Beauty addicts all over want that one thing – beautiful skin. My skin is far from perfect but through my beauty ventures, these products have remained as my go-to products for clean healthy skin.
Fresh skin starts with a facial massage with cleansing and hydrating Avene Gentle Milk Cleanser, in soft circular motions. I wipe the lather off with two cotton pads soaked in cold water. After this step is an optional use of facial scrub. My current favourite is the Clarins Gentle Exfoliating Refiner, with its tiny tiny beads that softly remove dead skin. I also sometimes use the Olay Professional Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System, for extra scrubbing. Following cleansing, a swipe of L’oreal Skin Perfection 3 in 1 MicellarSolution comes next, which acts as both a cleanser to remove excess lather and makeup, and toner to tighten the pores. I would avoid using this for removing eye makeup however, as contrary to what it says, it makes my eyes sting! I then take a piece of facial tissues, pop out a nose hole in the centre, and pat my face dry. Moisturising comes next. I apply La Roche-Posay Rosaliac UV Anti-Redness Moisturizer, which contains SPF15, just enough protection against the winter sun’s rays. Before my evening snooze, I love using Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Moisturiser, which contains retinoic acid, a proven miracle worker overnight. My face feels so smooth and supple in the morning.
If I am wearing any eye makeup, I apply a few pumps of MAC Cleanse Off Oil on cotton pads and leave them to sit on top of my eyelids for a few seconds. This dissolves any eye makeup gently and easily. This step occurs before cleansing.
Blemishes are zapped with a tiny layer of La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo. I find that they are visibly reduced within 12 hours of application.
That was a quick run through of my twice daily routine. It only takes about 4 minutes to do properly (and even less when I am in a rush), and my face feels cleaner, smoother and fresher.
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