Finding the perfect skincare regime

Finding the perfect skincare regime

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 regime. My sister always uses the Clinque range but I was always too lazy to bother with it all. Most nights 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. Yet now I am a Mum I have less sleep and more stress. More make up is much needed 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:

  • No7 Protect & Perfect Intense ADVANCED Day Cream
  • No7 Protect and Perfect Intense ADVANCED Serum

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 feels and looks 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?

22 thoughts on “Finding the perfect skincare regime

  1. I have never heard of Nip and Fab before but they sound fav. I love Liz Earle and I am also using a cleanser like the Nip and Fab one at the moment. I will keep an eye out for these when I am next in the shop 🙂

  2. I am exactly like you, I never really thought about a skin care routine until I hit my thirties and now, at thirty six, I feel like I look at least double that some days!! I’ve tried a few of the nip and fab products but not the cleanser. I have combination skin, break outs at certain points in my cycle and then dry skin the rest of the time. I’m going to follow your lead and try some of these products, hopefully I too shall be glowing!! Oh and by the way, you look absolutely gorgeous! #sharewithme

    1. Ah thank you lovely, I have really noticed the difference since using them – I often find myself touching my face just to feel how soft it is ha! x

  3. I have never tried Liz Earle – but will keep them in mind. I think you are meant to try and change your skincare products every so often so will maybe try Liz Earle next. Thanks for your comment Katy x

  4. I have never heard about this before. Sounds like something that would work for me though. I am constantly trying to find something easy to use but good for my skin. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

  5. I too haven’t been great about skin care. I haven’t heard of this brand before but it sounds really fab! My skin has gotten so sensitive since I’ve become a mum, so I use brands for sensitive skin now – fragrance free & all that stuff lol Thanks so much for linking up with us at #bloggerclubuk

  6. I am in my early thirties and this is something I find myself thinking about too often. I’ll look up these suggestions. Thanks!

  7. These all product sounds absolutely amazing. My skin looks dry and rough so these products can be helpful to take best care of it. I will definitely use them in my skin care routine. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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