I never thought I would be writing those words as a title for a blog post but it’s very true. I now have a DAILY skincare routine. I’m one of those people. I care about my face now.
Before I dive into the products and application, I want to talk a little but about the reason I now have such a routine. I feel like, a lot of women my age will be able to relate.
It started around July last year. Until then, I wasn’t really bothered. I would maybe moisturise with a bit of E45 cream, sometimes buy a facial wash. Nothing too set in stone. But in July, I was sent a few PR samples of the YESTO skincare range (read here) and really enjoyed having a little morning routine that regimented an aspect of my self care.
I loved the products themselves but didn’t see long lasting results and wanted to try out a few variations of skincare. Who else can relate?
I started looking into a way to get rid of dead skin and blackheads (my main concern) without a heavy price tag. I found a few DIY skincare treats on Pinterest and kept up with them every other week or so. The only problem was that my skin didn’t seem to be getting better. And, like I do with most of my problems… I just gave up trying to fix it.
That was until the lovely angels at Sparkle PR sent me a whole host of moisturisers (and some other goodies) to sample. Now, let me explain. When a PR agent sends you products, you do not under any circumstances have to post them everywhere. Furthermore, you positively do not have to give them the best damn review ever. It’s more that they would like it if you could spread the word about the products. 100% optional. Hashtag not sponsored. You can choose whether to recommend them or not… It’s your choice. 🙂
So, without any further delay. I HAVE to tell you about the moisturiser they sent me because it’s incredible and I have already ordered a replacement with my OWN MONEY!
The Embryolisse Emulsion Hydra-mat Moisturiser and Primer. It’s phenomenal. I won’t bore you with the technicalities because you can read all of that here. However, I do want to say that my skin is SO beautifully moisturised now and my make up lasts ALL DAY LONG. I love it.
Using this moisturiser in my daily skincare routine:
- Wash face with The Body Shop Shea Butter soap (usually in the shower)
- Wipe residual mascara/eyeliner with any face wipes (I like these)
- Apply small amount of Hydra-mat Moisturiser to face and neck in upward sweeping motions.
- Continue with make up routine (Make Up Routine can be found here)
- In the evening, Remove make up with Make Up Wipes
- Wash face with TBS Shea Butter Soap
- Apply L’Occitane Ultra Rich Body Cream to face (Screw the rules, Find here)
- Sleep and repeat from the top!
I know that’s a really super simple routine but I feel like it’s the simple things that mean the most in life.
What are some of your favourite skin care products, I would love to incorporate some new products into my life!