Skin Care is a really important thing to me and it's something every one should do but so many don't. You only get one skin, so look after it well! Having a good effective skin care routine improves the condition and appearance of your skin while also improving makeup application.
You first need to identify your skin type, but there's a good chance you already know but here is a few pointers in the right direction.
Oily Skin - Big, noticeable pores, you may have quite a dull complexion and skin may appear shiny. Prone to blackheads and spots/pimples
Dry Skin - Dull complexion, flaky dry patches of skin, blemishes, less elasticity and very unnoticeable pores, prone to premature aging - fine lines.
Normal Skin- Almost or no imperfections, bright and healthy complexion, no sensitivity
Combination Skin - This is where you may find on some parts of your face is one type and others its another type, most commonly is an oily T-Zone which is the forehead, nose and chin areas and a normal cheek area.
My skin type is dry, I have always had dry skin, and also suffer from eczema, so I have had many years to trial and error products for my skin, if you have normal to dry skin you may want to try out some of my skin care routine products as I am really enjoying what I'm using at the moment.
Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water- I apply a small amount on to a cotton pad and wipe over my whole face and neck, especially the sides of my nose, this cleanser is really refreshing but doesnt dry out my skin like some can.
Dermalogica Multi-Active Toner- I spritz this all over my face and neck, toners are to restore the pH balance in your skin as using cleansers will alter this. This toner has the most amazing lemongrass smell also!
L'oreal Revitalift Day Cream- After toning, I apply my moisturizer all over my face and neck, it is super important not to forget about your neck!! It is often the first area to show aging, when applying your creams make sure to do so in an upward motion, you dont want to encourage your skin to go downwards any faster haha!!
Bobbi Brown Eye Cream- I apply this under neath my eyes, this area doesn't get the nourishment it needs with facial creams as its a lot dryer and sensitive an area than else where so an eye cream is a must, always apply with your ring finger and any other finger will apply with too much pressure, your ring finger is the least strong, and pat it in rather than rub in.
E45 Intense Recovery Body Lotion- I apply this all over my body twice a day to leave my skin silky smooth.
I hope this helps some of you, and I will making another post on the products I use in the evening!