I do love a bit of skincare (as I've proclaimed many times now, I'd rather invest in and use good skincare to make my face clear and bright rather than wear lots of makeup, because oils are amazing) and if you've seen my skincare clear out video, you'll also know I'm trying to cut down on how much I have and focus on the really good stuff that keeps my skin in tip-top condition.
Recently I've changed up a few supplements which has amazingly helped my skin clear up and allow some products to work better, but it's also led to half my face being very oil and chin extremely dry (how?) which has called for a bit more targeted balancing whilst everything gets settled, and also allowed me a few enabled purchases ;)
I know, I know, I have too many cleansers already but it's so important for me to remove all the sweaty clogging oils from the night and also the grime of the day to prevent my skin from producing spots, keeping it clear to allow serums and oils to penetrate deep (also helps with regular exfoliation) and two I'm loving at the moment have overhauled my evening routine; to remove everything - and I mean everything - I've been using Pure Clean and Glow Cleansing Oil* which melts all base, mascara and lipstick off with ease, and the added Neroli and Jojoba which helps heal marks and acne whilst adding elasticity. Oils also help balance out over-productive sebum glands so even more of a win! To really balance the skin and give it some TLC, I've been loving Pai Camelia and Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser* which works deep into the epidermis to rehydrate very dry skin and also balance out any over-production or 'confused' areas thanks to the added Rose. I take a big ol'pump of this every evening and really massage it in, and find my chin especially feels softer and my cheeks and head a lot less dewy, plus it smells so good (and is vegan friendly!)
Did I mention I love oils? Okay, I love oils. Oils are my fave, they are just too luxurious and really add a plump, refreshed glow to my complexion which I direly need on the daily, and if I can pack more than one on, you bet I will try my best; as I'm on the path of balance already with skincare, the Pure Regulate and Clear Face Oil* does just that, it regulates - Ylang Ylang is a fantastic product that counterbalances oil production so mix this with my new supplement and I've now got yes one dry chin but one which has now stopped over producing acne-triggering hormones and looks amazingly clear. I've been using it twice a day and I really feel and see the benefits of it - pushing it in to stimulate lymph also works a delightful treat ;) Another oil I layer on top a bit of time after is Pai Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil* which I got to try after a BeautyExpert event a few weeks ago and I am in love. Pai is the only Rosehip oil brand to use both the fruit's skin and seed oil which means it has five times the amount of carotenoids (giving your skin that glow) and boosts elasticity whilst healing marks and sensitive areas. Win win for a pale girl like me!
Finally an enabled purchase which I spotted at Anna's, the Kiehl's Cilantro and Orange Anti-Pollution Masque which is the perfect balance (again) of everything I need right now - hydrates and nourishes, removes impurities from travel and city life, and smells incredibly fresh. You're meant to sleep in this overnight, tissuing off the excess but girl needs her hydration, so I leave a nice layer of this on my skin after a day in London or travelling, and the next day my skin feels incredible and looks soft and bouncy. It renews and replenishes whilst decongesting, and really skincare doesn't get any better than that, and the zingy mix of cilantro (which helps remove dirt and impurities) and orange makes your skin feel as alive as it looks.
Now, have I been enable you? ;)
What skincare are you loving right now? Have you tried any of these products and brands?
Lots of Love,
Some products in this post may have been sent for review or gifted, and will be marked with a * or c/o. All opinions are mine are not influenced by brands or companies. Please see my full disclaimer for more.
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