I recently got a new job and I have been spending less time taking care of my skin as I settle into new routines and such. I haven’t been as active as I would have liked to be with my skin care regime at the moment, so here is what I’ve been using recently to keep my skin under control.
Garnier Skin Active Purifying Botanical Gel Wash With Green Tea Leaves (£3.49 from Boots)
Since it has been so warm I haven’t really been wearing make-up which has made my skin care routine a lot quicker. I don’t really have to double cleanse since the only thing I am concerned about at the end of the day is removing any dirt or sebum that may have built up during the day.
The Garnier Skin Active Purifying Botanical Gel Wash is perfect for Oily/Combination skin and removing dirt and debris from the skin. It leaves your skin feeling squeaky clean.
Garnier Skin Active Purifying Botanical Toner (£3.49)
Once I am finished with the Garnier gel wash I tone right away. The purifying botanical toner leaves my skin feeling extra clean and removes any detritus that may have been left on my skin. There are hardly any traces of oil left on my skin when I have finished using this toner.
Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Daily Solution (£13 50ml)
The anti-imperfection daily solution is a pre-serum I use twice a day to prevent blemishes and keep my skin looking smooth and mattified. Although it is an oil it doesn’t linger on the skin and is very lightweight.
Rorec Snails Magic Eye Serum (£2-7 depending on seller)
Eye creams, essences and gels are still rather new to me. I didn’t really give them a second look until some explained the benefits of them to me. The first eye gel I bought was the Clarins Eye Contouring Gel. It’s pricy but effective. Nonetheless, as I was browsing through Ebay I discovered a Chinese brand called Rorec. Their eye serum has been wonderful and easy to use. The serum filters through a metal ball and you roll it on your under eye area. It’s soothing and cooling.
Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Milky Lotion SPF15 (£36)
One thing I’m usually lacking in my personal skin care range in moisturiser and to be honest I’m still lacking in that department. The Clarins Hydra-Essentiel is a thin milk moisturiser that usually rounds up my skin care routine. It’s lightweight and moisturises well and maintains moisture in tricky environments. This is great for normal/combination skin.
Rougj+ Sunscreen Cream High Protection SPF 50 (£11)
My very final step is sun protection. Although the Hydra-Essentiel moisturiser has SPF, it’s only SPF15. Higher SPF offers more protection from the sun. I’ve been using Rougj+ for the last couple of years and it does the job. There has been an intense heatwave here in the UK over last month or so, so I have been more inclined to make sure my skin is protected.