7 November 2016

Beauty | My Evening Skincare Routine

Your skin changes with the seasons, and I've found mine had gone completely haywire as soon as I got back from our honeymoon in September. Make up removers that seemed to work before dried my skin out or aggravated my blemishes, and I just couldn't quite get it right. However, I seem to have cracked it as we head into even colder months.

So let's take a it a step at a time with the routine. And keep in mind I'm super lazy so these products all help with that habit.

Make Up Removal
I have fallen in love with using cleansing balms to remove my make up, however I'm very picky with these. I had been using Cliniques version over the summer but for right now it feels too heavy and too greasy so I had to adapt. This is where the Beauty Kitchen Abyssinian Facial Cleansing Balm* comes in. It's an all natural balm without a fragrance (which I love) and it's non-greasy. I love this balm! I take a bit, rub it between my fingers to warm it up and then rub over my face and it just melts my make up - including my liquid liner which is a hard job. It's perfect for removing all make up and inpurities and it leaves my skin feeling super soft. Once I've washed all of this off I take my Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water on a cotton pad to remove all remaining make up or dirt, and any balm left on the skin.

There's only really one product I've managed to get along with in this drying weather lately and that's the Kiehls Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate. I just take a small pea sized amount and work it over my skin. It smooths everything, blurs all imperfections and adds a much needed boost of moisture. I have really dehydrated skin and this really just helps.

I swear two years ago moisture just didn't seem to be at the top of my list for skincare, however in the past year especially it's been so dehydrated and dry I've had to really focus on it. There's currently two moisturisers I swap between. The first is The Body Shop's Vitamin E Sink In Moisture Sleeping Mask which I use every other evening, or if my skin needs a really big boost of moisture. It's a really light textured gel - which I love - and it's a moisturiser where you put it on, and let it sink in over night and the next morning you wake up with a plumped up healthy face. It's not one I can use every night otherwise I get a little bit oily and greasy, but every other night is the perfect amount. So for the other nights I've been using the Beauty Kitchen Abyssinian Oil Facing Moisture Cream*. It gives you a quick burst of moisture and doesn't feel heavy. It's a bit too heavy for a morning day cream, but for the evening after a long day and make up removal it's perfect.

At the moment this is my perfect evening skincare routine. Ask me again when it hits April and it will have ultimately changed, but for not this is the perfect mix.

What's your winter skincare routine?
*items kindly gifted for review. All opinions are my own.


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