My Skincare Routine

This is a terrible confession for a blogger, I know. But I can’t say I have a religious, or even comprehensive, skincare routine.

When I was a teenager I suffered from terrible acne and tried every product under the sun to try to fix it. Failing that, I slathered my face in foundation, hoping the layers would hide my horrible skin.

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My skincare (non) shelfie

Years on, I now try to take care to keep my skin as clean as possible, with seasonal facials. Now rarely suffer from acne, and my skin is largely under control. It only suffers when I am stressed, eat badly or don’t sleep. However, I’m sure these core products help…

CLEANSING

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The holy trinity

I rotate my cleansers throughout the week, using Biore the most. It uses charcoal which, when activated into a lather, can draw bacteria, poisons, chemicals and dirt from your skin. I have really dilated pores so this helps to keep them clean and minimise them without irritating them as much as a scrub.

Bioré Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser, £5.24

My scrub – Philosophy’s Microdelivery – is used once a week. It helps to flush everything out but isn’t too strong. Technically, you should be able to use it daily, it is sulfate-free and formulated with ingredients designed to replenish and protect the skin with topical antioxidants – which helps condition the skin and retain its moisture level.

สำหรับสาว ๆ ที่กำลังมองหาคลีนเซอร์ขัดผิวสูตรอ่อนโยนแต่เหมาะกับทุกสภาพผิว เราขอแนะนำ the microdelivery exfoliating facial wash คลีนเซอร์ขัดผิวสูตรอ่อนโยน เพื่อผิวที่สวย กระจ่างใส และรักษาความนุ่มชุ่มชื้นของผิว สามารถใช้ได้ทุกวัน แค่ 30 วินาที คุณก็ได้ผิวหน้าแบบที่ต้องการแล้วล่ะค่ะ Product : the microdelivery exfoliating facial wash price : 240 ml / 1,200 THB 120 ml / 690 THB

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The Microdelivery Exfoliating Facial Wash, $28

Then I also have my Elemis cleansing oil which I use 2-3 times a week. This is great for completely removing makeup without drying out your skin. It isn’t cheap but you only need to add a few drops to dry skin, massage in and rinse off. The oil is blended with over 90% natural oils and made to suit a natural pH balance – so it doesn’t strip the skin.

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Elemis Nourishing Omega-Rich Cleansing Oil, £29.50

TONING

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Two-tone
For toner, I’ve stuck with the same produce for years. Neal’s Yard Remedies do an amazing rosewater toner. Rosewater is good for the skin because it is anti-inflammatory helping reduce redness, puffiness and get rid of oils. This one carries mostly rosewater and a tiny bit of alcohol, which can dry skin but shouldn’t if you use sparingly – it can actually refresh it.

Neal’s Yard Rehydrating Rose Toner, £16

When I need a bit of extra brightness I apply a splash of Time Bomb which helps rejuvenate my skin. The Complexion Cocktail carries a shot of B12 to reboot tired skin. When you’re exhausted (as I often am), your skin cells can underperform. This is partly what makes your skin look grey and dull when you’re sleepy. This toner carries a blend of 12 Amino Acids and two types of Hyaluronic Acid to energise the skin’s surface layers, adding colour while retaining moisture.

Time Bomb Complexion Cocktail, £24

MOISTURISING

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Then, to moisturise I use SBC’S Propolis. My forehead has a tendency to get very shiny throughout the day but this skincare gel moisturises, without clogging up your pores. It contains propolis, a liquid made by bees (not honey) which is said to have a host of skincare benefits. It is an antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and can balance, heal and soothe skin. Egyptian Queen Cleopatra used it apparently, and that’s good enough for me.

Propolis Skincare Gel, £18

And once a week (if I remember) I apply a face mask. At the moment I’m using Buddha Beauty Company’s Apple, Avocado & Aloe Clay Mask which smells gorgeous and detoxes your skin. Their products are completely vegan and cruelty-free, and this mask carries all sorts of natural antioxidants and vitamins.

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Apple, Avocado & Aloe Clay Mask, £9.50

Finally, as I mentioned, diet really affects my skin. It is difficult, though, to get everything your body needs in a day – especially when you work 12-hour shifts! So, instead, I take multivitamins, Vitamin D – which looks after your skin, teeth and bones – and collagen & copper, which similarly help your skin look fresh and free of blemishes. No need to splurge on these, they all have the same ingredients…

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Vitaglow Collagen & Copper, £9.99

Vitamin D, £3.50

Multivitamins, £1.80

That’s it! Some fancy products mixed with some budget ones – all combine to make my face a happier place.

Have you got any skincare recommendations? I’d love to hear about them…

Thanks for reading, Criddle x

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