I’ve blogged about my skincare routine a couple of times before but thought I’d write an updated version of what’s been working for me recently. As I’ve moved into my mid thirties my skin isn’t as oily as it was once, although large pores are still a concern I’m now finding that my skin is more combination than previously with dry patches but an oily t-zone. This routine is just what is working for my skin right now as follows:
I then use the Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Toner, the Naturally Radiant range is really good value for money & has really good reviews on the website. It’s usually always in special offer too!
Then I use the Boots Your Good Skin SPF 30 Antioxidant Day Cream to moisturise. I like to use a moisturiser with an SPF as my foundation only has an SPF of 10 which I don’t think is really high enough for everyday wear.
I then prime my face and apply my makeup.
At night I remove my makeup with the Boots Essentials Cleansing wipes (which I can’t seem to find a link for on the Boots website) and the Garnier Skin Active Micellar Oil Infused Cleansing Water on cotton wool.
I then cleanse my face as before with the tea tree face wash & face brush. I also like to use a scrub on a night to ensure my skin is clean, the Super Facialist Salicyclic Acid Anti Blemish Purify & Refresh Facial Scrub is one that I’ve found is not too harsh for everyday use.
I then tone my skin using the Alba Botanica AcneDote Deep Clean Astringent which has 2% salicylic acid to help cleanse & reduce the appearance of my pores.
To moisturise at night I like to use the Boots No7 Youthful Replenishing Facial Oil and I really recommend this as it showed a difference in my skin overnight the first time I used it!
I’ve also been using the Superdrug Naturally Radiant Renewing Night Cream which leaves my skin so soft when I wake up in the morning.
As I say, this is just what works for me and obviously everyone’s skin is different so I can’t say if it will work for you too. The products I use are all really reasonably priced which makes it so surprising to me that they work so well for me after years of unsuccessfully spending fortunes on skincare! My skin is mostly clear using the above routine everyday religiously, although I do still get the occasional spot.
I hope this was a useful update – let me know if you use any of these products or if you have any recommendations of what works for you.