you use from their range? I’ve only tried a couple of products but with my skin changing at the moment I’d be interested to know what works for you! x

  6. March 31, 2018 / 7:14 am

    Your photos are amazing!!!! I really want to try the sleepy product from lush!!!! And also the pure clay scrub!!!! Great post lovely! xxxx

    • ohlunablog
      Author
      April 1, 2018 / 7:28 pm

      Thanks Hannah! I love the smell, I have the Twilight body spray and it’s been my all time favourite scent from Lush for years I’m always happy when they reuse it in other products. I just think it’s a great body moisturiser. X

  7. March 31, 2018 / 7:45 am

    Ooh I might have to give that La Roche Posay spray a go, I suffer with spots quite badly and nothing seems to work!! I love the Body Shop Vitamin E stuff too it’s so nice 😍

    • ohlunablog
      Author
      April 1, 2018 / 7:33 pm

      I love the spray it works great for me, I’m keen to try the Mario Badescu range as apparently that’s amazing for acne prone skin! It’s just lush isn’t it?!

  8. Emma
    March 31, 2018 / 9:57 am

    So many fab products here!! I love The Body Shop’s Vitamin E range!
    Emma | emmadrury.com

    • ohlunablog
      Author
      April 1, 2018 / 7:37 pm

      It seems like a firm winner according to everyone’s comments! X

    • ohlunablog
      Author
      April 1, 2018 / 7:38 pm

      We’re all nosey aren’t we?! Haha, but honestly same it’s amazing to see what people actually use on a daily basis rather than what sits in their drawers and gathering dust X

  9. March 31, 2018 / 4:54 pm

    The Body Shop tea tree range is sooooo good for oily skin! One of my faves x

    • ohlunablog
      Author
      April 1, 2018 / 7:39 pm

      I don’t really have oily skin, I find that it works amazing on my T zone which is just blackhead central and has been all my life no matter what I do! Such a good range. I love the drops aswell! x

  10. April 1, 2018 / 2:17 am

    Some lovely products here! Must treat myself xxx

    • ohlunablog
      Author
      April 1, 2018 / 7:40 pm

      I think you deserve a Spa weekend Lynne! x

  11. April 1, 2018 / 8:26 pm

    This was really useful! I also love La Roche Posay but I have been using Avene for years which is also fab. Love the look of the clay scrub too!

    Amy | Amy Jane & Baby

    • ohlunablog
      Author
      April 12, 2018 / 9:33 am

      That’s great! I’ve just bought the Mario Badescu drying lotion so I’m hoping it works fabulously as well and will join my routing!

  12. April 3, 2018 / 10:43 am

    I really need to explore the body shop more skincare wise! I tried the body butter not so long ago and I’ve fallen in love! x

    • ohlunablog
      Author
      April 12, 2018 / 9:49 am

      It took me so long to try their products out. I remember going to a party when I was like 12 and buying brush set. Didn’t even wear makeup at the time! I thought I was the coolest kid. I love the Vitamin E range so much, I highly recommend it! x

  13. April 5, 2018 / 12:12 am

    Omg yes, I totally agree with you when you said that doing your skincare routine is just so time consumkng and boring – the things we do for beauty huh? Haha Funniky enough though I love reading posts like this about skincare routines 😂

    • ohlunablog
      Author
      April 12, 2018 / 10:18 am

      Honestly it drives me nuts. I’m too impatient waiting for things to set and dry. Even though I have the patience of a saint! Just got to remember the base is the key to your face x

    • ohlunablog
      Author
      April 12, 2018 / 10:45 am

      They’re just so good aren’t they?! And they always come out with the most amazing new lines all the time! x

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