I seem to get asked a lot these days what I use in terms of skincare and I thought this would make quite a good blog post. So, I’m going to talk about everything I’ve used, what’s worked for me and what hasn’t! Recently I’ve started becoming quite serious in how I look after my skin, of course before I was still interested but it was more cleanse, moisturise done basically.
I would say that I have combination skin simply because it’s not dry or oily it seems to be both, sometimes it’s even dehydrated as well which is a nightmare. I’ve started trying to balance my skin and take better care of it by drinking more water and using the right products for my skin.
Let’s start at the beginning (duh! ha ha). I usually use a balm cleanser as I’m not a fan of foams or liquids. What I find works best for me is the Sunday Riley Blue Moon Cleansing Balm as this helps to remove everything without any effort. I love the fact it’s so hydrating as, a lot of time when using cleansers, my skin feels quite tight and stiff which is never a good feeling but with Blue Moon I never get that
Next I would normally spritz my skin with the Rodial Dragons Blood Hyaluronic Tonic, which again is all about plumping my skin as it can get quite dry/dehydrated on my nose and cheeks. I find this works great as it helps to rehydrate my skin but also soothes the skin so can used throughout the day if you need a little hydrating boost. I usually apply this before putting on a serum because I feel like it helps to let the serum penetrate better.
I would then apply either Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil or the REN Flash Hydro-Boost. In the morning I would apply the Flash Hydro-Boost all over my face then once again I would spray my finger tips with the Dragons Blood Hyaluronic Tonic. Hydro-Boost is activated by water but by using the tonic I find it super charges the serum causing it to work better than it would with just water. At night I use the Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil which is a retinoid oil that reduces the appearance of pores, helps to control acne and flights against the signs of aging. I’ve only been using this for about a week now and even though it’s not enough time to say if anything has changed or gotten better I feel rather hopeful for this product.
When using retinol you have to make sure you are using a full spectrum SPF because retinols cause sun sensitivity so you’re going to have to apply a good facial SPF at least SPF30. I’m using the Benefit Dream Screen because not only is it a fantastic sun screen it’s also mattifying which is perfect for what I need.
I have been swapping out the REN Flash Hydro-Boost for the Sunday Riley Good Genes which is a Lactic Acid Treatment which helps to brighten, exfoliate, reduces the appearance of hyperpigmentation and boosts radiance. Again I have only been using this for about a week now but with this I can notice a difference because my skin is usually quite uneven in texture as well as colour but when using this I feel like my skin is softer and much more even in tone not to mention doesn’t look as dull either. I want to see what effect this has on my skin in the coming months.
Eye Cream is usually applied next in the form of the Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream. I like to apply my eye cream before moisturising because I feel like it penetrates better than it would layered on top. I’ve been using Hydrating Eye Cream for quite a while now and I’m really liking it of course nothing will compare to the Emma Hardie Amazing Face Eye Cream but Hydrating Eye Cream works best for me during the winter months mainly for the hydrating effects it gives me.
Last but not least is the Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream. From the first time I used this I knew it was going to be good. I think I have a good sense of whether or not I’m going to like a moisturiser and I loved this because like its name. I felt a tidal wave of hydration hit my face when I used it. Since I have only been using this for a week as well I have yet to see any long term effects but I’m looking forward to seeing what this has to offer me
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