Thursday, January 2, 2014

My skincare routine

My skincare routine

Elizabeth Arden: Visible diffrence skin balancing toner
Clarins: Multi-active night youth recovery cream
Shiseido: Anti-dark circles eye cream
M.A.C: Studio moisture cream
Lush: Angels on bare skin face cleanser

Happy New Yeaaaar!!! How are you dolls? Still recovering from the parties from the holidays? It feels that this year passed faster than usual since we are already in 2014! As the holidays comw to an end I decided that the first post of this year should be about something which is important for every girl out there; the skincare routine. Considering that every day our skin has to face the combination of all the chemical makeup and the pollution of the city, it is very important to take care of it on a daily basis so we can protect it and minimize the damage done. Also since I am 26 years old I decided it is the right time to start thinking about the future aging process and do something for it! Personally I prefer not to use many products on my skin therefore the routine I follow is just 4-5 little steps which can take me a long way. 

After some thought I figured that the best time to really take care of my skin would be during the night as I feel that while we sleep, our body is in a way heeling itself and therefore all the products will be better absorbed and they will offer more impressing results. So to start with the routine the most important thing is to always and i do mean ALWAYS remove the makeup we have on. There is nothing worse than smeared makeup from last night absorbed from the skin. It does not really matter what you use - it could be makeup wipes or makeup remover lotion - what matters is to never ommit that step no matter how tired or bored you may feel. After that my absolutely favorite step is to cleanse my face with my beloved facial cleanser from Lush. I can not stress enough how much i love this product. I like to take a small quantity and rub it gently all over my wet face for a few minutes. It is like magic happens at that moment as after I wash my face it feels so smooth and healthy. For the next step I gently, using a cotton pad, put all over my face Elizzabeth Arden's balanching toner. Now this step was something I always thought it is quite redudant and uneccessary. However, after I used the toner for the first time I was shocked enough to see that there were still pollutants left on the skin which thankfully the toner removed. That was the moment i realised that a toner is actually a neccessary step in a cleansing proccess. Now that the skin is completely clean it is time to apply the creams. For my face I love Clarins' night cream for youth recovery. It is ar ich moisturizing cream that has anti-aging action as well. The cream is amazing. It feels quite rich yet it is easily absorbed by the skin and keeps it smooth. Needless to say that the next morning my skin feels lovely. It glows and looks so fresh and healthy and blemish-free. Last step for the nightcare routine is the eye cream. This is a very important step for me as I have massive dark circles under my eyes mostly because of ym sleeping patterns. Shiseido's anti-dark circle eye cream is lovely. It is quite rich and although it might feels heavy it is absorbed immediately and helps brighten up the dark areas. 

As mentioned before I believe that night routine is more important but that does not mean we should neglect our skin during the daytime. For that reason I like to repeat some of those steps, like the cleansing and eye cream, during the day as well but instead of heavy anti aging creams I simple apply MAC's moisturizing cream which is extremelly hydtrating and leaves my skin smooth and ready to face the challenges of a new day. I know that my skincare routine might struck as a lot of trouble to some, however it takes only 10 minutes which I gladly spend in order to keep my skin fresh, young and healthy. I believe that taking care of it early creates the right basis for having a lovely skin as we get older. All the products I use are absolutely amazing. I was quite sceptical when I purchased them but right now I do not regret my decisions at all. My skin is in a much better condition in the past and it gets better by the day. 

Do you have a skincare routine and if so which products do you swear by? 

Till next time take care dolls ;) xxx

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