Moisturisers, Eye Creams and SPF 101: What to use, how to use it, when to use it

So, we reach the last few steps of the skincare routine. I’m afraid things get a little less exciting here as me and the ‘creamy’ products don’t have the best relationship. Hopefully you find a few useful tips and product suggestions!

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First impressions of new products

So I did some hauling – as you do when you first start a beauty blog. There is just so much new goodness to be discovered and it’s very hard to resist. This is a bit of a mixed bag – some things I love, some I’m still deciding on and some that are teetering dangerously close to my donation bag…

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Treatments 101: What to use, how to use it, when to use it

Part Two of my Skincare 101 series is looking at treatments. If you haven’t seen Part One,¬†which talks about cleansers and toners, head over there first.

These products and routines are suited to my skin type and concerns (normal/dry, acne prone, not sensitive, drastically dehydrated, with post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation). I am by no means an expert and the products I use are what work for me. Continue reading “Treatments 101: What to use, how to use it, when to use it”

Cleanse and Tone 101: What to use, how to use it, when to use it

I’ve been into skincare for as long as I can remember. I’ve been good at it for about three years. By ‘good at it’, I mean using the right products for my skin, expanding my routine and learning about ingredients.

For me now, a lot of this is second nature, but when my colleague asked me “do you use a toner and what is it for?” I realised it’s not as simple as it used to be in the Clinique three step/ cleanse-tone-moisturise days. Nowadays we have balms, oils, exfoliators, masks, serums, essences (I should admit I have no idea what essences are supposed to do) – the list is always growing.

I frequently get overwhelmed by the products I have, the issues they are supposed to tackle and how on earth I am supposed to squeeze them into only two routines a day!

So, I thought it would be useful both for me and for anyone new to the skincare world to take a look at the types of products I use and how I use them.¬† Continue reading “Cleanse and Tone 101: What to use, how to use it, when to use it”