My Spring Skincare Routine

22 March 2019


Ahh spring, the season of new beginnings...otherwise known as my yearly excuse to chuck out half of my clothes, completely redecorate and of course, switch up my skincare for the new season now we're finally out of the depths of winter. 

I'm constantly testing out new skincare, but the truth is, more often than not I'm going back to using the same products and only using the new bits to treat problems when they arise. However, I've completely revamped my skincare routine recently, after my skin started reacting badly to a few products that I've been using for years {sob} - so I thought I'd share that with you today!


The Double Cleanse

I wear quite a lot of makeup on a daily basis and love to slap the foundation on, so when it comes to cleansing I like to do a double cleanse to ensure that I've got all of it out of my pores and I can go to bed feeling fresh {and not wake up with an army of spots the next morning}. I start by removing my eye makeup using the Garnier Micellar Water. It works like a dream, and gets all of my stubborn waterproof mascara off without tearing out my lashes or irritating my sensitive eye area. 

The reason I only really use it as an eye makeup remover is because I love using a cleansing balm to remove my makeup, but I hate using it around my eyes, so I just separate these steps. The cleansing balm I've been using lately is the Omorovicza Thermal Cleansing Balm. It's a bit of a love/hate product I've found, as whenever I speak to someone who has tried it, they either are completely obsessed or they used it once and never again, and admittedly it did take me a few different attempts to fall in love with it. The balm is black in colour which is slightly different for a cleanser, has a very faint smell but nothing too overpowering and fragranced, so it's perfect for my sensitive skin. 

My second cleanse is actually from Omorovicza too, and it's their Moor Mud Cleanser. My skin is quite blemish-prone and oily, and I love this cleanser for pulling out all of the excess dirt from my pores, and leaving my skin feeling really refreshed without stripping my skin completely - any oily skinned girls will know what I'm talking about here!

Toning and Treatments

After cleansing, I tone using the REN Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic to add some much needed glow to my skin. This product smells amazing, and the flat pump is perfect for soaking cotton pads making it so easy to use and minimising wasted product. I've been a fan of REN for a long time and this new addition to my routine has cemented my love for the brand. 

Once I've let the toner completely soak into my skin, I use one of the Elizabeth Arden Retinol Ceramide Capsules as I've started to get a few fine lines {especially around my eyes} and want to combat these before they get any worse! These capsules also make my skin feel so smooth, so they're worth every penny in my opinion. 



Masks

Once or twice a week I like to use a face mask, more as a pampering ritual than anything else, but my skin definitely sees the benefits. If my skin is looking particularly dull or I've been stressed/tired/been eating badly I always reach for the Elemis Peptide4 Thousand Flower Mask, which is designed to revitalise your skin and bring some of it's natural glow back with its gentle exfoliation - perfect for when I'm looking a bit tired! Just be warned, the mask is black and will stain any white face cloths {rest in peace my beloved White Company cloths}. 

If my skin is going through a particularly bad breakout, I've been using the Omorovicza Ultramoor Mud Mask, which honestly transforms my skin whenever I've got a lot of those pesky sugar spots. It's quite tingly so I can really feel it working, and the next morning my skin is usually completely clear and smooth.


Moisturiser

Last but not least, I finish up with moisturiser. Recently, I've been using the REN Glow Daily Vitamin C Gel Cream and nothing else, as it's made my skin SO glowy and soft that I've not needed anything else. It's perfect for adding a little spring glow back to dull skin, even when I had a chest infection and the flu, my skin was glowing - so if that's not a result, I don't know what is! 

I hope you liked having a peek at my current skincare routine, I'm so nosy so I always love these kinds of posts, but please do let me know if there's anything specific you'd like to see that's more beauty related! 

xo Becky


2 comments

  1. I used to use one of REN's moisturisers religiously but got side tracked and started using other products. I love the sound of the glow one - perhaps I'll have to give it a try at some point!

    Lucy | Forever September

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    1. I've loved everything I've tried from REN, so definitely take another look at the brand :) xx

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