Thursday, 11 October 2012

Skin-Care Routine | Autumn/Winter Edition

Hello Lovelies!

Since we have moved into the colder-crisper months I have subconsciously been changing my skin care routine to suit my new needs. I find that my skin becomes very dry and prone to breakouts during the colder months. I'm not sure why this is but dry, spotty skin is not a look I would normally go for so I thought I would show you what I've been doing with my skin recently to try and combat this.

First thing I do is remove my eye make up. For this I have been using my newly purchased Bioderma (yes I caved to the hype!) I just pour a small bit on a cotton pad and gently wipe away my mascara, eyeliner, eyeshadow etc. I find it a really gentle, effective way of removing all my eye make up.

Then I do a proper cleanse of my face, for this I use my trusty Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish, since I've started using the Bioderma I find that I don't need to use as much product to remove all my make up so one pump of the Cleanse and Polish normally does my whole face. I use a muslin cloth to remove this but I am looking into investing in a Clarasonic! If you have one please let me know if it's worth is as I would love to hear your thoughts!

After my cleanse I always use a toner. At the moment I've been switching between my Liz Earle Instant Tonic Boost and my Boots Glycerin and Rose water toner. I love both of these as much as the other but I find the Boots one abit more moisturising so on nights that I think I need a little bit more moisture and care I apply that one and for every other night I use my Liz Earle.

Finally for moisturising I have switched to the Oilatum Natural Repair Face Cream. I find during the winter my skin gets so unbelievably dry so I've heard that this moisturiser is amazing for dry skin, and I have to say I 100% agree. It's such an amazing rich moisturiser. It does amazingly well at combating my dry skin. I use this for night time because it is more moisturising than my Liz Earle moisturiser which I use for during the day.
Once a week I like to have a deep exfoliation because like I said I find my skin becomes very dry and sometimes abit flakey throughout the winter so for this I use my Vichy Detoxifying Exfoliating Cream.
I'm getting more and more obsessed with my skin care and beginning to invest abit more in it. If you have any recommendations for face masks please leave them below because I'm looking for a new one to try!


  1. These sound like lovely nourishing products! xx

  2. really want to try that liz earle tonic!

    from helen at // @thelovecatsinc

    ps. i'm launching a new giveaway to win 30 beauty products tomorrow inc. essie etc. make sure you stop by! :)

  3. I seem to change up products when it gets cooler too:) Wa looking at the Boots glycerin and rose water toner at Target! Will have to pick some up. I have a clarisonic and looove it. Worth every penny (IMO). I had cystic acne and it has cleared up.