Showing posts with label Routine. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Routine. Show all posts

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Evening Skincare

Last week I did a post on my morning skincare routine, which you can read here, it is quite a basic routine. Today I'll share my evening skincare routine, which is the one that I enjoy best. It is also quite basic, I've seen so many evening skincare routines that have 101 products in it. I'd get so confused, I like things simple. So without further ado here it is.

Saturday, 12 October 2013

The 5 Minute Face

Ever wake up and discover you have ten minutes to get yourself ready for the day ahead? I'm guilty of waking up and not putting makeup on and just heading out the door makeup-less...

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

The Winter Routine

Evening Primrose Oil Cream - R44.90
Bioderma Sensibo H2O - R152.50
Avon Solutions Hydra Radiance - R99
Avon Hint of Nature Face Mask - R49.95
The Body Shop Moringa Body Butter - R150
Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula - R29.95
Labello Hydro Care - at the time it was R14.50
As it's going into winter very quickly here, I thought it would be a good idea to get all my winter skin care needs into gear. These are all the things that I'm going to be using for my winter routine. My skin gets very dry and tight in winter and that makes it dull.
First up is my face. I'm trying this face wash from Avon called Solutions Hydra Radiance. It's supposed to hydrate your skin while giving your skin radiance. I don't really think it works too well, don't get me wrong it does hydrate my skin and doesn't leave it feeling tight and dry like most face washes can do but the 'radiance' bit is a little far fetched. My skin doesn't look brighter at all. It's not a major issue though because I'm glad that I've found a face wash that doesn't dry out my skin although it would be nice if my skin could be a little brighter and radiant. Definitely not the product to use if you're looking for radiant skin. Next up is the Bioderma Sensibo H2O - see the full review here - which is the best make up remover EVER. It removes make up in one swipe like a dream and you can feel your skin is so much smoother and cleaner. It gets rid of pimples too as it unclogs your pores and removes all the dirt from them and its not harsh on my skin. It doesn't leave it dry like most make up removers do which is a plus in winter. Highly recommended! I've also tried the Avon Hint of Nature Milk and Honey Face Mask which is an absolute pleasure to use. The milk and honey combination makes my skin feel smooth and hydrated and cleaner. It literally feels like you putting cream on your face that's how rich and creamy it is. I leave it on for about 5 minutes and rinse it off. I like that it doesn't dry on your face either. Now onto the face cream. This Evening Primrose Oil Cream is a really cheap cream from Dischem. My mom first tried it out and then I bought it myself later on. This moisturises my face without making it oily or making my skin break out. Evening Primose Oil is the stuff that is recommended for girls and their hormones... It can come in pill form and it balances your hormones so you don't get crazy freak outs and it even controls pimples to a certain extent. This cream also has Vitamin E in it which can be good for scarring. I reach for it all the time and I'm even scared to get other face creams because this stuff works so well that I don't want to buy a cream that may not work. Definitely a bargain.
Next up is my body. All I use in winter is thick body creams and this Body Shop Moringa Body Butter is just amazing. It's so thick and moisturising and gets rid of any dry patches or any tight places. The smell of Moringa is also so fresh and floral and reminds me of spring time that I don't mind it being winter if I can smell spring. The smell lasts for such a long time and mixed with my perfume, the smell is heavenly. It's not overpowering at all and I like knowing that I smell good. Definitely a good winter buy. Next is the Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula. I only got the small one because I really don't like the smell of chocolate creams. It makes me feel a little sick to be honest - crazy right? Anyways this cream stays next to my bedside table and I only use it for my elbows, knees, hands and feet as the little bottle says its for. This cream is the concentrated one so its richer. I find it works well for those areas as I find those areas get really dry in winter and this cream just gets right on down to softening the skin properly. You don't need a lot of cream for these areas either so a small bottle for me is perfect.

Last but definitely not least is the Labello Hydro Care lip ice. My lips get dry and flaky and they go white during winter because of that cold, dry air. I find this stuff really helps, it eliminates dry and flaky areas and also creates a smoother surface to apply lipstick over. I bought this last year winter and its lasted me since then and I use it all the time.

So those are my winter products with a few extra's added in whenever I feel I need it such as a bath oil or body scrub. I feel this routine really works for me... now to find some product that'll give my face a radiant glow!