Since the age of 13 til around the age of 18 I had spots and my skin was so sensitive. I’m now nearly 20 and can finally use nice products on my face to cleanse and moisturise rather than just clean my face with prescription cleansers to prevent spots.
I waited for Christmas so that I could ask for some nice basic skincare products to start me off and I decided the brand I wanted to try for skincare was going to be e.l.f.
She also got me the Nivea Double Effect Eye Make-up Remover which is also a nice product.
I only do this first step of my routine if I’m wearing makeup, which is to use the Double Effect Eye Make-up Remover to remove my eyeshadow, eyeliner and mascara. At first I was sceptical of using it as I just thought it’d be like using a makeup wipe so I thought what’s the extra hassle worth? I was completely wrong.
This product states on the instructions to shake well before use, to apply it to a cotton pad and that no rubbing is needed. I was like “No rubbing? What a load of BS” but it turns out what I thought was actually the BS because this thing worked a treat. Of course it’s a nice surprise when you’re tired AF and you just want to take your makeup off with no effort!
Step two is something I do two to three times a week. One because it says to do so on the instructions, and two because I agree.
I’ll do this if I do or don’t have makeup on as it makes no difference to the results. I put it on my fingertips then massage it around my face in circular motions, focusing it particularly on my dry bits like my nose and in between my eyebrows, along with the parts of my face where my pores get clogged more.
This leaves my skin feeling soft and ready for step 3.
This step is my favourite purely because I love to use my No7 Beautiful Skin Cleansing Brush.
I start off by wetting my face then putting the Daily Face Cleanser on the tips of my fingers and rubbing it on my face in circular motions for a few seconds. I then scrape the leftover product off my hands and put it on my face.
This is when I use my Cleansing Brush which has two settings. I start off by wetting it and then shaking of the excess water just so it makes the cleanser lather. I put the brush on its first setting which is slow and use it all over my face (not including my eyes) in circular motions. After around 30 secs I put it on it’s higher setting which makes it faster doing the same thing for around the same time.
I then wash the product off my face and dab my skin dry with a clean towel.
The final step to my routine is moisturising. I put a generous amount of the Daily Hydration Moisturiser on my finger tips then blob it around my face evenly. I then rub it in focusing on my dry patches (which there are a lot of because of the cold weather).
I usually put lip balm on right before bed too so that my lips are less likely to crack.
If you have any products you’d like to recommend or have any questions about the products I’ve used, feel free to comment them below.