I am back blogging and in this post I am going to discuss all things skin. My skincare routine is probably one of the most requested topics that you all look for and I have made a Youtube video where I talk a little bit more about the products that I use. Some of the products I feature in this post can be purchased on Look Fantastic, I have a code SHAUNA_LF that gives you 15% off of purchases across the site so that you can save some money as you save your skin!
I find that there is so much information out there that it can be difficult to decide what products will work best for you. I have been trying and testing so many products over the years and I have finally found a routine that works for me! As many of you know I suffer from the occasional breakout so it is important that these products help combat any issues I have.
I have to start this post with one of my holy grail products, the Clinique Dramatically Different Lotion which I have been literally using since I started secondary school. When I was younger I had ridiculously dry skin and my mom religiously used Clinique so I decided to try it out too. I am so so glad that I did. Since then Clinique has become one of my all time favourite skincare brands to use.
The first step in any skincare routine should always be cleansing. Depending on how much makeup you have on a double cleanse may be necessary! Even on those makeup free days it is so important to cleanse to ensure that your skin is really clean. I love using the Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm. It is so gentle on the skin and you can use it on your eyes without any irritation. It takes off the most stubborn makeup too so you can use it for your everyday makeup, your night out makeup and even your halloween makeup… it removes everything!!!.
After washing and cleansing your face it is so important to get in there with a toner. Toning makes sure that any impurities and the last bits of makeup that may not have come away are removed. I really love the Clinique Clarifying Lotion as it makes my skin feel so clean before I go on with the rest of my routine. So many rumours go around saying that toners strip your skin but that is definitely not the case here and I will always recommend this toner as it really just gives your skin that fresh feeling.
On those treat yourself days where you just want to relax I am all about facemasks. There is literally nothing that beats chilling watching netflix or listening to music or even a podcast with a facemask on. There are so many different types of facemasks that I enjoy using depending on what I might be doing so if I have an event or a photoshoot coming up I am all about hydrating masks.
But if I am getting a breakout I swear by clay masks to draw out those impurities to clear my skin.
On those days where I want to wear makeup but I don’t want anything too heavy I swear by the Clinique ID if you follow me you know that I use and talk a lot about this product. It is so unique because it adapts to your skin tone so depending on what day of tan I am on this adapts to my skin perfectly which frees time when it comes to mixing different shades to achieve the perfect base.
If I am looking for a bit more coverage I love using the Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation.The great thing about this foundation is that it actively works to improve your skin’s texture and appearance as you wear it.
What I have also loved incorporating into my skincare routine is ASAP Skincare. These products contain active ingredients so you really see results and a difference in your skin when using them. They are a bit more on the expensive side but they work so well and you only need the smallest amount of product.
I really like their hydrating moisturiser, it’s incredibly hydrating but it’s not too heavy on the skin. I also use the C Serum. It’s an antioxidant so helps with repairing your skin so I use this after a breakout to get my skin as flawless as possible. I have used the Super B Complex which works at reducing redness and pores while hydrating the skin.
Ok so many of you are probably reading this to find out what I use on my breakouts and I SWEAR by this. It is the Clear Complexion Gel it works really well at drawing out spots and helps with congestion. It also helps with the texture of your skin which I think is one of it’s best features because the texture of our skin can be affected by breakouts.
I also really like using the Daily Exfoliating Scrub before I have a shower. It really has improved the texture of my skin and my face feels a lot softer especially around the areas where I get breakouts. If the scrub is too abrasive if you have sensitive skin then you can always mix it with the daily cleansing gel to make sure that your skin isn’t irritated by the scrub.
Those are all the products that I use for my skin and I hope that this helps you with your own skincare routines!