My Relationship With… Skincare


I always thought myself to be fairly educated in skincare but after some research I could see that my routine was lacking thorough cleansing and I simply wasn’t repeating it everyday, although I always liked to think that I was.

In the last year or so I have become increasingly interested in reading about how to properly take care of your skin, anti-ageing methods and using natural ingredients instead of store bought products. It’s starting to get slightly out of control. Although I have all the steps to my daily routine in place, I always want to buy more new products although my current ones work fine. When I actually began to endlessly read about misconceptions regarding skincare I couldn’t believe how many of the products I owned contained ingredients that have been irritating my skin for years.

There is an endless stream of research articles about the way your skin works and things you should use on it that made me doubt things I thought for years like the opening or closing of pores, I’ve read many things that say this is isn’t real and they simply look larger because of any trapped dirt inside them. After research into the oil cleansing method I began to use mineral oil to remove my make up at night and it works brilliantly on even stubborn mascara and is available very cheaply.

I think it is important to know what you are using on your face and to understand the importance of using a good SPF on your skin. A SPF is the most important thing to protect your skin from the sun’s rays and premature ageing. Reading about skincare, good and bad ingredients and ways to improve my routine are things I never tire of, and if anything it has slowly become something I enjoy to do and I do it to reward myself. I use No7 dark spot protection with an SPF 30.

After researching different routines and ingredients I bought some new products to use every day, while it makes me feel better about my routine and improves the condition of my skin it adds more time to my already lengthy morning routine. Although finding your own perfect routine takes some time and trial and error, it is worth the effort because the outcome is good and you will reap the anti-ageing benefits for years to come.

Other options available include:

Simple Kind To Skin Replenishing Rich Moisturiser (£3.89)

Benefit Total Moisture Facial Cream (£27.50)

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