I find, especially being a complete beauty junkie like I am, it's easy to end up with loads of different steps. But recently my skin has been breaking out and just not really looking it's best and was difficult to see what products were helping and which ones weren't. So I completely went back to basics and started using just a cleanser, toner, moisturiser and an oil at night. Since doing this I've noticed a huge improvement to my skin. While I still get the occasional break out it's no were near as bad. For reference I normally have dehydrated skin, but in the warmer months it's more Normal / combination. So here's a little round up of these products...
The whole Toleraine line from La Roche Posay is aimed at those with really sensitive skin. While I don't overly think I have sensitive skin that burns or goes red or feels irritated by certain products, It does break out easily. Therefore, I thought sensitive products would be a bit of a better fit for my skin. I'm really glad I made the switch. Most of my breakouts started clearing up after just a few uses! It's a thick cream that melts into the skin removing impurities and makeup. This leaves my skin feeling really clean without it feeling tight or dry. I can't recommend this enough!
This has holy grail status for me. I've lost count how many bottles I've gone through. It's an AHA toner that lifts away dead skin cells to reveal, radiant, more refined, glowing skin. I like to use this in the morning, instead of cleanser because I'm yet to find a nice light one. This has made such a huge improvement to my skins overall texture and dehydration lines.
This again is aimed at sensitive skin but it's really amazing. I always thought that products for sensitive skin didn't really do a lot. I was so wrong, this is one of the best moisturisers I've used! It really nourishes and moisturises all day, but the formula is still light, absorbs instantly and sits well under makeup. With this I don't find my dehydration such a problem.
At night I really like a facial oil. I definitely find they help to keep my skin hydrated. This Kielhs one is great. It contains a whole load of ingredients that aim to leave skin looking more youthful, nourished and radiant. And this definitely does leave my skin more nourished and radiant looking. While it feels super soft and smooth.
I've been switching between this and the Kielhs oil. The results from this are very similar to the Kielhs one. But this contains ingredients to protect and replenish the skin from environmental damage. Which is always good considering pollution and the sun are all linked to skin damage and ageing!
I've really noticed a massive difference in my skin by stripping back my skincare, I'm also going to introduce skincare products one at a time so I see what's working and what isn't.
Have you tried any of these? What are thoughts on a simple skincare routine?
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