A Breakdown Of My Daily Skincare Routine
A Breakdown Of My Daily Skincare Routine
A few weeks ago, I asked you ladies what questions you wanted me to answer. The response was kind of crazy, I got so many great questions! I answered the ones that came up the most (you can read my FAQ blog here), but I decided to expand on one of my answers a little bit more.
I’ve written about my skincare routine before, but like most women, it does change a little. I also want to stress that while this routine and these products work for me right now, everyone’s skin is different. Remember that skin care is not one-size-fits-all!
My everyday skincare routine
I make sure I always remove my makeup before bed! Your skin needs some time to breathe and renew itself, which it does when you sleep. If you leave makeup on, it can also lead to clogged pores and breakouts.
To remove makeup, especially after a photoshoot, I use a micellar water. I then use a cleanser in the shower. One I’ve been using for a while is Cetaphil, because it is really gentle on my skin and cheap! I focus around my eyes to remove eye makeup and dirt from my face.
After I’ve showered, I use Skinceuticals and double-cleanse my skin, making sure I keep it away from my eyes. I make sure to moisturise my skin, especially after cleansing thoroughly. Moisturising is so important, even if you have oily skin! If you don’t, your skin may dry out, which may cause it to produce MORE oil to treat the dryness.
I use a hydrating moisturiser twice a day to keep my skin supple — I use a separate one for day and night. During the day I use Medik8 Hydr8 Day and my nightly moisturiser is beta Moisturise. Under my eyes, I use SKINBIOTIC's h-eye-light.
If I need to treat acne, I use the Blemish AOX serum and only apply it to the affected areas. For any really 'angry' pimples, I use a little Medik8 Blemish SOS. It helps calm the redness.
To keep my skin soft, I sometimes mix in two drops of Marula oil before applying moisturiser. Marula oil is something I’ve started using recently, it hydrates and has antimicrobial properties that are included to help reduce free radical damage (from exposure to pollution or the sun).
For my body, I exfoliate once a week with Q.V. and each day I use a body moisturiser all over. When it comes to tanning products, I like Envy U Skin tanning foams.
To help keep my skin looking bright and healthy, every 8 days I do a mini-facial. At the moment I’m using a product from Drunk Elephant called Babyfacial, which helps get rid of dead skin cells. You put it on then leave it for 20 minutes and it helps to soften any build-up on your skin. I feel like after I wash it off, my face looks brighter and feels smoother.
Once a month, or before a big event, I give my skin a bit more love! Your skin naturally regenerates around every 28 days, but this can slow down as you get older. A little pamper session at home can get rid of the nasty stuff that builds up on the skin. My skin can also get really dry when I travel, so it sometimes needs a little extra attention when I land. You might have read that I recently used Ole Henriksen’s Power Peel when I was travelling, and I loved it!
My top skincare tips:
- I always cleanse twice to remove all makeup.
- When washing your face, focus on the spots under your chin and around your jawline. I even wash over my ears and up to the edge of my hairline!
- Don’t skip moisturiser, even if you have oily skin.
- ALWAYS use sunscreen if you are going outside.
- If you aren’t sure how to use fake tan products on your face, you can try mixing it into your nightly moisturiser.
- I always use eye drops when I'm on and off planes — my eyes get really dry and uncomfortable otherwise.
Now, you all know I’m going to tell you one of the best things you can do for your skin is to drink lots of water and eat good food! I’ve blogged before about what to eat for glowing skin, so it’s important to focus on good health inside to get the skin you want on the outside.
There’s nothing better than chilling out with a face mask on, or that feeling of washing your face at the end of the day. Do you ladies have a regular routine to care for your skin?
* Results may vary. Strict adherence to the nutrition and exercise guide are required for best results.