I've totally overhauled my skincare regime in time for summer!
It's out with the old...
...and in with the new!You can see my old skincare regime post here.
I used to use...
- Cleanser - Neutrogena Oil-Free Facial Wash
- Toner - none
- Moisturiser - Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisturiser
- Make-up remover - Neutrogena Oil-Free Make-up Remover
- Eye make-up remover - No7 Cleanse & Care Eye Make-up Remover
The cleanser was OK but nothing special, it didn't cleanse my skin deep enough I think. The moisturiser was fantastic (especially for my oily skin) and I would definitely repurchase! The make-up remover was efficient, nothing special, removes make-up OK and I didn't like the greasy texture of the No7 eye make-up remover, but it effectively removed heavy eye make-up!
and now I use...
- Cleanser - The Body Shop Deep Cleansing Wash
- Toner - none
- Moisturiser - Nivea Visage Oil Free Moisturising Day Cream
- Make-up remover - The Body Shop Cucumber Cleansing Milk
- Eye make-up remover - L'Oreal Gentle Eye Make-Up Remover
Breakdown of new products... :)
The Body Shop Deep Cleansing Wash - £7
I bought this for the first time in September, it lasted me ages and I loved it! I've returned to it after my using my Neutrogena one and I finally feel at home :) It's perfect, it goes lovely and frothy, smells clean and fresh and removes dirt and grime! Top marks! Definitely worth the £7 price tag, but keep an eye on The Body Shop website for money off/free delivery!
Nivea Visage Daily Essentials Oil Free Moisturising Day Cream - £3.99
I picked up this moisturiser as it has SPF in it which I think is important as this time of year! It's a similar creamy consistency to the Neutrogena one but it smells much nicer :) Would definitely recommend this for oily/combo skin types like my own!
The Body Shop Cucumber Cleansing Milk - £4
I wanted to buy the Seaweed cleansing milk to match the deep cleansing wash, but it was double the price of this one! This smells lush and does the job :) doesn't make my skin feel greasy and there's loads in the bottle as well - it's going to last me ages!
I picked up the eye make-up remover on a whim as I'd run out and it was the cheapest one in Boots! It's OK but my eyelids have started to become REALLY dry :(
My routine goes a little something like this...
In the morning, I use the Deep Cleansing Wash to wash my face and then apply moisturiser.
In the evening, I first use the L'Oreal eye make-up remover for my eyes, then I use the Cucumber cleanser to remove the rest of my make-up and anything left over from my eye make-up. I then apply my normal moisturiser, or a heavier moisturiser like my No7 Heavenly Hydration Mask and leave on overnight.
Twice a week, I'll use Avon's Clearskin Deep Cleaning Scrub (as featured in my Top 10 Avon Products post)
... and then once a week (usually Sunday's!) I'll apply a face mask, either a peel off one, or a clay mask as I find they work the best!
At the moment I'm not using toner because I don't really see the point. Do you? I'm not sure if I need it!
What's your skincare regime?