I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again but skincare is more important than makeup. It’s so much better to have a nice base to build on even if you intend to still wear makeup. I would love to be able to have clear beautiful skin, the kind you see in magazines. In reality it’s just not possible but there are a few products I enjoy using that can calm and soothe my skin as much as possible.
Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe Vera will be your best friend. During the summer months especially it has gotten me out of a few sticky situations. From sunburn to hair growth, aloe vera can do it all. Recently I’ve been enjoying this organic aloe vera gel that I got from Bodycare. Very cheap but very effective. Hands down I owe a lot to this gel, it got rid of my sunburn in a matter of days (a saviour 3 days before prom!). The scent of this particular one is pleasant as often the scent of aloe vera gels can be too artificial or overpowering. It dries very fast too. My best tip for getting rid of sunburn quickly is to keep it in the fridge and apply to your skin when really cold then dry with a fan. It gives you some much needed sweet relief! It’s organic too, what more do you want?!
L’Oreal Hydra Energetic Moisturiser
Yes, I know what you are thinking, is that men’s moisturiser?? And to be perfectly honest, yes it is. But I really can’t fault this product. I comes from the Hydra Energetic range and it certainly does what it says on the tin! The blue colour makes you look so much more awake and alive. I am a big fan of this product and I have repurchased so many times! For a girl with dry skin this has worked perfectly for getting rid of any particularly dry patches. I have seen such an improvement in the quality of my skin since using this product. The product is very lightweight so goes under makeup perfectly and I really notice when I don’t use it. I really wouldn’t be put off by the fact that it is specifically designed for men as after all I have been defying stereotypes since 2001.
Nivea Eye Makeup Remover
I think every girl knows the feeling of standing at the bathroom sink and scrubbing away at their eyes in the hope to try and remove all of your mascara until well into the night. There is nothing worse than rubbing so hard that you can almost feel the skin disintegrate leaving your eyes red. Well with Nivea’s Eye Makeup Remover you can remove stubborn eye makeup easily. I reckon with that statement I could be Nivea’s next advertising manager. (Nivea please hire me, thanks). But enough with the cliches, it does work miracles. I love how it’s part oil and part cleanser that you mix together – easily amused, I know! The oil does a good job clarifying the skin and removing anything left on the eyes. My only complaint is that it does leave your eyes feeling slightly oily but that can be rectified with just a little water.
Eden’s Semilla Vitamin C Serum
Before I go any further please click here for a full review of this product. I have been loving the Vitamin C one especially during the summer months as I tend to lack in vitamin C as I hate all citrus fruit in existence. So I feel like it’s good to add it to your skin as an alternative. It is really moisturising and plumping so I love the way it makes my skin look and feel. This is a brand I feel quite strongly about they have such a good ethic behind them and create such high quality products. At the minute I have been enjoying adding this to my foundation to make it look more glowy and seamless on the skin. Without making this another review post purely of this product, I do urge you to read my review of this serum and give it a go if you fancy!
Pixi Glow Tonic
I’m quite late to the game when it comes to toners but at least I made it! I have been loving this toner recently, it really cleanses the skin well and makes me feel fresh and renewed, if that is possible from a toner! It is labelled as an exfoliating toner and it certainly does its job, you can feel it working on the skin to get rid of dead skin. I have relatively sensitive skin and it works so well and isn’t too harsh or irritating towards my skin. You can really understand why it is called ‘Glow Tonic’ as it does appear to give a glow that comes from within. M&S are stockists of the pixi line and they offer a small bottle of this for only £10 so you can try it in almost a travel size before splurging fully for it. One word of advice, don’t get it in your mouth, you will regret it and I speak from experience. If you’ve been thinking about buying this, just do it!