Thursday 28 May 2020

My lockdown skincare routine

Foolishly, I thought not wearing make up and getting hot & sweaty behind the bar would do wonders for my skin - alas, I was wrong. So I've been trying my best to stick to a good skincare routine during lockdown, and I thought I'd share what I've been using...

L'Oreal Pure Clay Blemish Rescue Mask

I've been doing a face mask at least once a week, often twice. And this is the mask I've been reaching for - I love it because it's blue, it smells nice, and it genuinely helps to reduce redness and calm blemishes. I picked mine up at Morrison's when doing an essential food shop at the very beginning of lockdown, and it's still going strong. I put it on with a face mask brush, and leave it on for 10-15 minutes. Then I just wash it off with a warm, damp flannel and voila.

IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cleanser*

This is a cleansing serum, which isn't something I'd ever really tried before; I've not been wearing make up so I haven't tested the cleanser's ability to remove it but it's definitely more of a second cleanse skin cleanser anyway. It feels so nice on the skin, and doesn't leave my face feeling tight and dry either. Winner for me!

Pixi Glow Tonic*

I'm actually obsessed with this stuff - it's a glycolic toner which exfoliates the skin, leaves it feeling soft and just brightens the skin up a bit. I love it. You can get cheaper alternatives, but I haven't found any that are quite as good! Whack some on a reusable cotton pad and it works wonders.

Tropic Pure Lagoon Serum*

I've been getting a few spots during lockdown, and I find this great - when paired with everything else - for sorting them out. Plus I love anything with a pipette. It's an expensive skincare product but definitely one I'd recommend if you have blemish-prone skin! A little bit goes a long way; you really only need 1-2 drops to do your whole face, and it's just a great addition to any skincare routine.

Bioliq Dermo Moisturiser

I bought this in Poland ages ago because it says 'acneous skin' on it - so I assumed it was for people with acne, like myself. So I've been using it and I really like it, but when I was looking online to see where you could buy it I realised it's actually for people with weak capillaries, not acne at all... Some miscommunication there but it's a really nice moisturiser which sinks in quickly and doesn't irritate me at all. So if you do have a lot of redness, it might be wroth a try!

I've also been using good old sudocrem on my nastier spots, and overall my skin is looking better now than it did a couple of weeks into lockdown. What skincare bits have you been whacking on your face during all this?

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