New skincare regime

It’s been awhile since I posted about anything other than motherhood and pregnancy so I thought this might come as a welcome a change!

I’ve recently started to use some new products which I now couldn’t be without so I thought I’d share them with you.

I try to cleanse, tone and moisturise every single day and exfoliate twice a week but sometimes that’s not always the case – it’s more like when I can remember or when I find the time!

Without fail I always take my makeup off before I go to bed and I do that using Nivea 2 in 1 cleanse and tone lotion with some large cotton wool pads. I start by removing my eye makeup with one pad and use the second to remove my face makeup. I get my cotton wool pads from Primark, durable and cheap!

I then wash my face with my new found love, Clarins gentle foaming cleanser with Shea butter. It’s a creamy mouse which removes all traces of makeup and leaves the skin feeling hydrated, soft and smooth. It’s particularly good if you have dry skin and smells lovely. It’s a fair size tube and is £20 which I don’t think is too bad.

I pat my face dry and then apply Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream to my cheeks, forehead, nose, chin and neck. I rub in upwards motions on my neck towards my face and kind of pat it on and smooth it over everywhere else without too much rubbing as I find more of it soaks into my hands than face if I rub too much. If you are looking for a cheaper moisturiser I’m a big fan of the Simple replenishing rich moisturiser which I apply each morning before I do my makeup. I only use the Charlotte Tilbury cream in the evenings before bed otherwise I’d go through pots of the stuff far too quickly.

Last but not least I apply Bobbi Brown extra repair eye cream directly under my eyes and along my cheekbones. This is a new addition to my skin care regime and I wish I had started it a lot earlier i.e. when I started having children and dramatically less sleep! The cream is really thick and although it comes in a small glass pot it lasts quite some time. I buy mine from ASOS using student discount and it’s a little more affordable.

When I exfoliate I use the Clinique exfoliating scrub. It’s perfect for my skin as I get quite a lot of build up but I would imagine it could be too harsh on more sensitive weaker skin as it’s quite abrasive. It leaves my skin brighter and the texture is far smoother which is far better for applying makeup.

Lots of love

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