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Skincare Routine.

By Maddy1704 @unstitchedd
Skincare Routine.
My skin is in a pretty good place right now, and I'm pretty sure it's mainly down to keeping a fairly regularly skin care routine up. Nothing too complicated, because I know I would forget and give up, but just enough to treat it well, address the issuebasically combination - although leaning more towards the oily side now that it is becoming hotter, is it only me who prefers their skin like this? Never the less, I think I have found the right balance of products to create that perfect middle ground, so without further ado I will show you what I have been using as of late!
s and keep it in tip top condition. My skin's a mixture of everything, dry, oily -
Evening: It may seem a bit of an odd way round to start the post with my evening products, but since this is where the bulk of the skincare routine happens, it just made sense. I start by removing all my makeup with Lush's Ultrabland, a solid oil cleansing balm which literally melts off makeup and grime, I massage it into my skin and then to remove use a muslin cloth run under hot water, hold it to my face for a couple of seconds and then wipe gently off. Not a trace of makeup is left on my skin, and is left feeling very nourished, and not at all stripped like other cleansers can tend to leave you feeling. After drying my face with a a towel, to prevent spots, and fight the ones that have already arrived I apply my 'Off with their Heads Serum' - which also wins the prize for best name ever! This sinks into the skin really quickly, leaving a cool refreshing feeling, and manages to clear things up within a day or two - a pretty miraculous product. To finish off, I just use a couple of pumps of my Elemis Dream Sleep moisturiser all over to keep the skin hydrated and any dry patches at bay - this also has the added bonus of being lightly lavender scented, which helps me drift off with easy - perfect for those of us who are a bit sleep challenged. Morning: My routine for the mornings takes a little less time (although my evening routine in itself isn't that time intensive - a couple of minutes tops) because I need something that I can quickly do before I have to rush out the door. To begin with, I use my L'Oreal Micellar Water on a cotton pad to refresh my skin, and clean it quickly from any dirt that may be on it. To try and shrink some of the puffiness around my eyes, I use Elemis's Tired Eyes Gel, which is really cooling and helps to minimise any 'baggage' that I have going on. Finally, a light moisturiser gets slapped on, I love the b:liv Soothe and Splash, mainly just so any base that I have on sits better, but also to give that little bit of extra sun protection. Extras: A couple of times a week, either when I have the time or feel like a pamper, there are a couple of extra steps that I like to add to really target the problems that my skin is facing. This changes up all the time, since my skin is always needs different things, but one thing is for certain - that there will always be a LUSH face mask involved. My favorite at the moment is the Mask of Magnaminty, a peppermint mask which works at reducing spots and manually exfoliating, but when in need of a little more moisture, I love Oatifix.I recognize that everyone's skin care routines vary drastically and although this may seem like overkill to some, for others it may be disgustingly little. A bit like goldilocks though, for me, this is the perfect amount and my skin seems to be happy with it too. Is your skincare routine similar, what are your miracle products?  

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