(As seen on IG|stylelikevogue where I also post these)
The key to healthy, clear skin is a good skin routine.
1- Remove all makeup using either liquid makeup remover or makeup wipes. I use Simple Kind To Eyes Eye Make Up Remover for removing eye makeup and Lacura 3 in 1 Cleansing Wipes for my face and neck. (The Simple range can be purchased in any major drugstore. The Lacura range can be purchased at Aldi. Although you wouldn't think of Aldi being known for skin cafe products, their Lacura range is excellent and well worth a try!).
2- Cleansing and Toning. This is a vital part in the skin care routine as although many people do not cleanse and tone their skin, it's important that you do. Cleansers and Toners can be purchased in any brand but, like most skin products, I prefer to use the Good Things range. Good Things Deep Pore Anti-Blemish Cleanser is an excellent cleanser that if used daily will remove any hidden dirt from your pores. Using cotton wool, apply the cleanser to your face and neck, you'll be surprised at the result and it will make you realise just how dirty skin gets.
3- This is optional. I find that using a face pack once or twice a week cleans your pores and brings out all the bad bacteria that you don't want. I use MONO Warming Aromatic Mask but face packs can be purchased practically anywhere now for all sorts of prices.
4- MOISTURISE! This is the most important factor in the routine. You have to moisturise. Using moisturiser at least twice a day will keep your skin healthy and hydrated and will prevent your skin from flaking, going powdery and if you wear foundation it will give a smoother effect. For those of you who do wear skin makeup, you have to moisturise regularly as foundations and powders are prone to drying out skin so it is important that you keep your skin hydrated. I use Good Things Miracle Mattifier Moisturiser but moisturisers can be purchased from a wide variety of brands in any drugstores/supermarkets.
5- This step is only for those who suffer from dark circles or 'bags' under their eyes. If you suffer from dark circles, much like myself, then this is a product that is worth investing in. Good Things Bright Eyes Eye Cream reduces dark circles and puffiness.
6- Spot treatment. For years I had been hunting down a good spot treatment but last year I finally found one! Good Things Stop That Spot is a clearing gel which works wonders at reducing redness and visibility of acne and occasional spots. Using tubes or bottled spot gels and creams are much better than using wands or sticks. Wands and sticks = more spots. Using a wand spreads the bacteria around your skin, causing the issue to escalate which is the opposite of what should happen. I highly recommend not to use wands or sticks if you suffer from skin problems as they will NOT work!
I hope this helped some how, please leave your feed back- I'd love to hear your opinions! The products listed can be seen at the end of this post.
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All of the products mentioned are available to purchase at any major drugstore and/or supermarkets.