Monday, 7 July 2014

Skincare – The Evening Edit



Whenever I do a FOTD/WOMF post I get lots of complements about my skin (thank you kindly) and questions about my skincare. I've been promising an insight into my skincare regime and finally it's here... and guess what, it’s not ALL Liz Earle.
I love my make up (obvs) but I love my skin more and there's nothing I enjoy more than taking it all off. Don't get me wrong, it's not that I cake it on (anymore) but blocked pores is never a good look. My top tip is let your skin breathe as much as possible. Wash your face as soon as you get home from work/school/college - why wait until bedtime when you can wash away the grime off at 5. That's at least an extra 5 hours breathing time.

Step One: Make Up Removal
If I’m wearing a lot of make up – foundation, powder, bronzer etc I like to take off the excess before cleansing. I could go straight in with my Cleanse & Polish, but no one likes to see their full face in reverse on a muslin cloth! Cotton pads soaked with Bioderma H2O from £4.50 magically melt away makeup without stripping the face or I’ll reach for Vichy Normaderma Cleansing Gel £9.75. It’s a fantastic foamy face wash that removes all traces of makeup – even waterproof mascara and it’s great for spotty/oily skin, although it’s a bit drying on me if I don’t follow up with cleanser...
Step Two: Cleanse
Cue the World’s best cleanser – Liz Earle Cleans & Polish £14.75. You know the deal – over 100 awards, one sold every 23 seconds, a beauty icon of the highest order etc. It’s rich, yet gentle and delivers instantly visible results. Packed full of goodies including eucalyptus, rosemary, chamomile and cocoa butter, it has a heady aromatic scent and every time I use it I feel pampered. I apply one pump to dry skin, working it in with a little massage before taking the muslin cloth (dampened with hot water) and placing it over my face. The warmth and steam open the pores, whilst the cleanser and cloth remove grime, makeup and dead skin cells to reveal smooth, clean, radiant skin. Finish with a splash of cold water. My skin has never been better – clear, radiant and much more balanced.
Step Three: Tone
I used to hate toners but the Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic £13.25 is in a different class. A heavenly floral-scented, non-drying toner that refreshes, soothes, brightens and leaves a fine veil of moisture on the skin. I use this straight after Cleanse & Polish to freshen the skin and close the pores.
Step Four: Elixir
Superskin Concentrate from £20 – The ultimate evening elixir. This stuff is off the scale amazing! I’ve never smelt anything so divine. I place one pump onto my finger tips, massage it over face and neck and breathe in the aromatic fumes – it’s like a mini aromatherapy facial and deeply relaxing. It leaves my skin hydrated, soothed and plumped. I can just stop there, or give the concentrate time to soak in before applying a thin layer of moisturiser...



Step Five: Moisturise
STEAMCREAM £12.95, still my holy grail mosituriser. I’ve tried the Liz Earle ones, and I do like them, but this one just suits me better. It's light to touch. It sinks into the skin like a lotion but  behaves like an intensive moisturiser. It's not greasy, but it is rich and leaves my skin soft and hydrated. The next morning my skin always looks extra plumped and glowing. Full review here.
 

Watch out for the morning edit coming soon!

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6 comments:

  1. That superskin concentrate looks absolutely heavenly! *adds to wish list* I need to dive in to the Liz Earle skincare world.

    xo Brianna | Glazed Over

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    1. I can't put into words how much I love superskin! I bought the £20 rollerball first and it lasted a few months. I've upgraded to the pump version now, but I bought it with my Boots points so didn't feel too bad :) x

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  2. Wow I shall have to give Liz Earle a whirl! Sounds amazing and so much more budget friendly than my Emma Hardie! xx

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    1. I'm glad you said that. I worry it all sounds too expensive but compared to other skincare brands it's not too bad. The Liz Earle stuff has transformed my skin. It used to be very dry to but it's much more balanced now x

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  3. Hi great blog, which type
    Of Liz Earle do you get? Combination, dry, sensitive? Thanks :-)

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  4. wonderful range of products especially the Super skin concentrate seems worth trying. If you are looking to have botox treatment get from a cosmetic doctors trained in professional botox courses.

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