This week I thought I'd share my skincare routine with you all. I've been asked so many times what products I'd recommend and which ones I use myself. I've a very busy life so when it comes to skincare I need something low maintenance but effective. It's so important to take care of your skin especially if you have a hectic schedule, it's just a few minutes every day to do something just for you so you can look and feel good. I myself would have skin on the drier side so I tend to use a lot of moisturising products. As important as it is to take care of your skin on the outside, it's even more important to nourish it from the inside. This can mean different things for different people. For me it means drinking enough water, eating plenty of fruit and veg and getting enough sleep (especially when I have to be up early for a wedding!) I struggle to drink enough water as I just don't like the taste, so recently what I have started to do is add in lemon or a small amount of lime cordial and that does the trick for me. Im going to share a few of my favourite and most effective skincare products and why and when I apply them.
I use the Clarins 'Pure Melt Cleansing Gel' every single day, it's a product I definitely couldn't do without! It removes every single bit of makeup and is so gentle on the skin so theres no need to scrub or be rough with your face in any way. It also feels lovely on the skin, I use a small amount of the gel and rub it with my fingers for a moment before applying it to my face. It's lovely and warm and the gel just melts in to your face, then you gently remove it with warm water and all traces of makeup and any impurities are washed away immediately. There's marula oil in the gel which ensures that you're skin isn't left dry afterwards. Such a handy product, I use it every night and just couldn't do without! You can get it in Boots, Brown Thomas and most pharmacies for around €23. after my face is nice and clean I apply the Clarins extra comfort toning lotion, great for dry skin and gives the skin a firm feel.
I then use the Clarins 'Double Serum' This product really makes the skin look radiant and bright. It also has many anti-ageing properties. It smooths and firms the skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines. You only use a small amount of product so the bottle lasts a long time. After that I use a pea-sized amount of the Clarins eye cream which minimises puffiness and reduces the appearance of dark circles under the eyes. It's a creamy gel texture which feels great.
Right before bed and after the double serum and eye cream, I apply the Clarins 'Multi-Active Nuit'. This is a night cream for dry skin. Since I started using this I have seen huge improvements in my skin. It contains golden poppy extract which revitalises and protects your skin and reduces the signs of lack of sleep! You apply a small amount after you're face is cleansed and leave it on for the night. It feels great on the skin and is fantastic if you have a lot of early mornings or late nights.
During the day I use Elizabeth Arden Day Cream which has SPF 30 so I'm protected for the whole day. It's a firming, brightening a moisturising cream which just feels great on the face all day long. Feels great under makeup as well. It's award winning and I think once you use it you can definitely see why!
With those products, I find that my skin feels softer and brighter and my makeup sits better on my face. My skincare routine is definitely focused on hydration and radiance. In winter it's especially important to look after your skin that bit more, whether that means drinking enough water or taking supplements or just doing a face mask on a Sunday. It's all about taking a little time for yourself and finding out what works best for your skin and lifestyle. I hope you found this post useful! Thank you for reading.
Love, Jenny x
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