Growing up I never took much interest in looking after my skin. I suppose you don’t need to as much when you are younger. I know lots of people have a skincare routine, my sister always uses the Clinque range but I was always too lazy to bother with it all. In fact, many a night I used to go to bed with my make up still on.
I am now in my mid thirties and I can definitely see the differences in my skin. I have a lot more breakouts and have really dry patchy areas. Although I probably eat much better and drink less than I did ten years ago, I know I have less sleep and more stress. I also wear more make up and my routine tends to be running a baby wipe over my face before bed, all these factors are starting to take their toll on my skin.
I knew I needed to start spending a bit of time caring for my for skin, upon recommendation from my younger sister I have started using:
I really liked this range, they feel nice and light on my skin making it feel smoother. In fact, when I had ran out I used a different cheaper moisturiser and I immediately noticed the difference.
Last month, as a treat, I had a Elemis facial at Doubletree Hilton Chester and it was amazing, if I could afford it I would have one every few weeks, my skin felt and looked amazing after it. The beautician asked me about what type of skin I had and I answered, normal with a few dry patches. However, once she had done the facial she told me that my skin was really dry and recommended I exfoliate and use a night cream. Now as a busy Mummy of two young children I don’t feel I have a lot of money to be making expensive purchases for skincare, or even time to be spending hours cleaning my face plus, by the time it’s time for bed, I’m exhausted. However, I know it is important and I also know how lovely and glowing my face felt after it had some tlc.
Luckily my friend bought me some Nip and Fab skincare for a Christmas gift, which I had never got around to using. It was a brand that I had never heard of before but they are amazing! In the two weeks I have been using them I have really noticed the difference to my skin.
So now my routine consists of:
- Nip and Fab Cleanser
- Glycolic Fix Daily Cleansing Pads (which exfoliates my skin)
- No7 Protect & Perfect Intense ADVANCED Day Cream / No7 Protect &Perfect Advanced Night Cream
- No7 Protect and Perfect Intense ADVANCED Serum
All the years I couldn’t be bothered and it really only takes me five minutes. My skin feels so much better and those dry patches around my nose and on my forehead feel so much more nourished, softer and fresher. Friends have actually started complementing me on my glowing skin (seriously!)
Do you have a skincare routine? What products would you recommend?