The lovely Lets Get Lippy tagged me a few weeks ago in this post about skincare. I did actually write a post about my skincare last October where I talked about my history with beauty products but I really like this tag so thought, what the heck, I am going to do one again.
Describe your skin care routine in five words.
Cleanse, tone, moisturise daily (sometimes twice a day if I am wearing make up) I use a face mask every Sunday and a exfoliating scrub every Wednesday. I am pretty regimented. Oooh that was way more than five words wasn’t it?
What’s your skin type?
It is oily/combination and a tad sensitive.
What’s your favourite skin care product?
Clarins really seems to work well on my skin. Currently I am loving the Pure Melt Cleansing Gel, it soft smooth and really gets rid of the grease. I also love Elemis scrubs – the granules are not too harsh and leaves the skin feeling refreshed . I cannot rave enough about DHC Deep Cleansing Oil which I use to take off my make up. It dissolves all your make up off your face – mascara, foundation, eye shadow, the lot. Another item I just started using is Good Things’ Five Minute Facial Face Mask – my god it is so creamy, fresh looking and yummy. Alice Hart-Davis has done a fab job with this brand. Look out for an interview with her coming shortly.
Top blemish zapper.
I tend to use Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish when my skin is looking icky or put on a face mask. I have Soap and Glory’s Dr Spot so will give that a go. I find that a facial or a stint in the steam room works wonders and gets rid of all the toxins.
Face wipes yay or nay?
I think it’s great for getting rid of mascara and to a degree eye shadow but I do not use it on my skin. I find the residue too heavy and greasy. So I guess it is a nay.
High-end skin care or high-end make-up?
Both. High end for staple products like foundation and primers. I will go to great lengths to make sure that I have the right foundation that suits my face and has durability. Once you get the foundation right then everything falls in place. A great mascara is invaluable too as your eyes are the windows to your face. I find that lipsticks can be hit or miss. You can pay a fortune for a lipstick but it is still going to leave a trace on your glass.
What’s the most unusual skin care product you’ve tried?
I had the CACI Ultimate Facial last year where tools were pressed on my face which felt a bit strange. I tend to be quite tame with DIY treatments, I don’t even do the cucumber on the eyes thing.
You’re in a French pharmacy and can only pick up one item – what is it?
Never been to a French pharmacy before but I guess i would go for something that I cannot get over here.
Tell us your top skin care tips
Exercise (bit hypocritical as I don’t go to the gym but I do believe it does wonders for the skin)
Eat healthily (when I am over doing it on chocolate and friend food my face breaks out so I try and eat as healthily as I can)
Drink lots of water (started doing this a few months ago and it really works plus the stuff is free)
Get some decent sleep (I love my sleep so have no problems here but I do know that a bad night’s sleep not only makes you feel like crap and you also look shite too)
Take off your make up at night time (I always, always do this)
Get to know your skin (sounds obvious but your body really knows whats best and will send you signals so you need to listen to it)