♡ The Perfect Skincare Routine ♡

 

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*Disclaimer: this post is not sponsored, I just really love Bare Minerals skincare!*

When I was younger I didn’t really have a proper skincare routine, over the recent years I have learnt more about skincare and I feel like now I have created the perfect routine that suits my skin. It has taken time, testing different products and seeing what works best for me, but now my skin is the best it has ever been.

So in today’s post I thought I would share what I use and  give a few tips on how to create the perfect skincare routine for you!

Knowing your skin type

To find the products that work best for you, you need to know your skin type: dry, oily, combination (oily in some places and dry in others) or normal. You may also have blemishes or just get them at ‘that time’ of the month.

Cleanser:

The first thing you need for your skincare routine is a good cleanser! Wether you wear makeup or not I always would recommend to cleanse your skin every day.
When looking at cleansers it can be scary as there are so many to choose from, but going to a beauty counter where there is a consultant to talk to is good because they can advise you what products will be best to use for your skin. I use 3 different cleansers but change depending on how my skin feels at the time! You don’t need to do this I just really love skincare! The one I use the most is ‘Pure plush’ by Bare Minerals. I use one or two pumps of this and rub straight onto my face without any water to start with then lightly add water, rub in some more and wash it off. Then I’ll do the same again to double cleanse.

Serum:

I love to use a serum in my skincare routine, it targets any concerns I have with my skin. It hydrates, brightens and leaves my skin feeling silky smooth! There are different serums you can choose that target different concerns, anti ageing, ones designed for blemish prone skin, to brighten and wake up etc! You just need to choose the right one for you. I use ‘skin longevity’ by Bare Minerals (can you tell I love their skincare yet), this is designed for all skin types.

Exfoliate:

I do this once or twice a week, I wouldn’t recommend to do this every day as you can end up irritating your skin. You can buy exfoliating cleansers, I use exfoliating grains that add into my cleanser called ‘mix exfoliate smooth’ from Bare Minerals. I love this idea because you can add them into your cleanser!

Eye cream:

This is something I never used to use, but I have definitely noticed a difference since I started using one. My under eyes look brighter and not as dark as they used too. It is important to use an eye cream and not just put moisturiser under your eyes because eye creams are formulated specially for the thinner skin underneath your eyes.

I use the ‘skin longevity’ eye cream by bare minerals.

Moisturise:

A common mistake people make is not moisturising because they have oily skin. You do still need to moisturise, there are just different moisturizers you can use for your skin type.

I use ‘Bare haven’ by bare minerals.

Face mask:

I usually apply a face mask once a week. I love having a pamper night, relaxing and having a face mask on! It always makes my skin feel so refreshed afterwards.

I wouldn’t say this step is a necessity but it’s just something I like to do!

My favourite is ‘dirty detox’ by bare minerals.

Those are all of the products I use, it has taken me a few years of trialling different products but now I am so happy with what I use and the condition of my skin.

 

Thankyou for reading! What are your favourite skincare products?

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♡ Taking time for yourself ♡

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Sometimes I just have one of those days where no matter what I do, I just feel sad. There doesn’t have to be a reason, I just feel that way. Do you know what I mean? I’m sure we have all felt this way at some point. So today I’d like to share with you all a list of ideas to make me feel better for days when I feel like this.

1. Reach out to a loved one

This could be a family member or friend- anyone close to you. I find it helps me so much talking about how I feel. Even if you don’t want to talk about how your feeling, just having a chat and a catch-up with someone close to you can make you feel so much better!

2. Pamper night!

Sometimes to cheer myself up I love to have a good pamper! Run a bath, use your favourite skincare products.. throw in a bath bomb!

3. Meditate

This is something that I have only tried recently but it does make me feel better and it is very relaxing too.

If you have never tried meditating before there are some good guided meditation videos on YouTube that you can listen too. Here is one that I started with:  https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ZToicYcHIOU

4. Plan something

Having something to look forward too can boost your mood. Make plans to meet up with a friend, plan a day trip.

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5. Get cozy and have a movie night.

Pick a film to watch and eat your favourite snacks! This always cheers me up and sometimes it’s nice to have a chilled night in.

When you have a down day I think it is important that you take time for yourself and do things that make you feel better. What do you do to cheer yourself up when you feel down?

☽ ☼You are a victim of the rules you live by ☼ ☾

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☼ Photography by me ☼

This is one of my favourite quotes. I think sometimes life can get ahead of you and you don’t notice how unhappy you are, until something just clicks and you realise that its your lifestyle choices that are making you feel that way. So many things can influence the way you feel, this could be your job, your friends and even just your daily outlook on life.

There was a point in my life just over a year ago, where I was in that exact position, I decided that I was the only one who could make a difference. Since then my life has changed and I couldn’t be happier. If you are unhappy with something in your life, change it. Surround yourself with friends who influence you to do better, go for the job you’ve always wanted, go to the festival you have always wanted to go too (leeds fest 2018 woop woop) You are in control of your own happiness! Don’t let anyone put doubt into your head.

Focus on the people in your life that make you happy, learn how to start believing in yourself and I promise you that your happiness will come.

If there is something you have always wanted to do- then take the steps you need to do it! What is holding you back?

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