I was thinking about the content that I am posting and asking myself what I want to create. I am now out of uni until October (yep I’m sorry what??) and I can really focus on my blog and Insta game. One thing that I have realised since blogging is that I document a lot about my everyday life. And I want to keep it that way. I class my blog as fashion/lifestyle, and in my eyes lifestyle also means skincare and beauty because I do it everyday.
I realised that in the majority of the skincare posts I have done I always mention I used to find having a skincare routine such a chore. A bit like putting my dishes in the dishwasher or tidying my bedroom (sorry mum) but its laborious. That and painting my nails. But ahhh mate, we have changed! I have revolutionised the way I care for my skin and now I have a bit of a love/hate relationship for my skin.
We are talking Emily at the ripe old age of 14. The pubescent and spotty Emily that was just discovering makeup, witnessing changes to her body and also discovering the joys of PMS. I also had the most god awful full fringe. That dead cut block fringe. Yikes. I found that having a fringe made my forehead awfully spotty because of the oils from my hair. Note to self – don’t get a fringe again.
Since then *touch wood* my skin has slightly improved. When I say slightly, I mean in comparison to my skin then it has drastically improved, but my skin is not angelic. I do get the dreaded spot every now and then – usually own I have something going on and I least want one. Typical.
Since I started my blog, I have been fortunate enough to get to try different skin care products and I have a collection of skin products – like these lovely botanics products. However I still never religiously used them. My ‘skincare routine‘ would be using a makeup wipe to get my makeup off and that was it. Or if it was winter and my skin was getting slightly dry I would treat myself to an old Nivea moisturiser after. Pffftt what was I thinking?! Considering I did so little my skin was decent.
However I am nearly in my twenties and I want to keep fresh looking skin, rather than it getting worse – you never know that will happen with hormones right ladies?? So I think *fingers crossed* I have changed my whole skincare mindset. How have I done that?? Keep reading…
As I said above, in the winter my skin gets really dry from the cold weather. This makes wearing making nearly impossible without my skin looking flakey and just crap! So the winter just gone I had to use some sort of moisturiser and scrub to make sure my skin was looking some what okay. I got a sample of the Lancôme Hydra Zen Moisturiser from a PR event I attended. I was literally blown away by it! It wasn’t too heavy, it was easy to blend in and it left my skin feeling so refreshed. I had never used a high end skin care product before either so I felt like a new woman! I then asked for it for my birthday and I was fortunate enough to get it.
This is the main reason I that started looking after my skin. If you want a moisturiser than revitalises skin then even though it has a higher price point I really recommend it. It is also an anti-stress moisturiser so perfect if you are prone to stress related blemishes. I started using this after taking my makeup off every night and since then my routine has just expanded.
Don’t get me wrong, I do find it slightly laborious. Sometimes if I am mega tired and am in the ‘jump-into-bed-and-sleep-for-14-hours’ mood then I won’t bother and I will take care of my skin when I wake up. I think skin care routines are very time related as in the mornings, sometimes if I have uni I will just use a moisturiser. But when I can I will give my skin so well needed TLC.
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This was such a great read – I love your honesty; skincare can be such a chore sometimes! x
Thanks Amy! It definitely can be! Well I say that but I am currently sat here with a face mask on ahah! x