Current Skincare Favourites

So my skin has had its ups and downs, which I am sure the majority of you can relate with. I have tried a few different products but never felt like they actually did what they said they should. For so long I tried all of those ‘amazing’ products that YouTubers and bloggers were promoting but they never worked and were often super expensive. Here is what I am currently using and it seems to be doing its job (fingers crossed), maybe this will help some of you get back to basics.

 

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Clean Face

To really clean my face I like to use a scrub but something gentle enough to not harm or irritate my skin. Especially living in a city, the pollution and grime can get deep in your pores and I am not about that. The Origins Ginzing Refreshing Scrub Cleanser works amazing for this. It works for all skin types and its main ingredient is coffee which is a great way to start the day. (it doesn’t smell of coffee, just fresh and citrusy).

 

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Cleansing

In the past I have used ‘real cleansers’ but most recently I have been using coconut oil, warmed up in my hands and it cleans my face and leaves it so soft. I use a muslin cloth or bamboo cloth to wipe away the oil and buff the skin. *make sure you use clean cloths and have plenty for the week, you don’t want to put the dirt back on your face*

 

Morning Moisturiser

Back to the Origins GinZing collection, I love the Energy-boosting moisturiser. When I put it on in the morning I feel so refreshed and my skin looks bright and dewy. It is a gel-like consistency but isn’t too thick to go on under makeup. The perfect product for when you’re tired, it asks as a placebo to make you think you’re energised!

 

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Evening Moisturiser

My go-to for the night-time is the La Roche Posay Toleriane Ultra Overnight. Now, this isn’t a cheap product at around Β£17 for a 40ml bottle but a little goes a long way. I had a major breakout of rosacea and this has helped so much. Also, since using this I have noticed a massive difference in my skin when I wake up, it feels plump and healthy.Β 

 

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Masks & Treatments

The Origins Overnight Hydrating Mask with avocado and swiss glacier water feels incredible on the skin. So hydrating and not sticky so great for overnight application for super hydration.

 

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Another one is the L’Oreal Paris Pure-Clay Charcoal Detox Face Mask. This is a little more aggressive to the skin but if I am having a spot issue I apply to those areas and it clears them right up. *I don’t use on my cheeks or sensitive area as it causes irritation*

 

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Homemade masks are fun to make with friends and feel amazing too. You will need;

  1. 1 ripe avocado
  2. 1 ripe banana
  3. 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  4. 1 tsp of orange juice or lemon juice

These ingredients are full of Vitamin A, B, C, D and E!

 

This is currently working for me but if you have any products that you swear by then let me know.

 

 

 

 

 

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