Current Skin Care Routine

My face has finally settled down after it’s typical ‘oh god a new season, time to freak out!’ episode, and I’m really happy with my skin care routine at the moment so I thought it would be a good time to share it with you all.

Cetaphil Gentle Cream Cleanser – I slather this over my face and wipe it off it with cotton pads to remove my makeup before hopping in the shower at night and properly cleansing with the Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel.

Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel – I’ve mentioned this quite a few times before, and it’s really the only cleanser that I use. I now buy the giant pump top bottles because they last a longer than the smaller bottles (obviously) and the packaging makes it so much easier to use when I’m in the shower. I only ever cleanse my face at night, so I use this in my shower in the evening.

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant – I’ve really cut back on the amount that I exfoliate my face and my skin seems to be thanking me for it. This is my holy grail facial exfoliant and I use it once or twice a week in the morning or evening – depending on when I feel that I need it most.

Echolife Lavender Face Mist – This is such a gentle and soothing face spray, I think I’m going to cry real tears when I run out of it. I use this every time I get out of the shower before putting on my serum/moisturiser.

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Moisturiser SPF 15 – This is my favourite warm weather daily face moisturiser and I wear it every day.

Weleda Almond Soothing Facial Oil – I use this at night after I’ve spritzed my face with the Echolife Lavender Mist. I pat a couple of drops of the oil into my skin and let it sit for a couple of minutes before applying my moisturiser.

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Creme – I use this as a day time moisturiser in the cooler months of the year, but when it gets too hot to have anything heavy on my face I stick to using it as a night cream only. I layer this over the Weleda Almond Oil in the evening and I swear to god it is the most soothing and nourishing combination that I’ve ever come across.

Benefit It’s Potent Eye Cream – I really like this eye cream and I use it every morning and night, but I think that when I run out of this little deluxe sample jar I’m going to switch to the Kiehl’s Creamy Avocado eye cream instead.

The Body Shop Tea Tree Blemish Stick – Why do all spot treatments have to smell so flipping bad? I like this product, it does the job pretty well. I don’t break out that often so to be honest I’m not really that phased on what spot treatment I use.

14 Thoughts on “Current Skin Care Routine

  1. I wish I was someone who could pile on the products every day because I love skin care products. But I think if I did my skin would just flip out. I break out so easily! I use the Cetaphil morning and night as my regular cleanser. Its funny that you just use it as makeup remover.

    I’m interested in the facial mist I think. What is it supposed to do?

    Thanks,
    Kara
    http://www.thebostonista.com

    • I find that when I just use Cetaphil as a cleanser it removes my makeup but doesn’t actually cleanse my skin very well, so the additional step of the Dermalogica helps to keep my skin clear. As I don’t use a toner (I don’t really need to because I double cleanse) the facial mist just helps to moisten my skin before applying moisturizer/serum and the lavender oil helps to calm the redness in my skin. I also love the rose facial mist from Echolife, I tend to alternate between the two. x

  2. I’ve been super particular with trying to find a cleanser that won’t dry me out, the Dermalogica might be the way to go!

    • I have quite oily skin (it’s becoming clearer to me that I should have specified that in the post!) so I would suggest trying a sample of the Dermalogica cleanser before committing to a full sized bottle, just to be on the safe side!

  3. I was close to buying Kiehl’s Creamy Avocado eye cream. What do you think of it?

  4. All of these products sound so lovely! I’m kind a bit of a skincare rut at the moment, I’m trying to finish off a lot of things! I love seeing your skincare posts!

  5. I love seeing these posts too! I’m very tempted by the Weleda Soothing Almond line – just currently trying to finish off a few bits and pieces! I’m intrigued by this non-washing of the face in the morning – do you splash your face with water or anything? Or just apply SPF moisturiser and head out?

    • I do splash my face with water in the morning, well I hold it under the shower for a while in an attempt to wake myself up, so I think that counts! Then when I get out of the shower I spritz with the echolife mist, apply moisturiser and go.

  6. Don’t cry! I’ll put another bottle of Lavender Mist in the mail (unless you’d prefer Rose for a change?) 🙂

    You’re lucky – my skin is still freaking out Woody Allen-style about the season change! I’m back to intensive honey face washing and essential oil concoctions to help it regain its cool…

    • Sabine you are too good to me! I was planning on ordering both, so don’t worry about sending them over – I want to support Echolife! xx

      What is this honey face washing business??

      • Aww, thank you thank you! xxx

        Honey face washing is a little sticky but amazing: you wash your face twice daily with nothing but raw honey. It gives pretty amazing results! I was breaking out a bit more than usual so I started it up again mainly to benefit from the antibacterial and clarifying properties of the honey – but it’s also full of nutrients and will work well on all skin types. And it smells GOOD (if you like honey that is)! If you’re curious to try, you could do a thick layer of honey as a masque – I’d keep away from Ben while it’s on though 😉

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