Evening Skincare Routine

I rarely mention skincare on my blog, and that's down to one simple fact; it's never really interested me. However, I feel like I've found products for me that don't break the bank and are extremely effective, so naturally I'm now willing to sit down and write a blog post about it! 

I know a lot of bloggers that say that they're willing to spend a bit more on skincare products as in the long run it'll have a much better effect for them; I'm not one of those people. I think that's what the issue was - I couldn't find anything that had received good reviews, yet wasn't extremely overpriced (okay, other than one thing that is coming up, but all will be revealed!)

That is until I stumbled upon Liz Earle and The Body Shop; I've tried a few products from each and now I think I've found the perfect mix for an almost "routine" (I'm lucky in that I have quite good skin and I don't always wear make up, so I can get quite lazy!)...

Cleanser - The Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil £10
Having bought this back in early November (see what else I bought here), I have used this non stop, yet I'm still only about half way through. A must for everyone who wears make up often but is too lazy to take it off with 4 million different stages; it's ideal for travelling with it's locking pump, easy to get the right amount out and really simple and quick to use. It even gets rid of waterproof mascara with out any rough scrubbing, although it does leave me looking like a panda before I remove it with warm water!

Toner - Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic £14.50
Featured in my 2014 favourites here, this beauty is just amazing. I can't quite put my finger on it, I'm not sure whether it is down to it's refreshing and cooling nature on my skin, or just the effectiveness of it removing any grime from my face if I don't need to cleanse before (when I have no make up days) or any excess make up that the oil may have missed - often down my neck! 

Eye Cream - Environ Ionzyme C-Quence Eye Gel (£30 ish)
This is where I cheat a bit, for two reasons. This eye gel isn't exactly cheap, yet I only really use it if I feel like it's been a long day and my eyes are tired (plus I didn't actually pay for this, as it is technically my Mum's!!)... stay tuned for a more affordable one soon, as I use a different one in the morning! However, this cream/gel hybrid is so soothing and feels super luxurious on the skin, plus it's so much easier to blend my concealer in when I've applied this.

Moisturiser - The Body Shop Seaweed Night Treatment £12
Another which I bought back in November, this has honestly saved my skin a tonne. I'd never noticed that my skin felt like it was oily until the end of October, so when I found that this not only moisturised but helped keep oil at bay, I kept my fingers crossed that it would do just that. Guess what? It does! I can really notice when I don't use this product, as my skin not only looks a little dull, the oil control isn't brilliant; for someone who's skin is changing like mine did, or even for those with combination/oily complexions, this is a great one to go for... I will definitely be repurchasing this!

Face Mask - Sanctuary 5 minute Thermal Detox Face Mask £10.50
When I feel like I need a pamper, my skin looks under-loved or I just fancy the warming feeling of this product, the Thermal Detox Mask from Sanctuary is what I opt for. Not only does the thermal description actually work, it feels amazing and I love things that actually feel as though they're doing something! It's super easy to apply, although I must stress that you should always wet your face first as it then does feel like you're caking hardening mud, and whilst it can be quite messy (sorry, Mum!), it is the thing that I would recommend to you the most out of everything!

As you can see, all be it from the eye gel these are relatively affordable products, which I really love! I think I may now be a skincare convert and do try and stick to a routine as much as possible; my advice? Find products that suit you, and if you're unsure as to what would suit your skin type I find the ladies at the Liz Earle counters, Benefit counters or in Boots are often very helpful!

Have a lovely weekend,
Becky xx


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