To start, I apply two or three pumps of the Shu Uemura skin purifyer cleansing oil all over my face. While a lot of people are sceptical of cleansing oils, I simply can’t sing their praises enough: the Shu Uemura choice melts away my make-up with ease, even stripping my lashes of waterproof mascara. Emulsify with a little lukewarm water and rinse off for soft, cleansed skin. The key with cleansing oils for me is that they maximise natural moisture on the skin. I follow up with my Kiehl’s Cleansing Milk, applying it in tapping motions, leaving on for five minutes and rinsing off, then select a moisturiser of choice. I’m currently enamoured with the Vichy Idealist moisturiser and Avene’s Skin Recovery Cream, which leave my skin feeling plump and baby soft.
Twice a week, I also like to treat my skin to an all-out pamper. Along with the rest of the blogging community, I’m a huge purveyor of Origins’ Drink Up Intensive Mask. Applied on the skin as an overnight treatment, all that is required is a pea-sized amount of this peachy, Maoam scented product. It is usually the morning after this mask that I like to go without make-up! On other occasions, I’ll opt for this teeny-sized Nuxe face oil to nourish and replenish the moisture in my skin. I have a feeling that the full-size will be in my stocks very soon, as it’ll be perfect when the cold and wind really hits.
Alternatively, another all-time favourite of mine are the My Beauty Diary sheet facemasks. The collagen moisturising mask is one of the best options to pop on after cleansing your face to really boost the benefits of any products used. Packaged in individual sachets, I like to throw one on before a bath for the ultimate relaxation. Finally, I’ll divulge my secret skincare tip as a parting gift: tea tree oil daubed on spots and imminent breakouts before bed. My secret since the age of fourteen. ♥