Monday, 3 March 2014

March Must Haves - Skincare

When I was having treatment, one thing that happened to my skin was that it became very dry, I still have patches of dry skin where I didn't really bother to moisturise as much, such as on my back and my shoulders, but other than those few places, my skin has recovered pretty well from this dryness thanks to daily moisturising.

My skin has always been sensitive and my face is no exception. Because of this I only use products that are kind to my skin and that aren't going to dry it out too much, so let me introduce you to my 'March Must Haves!' First up, my beloved Simple products which I use on a daily basis, morning and evening.

Cleansing/ Facial Wipes
At the moment I have two different packs of Simple's wipes. The 'Kind to Skin Cleansing Facial Wipes' and the 'Spotless Skin Quick Fix Cleansing Wipes.' Both of these packs of wipes will take off all your makeup, including waterproof mascara, (you might have to wipe over it several times) but it will bring it off! They're quick and easy to use if you're in a hurry and you can even carry them round in your handbag if you need to freshen up a bare face during the day.
Cleanse, Tone and Moisturise!

Simple Kind to Skin Purifying Cleansing Lotion
This is a perfect cleansing lotion for dry skin, it's soft and creamy and you can see it taking away dirt from your skin and you can feel it softening the skin at the same time. All you need to do is apply to cotton wool or a cotton pad and gently cleanse your face with it by wiping over your skin!

Simple Kind to Skin Soothing Facial Toner
With a similar application to the Cleansing Lotion, apply the toner onto cotton wool or a cotton pad and wipe over your face. It instantly refreshes and if you've missed any makeup or bits of skin with your Cleansing Lotion this will cover them. You can feel it working on your face and it does leave it looking slightly brighter and feeling refreshed!

Simple King to Skin Hydrating Light Moisturiser
Finally, once I've cleansed and toned, I follow it up with a moisturiser, because my skin (especially my T-Zone) does tend to got quite dry if I don't moisturise every day.
You can apply this using cotton wool or a cotton pad, but I prefer to use my fingers and then you can really massage the moisturiser into your skin. It moisturises your skin and it smells lovely too!

I use these three products together twice a day - morning and evening and they definitely help in keeping my skin clear, refreshed and moisturised!

Finally, you'll see in my picture that Garnier has wriggled its way into my Simple dominated photo! Sneaky, but in this case, it's definitely allowed!

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water
I only got this product the other day, but it has already worked itself into my skincare routine. At the moment, I'm using it before I start with my Simple products routine, just as a quick freshen up and also during the day if I have no makeup on and fancy refreshing my skin quickly.

I have seen rave reviews about this new miracle cleansing water and at the moment I can't fault it! Garnier claim this product 'removes makeup + cleanses + soothes' with no need for rinsing your face off afterwards... and you know what? They're right! There is no need to rinse after and it definitely does all of the above. I religiously wear waterproof mascara and it does a very good job of getting all of that off, it also leaves your skin feeling fresh and smooth. You apply it to cotton wool or a cotton pad and then wipe over the skin. It's as easy as that!

I love my Simple products and the new Garnier Micellar Water has definitely slotted its way quickly into my skincare routine. I'd recommend all these products, especially if you have dry skin and are looking to keep it refreshed, clearer and moisturised.

You can find all the above products mentioned in Superdrug, which you can also shop at online *here!*

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  1. I recently bought the Garnier micellar water too and I used it to remove my make up and wow it's fab!