Hello Lovelies! So today I thought I would do a post on my evening skincare routine, reviewing the items I use and revealing my previous laziness!
From as young as I can remember my mama would tell me to cleanse, tone, moisturise and use eye cream, I would say "yeah yeah" and ignore, but boy do I wish I listened as it is so important. I started wearing makeup at the age of 16, I wore a little bit of mascara and concealer, then at 17 I wore more. My skincare routine was awful! I wanted to take my makeup off as quickly as possible! So I used to mainly use makeup remover wipes and would roughly remove my makeup, scrunching up my eye area! not good! I would never moisturise till I was around 19, and I didnt cleanse till around 20, which was only if I didnt have the wipes! Thats bad isnt it! But the one thing I always did was ensure my makeup was off before bed, which I feel is so important to give your skin some air! Sounds wierd but Ive always thought makeup as a layer covering it from the air! As my mama says "its important to let your skin breath".
At around 23 I started doing Virgin Vie makeup consultancy and learnt more about skincare. I had cleanser, toner and moisturiser from the kit I recieved which I loved. I used these products, but not daily as I felt it took time! Then at 24 I would moisturise daily in the morning and at 25 I started buying cleansers and toners, but only ones on offer nothing specific! Never spent a lot on them and sometimes would only cleanse and not tone, and still wouldnt use night cream and eye cream! Dreadful!
I began blogging in April of this year, but didnt get into it till around July time. I have learnt so much from the bloggersphere and wish I had listened to my mama from day one! She has stunning skin and doesnt look her age at all! I am 27 and it is showing! I now cleanse, tone, moisturise and use eye cream. I also use face masks and scrubs. I think my skin feels better, it must be relieved! I have always had a great diet of plenty of fresh fruit, veg and water, I feel these are a must for healthy skin as I think that is what has helped me all these years, combine that with a good skincare routine and you are away with the "fab skin" club!