BEAUTY | Updated Skincare Post

I've mentioned it here before, but I am extremely spotty individual. I have naturally very oily skin, so without a good morning and evening skincare routine I have gaping pores, blackheads and nasty angry red bumps all over my face, and trust me it isn't pretty! Over the last 2 years I have become completely obsessed with skincare, starting with Clearasil, Simple and poundland make-up removal wipes *shudder* I have gradually edged myself toward the team of products that currently make up my skincare routine.

I start off in the morning with my favorite Ren ClearCalm 3 Clay Cleanser (try saying that five times fast!).  Like all Ren products its lovely and mild, perfect for those of us with sensitive skin. I have been know to get this stuff in my eye and not notice until it eventually moves into my vision. I massage this into my face for 2 minuets before removing it with my Botanics Face Brush which is a great alternative to those who don't wish to fork out for (Or like me, just can't afford) a Clarisonic. I then splash my face with cool water to close my pores before spaying my face with the La Roche-Posay Serozic. This toner is somewhat of a new discovery of mine. You've got to buy it online because unfortunately nowhere stocks it in the UK, which is a total nusence because it is wonderful. The zinc calms skin and it can be used for anything from shaving rashes to nappy rashes. Next up is my is La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo. I love this product. If I allow myself to run out and have to go a few days without it, it really know about it! Some people like to moisturize after using this, but for the most part I don't need to, but when I am feeling a bit dry I reach for Niva Oil Free Moisturising Day Cream which fits the bill. I then use my Burt's Bees Lip Balm before applying my make-up.
In the evening I remove my make-up with my trusty Bioderma on a couple of cotton pads before cleansing. I switch the La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo out for Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair, which plumps up my skin and injects a bit of dewiness. My last step before bed is the Clinque All About Eyes eye cream which helps reduce puffiness and dark circles. 

I have to say since using these products my skins is fantastic. I hardly ever get any spots and I look all glowy and pretty, which has made me feel so much better about the way I look. I'm even brave enough to venture out without make-up on now!

What are your must have skincare products?


  1. This is such a good routine - I need to keep up with mine! I'm awful, especially after a night out... Ooops!

    Lana, xo

    1. Thanks :) haha, you should see me trying to do it all when i'm drunk. Everything gets spilt, its awful! x