Friday, 23 August 2013
The Skincare Tag
I'm back again with another tagged post. I'm loving these at the minute as it forces me to really examine my products and realise that somethings work for me no matter what the price is (high street has some real gems). Thanks to Amy from A Little Boat Sailing and Megan from Little Miss Average for tagging me!
Describe your skin care routine in 5 words.
Essential, Beneficial, Fast, Balanced, Invigorating.
What's your skin type?
Dry with a slightly oily t-zone and prone to dehydration. I have slight pigmentation across my cheeks and around my nose as well as a tiny cluster of light spider veins on my right cheek. Most people don't notice this, but as I know it's there I get very self conscious.
What's your favourite skin care product?
Without doubt it's the Hydraluron that I picked up last week. I've only been using it a few days, but I've already felt such a massive difference in the texture and look of my skin. It's really helping my moisturiser do it job! That paired with my double cleanse routine, I've got it pretty well covered.
Top blemish zapper.
I rarely get spots, as I have dry skin and really look after it well. On the days when I do have reach for a spot remedy, it's usually Origins Super Spot Remover. That little pot does the world of good! A generous helping of that places over it and the next day it's already miles better. It's very drying, so make sure to use a hydrating moisturiser afterward.
Face wipes yay or nay?
Nay! I used to use them out of pure laziness, but getting into beauty made me realise how much damage I was doing to my skin. The alcohol alone in the cheap wipes makes me shudder and there was not even a whisper of a cleanser after. I'm a little more clued up now and would only ever use a non-alcoholic face wipe in a real pinch.
Toner yay or nay?
I absolutely adore toner! I wasn't massively sold on toner even just a few months back as I didn't have massive pores and felt that this was all toner claims to solve. Why spend money on a skincare product that I didn't really need? It wasn't until I found out that it's also to help balance skin conditions, controls oil generation and regulates the elasticity of the skins pores that I took note. Well, at least my Dr. Hauschka Facial Toner does all of this and at £14 for a heavenly scented spray bottle, you really can't go wrong! It's so handy because you don't have to put it onto a cotton pad, just spray directly onto the face.
High-end skincare or high-end makeup?
Skincare, every day of the week. I'm the kind of girl who can go full weeks without putting any makeup on because I'm having 'a nice skin day' and this is purely down to the type of routine I have. My Origins Make A Difference Night Skin Rejuvenating Gel-Cream is one of my higher priced moisturisers but is utterly nourishing for the evening. Though I will say that you don't have to buy the expensive brands to achieve great skin, you just have to be savvy about it.
What's the most unusual skincare product you've tried?
I've not come across many unusual skincare products. I suppose a slightly odd one would be a gin and tonic facial that was offered at a local spa. Not entirely sure where they were going with it, but it did feel nice!
You're in a French pharmacy and can only pick up one item - what is it?
Most likely La Roche Posay Serozinc. I've heard such amazing things about it and it's one of the only items that they don't have on sale here. Being able to spray it on appeals to my lazy side!
Tell us your top skincare tip.
Drink as much water as you can. On the weeks I've actually done my 8 glasses a day, I do notice a much healthier glow to my skin and feel like I don't have to crack out the industrial strength moisturiser for my constantly parched skin! I also can't recommend the double cleanse enough, as you will have noticed in my answers. Since doing it, my skin looks entirely different! Removing that surface layer and then going in again, properly massaging into the pores gets all the clogged up dirt from below out. Don't worry if you breakout a little, this is natural and completely normal as it's all the nasty stuff making its way out!
I loved doing this tag, so much so that I tag five other bloggers to have a go:
Katie from sugarfixxbeauty
Liza from glambeautys
Kellie from Beauty Ever After
Tamira from The Guilty Girl
Allie from The Friday Girl
Let me know if you attempt this tag, and send me a tweet if you do!