Current favourites that I can’t put down when it comes to skincare for the past few months and some for years. Some are new and some are oldies but a goodie. Now more hen ever before i would spend all my money on a good quality skincare product with high quality ingredients then buying a new beauty product. I am in my early thirties now and my skin needs all the love and care i can give it. So its only natural that I give it the best of the best to boost natural collagen production while shielding the skin to fight unavoidable environmental aggressors, to keep it healthy and glowing from within.
Start with a clean slate
Cleanser is your new best friend! Pick one that’s suited to your skin type and you will be rocking a fresh face and clear complexion all spring summer. It’s the secret to having that inner glow we all chase.
Estée Lauder – take it away cleansing lotion
Clinelle pure swiss hydracalm cleansing gel
Neutrogena deep clean – micellar gel to form
Exfoliating the skin is the best advice any skincare expert will give you for that flawless application for your foundation and it will improve your skin texture. This will also help in keeping your foundation on for longer.
French girl – facial polish
Mario Badescu – rolling cream peel with AHA
Dr Lewinn’s – eternal youth rejuvenate & refine
I stared using water essence in the last few months. It has helped me with hydrating my skin and its appearance. It’s not a mandatory step but I feel it gives your skin that extra something once the oils are stripped off while cleansing. I have only tried these two but I absolutely love both of them.
Avene – thermal spring water
Jurlique – activating water essence
To tone or not to tone?
Why use a toner? A toner used correctly can even your ph level of your skin that can be stripped from all the cleansing. Among the other benefits it also reduces redness, removes excess oil, soothe’s the skin, and cleans out any traces of dirt or makeup. Your skin will thank you.
My favourite toners for spring/summer
Lush cosmetics – tea tree toner
Sukin – hydrating mist toner
Mario Badescu – glycolic acid toner- I only use this toner at night as it makes your skin sensitive to sunlight
Unsung heros “Serums”
If you are new to serums, your skin care game is about to change. Once you discover the benefits of serums there is no going back. It’s like buying a one way ticket to skincare heaven. Serums are great to get targeted skin solutions. Whether you want to minimise your pores, get that youthful radiance or glow, help with sun damage, reduce the appearance of a scare you will find a serum to match your needs.
Jurlique – advance herbal serum
Estée Lauder – advance night serum I use this day and night
A’kin – certified organic rose hip oil 100% natural
Hydrating your skin – give it a good drink!
A good mosturiser can do wonders for your skin. Picking one that is formulated to absorb quickly as we want to make our morning skincare routine quick, one that protects your skin – with spf and shealds it’s from the environment aggressors.
For night time you want to find one that will help with renewing your skin which is what your skin does while you are sleeping.
Under eye cream / serum
Estee Lauder – Advanced Night Repair Eye
Jurlique – purely white skin eye correcting cream
My favourite Day time
Estée Lauder – advance time zone
Avene – Hydrance optimale (new to my skincare routine)
Jurlique – Night brightining cream
Avene – physiolift regenerating night balm
Neutrogena – rapid wrinkle repair moisturizer
Bobbi Brown – Extra repair moisture cream (new to my skincare routine)
I used masks twice or three times in a week depending on my skin needs. This is a very personal choice depending on what you want to achieve I am always trying to get my skin hydrated and firm as I don’t have any big concerns with my skin.
My favourites masks
Laneige – water sleeping mask I use this twice a week
Jurlique – Moisture Replenishing Mask (Once a week)
Sheet masks are my favourite for on the go skin care I buy them from a Korean beauty store in Westfield carousel – cosme hut (as many as you like per week)
For your body
Hydrating your legs and rest of body is equally be important for that perfect healthy skin look. Using a good moisturiser and sunscreen will give it that extra tlc that it needs.
My favourite body moisturisers
Avene – Hydrance Light Cream
Aveeno – daily moisturising lotion
Body shop – coconut moisturising body balm
My favourite Sunscreens – Body
La Roche-Posay – Anthelios XL Ultra Light Spray SPF 50+ (such a beautiful formula easy to wear and reapply)
Nivea – protect and moisture with spf 50
Bondi Sands – protect & tan sunscreen oil with spf 15 (only if you want a tan)
sunscreen – Face
LA ROCHE-Posay – Anthelios XL SPF 50+ Ultra Light (most comfortable wear doesn’t make you feel sticky)
Whats your current favourite skin care product for spring/ summer? or is it autumn where you are?