I’m a firm believer of healthy on the inside, healthy on the outside. Therefore, my diet plays a huge role in my skin care regime. Also, I know everyone is sick of hearing it but hydration is also very important. Check out my post on ways to make hydration more achievable. I have dry/combination skin meaning my skin would be mostly dry, while still getting the odd breakout. See below the current skin care products I’m using:
This product is great once you have the time to use it properly. You need a muslin cloth (2 are included with the cleanser, see link above) and some warm water, it can be used on the eye area and removes the most stubborn of mascaras. It works well on sensitive skin as the ingredients are all natural. I wouldn’t recommend this product for travel, I would opt for the micellar water below instead as it takes up less space and time.
I find this product a brilliant sub for the Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser. It is suitable for all areas of the face and is gentle on the skin. I sometimes use this product in the morning before applying my moisturiser as I feel it wakes up my skin. It is quick and easy to use, and also suitable for travel. I always use it with cotton pads.
This is my go to product. I stumbled across this and the La Roche-Posay range after my face broke out in a miserable red, dry rash. I ended up having to go on steroids and use a steroid cream, nothing was working! I came across this product and it got my skin back on track. It leaves your skin feeling hydrated, getting rid of any dry skin and soothing sensitive areas. I use it with my Clarisonic and then apply Kiehls moisturiser.
This is another one of my go to products and one I wouldn’t be without it. I did a full blog post on Clarisonic here.
I use this product once every 10 days. St. Ives have a whole range of different exfoliators for all types of skin. I would recommend using this mostly on your T-zone with gentle circular motions. Some exfoliators can be harsh on the skin and lead to broken capillaries. It is important to find one that is suitable for your skin. I find St. Ives good and it is very affordable.
I picked up the small version of this in Dublin airport when I was travelling to Scotland for a wedding a couple of months ago and it has changed my skin for the better. The effects were almost instant. My skin had been pretty dry and the flight hadn’t helped. I tried it out the night before the wedding, something I wouldn’t usually do with a new product before an event but it worked wonders. I feel my makeup now goes on better too. It’s hydrating, soaks in quickly and leaves no greasy residue.
This product can be used under or over make up. It cools and soothes the eye area while also getting rid of any puffiness. It works well on my sensitive skin and has a very good application tool built into the head.
This is another product I came across when my skin was in bad condition. I used this constantly for a month and it healed my skin leaving no trace of the rash. However, it does have a thick consistency and takes awhile to dry in. I use this on my body and also on my face when it’s very dry/dehydrated but only use it for nighttime application.