After years of trying every product under the sun, I feel I am finally in a place where my skin is good. As I have said before, going cruelty free and using more natural products has worked wonders for me. By way of background, I have hideous skin. All my life it has been oily, spotty, at times horrendously dry and it has a general red tint to it. This has meant a lot of foundation over the years. Although honestly my skin needs foundation, randomly if I wear none my skin gets super itchy and reactive. Which is the bit I missed in the description, my skin is also super sensitive. I blame my mother for all these issues, she is now at the stage she can basically put nothing on her skin so lets hope I don’t end up there!! The reason I am telling you this is to show just how hard it has been for me to find a morning skincare routine which my skin actually likes. For the last few months I have stuck with just one set of products and for it my skin is looking great. So I thought I would share with you exactly what I use on my skin each and every morning.
I always wash my face in the shower with the Forever Living Aloe Hand & Face Soap. Confession time, for all I say I love natural products, this is not one of them. It does have nasties in it and there is no denying it! I bought the stuff in bulk 3 years ago and it has really helped clear up my skin. Not only has it reduced the oil but my spots have decreased significantly for using it too. When I finish the 3 more bottles I still have (they last about a year each!!) I will maybe try something with no nasties, but as I bought it I will use it up, especially while it is working for me!
One of my friends became a rep for Neal’s Yard so let me try some of the products and this is one I fell in love with, the Palmarosa Toner. I have been using it daily for about a year. It is really refreshing and so it is great to use after I come out the shower.
For the past few months I have been using the Evolve Hyaluronic Serum on my face each morning. It has a bit of a strange consistency for serum, it is more like a gel, but it absorbs into my skin very easily and just leaves perfectly soft skin. Once this is finished I will certainly be rebuying it!
For my morning moisturiser I use another Neal’s Yard product, the Palmarosa Daily Moisturiser. It is really light but makes sure my skin is soft all day long. I really notice my skin being dry if I do not use this daily, definitely a must have for me!
This is probably my favourite part of my morning skincare routine and I am quite convinced it is making a huge difference. It is a roller with a solid jade stone. It is meant to reduce puffiness and smoothe out fine lines. After using all your products (and allowing them to dry in, you dont want to rub them off!!) you simply roll the skin with the jade roller with gentle pressure, up and out. When I first ordered it online I was fairly sceptical but I am loving it. Whether the difference is all in my head or not there is something really calming and enjoyable about using it every morning. Even better if you leave it in the fridge in the summer or hot climates, super refreshing.
And that is it, what do you use? What are your favourite skincare products?