Saturday, June 25, 2011

Skin Care Routine

Feel free to check out the full video above!

Otherwise keep reading to get an insight into my skin care routine and the products that I used that have helped clear up my break outs!

About my skin:
When I was a teen I never had break outs, I had the odd spot here and there but nothing crazy. In fact my skin was on the dryer side. Click here to see my top tips on dry skin (

However the older I got the worse my skin seemed to get. I was covered in spots, blemishes, pimples!!! Seemed like one would clear up and another two would replace it! I tried every thing - All the odd home recipes, the kitty litter mask, lemon and sugar treatment but NOTHING WORKED!

Finally I stopped with all the quick fixes and just used the same products every night and every morning and my skin is getting better and better!
The products I used might not work for you, but finding the right skin care routine will.

Cleanser - Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit Facial Wash
I use this at night to remove my make-up (one pump) and to also clean my skin (second pump). I don’t use this every morning as I don’t want to over wash my skin. Even though I used to take my make-up off at night I didn’t clean my skin too. So now I not only remove my make-up but I wash my face afterwards. I can’t stress enough how important it is to remove your make-up at night Just by doing that you will notice a difference!

Scrub - Simple Smoothing Facial Scrub
I use this once a week or twice if I notice a huge problem. Mostly once does the trick and I will stick to that. Exfoliating is great and feels great too but you have to be careful not to over do it. Especially if you have spots, if you keep disturbing the healing of the spots they will last longer!

Toner - Witch Hazel and Rose Water
This is my favourite part of my routine! I use my toner once in the morning instead of cleansing my skin and once at night after cleansing and I love this stuff! If you are looking for a good toner try looking in the health care and vitamin section of the pharmacy. Witch Hazel and Rose Water are natural extracts that not only remove any oils or dirt felt after cleansing the skin, but it leaves it super smooth and soft too!

Moisturiser - Nivea Soft Moisturiser
This is my favourite ever moisturiser I have tried. I love this more then any other product - high end or low this is the best! I highly recommend this! Seriously!!


  1. How does the rosewater/witch hazel feel when you place it on your skin? :O I've been researching toners and such lately, and a lot of literature points to them being unnecessary now that we have pH-balanced facial washes Also, I was told that witch hazel is drying (obviously), but rosewater as well?? I assume what you're using mustn't be, however, since you originally started with dry skin...

    Thank you for the lovely post - I'm thinking about trying the facial wash! :D I've also been in the market for a gentle exfoliator, so I might have to see if I can find something comparable to Simple!

    - Tara <3

  2. It makes the skin like baby soft, pretty much from the first use. Even though witch hazel is used to help with blemishes it actually doesn't overly dry out the skin and the mixed with the rose water just makes the skin so soft. Thanks! x

  3. I just bought some rose water the other day and I tried it once but wasn't wow-ed haha I'm going to give it a go again, you're supposed to put it on a cotton pad and then leave it on your skin, right?(sorry, I haven't watched your skincare video)

    I might try the Nivea Soft, it seems so good! Great post! and so nice that you started a blog! :)))

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  6. Ah! This is the same case as me. Nothing worked on my skin but just made it worse. Your skin care routine looks nice, I might just try this.

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