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My Evening Skincare Routine | Winter Edition

No. 1 CLEANSE

It’s only in the past year that I’ve actually implemented a daily skincare routine and what a difference it’s made!  At first, I struggled with remembering to go through my regime every single night but now I can’t go to sleep without completing it!

I purchased a Clarisonic over two years ago now and at first, I didn’t see a real difference in using it.  The Clarisonic eventually stopped working and I didn’t bother purchasing another until the beginning of this year.  I’ve suffered from acne since my early teenage years, especially around my forehead and chin.  I’ve tried an assortment of products from all natural products (hello, baking soda + lemon juice) to even trying Proactive.  Neither worked, until recently, that is.  My skin is still by no means perfect, I still break out in the occasional (normally hormonal) acne spot and still suffer from acne scars.  However, I see my skin definitely improving when I carve out time each day to take care of its needs.

My skincare routine isn’t expensive or complex but its simplicity works very well for me.  It usually begins as soon as I finish work and walk through the door.  The next best thing to kicking off my heels is taking off my makeup.  Nothing beats the feeling than having a clean, fresh face!

Step 1.  Take it off
If I’m in a rush I’ll use a I alternate between two makeup removers either the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water or Simple Micellar Cleansing Water.  I find both work well and take off almost all the makeup from my face.  Secondly, I wash with cold water to remove the excess.

Step 2. Clarisonic Mia 2 + Purity Cleanser
As mentioned previously, I am absolutely loving the Carisonic and I’ve noticed a huge difference in both the glowy-ness and texture of my skin since using it daily.  My knowledge of cleansers isn’t huge but I picked up the Philosophy Purity Cleanser in duty-free section of the airport on my way home from Bali earlier this year.  So far, I’m loving it!

Step 3. Mask it with GlamGlow Super Mud
This is an optional step I take if I have any imperfections/acne appearing.  I’ve been using the GlamGlow Super Mud masks for several years now as spot treatments and found them to really reduce the visibility and redness of acne.

Step 4. Moisturise
On days when I use my Clarisonic in both the evening and morning, I notice my skin can get dry very quickly from the cleansing.  So on days when I feel my skin is especially dry, I use the Nivea Body Cream.  This type of cream is incredibly thick so you only need to use a small amount to moisturise your face and neck.  Alternatively, on days when I feel my skin doesn’t need a super moisturising cream, I massage a few drops of Argan Oil or pure Macadamia Oil into my skin – leaving it very gloomy and fresh.

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Step 5. Spot Treatment (optional)
On days I forgo using the Glam Glow mask, I’ll use the Resist Vitamin C Spot Treatment which I’ve (surprisingly) found to minimise the appearance of acne scars I have on my skin.

Step 6. Toner (optional)
Just before I go to bed, I’ll spray my face with the Swisse Deep Sea Hydrating Mist Toner.  This is absolutely a nonessential item but it smells absolutely amazing and makes my skin feel so fresh and clean!

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