Over the past few years, I’ve tried many different skincare products and routines and have picked up some useful tips which have really helped my skin and I thought I would share them with you. I hope that you’ll find them useful!
Use a facial cleansing brush
It’s so important to cleanse your face properly, especially when removing make up. To make sure I’ve removed all traces of make up, I use a facial cleansing brush because I’ve found that just using a normal cleanser by itself didn’t really do the job that well. A great skincare tool to use is the Panasonic 3-in-1 Micro Foaming facial cleansing brush which is designed to remove make up. It is the only brush I know of that has a warming make up removal plate which helps to remove make up effectively. It also has soft, ultra-fine bristles which targets pores and deeply cleanses the skin. Every time I use my facial cleansing brush, my skin not only feels soft and refreshed but it looks clear and luminous too.
Avoid using facial wipes
I know facial wipes are quick and convenient, but you probably shouldn’t be using them, especially if you have sensitive skin. I stopped using wipes a while ago and it made a really noticeable difference to my skin. Make up wipes can really irritate your skin, especially if they contain alcohol as they strip away the skins natural oils. Instead, i’ve been using cleansing oils as a pre cleanse to take off my make up before I use my normal cleanser. I’ve tried various ones over the past few months, but my favourite has to be the The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil because it’s soothing and it makes the skin softer and smoother. I’ve used this when my skin has been both dry and oily and it works so well either way.
Apple cider vinegar
This is a weird one right? I’m right there with you. I was told to use apple cider vinegar on my acne and scarring as a toner after cleansing my skin. As i’ve tried pretty much everything from creams, to antibiotics and even skincare treatments which haven’t worked, I didn’t expect much from a £10 bottle of apple cider vinegar. The acid in the vinegar supposedly kills off bacteria. I’m amazed that it really does work. I’ve been using this for about 3 months and it has completely changed my skin. I purchased this apple cider vinegar from amazon. Make sure you get the vinegar which is raw and contains ‘the mother’ in it as this is the bit that is treating the skin.
Listen to your skin
I have always identified my skin type as oily/combination, but for the first time this winter my skin has been feeling slightly more dry. I’ve never experienced having dry skin before and so I didn’t have the skincare products to help me control my skin. I then purchased a few products to include in my skincare routine (see here). My point is my Body Shop tea tree cleanser that I swear by when my skin is oily isn’t suitable for when my skin is dry. Just like my Superfacialist Hydrating Day Cream that is perfect for my dry winter skin probably won’t be my go to moisturiser for the summer months. It’s important to adapt your skincare to what your skin needs.
I hope you’ve found this post useful! What are some of your favourite skincare tips?
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