I do then do follow the rule of 3 – cleaning, toning and moisturising. But occasionally there will be a couple extra products just to give certain aspects of my skin a kick.
As my face is clear of make up from the night before, I tend to just do a really quick clean to get rid of any dirt that’s settled on my skin overnight. For a quick clean I’ll either use my Garnier Micellar Water on a large cotton pad to remove all dirt, or if I’m in a rush I’ll use my Simple Kind to Skin Cleansing Wipes. I've always tried to avoid cleansing wipes as I've found them really drying, but these are absolutely perfect for me. Both are really gentle but great at removing dirt. If I do need something more and need to spend more time cleaning my face - maybe I had a heaving make up day the day before - I'll do a proper facial cleanse with my Elemental Herbolog Cool and Clear Facial Cleanser.
For toning there really is only one thing I use, and that’s my La Roche Posay Serozinc as it’s awesome for blemish and acne control. A quick spray, leave a few seconds to dry and that’s it. Super quick and easy. On days were I feel I need something extra then I'll pick up my Clinique Clarifying Lotion as it does just add something a bit more.
Finding the perfect moisturiser to apply before my make-up has always been such a mission for me. Anything too heavy or oily just plays havoc with my skin so I have to go for lighter, mattifying solutions. I’ve found two that really work for me, but the one I’m loving right now as it gives a little something more in the colder months is the Bioderma Sebium Mat Mattifying Moisturiser, which is more of a lotion than a cream but it's perfect at adding hydration without adding oil and making my face look shiny. I've also been using the Vichy Idealia Life Serum most days as well, which adds a burst of moisture but also gives a really healthy glow with it's pearlescent effects. I'd definitely recommend this if you'd feeling a bit pale and lifeless.
If you've got similar skin to me this routine might help give you some idea of some products that could help. But I'm always open to trying new ones, so let me know if there's anything you think I have to try for my skin this winter.