Now I’m 30 I have developed a regular skincare routine. I used to be lax about taking off my makeup. I used to use babywipes and water and that was about it. I was even bad at remembering to moisturise!
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Now I’m older and my skin needs better care, I have fallen into doing the same thing every night. From what I can tell, it’s working. I think I can get away with looking under 30 and I believe that is largely down to the appearance of my skin.
I religiously remove make up now. I do something that I believe is called the ‘double cleanse’. I even use mostly the same products.
I thought I’d share what I do then get you a chance to win my usual routine.
First up are the wipes:
I use these as the first cleanse by wiping off the majority of my makeup. I aim for eye makeup first then progress onto the rest of my face and neck until I have no more clean areas on the wipe.
Then comes the cleanser:
I put the cleansing milk on a cotton wool pad and wipe around my face. After this step I generally rinse with water and pat dry. I don’t use soap or any other wet cleanser.
I’m an eye makeup addict and it takes quite a lot of effort to get to budge. I usually get the last remnants of it off with micellar water on cotton wool, then give a quick wipe around my face.
You can’t mega cleanse without toning. After giving those pores a thorough clear-out, you need to close them sharpish. I tend to avoid my eyes but use a cotton wool pad to apply this to my face and neck before allowing it to air dry.
All of the products in this range are effective and sensitive (which is a really good trait, often sensitive = doesn’t do much).
I always moisturise but I’m not really loyal to a night cream yet. I tend to go for something thick or something that claims it will make me look younger. If it’s both then I’m sold. I’ve been using Olay and I’ve had a good Garnier one in the past. I think its personal preference when it comes to a night cream.