I have finally got around to updating my blog, as promised! so here is what I like to use on my skin.
As I mentioned on my Facebook page, I don't believe in spending too much money on a cleanser, as its not on your skin very long, saying that, obviously I wouldn't just use any old thing either!
I used to use the Liz Earle hot cloth cleanser but then Aldi brought out a much cheaper option, (£3.99 for 200 ml). Sadly, its not an ongoing thing at the moment, (hence me bulk buying!)
Its very quick at removing make-up and gentle, very creamy. Ingredients include rosemary, chamomile, cocoa butter and eucalyptus oil - its smells exactly the same as the Liz Earle product, and you get more too!
I use with a flannel usually, occasionally with the muslin cloth included. Apply the cleanser onto your face and massage in, soak the flannel/cloth into hot water and then apply onto your face and cleanse. I usually do a second cleanse too. I then splash my face with very cold water. At this stage I would use the Paula's choice 2% BHA skin perfecting liquid exfoliant, (I am using this every 2 days or so.)
For morning, I would then follow with Paula's choice Resist skin restoring SPF50 moisturiser, and depending on how my skin looks and feels, I may add a bit of the Paula's choice Moisture renewal oil booster if needed. I also add one or two squirts of the Resist Anti-aging 1% retinol booster, (either just in a morning or at night too.) My eye cream of choice is my beloved Bobbi Brown Eye repair cream, (£48), you only use a tiny amount and tap gently. I love this as it is very rich. I have tried lots of eye creams, but for me, this one is the best, (I wish Aldi would bring one of these out!)
For evening, I would use the Hot cloth cleanser again and then use Paula's choice 2% BHA, (every 2 evenings or so.) I love this product. My daughter and Husband are hooked too! It is a fluid, fortified with salicylic acid to help renew skin and minimise pores. You don't rinse this product off, you leave it on. It targets the skin surface and deep down too. It calms redness and any blemishes are reduced too. I have really noticed a difference in my skin after using this product. My skin looks so much more polished. It also increases collagen. (If you are allergic to aspirin, don't use this product.) Always use a sunscreen of SPF25 or higher after using this product, (not on an evening though obviously.)
I would then follow with a good moisturiser, depending on the time of year and how my skin looks and feels, my favourite includes Embryolisse Lait creme concentre, (not shown in photo - £20), but this is such a lovely, rich moisturiser and very nourishing, you can even use it as a mask and on babies! Rich in fatty acids and vitamins, (sadly no SPF so not suitable for day use unless you mix in your own SPF.)
If my skin felt dry I would use Bobbi Brown Extra repair moisturising balm, (£68). It is very thick, but you do have to warm it between your fingers first and then press onto your skin. It smells amazing too. I sometimes add this for day too, under my make-up. I also use the Bobbi Brown eye cream before bed too.
(I have been trying out the new Midnight repair Aldi skincare range and I must say its very impressive but it did give me a few spots, I think as it was a new product, but I will report back about this range.)