As promised I am back with an updated Skin Care Routine post and I am super excited because this is the very routine with has helped me get rid of my hormonal breakouts and one that is here to stay (well for a while at least!).
And it’s not as ‘fancy’ as you may thing. It’s actually pretty basic, with a new discovery, and old buddy and a staple. Oh and a new toy!
If you remember I mentioned I was experiencing some breakouts (hormonal ones – the most annoying kind!), especially on my right cheek & chin area, and I therefore decided to literally stop all of the products I was using and go back to a more basic routine, using products I knew weren’t going to make things worse.
A cleanser that always kind of did the trick for me is the La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel. I mean, you just cannot go wrong with this one, especially if you have oily/acne prone skin that’s also sensitive. I started by using this twice a day. A few weeks later I felt my skin was ready to try something different. I contemplated my Dermalogica Pre-Cleanse Oil, which I love, but before I reached for the bottle, I spotted my Emma Hardie Amazing Face Moringa Cleansing Balm which I’d kind of forgotten about and thought ‘Why not?!’. I started using it as my 1st cleanser, every evening, massaging it into my skin then adding some water and just rinsing it off with warm water… (sorry I can’t be bothered with the whole hot cloth thing!). I follow it up with my 2nd cleanser (the La Roche-Posay one) and voila! Super squeaky clean skin!).
In the morning, I started using the Diptyque Radiance Boosting Powder which, as mentioned in my recent review (here) is so gentle yet cleanse your skin perfectly. You just pour a little of the powder in your hand, run the little sponge under water and work the powder into a creamy foam which you then use as a regular cleanser.
But there’s a twist! I recently attended an event where I was given a chance to try out the new Foreo Luna Mini. Well I now use it every single morning to work my cleaner deeply into my skin and it has made such a huge difference it’s unreal! I’ll do a separate review of it soon – don’t worry!
So there you have it, my new & improved skin cleansing routine! I do have to mention that I have been taking Evening Primerose Oil twice a day for a month now and I am convinced this has also helped clear out my skin A LOT! I owe a HUGE massive thank you to my mate Bonnie from Bonnie-Garner.com who recommended that I try! MERCI BEAUCOUP!!
I will be back with the toners & moisturisers in the next few days….