I absolutely love skincare and realised I haven’t really written about it much recently. It’s not for lack of trying products as I change up my skincare all the time; I guess I’ve just overlooked it! So on Friday I was just relaxing in the bath, for literally 2 hours, and I thought of all the products I’d used in my mini facial and thought I’d share it all with you in a post! If you would like to see more skincare posts, then please let me know as I love writing them so would be more than happy to come up with a few more.
So first things first, with any facial, you must remove all your makeup! I simultaneously love and hate this step! I love taking my makeup off and feeling a bit cleaner, however I hate the actual process. It’s a hard life! So I switch up how I remove my makeup on nearly a daily basis simply based upon my mood and how much makeup I’m actually wearing. This particular day I had an absolute tonne of makeup on and thought something a little more heavy duty was needed! I used the Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Oil as it really does dissolve makeup. I have to say, as much as I like this, it is nowhere near as effective as the camomile cleansing butter but I have a bottle of this to get through so i’ll use it and then by the butter again instead. However, it is lovely and light, isn’t too fragranced and doesn’t leave your skin greasy so it does do the job well. I just love the cleansing butter better than anything else I’ve tried!
My skin was so tired so I thought I’d use a face mask to give it a bit of a boost in preparation for starting my internship. I used the Ren Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask which I think I have only used once before. I really love Ren face masks and find that they really do help my skin. I would say I prefer the 1 minute flash facial as its just so quick, but this did leave my skin looking more glowy and fresh which is always great! You leave this on for ten minutes and then simply remove with a warm, damp face cloth so it is still pretty easy to use and doesn’t cause too much hassle.
I bought a tiny sample pot of the Nip & Fab Glycolic Fix Exfoliating Pads from Amazon for 90p as I’ve always wanted to give them a try and I didn’t want to spend £8.50 on a full pot if they didn’t agree with my skin. These are an acid exfoliator which is something I have never used before so I was intrigued to give them a go. On first impressions I liked using these. If my skin agrees with them I can see me buying more as they were a nice refreshing step into my skin care and weren’t too abrasive and didn’t leave my skin dry at all. You swipe one pad over your face and that’s literally it! Easy!
For serum I used the BareMinerals Skin Rever Upper as it’s the only serum I have lying around at the moment and I want to use it up before I buy another one. This is quite average to be honest but it is nice and light on the skin and is nice to apply before foundation so i’ve stuck with it. You also get a really good amount of product in the bottle, 68ml to be precise, which is over double the usual 30ml of serums!
I go through phases with using eye creams and at the moment I’m being a bit lazy. However, I do really like using the Tony Moly Panda’s Dream Brightening Eye Base under my eyes. I mean firstly, lets just comment on the INCREDIBLE packaging! Its a panda!! The actual product is a moisturising dark circle corrector and it surprisingly effective! You can use this before you apply concealer or on it’s own and I do find it makes my eyes look brighter, helps with dark circles and keeps the skin nice and hydrated. I’ve had this a while but I plan to keep using this now I’ve rediscovered it again!
The final step was moisturiser. I love the Body Shop Vitamin E skincare range in general and this Vitamin E Nourishing Night Cream is no exception to that rule. It is very hydrating without leaving your skin feeling too greasy and soaks in nicely but not too fast that you can’t remember if you put it on or not! This is my second tub of this and I always enjoy using it. It doesn’t have a strong smell to it and just generally does wonders to my skin.
So there you have it, quite a quick run through of my do it at home facial. I could very easily use more products but to be honest, I just couldn’t be bothered! Have you tried any of these products? If so, what do you think of them? What do you use to pamper yourself on a night in?