Back to my skincare routine

As part of "Sort your life out week", I desperately need to get back on track with my skincare. I've been really slacking recently and unfortunately it's showing in my skin- so here's what I do on a daily basis (plus a few extras thrown in once or twice a week).

Morning
In the morning I just give my skin a quick cleanse with my La Roche Posay Effaclar cleanser and then apply the Effaclar Duo serum and my usual eye cream, the Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado. I like to keep it very simple in the morning because obviously I didn't wear makeup overnight (because that would be naughty!)

Evening
My evening skincare routine is a liiiiiittle bit more extensive... First I remove my makeup with the Mac Cleanse Off Oil which is great, although my Clinique mascara really is long lasting and it takes me quite a lot of work to take it off! I then properly cleanse either using my Clarisonic Mia with the Effaclar cleanser I use in the morning, or when I want to give my skin a break from exfoliation I use the Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm which I absolutely love. I also sometimes use this to get rid off the last little bits of eye makeup if I was wearing a strong eye that day.

I try to use the La Roche Posay Effaclar toner (yes, I do love that range) but it's one of those steps that I often skip because I'm lazy... naughty, I know. In the evening I use a lot more products so I normally start off with a pore refining serum, at the moment I'm using the Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix Serum. Afterwards I use the Effaclar Duo or any other moisturiser I'm trying out at the time. I know that the Effaclar Duo is meant to be a serum but I have oily skin so it works fine as a moisturiser for me as well. For my eyes I again use the Kiehl's eye cream. I also use the NYX Grow Lash Serum which has really helped my eyelashes grow!


Some extra bits and bobs
Once a week I try to do a face mask, currently I'm using the No Clogs Allowed Mask by Soap and Glory which I'm really enjoying. I want to get a good clay mask for the oily parts of my face but I'm on a spending ban at the moment so I can't... If my skin is feeling dehydrated at all I like to use some coconut oil almost as an overnight mask- I really work it into the skin and let it sink in over night (I also use this in my hair- I go nuts over coconut oil). Twice a week, on Mondays and Sundays, I also treat my skin to the Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate which leaves my skin feeling sooooo good! Unfortunately at £36 it's rather expensive so I don't use it every night, just as a Sunday treat and a mid-week pick me up.

What are your favourite skincare items?

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