I recently had a time where my skin was a complete mess.
Put it this way. It is two months before the most exciting trip of your life and your skin is having the breakout of all breakouts. We need to have this fixed. Soon.
Needless to say I had a little trip out to town. One cry for help to a trusty beauty consultant, one sit down and talk through and one purchase later and my skin is well on the way to repair. Thank you so much Jaye if you’re reading this. You’re a bloody angel.
Let me tell you about my skin: I do not have troubled skin. My skin WAS on the more oily spectrum and I dealt with one or two hormonal breakouts a month, no more. My skin was easy- other than the oiliness. After a month of this regime my skin is normal, my scars and breakouts have reduced to almost nothing and I don’t even need to powder during the day, depending on the foundation. I feel glowy, less red, my skin is less parched in the morning and no longer producing excess oils. All is well so far!
So now that we have got that out of the way I have one prettily decorated bathroom shelf. Let me introduce to you the new regime of all regimes-
99% Lancome. #notsponsored, but I wish it was.
Jokes. But not really.
I use the same cleanser morning and night. Twice a day without fail I cleanse, and I think once you have had a terrifying skin crisis you’ll know all about it.
Lancome Créme-Mousse Confort: English- This is a comforting creamy foaming cleanser, I had been warned to stay away from gels and exfoliantsat this time. It includes one of my favourite ingredients of all time, Rose. (Literally, I’m obsessed, don’t even get me started on the Lush Rose Products….). The scent is so calming to me, clean, fresh and slightly clinical. You can definitely breathe a sigh of relive removing your makeup from the day. I don’t use a makeup remover at the moment, I simply double cleanse and this cleanser really does the trick
Énergie De Vie La Lotion Perlée: English- The Smoothing & Plumping Pearly Lotion.
I have to get my hands on a travel mini of this to put in my handbag because I love it so much. It is so refreshing and cooling to the skin. I know the once I have used this all my makeup and problems are gone for the day. It includes Lemon Balm and Goji Berry, as well as Vitamin E which helps my skin drink up the moisturiser that is about to follow.
Honevo Pharmaceutical Honey: This is actually honey for your face. I am in love with this New Zealand based product. I am a big fan of honey and have been since a very early age. We knew a beekeeper who would give us jars of honey with the comb still in and I loved it. I would recommend introducing honey to every aspect of your life.
This product is the acne care. I place it on any affected areas I have and leave it for 15-20 minutes. I try to use this twice a day but realistically only manage to use it once.
This is the big one.
After talking with Jaye we found that what I thought was oily skin, was actually dehydrated and crying out for some moisture, resulting in the overproduction of oils in my face. I was using different products all too often and not giving my skin what it needed. So let me introduce my array of moisturisers.
Lancome Énergie De Vie Le Soin Liquide Antioxydant & Anti-Fatigue: English- The Antioxidant & Anti-Fatigue Liquid Care. I call this my pre moisturiser. This is so soft and lightweight you feel as if you’ve given your skin a breath of fresh air. It is zesty and fresh also with Goji Berry, Lemon Balm and Vitamin E- obviously its another one for the carry on. (I hope Jaye is taking notes….)
After the pre moisturiser I have a different moisturiser for day or night. For day use I am using
Lancome Hydra Zen Gel-Créme Hydratant Anti-Stress: English- Anti-Stress Moisturising Creme-Gel. To be honest I want to own BOTH of these skincare lines. They have surprised me to no end. This is a light velvety gel creme that works well under makeup, is super hydrating and I feel extra extra glowy. It smells soft, delicate and light. I love it as soon as she tested it on my hand. Que the oohs and aaahhs at how luxurious it feels.
Lancome Énergie De Vie Nuit- Le Masque Nuit Récupérateur Nocturne. English- The Overnight Recovery Sleeping Mask. Lets not go on and on about how much I want Énergie De Vie range with me constantly. I use this after the Énergie De Vie Antioxidant & Anti-Fatigue Liquid Care. This is a thicker, gel like moisturiser that smooths over your skin before bed which you leave on overnight. I use it and leave it on the whole night every night, but you can use it as a mask when your skin needs a little boost rather than daily. My skin just drinks this stuff up so I leave it on overnight and it gets washed off with my morning cleanse.
This routine maybe a little extensive to some, but honestly it has turned my skin around. I have always been a skincare girl, I hardly ever missed out on my fault routine but changing to these products has saved my skin. I think Ill be loving these for quite some time.
What do you use for skincare?