Saturday, 5 March 2016

My skin care routine - face - spring update

I am so glad spring is actually here, at least on the calendar. I have noticed with relieve that day light stays for longer too. It is time to come out from the shell and one of the first tasks for spring is to update my skin care routine.

Actually routine stays the same: cleanse, toner, moisturise plus exfoliate and treat; but products I use do change with each routine. Well, most of them! I actually have some items which travel from one routine to another and I feel kind of proud of myself to locate beauty products which work for my skin. 

Today I will divide my skin care routine in three sections: morning, evening and special treats. January and February were mostly all about finishing beauty products I got from the Glossybox and other samples. I am almost done with them, but few still present in my bathroom and I hope by time summer will roll in I will have a more clear picture to share.


My skin care routine - spring update

Morning:


Most of my mornings I just wash my face with water while in the shower and that is enough. On some occasions like after the morning run, or if I feel like I use light and gentle face wash. You will find below in the evening routine photo.

Few routines back I introduced toner and now I can't imagine how I could live without one. I skipped my natural toner from Vichy Purete Thermale Perfecting toner for its scent and wonderful, refreshing effect it does to my skin. This is my second bottle and I am sure not the last one.

I have changed my day cream for La Roche-Posay Rosaliac UV Legere. This is anti-redness moisturiser. My skin tends to get pink and flashed on my nose and cheeks. It was a while in my mind to give this type of cream a go and see if I can control and hopefully reduce the effects. I will share a full review with an empty tube as I go.

Another La Roche-Posay addition to my skin care routine is Rosaliac CC Creme. This is daily unifying complete correction cream. I tried to use it along with my make-up, but found application routine very tiring. La Roche-Posay Rosaliac CC Creme has a beautiful consistency and blends brilliantly on my hand, but on my face it feels dry and I find it hard to blend. I did find a little trick. At the moment I add one pump into my day cream and apply it on my face after the shower, while my skin is still moist.

Both my day cream and CC cream got SPFs, so I am not using a separate one at the moment.

I use Etre Belle Golden Skin Roll-on for my eyes. I like the refreshing effect of roll-on in the morning. 


Evening:


I usually start my evening skin care routine by removing my eye make-up. I am using L'oreal Skin Perfection Micellar Water for a long time and you probably will see it again in my future skin care routine updates. I shared the full review on my blog in the past, click here to read it again.

As I mentioned above I prefer light and gentle face wash for cleansing. This time I decided to give it a rest to a natural face wash and try Vichy Purete Thermale Fresh Cleansing Gel. That is purely because I am in love with the Purete Thermale toner. Looks like I am moving more into direction of the pharmacy facial skin care. I use my Foreo Luna to remove any impurities and to add an element of massage into my evening skin care routine.

I use Vichy Purete Thermale Perfecting toner spray to refresh my face after the cleansing and to prepare it for the night cream.

My night skin care routine isn't that straight forward as the morning one. I tent to change what I am using and in what order almost every night. This because I have few beauty products I try to use up, like samples I have mentioned above, and I tend to alternate them. I have these little samples from Neal's Yard - Frankincense Hydrating Cream and Darphin Paris - 8-Flower Nectar Oil Cream. Both are rich, hydrating and ideal for the overnight skin care. Another evening beauty product I currently use is REN Wake Wonderful Night-time Facial. It contains acids, so I use it once or twice a week for exfoliation and skin radiance purposes.

YESto Blueberries Fine Line and Wrinkles Face and Neck Oil is lovely and I use it once in a while along with my cream to give that extra hydration. I think YESto Blueberries is a wonderful and affordable natural skin care brand for the 30+ skin. 

My evening time eye cream is from Super Facialist by Una Brennan. It is natural, firming eye cream to illuminate the skin under the eye. I like the consistency, but again I am in search for an eye cream I can adore.

My constant companion is Vicco Turmeric Skin Cream. This cream is present in all my skin care routines. I prefer to use it in the evening. It has healing and nourishing properties. 

A treat:



Here is another Vichy skin care product in my routine this spring - Normaderm 3 in 1 Cleanser, Scrub and Mask. I use it mostly as a scrub and a mask. Love the texture, scent and the result.

Next facial treat I have is from Nuxe - Masque Creme Fraiche de Beaute. I love everything about it: formula, texture, scent and that it can be used for the under eyes area. 

I would like to include my Lanolips Golden Ointment in to my skin care routine. I mentioned it in my winter beauty saviours. This is a multi-use ointment, I use it not only for my elbows, knees and feet, but also as a lip balm. Another "keep" item for my beauty routines.


Here is my facial skin care update for the spring. Have your changed yours yet?
Marija


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