I'm sorry that I haven't posted in a while! I've been so busy with my work for university as well as applying and attending interviews for my placement year starting this summer so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I will get something that I will really enjoy!
I just wanted to give you an update on my current skincare routine and how it's working for me. As you probably already know from my make up routine posts, my skin is quite problematic as I have combination skin to each extreme! This makes it so important for me to care equally as much for my dry areas as well as oily or spotty areas of my skin.
I was kindly treated to the Proactive gift set over Christmas which contains a facial scrub, toner, day cream and night cream. After reading about the brand itself I was concerned that it could be too harsh on my skin type and completely dry me out!
Proactiv® Solution is a range of skincare products designed to help clear blemishes and help prevent future breakouts from forming.
The renewing cleanser is a mild, oil-free formula gently cleanses your skin, while tiny exfoliating grains smooth away dead skin cells so they can’t clog pores. Salicylic Acid helps to remove existing impurities, so blemishes fade away after few uses.
I use this product twice a day, morning and evening by pouring a pea sized amount of product onto my palm and massaging an even layer onto pre dampened skin. I then rinse the product off my skin and dry my face with a towel. I have found that you can also use this product as a powerful facemask. I do this by applying the product before I get in the shower, being cautious of sensitive eye areas and leave on until I am ready to get out of the shower. This process unwraps a brand new layer of skin giving a flawless finish.
|The revitalising toner helps balance skin tone and lift away old, dead skin cells to reveal the fresh, radiant skin beneath. The toner also removes excess oil while soothing your skin with natural botanical extracts.|
I apply this product to my cleansed skin with a cotton ball or pad, morning and night to my blemishes to help prevent breakouts from forming.
The repairing day lotion is specially formulated to keep breakouts under control throughout the day. Salicylic Acid gets to the source of the problem to dry up blemishes and help prevent blackheads and whiteheads from forming.
This product is to be used after the revitalising toner in the morning. It is important to let the product dry and settle into the skin before make-up or other products are applied. I am not the biggest fan of this product as when I reach for a moisturiser I require something that is highly nourishing. This moisturiser tends to leave my skin feeling tight and causes dryness and peeling.
The repairing night lotion is formulated with Salicylic Acid to help prevent future breakouts while you sleep, plus Retinol to equalise skin tone and reduce the appearance of pore size. Also contains Vitamins D and E which are designed to help alleviate the visible effects of free-radicals caused by sunlight.
I apply this product to my most dry areas before applying my make up, I find that this prevents clumping and irritated areas forming. I also apply this product as a night cream which leaves my skin feeling super soft every morning!
I am a HUGE fan of The Sanctuary's brightening and thermal face masks! I recommend using these twice a week if you have problem skin like mine! To apply these I fully cleanse my skin ensuring that all of my make up is removed then I apply a thin layer of the product all over my skin and relax for 5 minutes whilst the product works its magic! I then remove with a hot cloth and apply Proactive Night Lotion. These face masks are currently on 3 for 2 at Boots if you hurry!
I'm always on the look out for new beauty miracles so please tell me about your skincare routines!
Lots of love Bec xxx