Wednesday, January 23, 2013

My Skincare Routine


  I love trying new beauty products but skincare isn't something I play around with.  I've had generally the same basic skincare routine for around 8 years.  I only try something new if something in my routine is discontinued.  I've included a picture of me without face makeup as I think there's no sense in me talking about skincare without showing my real skin.  I'm lucky to finally have clear skin and my only concern right now is preventing my skin from aging badly.

Info on my skin:  It's sensitive and dry.  I used to have very bad acne and was on Accutane twice. I'm very fair and burn easily so I don't purposely sunbathe.

My cleansing routine is:
*First wash my hands with anti-bacterial soap.  While washing my hands I wash my Sephora pore cleansing pad between my hands.
*I remove my eye makeup and eye brow pencil with baby wipes.  I just buy the cheapest ones in bulk.
*I splash my face with warm water then work a blob of jojoba oil (you can find this at health food stores) around my face to remove my foundation.  I then rinse it off.
*I rub Spectro Jel all over my face and over my closed eyes.  I then rub my Sephora pore cleansing pad all over my face (skipping my eyes).  I rinse my face thouroughly.

  In the colder months I use Jamieson Vitamin E Gel Cream both morning and night but in the summer I use Sephora Instant Moisturizer in the morning.  The reason I switch my moisturizer is because the Jamieson cream takes a long time to dry when it's hot and humid and the Sephora moisurizer isn't thick enough for winter.

  When I do get breakouts, I put a dab of Sudocrem on my pimples overnight.  Whenever I get pimples on my lips I use Polysporin lip balm and they usually heal in a couple of days.  If my skin is getting really dry I use Avene Gentle Purifying Scrub.  I don't use toners or face masques because I just don't want to take the risk of causing a breakout.  I do want to add an eye cream to my routine though.

Do you stick to a skincare routine or are you constantly trying new things?

21 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this. You are very patient to follow such a full routine daily. I use sudocrem on spots too, it works a treat.

    Janine xx
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    1. I always break out if I don't stick to it so I've learned my lesson. So glad I've discovered Sudocrem through other blogs, it works amazingly :)

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  2. I like it, nice simple routine. I stick to the same things too. Boots eye makeup remover and the rest is No7 xx

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    1. I keep hearing good things about No7. Maybe I'll look at their eye creams.

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  3. Your skin looks lovely! I think I may do a skincare post soon but it will be like 4 pages long! speaking of which tonight's Glycolic peel night! I have some samples of 2 Boots eyecreams if you want some. :)

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    1. Thanks Jasmine. Lol I love how you have a skincare schedule. I'd love to try those, thank you :)

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  4. I keep a semi routine. Certain things change, but only after of few months of changing one thing. I wish my skin looked as nice as yours does! After I got hit a second time with acne my derm was fighting to put me on accutane for a second time so I have a couple indents and spots left over. I do recommend you try baby oil for removing eye makeup. And Vaseline as an eye cream I love it. I swear it helps my lashes grow because now they're healthy.

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    1. Accutane is scary but I'm certain my skin would be a mess otherwise. I never thought to try Vaseline as an eye cream, thanks for the tip :)

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  5. I try and stick to the same thing on a daily basis, I find abrupt changes make my skin go a little nuts sometimes
    You have quite the routine here! I have baby wipes for pretty much everything including makeup removal! Definitely helps save money, those makeup removing wipes are usually so pricey, and sometimes they aren't even that good! I think I might do away with them completely (after I finish what I have in stock lol)

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    1. Yeah those makeup wipes are SO expensive and you only get like 15 in each pack.

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  6. Your skin is great! I still struggle with finding a set routine, I admire people who stick to a certain long term fade routine:)

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    1. Thanks :) My skin just goes nuts if I don't stick to it.

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  7. You have flawless skin, so lucky! I love trying out new skincare products to see what suit me best!

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    Megan xxx

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    1. Thanks, I had many years of horrible skin so I'm grateful.

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  8. your skin is so good! i love avene products xx

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    1. Thanks Jess :) Me too, their products are always so safe and gentle.

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  9. I swear by Sudocream! Hahaha! Such a lovely post, can't wait to read more! :) Your skin is amazing.
    I love your blog!
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    x

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    1. I felt so embarassed buying Sudocrem lol but it works so well! Thanks :)

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  11. your skin is flawless! Jojoba oils sounds like a good idea! I have been using rosehip oil and it has done wonders to my skin! thanks for sharing hun!

    xx

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    1. i've never heard of rosehip oil, i'll look into it :) i love oils in general.

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