BEAUTY: The New Skincare Routine Plus Giveaway

There’s something about January which makes me want to switch up my skincare. I’m determined to be as blemish free as possible this year, so I’ve swapped a few products out and replaced them with some old (and new) favourites. So, here’s the rundown plus a sneaky giveaway at the end!

Starting with my cleanser, I’ve went back to the classic Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish as I found a spare tube in my recent skincare clearout. This cleanser always makes my skin glow and I really do think it’s worth the hype! For my daytime moisturiser, I’ve opted for an old favourite that’s HealGel Face. It’s one of those no fuss products that just works, hydrating the skin and it never breaks me out!

For treatments, I’ve reignited my love for Kiehl’s Overnight Biological Peel to slough away dead skin cells and give my skin a bit of a boost! It’s one of my top exfoliator choices and try to use it twice a week. As for oils, I’ve went back to Bodhi and Birch Neroli Luce Revitalising Face Oil. It balances my skin, gives it a glow and just makes everything looks so much better. I’ve also been enjoying layering Origins Mega-Mushroom Skin Relief Soothing Face Cream ontop to give my skin an extra dose of moisture.

I always try and use a mask twice a week and one I do really like is the Antonia Burrell 7-in-1 Mask Supreme. It’s a clay looking mask in the tub, goes on solid but dries down to basically nothing. You can feel it on your skin as it dries, but once washed off your skin looks so perfected and revived.

Speaking of Antonia, I have one of her wonderful products to give away! The Antonia Burrell Pure Therapy Facial Oil is such a gorgeous treatment for anyone who suffers from uneven, temperamental, irritated or congested skin! I always apply it when my skin is acting up and it’s honestly a godsend! Just enter the rafflecopter below to win! UK only.

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Antonia also shared some tip skincare tips with me if you’re looking to adopt some new resolutions:

One: Double Cleanse | Your first cleanse is primarily for ‘taking off the day’; removing
makeup, SPF, pollution and dust on the surface of our skin. The second
cleanse then allows your product to penetrates the exposed skin, meaning
your cleanser can really get to work and you can reap the benefits. My top tip is to massage your product into the skin in upwards motions
to give the complexion a natural lift and then remove with a hot cloth
for a gentle exfoliation.

Two: Don’t Ever Leave Your Makeup On | It’s so important to take everything off overnight to give the skin a
break and reduce the risk of inflammation. It’s also crucial to take off
moisturisers that contain SPF as these can get really sticky and clog
your pores.

Three: Reconsider Your Routine | In winter, the water in your skin can evaporate or be drawn into your
body to support your internal organs, leading to dryness, redness and an
uneven texture. Replace your stripping foaming cleanser with a
cleansing oil, which leaves hydration levels intact and brightens your
skin. Follow with a generous application of a hydrating toner, then
finish with a serum and moisturiser to lock in the hydration.

Four: Work On Your Exfoliation | Staying inside more and other lifestyle adjustments in the winter can
lead to a build up of dead skin cells through the colder months. For
this reason it’s essential to exfoliate more in order for your skin to
take in the moisturising products you’re applying – you want to avoid
just moisturising dead skin cells and not the fresh, new skin underneath

Helen x
ps. Check out these blogs: Abracadabra Girl, A Dash of Ginger, Gyudy’s Notes of Beauty and Adventures of an Anglophile

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