Sunday, 26 July 2015

My skincare routine:

I often find myself reading about or watching videos of people's skincare routines because I'm always up for new ideas I could try. But usually once I click on the product's link and patiently wait for the page to load, I find that its way out of my price range! I find it astounding how people can sometimes spend like £30 on a small bottle of cleanser and then casually recommend it to us! I'm the type of person who prefers to spend under £5 on a product!

I thought I'd recommend the cheaper alternative skin products that I use, for those of you who might be interested. So, here's my routine, I'm trying to be more harsh on myself to enforce it every morning and night!

If I'm wearing eye make-up (e.g. mascara), the first thing I will do at night is remove that, using the "Simple Kind to eyes eye makeup remover". (Currently £3.39 in Boots stores, and at the moment there's a 3 for 2 offer on selected Simple products. )

Even if you don't wear make-up, you should always cleanse. I use the "Clean & Clear Advantage Clear & Soothe Foaming Wash". It's also on offer '2 for £6 on selected Clean and Clear' or one for £4.99. I've been using this face wash for quite some time now and I really like it, but even though it's still good value I like to buy them when they're reduced or on offer!! I also use the "Nivea sensitive cleansing milk". (£1.99)

Next, I tone using the "Nivea refreshing toner". (£1.25) I apply a bit of the toner to a cotton wool pad and then run it over my face *avoiding the eyes!* As the name suggests, it leaves your face feeling refreshed and clean!

After toning, I moisturise, once again using a Nivea product. I really like them okay haha!! "Nivea light daily moisturiser creme". This comes in several different skin types, but personally I use the oily combination one. (£1.95)

Sometimes, I'll use my "The Body Shop born lippy watermelon lip balm" (£2.00). I've only recently started using this as a proper part of my routine, but already loving it! *I was given this as a present quite a while ago, so the packaging has since changed from that in my picture*

Finally, I use eye cream, Its like a moisturiser but for the skin around your eyes which is a lot more delicate than the rest of your face. I have been using the "Boots essentials cucumber eye gel" (£1.50) which I've found is a great product! I recently ran out of it and went to buy it again but they were out of stock at the time so I bought the "Boots simply sensitive hydrating eye cream" (£2.00) instead. I've only been using it for a few days but I like it so far! Personally I prefer the feel of an eye gel on my skin to a cream, but the cream is just as beneficial!

The way I've discovered some of the products I use is purely by trying out the cheap or reduced products. I think that if you try out a cheap product but you don't like it, then you have't wasted much money at all, whereas if you do like it, then you've found a brilliant way of saving money! I don't see the point in assuming that more expensive products are always going to be the most beneficial; everybody's skin is different, so if it works for you then great!!

If you have any products you love, then recommend them below!!

Thank you as always for reading!

Love, Georgia xxx

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*DISCLAIMER: The post above is purely to inform you of the skincare products I use and enjoy. I wanted to let you know in case anybody finds it in any way helpful. You do not have to try any of the products, if you just like to read my posts, then by all means carry on - I love having you here!! The products are available from more places than the links provided. These links are the places that I have happened to purchase them from. Prices may change from those listed*