Saturday, 17 August 2013

Skin Care Routine :)

Disclaimer: Only pictures of me are mine. I don't have a phone/camera at the moment so all pictures of products are off Google Images. 

I'd say my skin care routine was pretty simple to be honest. It consists of only a few products which I 100% swear by. If you try these products and they don't work as well for you, then I apologize but this is what I use for my skin and everyone's skin is different. I wash my face, morning & night. I haven't got the best skin, but it's getting better. I have very oily skin, and it tends to be quite red at times. I do have spots just like most people and I hate them with pure passion but it's something I've learned to live with, and work with. 

The first product I use is the Osiris Apricot Facial Scrub. I'll admit I was nervous about using this product for the first time, because it's a cheap product, but I am so glad that I did try it out because it's amazing for my skin. The smell is obviously Apricot and you can really smell it; it smells absolutely divine. The smell is very rich, it smells so good I could almost eat it. 

It's simple to use and easy to get off, what could be better? All you need to do is put a small '1p' coin size on the tips of your fingers (that's how much I use anyway)... and rub it into your face in circular motions. Although you can feel the abrasive beads within it, it's not harsh on your skin which means you can use it every day. I use this morning & night and it's only ever made my skin better. I then rinse it off with lukewarm water and tap dry with a towel. It leaves me skin feeling softer than ever, and more importantly; cleaner than ever. I brought this for just 99p down at Morrisons!! I can't tell you if they still sell it but you can by it online too.

My next product is something I shouldn't really be using because I'm only 17 but I just love the way it feels on my skin. It's actually my mum's but I tend to use it every so often. Sometimes I use it at night, because I don't have make up on then so it can really soothe into my skin, other times I'll use it when I know I won't be wearing make up that day.
It was brought from Avon (which in the UK is a small booklet full of inexpensive products) It's in the 'Solutions' category. It's the Ageless Bloom Day - Day Cream and you can buy the Ageless Bloom Night Cream but I decided against it. 

I start by dabbing little blobs on to my face; my cheeks, my forehead, my nose & my chin. Then all I do is rub it in softly. You can really feel it work on your skin as soon as the product touches your face. It gives me this 'tight' feeling, like I can really feel the lines on my face tightening up. Which is great if you have little lines on your face like I do. I know shouldn't be using it, but it doesn't break me out at all and it feels great so until I find another product like this one, I won't be getting rid of it anytime soon! Both products; the day & the night are both £7 from Avon. You can buy it online also. 

The third product I use is the Simple Face Light Moisturizer which is from the Simple Skincare Collection. I use this every day and it works brilliantly. It really keeps my skin clear and it makes a great primer for make up. It doesn't make my foundation go blotchy or patchy like a lot of products have done to me in the past. It keeps it on for a lot longer if I'm honest. I love Simple products because not only are they the UK's #1 Facial skincare line but the products itself have great advantages. None of their products includes dyes, artificial perfumes or harsh irritants. They also contain vitamins for the skin. 

The next thing I do is pretty obvious. I brush my teeth! I've been using the new Colgate Max White One. I've noticed it really does help whiten your teeth. I know a lot of toothpastes say that they do this and that they do that, but this one really does work and I believe I will be repurchasing the product. Because I smoke (I'll quit soon), it's harder for me to keep my teeth white all the time but since using this toothpaste I've noticed a big difference in the color of my teeth. I recommend buying it, because I can assure you it won't be a regret of yours. I hate the taste of mint, which is what really bugs me about toothpaste but the taste of this one isn't as strong as others are. To me that's already a winner! 

Also, because I have an electric toothbrush I like to use it to also soften my lips. Have you ever heard of doing that? Obviously, I use hot water ( to get rid of any bacteria first hand + I don't put toothpaste on it) but I do it every 2 days or so. I don't want to do it every day because I don't want it to irritate my lips, but every couple of days is perfect. I also follow up with a mouthwash which I'm sure a lot of you do, so I won't go into that. 

Apologies for not writing a post in a while, I've had a lot going on. I should be posting a lot more when I get my phone fixed because then I'll be able to take pictures and do proper reviews for you.