Sunday, November 16, 2014

Simple skincare products | My skincare routine

Refreshing facial wash - £3.49
Kind to eyes eye make-up remover - £3.49
Purifying cleansing lotion - £3.29
Soothing facial toner - £3.29 
Revitalising eye roll-on - £5.49
Hydrating light moisturiser - £4.50
Vital vitamin day cream - £4.99
Vital vitamin night cream - £5.99

Skincare is one of those things that you either can't be bothered to do, or you love to do it. I am one of those people who loves it. There is no better feeling than having silky smooth skin, and your make-up gliding on and sitting well without the use of a primer. 

As you can see from the image above, I am a massive fan of Simple products. This is mainly because my skin can be quite sensitive to a lot of soapy products and has been known to break out, become increasingly dry and irritated, or generally not get along with a lot of high-street drug store skincare products. Frankly, I cannot afford all these high-end designer brands, so it took me quite a while to find something I really liked.

I have tried many different brands over the years, and have settled very happily with these Simple products. They are really affordable, readily available in Boots, Superdrug and Amazon, and last a really long time considering I use them twice a day. 

I'll share below my general routine with them. I expect somewhere along the lines I do something in the wrong order, but this is what works well for my skin. 

Remove all make-up with the Kind To Eyes Eye Make-up Remover using a cotton pad. 

Scrape back all of my hair so it isn't in my eyes or getting stuck to my face.

Using the Refreshing Facial Wash, gently massage it into my face, focussing on the areas where break-outs are most common. I also like to do the same to my neck as I blend my make-up to the lower part, and don't want to leave any bits of stray powder or foundation!

After I have washed this off and patted my face dry, I cleanse using the Purifying Cleansing Lotion. Once again, using a cotton pad and applying it in small circles. 

Following this, I use another cotton pad (I go through a lot of these) and use the toner. I try not to use too much of it as it can make my skin a little oily after a while, so a small amount is usually enough. Once again I apply it using small circular motions, normally following the path of the cleanser. I also find that when it comes to my neck, upwards motions usually catches any stray bits of make-up or general dirt that I missed before.

I let this sit for a little bit so that my skin can absorb it. Once it's dried a little I use the Revitalising Eye Roll-On under my eyes. Again small circular motions are usually best. If, like me, you tend to have dark circles under your eyes then I would definitely recommend this product. The metal ball really cools under your eyes. I tend to use this more in the mornings when I still have puffy eyes from the night before - it works wonders!

I then moisturise using the Hydrating Light Moisturiser. There are a few different moisturisers, but I find that this one really agrees with my skin and leaves it feeling considerably more cared for than before I used it. I tend to focus mainly around my T-Zone and the corners of my nose where there's a lot of dry skin. 

Finally, depending on whether it is day or night, I use the Vital Vitamin Day or Night Cream. I only use a small amount of this because my skin is already quite nourished from the million things I just put on it. I focus mainly on my cheeks, chin, and forehead areas just to keep them supple during the day. The thing I like most about the day cream is that it actually has SPF 15 in it already, so no need to worry about the rays!

So that's my daily skin routine! I know I don't usually do these sorts of posts, but I kind of fancied a change, and people ask me about my skincare products and whatnot all the time, so I thought why not?

I'd definitely recommend these products to people with skin like mine, where it's usually fine but is sensitive to excessive products and whatnot.

This was not a sponsored post, I just genuinely love Simple's products and have been using them for years and years.

I hope you enjoyed this little different post. Never know, I might do more of these in the future.

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