Saturday, 8 December 2018

My Skin Care Routine For Clear and Glowing Skin (5 Easy Steps)


Skincare products and gold tinsel

Looking after your skin is important – no matter how old you are. Over time, through trials and experiments, I have come up with an optimal skincare routine for clearer skin. Of course, there are always new products coming out and lifestyle changes that can be made. Anyways, this is my current skincare routine for clear and glowing skin.

For context – my skin is combination type. Sometimes it gets dry, sometimes it gets oily. I am especially affected by hormone changes (chin spots are the worst!)

Can you believe it, I had no clue what my skin type was, until a few months ago? I visited a spa for the first time in Shoreditch for a facial, the spa lady told me that I had a combination skin type. After consulting with this lady, I have also started focusing on the ingredients that work on my skin – mainly salicylic, glycolic, lactic acids.  I used to get products for the sake of having something to put on my face. Now I bother to read the ingredients label and see whether a product would be suitable for my skin. 

CLEANSING

If I’m wearing any makeup, I first use a cotton pad with some micellar water to remove any makeup. Then I cleanse my face using Cucumber Herbal Conditioning Cleanser from Kiehl’s. It’s a very light, foaming gel cleanser. I like that it makes my face feel clean, but without that horrible feeling of tight skin. 

Kiehls cucumber conditioning cleanser

MASKS

I have a few masks on the go, masks are essential for pamper days. I use masks to clean and exfoliate my skin. Instead of using an additional exfoliating product, I tend to focus on acid masks and types of masks that you can scrub away.

Mask of Magnaminty from Lush – The most wonderful, mint smelling mask. It’s great to put in the morning to refresh dull, tired skin. The mask has peppermint, marigold oil and chlorophyllin. It’s also fantastic for exfoliation, there’s primrose seeds and aduki beans for that. This mask makes my skin feel really clean.

AHA 30% + BHA 2% peeling solution from The Ordinary – This has to be the best skincare product I have ever tried. It may look scary in the bottle, but it’s so great for the skin. The product has a load of AHA and BHA acids. Basically, AHA acids are for glow and BHA acids are for clearing your skin and pores. This product is affordable, so I highly recommend it. If you have sensitive skin, test the solution on your hand first!


Body shop mask of magnaminty

The ordinary AHA BHA solution

SERUMS

I never used serums. I thought that face serums are for older individuals. Oh, I was wrong. Serums can really make a difference and give you clearer skin.

After cleansing my face, I put few drops of Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% from The Ordinary on my face. This serum is perfect for reducing congestion and control sebum. No sebum build-up = no spots. 

The ordinary zinc niacinamide serum

SPECIAL TREATMENTS


When I’m having bad skin, when my spots and pores are out of control, I use a little bit of 2% Salicylic Acid Solution from The Ordinary. I tried so many products for reducing texture on my cheeks and minimizing spots, none of them worked as well as this solution! This product is perfect for clearing pesky spots! Salicylic Acid is a must if you want clearer skin!

the ordinary salicylic acid solution


CREAMS


I use a few creams to moisturize my skin. Moisturize your skin! Even when your skin is oily. Especially in the winter, cold weather is horrible for the skin.  

Vitamin E moisture cream from The Body Shop – Fantastic, light-weight cream. Apparently, vitamin E helps to reduce UV damage and helps to reduce the appearance of scars. I use this cream when my skin is quite dry.  

Seaweed Oil-Control Lotion SPF 15 – This gel-based cream helps to reduce excess sebum and control shine. It also has SPF 15, which is a great bonus! Using acid products tends to increase the skin’s sensitivity to the sun, so sun protection is a must.  


Body shop seaweed lotion SPF

Body shop vitamin E cream

That’s it, these are all the products that I use to get clearer skin and glowing skin. Effective skincare products don’t have to cost a fortune. The most important thing is getting to know your skin – what works for others, may not work for you. Talk to professionals, find out what your skin type is. Then target your skincare routine by choosing well-researched ingredients. What is your favourite skin care product for clearer skin?

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24 comments :

  1. Hi have combination skin as well. Just like you my skin gets affected with hormonal changes too and it's the worst. I loved your advice of reading the labels something that I really need to do. Thanks for sharing :)

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  2. It sounds like we have really similar skin types and so I found this post really useful! Thank you! xx

    https://www.chloexlizabeth.com

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    1. Hey Chloe, I'm glad you found this post useful :) You are very welcome!

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  3. All these products seem very good! I found this post really useful 'cause I have combination skin too, thank you for sharing 😊❤️

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  4. Love this! We definitely have the same skin type so this was really helpful :) I need to try that face mask from Lush! Thank you for sharing! Xx

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    1. Thank you for reading the post lovely. Lush face masks are great!

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  5. I still haven’t tried a serum on my skin but I have heard so many great things about them. Up until a few years ago I thought that I was supposed to wait until I was older to have a good skin routine (anti-wrinkle and all that jazz) but a dermatologist told me that wasn’t true. You should start as early as possible

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    1. Exactly that's what I thought myself! Never too early for good skin care. Thanks for stopping by.

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  6. I have combination skin too so this was really helpful to see what works for you! I love the Body shop vitamin E range and the Lush face masks too!

    Soph - https://sophhearts.com/ x

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  7. These are some good product recs. It's always such a breakthrough moment when you finally find products that work for your skin, isn't it?

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    1. I know right!! It takes so long when it happens but when it does happen it's like woaaaah

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  8. my problem now is that in winter my skin gets a lot more dry than in summer. I was finally able to find a routine that actually helped and now I have to start it again! XD

    I want to try those The Ordinary serum because I purchased one but it blocks serum. I surely got the wrong one for my skin type. Thanks for your suggestions

    Cate ღ 35mm in Style

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    1. No worries :)) The weather can really affect the skin!! Thanks for stopping by x

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  9. This is good information to share with my sister who's very much into skin care routines and stuff��

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    1. Ah brilliant, hope this was helpful for your sister

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  10. I think I have combination skin as well because in some places it gets oily and in others it can get really dry. My skincare routine is pretty much just a cleanser and a moisturiser and sometimes a mask if I'm feeling fancy, haha.

    Nicola
    http://nicshealthylife.co.uk

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    1. Simple skin care routines tend to work the best!! x Thanks for stopping by x

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  11. The Ordinary products are amazing! I have been using the Niacinamide for a couple of months now and it is wonder product, such a good recommendation. I've wanted to try the Vitamin E range from The Body Shop for a while and your post has made me want to try it even more. By the way, love your blog layout!

    https://sophaarambles.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you so much!! In terms of the layout, I'm always like thinking of changing things but I'm glad you like it. Thanks for stopping by x

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  12. I really like the topic of your blog. It definitely resonates with me, as I am sure with many others. I am starting another blog (besides my current one) on the connection between mind, spirit, and body. I believe it is vitally important for us to make that connection. Thanks for the great blog.

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    1. What a kind comment, thank you for reading the post :) What will your new blog be called?

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