Help! I Really Need To Improve My Skincare Routine
In a mere two months I will be 35. Which seems quite a lot closer to 40 than 34 was. I guess technically I am there already, but a birthday makes it all the more real.
I’m not one of these people that hates birthdays. Nope, birthdays are awesome! In general I’m not panicky about getting old either. Sure I worry about the usually things, but don’t we all?
However, I’ve been thinking quite a bit about my skin lately. While I love make-up and I wear it pretty much everyday. I hold my hands up and I can honestly say my skin care routine is crap.
Ok, are you ready for this….? This is my current skin care routine:
I use Simple Facewipes to take off my eye make up and clean my skin. And erm… that’s it…
If I remember I put on Clarins Lotus Face Treatment Oil at bedtime. I do notice a difference when I do this, so I am going to make an effort to do this everyday.
In the morning I wash my face with Dove soap and I use Bare Minerals Purely Nourishing Moisturiser.
I think the main problem is I’m not into faff. I have some pots of creams and lotions that I have collected over the years and I rarely use them. Make up faff I love, lotions not so much. I know I’m an odd ball. I’m also still pretty sleep deprived with a baby who isn’t too keen on sleep. That picture above, was taken yesterday I had been up since 3am. So a long skincare routine quite frankly isn’t going to happen.
I have combination skin which is prone to breakouts, but it does tend to be very dry. You can see on my chin I have a tempted to cover up my current breakout – believe it or not I am wearing foundation.
I got the Boots Electric Cleansing Brush for Christmas, and I’m not sure why I haven’t used it yet, because I’m really pleased with it. So I am going to start using this stat! As my skin is quite dry, I think twice a week will be enough. After reading Caroline Hirons’ blog
on a recommendation, I now know that I need a serum above anything else.
I have had several recommendations on Twitter for hot cloths and coconut oil, to Dermatologica and Liz Earle. The problem is, my budget isn’t huge, so I need to choose carefully.
So tell me what would you recommend I do with my skincare routine? (Apart from change everything!). And what serums would you recommend I purchase? Advice very gratefully received and I shall report back my trials and findings on here :-).