The first step to any skincare routine is to cleanse your skin at the end of the day to remove any makeup and impurities prior to treating you skin with any treatments such as creams, serums and exfoliant which seems pretty obvious but what a lot of us under estimate is how much dirt there actually is on our skin at the end of the day . This leads to my first step prior to using a face wash and it is the Garnier Micellar Water now it can be any micellar water , I personally love the Garnier Micellar water as it is super affordable and gentle on the skin whilst still removing the initial layer of make up . Once that step is complete I move on to my trusty Soap And Glory Vitamin C face wash which I have been using over a year now and still am loving despite having tried and tested other products I find myself always going back to this. The facial wash has a gel like consistency with small beads which are very gentle on the skin, it has a very refreshing citrusy smell and leaves my skin feeling squeeky clean without that tight pulling effect which some gel products have the tendency to do.
Once or twice a week I like to apply a face mask , my current favourites are the NIP & FAB Glycolic Face mask which instantly makes me skin feel tighter and brighter. On days where I feel like my pores need taking care of I find a clay mask is my best friend , currently I am loving the Pink Clay Mask which comes in a powder form and I mix it to make it in to a paste and apply it on to the skin for 20 mins . Once in a while I also enjoy using the Clarins Firming Mask to help keep my skin firm, whilst I am only 25 I think prevention is key.
In terms of exfoliation I am not a bit scrub kinda girl, if I do use a scrub I like to use a home made one using coffee and coconut oil which is great at removing any dead skin cells. I am a big lover of liquid exfoliants as I feel they tend to exfoliate your skin much deeper my go to liquid exfoliant is the Paulas Choice BHA Liquid which I have been using for nearly two years now and despite trying other ones I always go back to this product , it works great at keeping my skin clear and radiant.
I try not to over complicate my skincare routine , I tend to stick to a serum and creams both boring and night to keep the skin nourished yet not overloaded with products. If you have any product recommendations please do let me know as I am always keen to discover new skincare products worth trying.