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Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Skincare Routine






Recently my skin has considerably improved in condition and I have been receiving a fair few comments on it. Im pretty sure it's down to this skincare routine which I have been using for around 8 months now. Before I started using these products my skin was very dry and recovering from a bout of adult acne which started a couple of years ago, my skin was dry, dull and covered in acne scars, yuk.

The cleanse, tone and moisturise    (picture 2)
You've probably seen this range of skincare a million times by now but I cannot stress enough how brilliant it is. Every morning and evening I slather my dry face with the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish hot cloth Cleanser and massage into my face until it almost disappears. Taking the muslin cloth under a hot tap, I start to buff it over my skin in circular motions until all the cleanser is gone. This cleanser leaves my skin feeling really soft and clean, the creamy formula contains rosemary, chamomile, coco butter and eucalyptus which smells delicious. Using it with the muslin cloth ensures a gentle daily exfoliation which has seen my acne scars almost completely disappear. 
After patting my skin dry I spritz the Liz Earle instant boost skin tonic all over, this is my favourite step,  with no alcohol, infused with cucumber and containing vitamin E this refreshing toner leaves my skin feeling super fresh and soothed, ready for moisturiser.
Before using my face moisturiser I dab a tiny amount of the Origins Eye Doctor Eye cream under my eyes. I then take a 20p sized blob of the Liz Earle Skin repair moisturiser and massage it into my skin. This moisturiser feels really rich and luxurious, it does take a little while to sink into the skin but once it has, it leaves my face feeling soft, balanced and non sticky. It contains natural actives including borage and avacado oil to moisturise and protect. 

Eye Cream  (picture 3)
Ok, so I know I'm only 21 but honestly I'm hugely scared of looking old before I need to, so last year I made a promise to myself to start taking good care of my skin. This included purchasing an eye cream to keep my under eye area hydrated. As an ex suffer of dry skin and eczema I felt this was essential. I say "ex sufferer"of dry skin under my eyes because thanks to this little (expensive) pot of loveliness I no longer get dry skin or eczema under my eyes, result. Origins Eye Doctor cream contains cucumber, rosemary, ginseng and green tea to help fight free radicals, hydrate and soothe the sensitive skin around the eye area. I dab this around the eyes orbital bone morning and night just before I moisturise my face.

Weekly treatments (picture 4) 
Because I use a muslin cloth on my skin everyday I already get a soft exfoliation, however once a week I like to use the No7 Total renewal Micro-dermabrasion exfoliator to help my skin renew and repair.  This is basically a home micro-dermabrasion treatment. The super finely milled micro-crystals work to take away the top layer of (dead) skin to improve appearance, tone and texture. I have been using this product for a few years now and it's one I will continue to use for years to come, the texture and appearance of my skin after using this is dramatic. It leaves my skin feeling so soft and has seen most of my acne scarring diminish, it really is amazing! 
The other product in my weekly treatments is the Liz Earle Super Skin Concentrate, this is a an intense blend of aromatic plant oils including softening argan and organic rosehip oils, soothing neroli, lavender and chamomile essential oils plus antioxidant natural source vitamin E. One night a week I skip moisturising in favour of this skin oil, I roll it all over my face before bed and leave it overnight to restore and balance my skin. In the morning my skin feels smooth, plumped and soft. 

So that's it, My skincare routine. Im really happy with all the products I use and feel no need to change or add anything new. Mainly thanks to Liz Earle it's no longer dry or dull, my acne scars are becoming more reduced everyday and I now very rarely get any breakouts, thanks Liz!!

Liz Earle Skincare is available at uk.lizerle.com or at John Lewis stores.
Origins can be found online at origins.co.uk or at Boots and House of Fraser Stores. 
No7 is available at all Boots Stores. 

17 comments:

  1. I got the liz earle cleanse and polish the other day, i love it already :) good post i may try the others xx

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    1. It's really good isn't it? Although I couldn't live without the toner and moisturiser they all work so well together xx

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  2. I tried Liz Earle but unfortunately reacted to it. That's great though that it helped your skin so much, I think I definitely need to try out more No.7 skincare products :)

    x

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    1. aww no thats such a shame! I heard that some people get a bad reaction to it, I guess one product can't always suit everyone :(
      xxx

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  3. You have got a brilliant blog! Great post too! Very inspired! You're pretty impressive! Looking forward to more posts and have a great week!!! :-) :-) :-)

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    1. Thank you thats such a lovely comment, made my day.
      Hope you have a great week too :)
      x

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  4. I use mostly the same products as you, love Liz Earle! I'm really interested in trying the No7 Total renewal Micro-dermabrasion exfoliator, it sounds so good. May have to treat myself this weekend;) Great blog, I'm following xx

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    1. It really does make a difference to use a good exfoliator once a week as weak, if you've got a £5 no7 voucher it's really good value!
      Xxx

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  5. Really want to try the liz Earle but my skin is so sensitive,hmmm! Great post!
    Ashlie x

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    1. It says it's for all skin types but I would try and get hold of a sample kit first to see if it works for you xxx

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  6. As soon as I get a job im going to be all over Liz Earle <3 xxx

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    1. Ah tell me about it, I kinda wish I never started using it as its so expense! Every time I run out I have a mini meltdown about re-purchasing it!
      XX

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  7. I've never tried Liz Earle before, really need to get round to trying it out!

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    1. They do "try me" kits in John Lewis where you get minis of products for about £22, that's what I bought to first try it for a couple of weeks. P.s my asos flatforms came today, can't decide if I like them though, they are really weird to walk in! Sure I'll get used to it! Xx

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  8. Origins and Liz Earle are my two favourite skincare brands! I love everything I;ve tried from both brands

    x

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    1. Everything I've tried I have loved too, just with I had more pennies to buy more! xx

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