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No.7 Purifying Exfoliator
My evening routine is rather long but the basis is just cleanse, tone and moisturise. I usually save the rest – exfoliating, mask, facial oil, eye cream etc. for the weekend when I have a bit more time.
I’ve been using Liz Earle products for over a year now and I love them, there’s not really any reason to change. The Hot Cloth Cleanser is a great way of easily removing the makeup that the Micellar water hasn’t taken off. As I use the muslin cloth which comes with it, this also exfoliates my skin slightly, which means it looks brighter.
Once skin has been buffed, this is the perfect time to slap on a treatment mask because you’re left with the top, healthy layer of skin which means the mask will work to it’s full potential. I always exfoliate before I use a mask as I find the results are a lot better. I’m really enjoying this Brightening Treatment Mask from Liz Earle, although I do need something that’s a bit powerful! I usually prefer a clay mask, or a mask that sets for best results but this Brightening Mask has left my skin looking healthy and more radiant so I am a fan.
The next step is toning; I do this most nights and mornings as it’s a simple step which aims to get any last traces of makeup/dirt/cleanser as well as freshening the skin and preparing it for moisturiser. In the evening I like to use this Liz Earle Skin Tonic, it’s very gentle and leaves my skin feeling so fresh and clean! I apply this with a cotton pad and make sure I’ve removed every trace of makeup.
My morning routine is much quicker, and consists of three products (although sometimes I skip toner because it adds on a few minutes and this is time I’d rather spend in bed). I tried the Elemis Tri-Enzyme Facial Wash in a sample size a few years ago but always really loved it. It’s very creamy and lathers up nicely, and leaves my skin so soft. I’m so glad I purchased this again as it’s a really lovely cleanser, I use this in the shower mainly as it’s quick and I know my skin will feel fresh and clean ready for the day ahead.
I follow this (sometimes) with the Elemis Apricot Soothing toner. I like to use this in the morning because my skin can be slightly red from cleansing and I think this helps to soothe and cool. I got these two Elemis products in a duo set for around £25 which is an absolute bargain as they’re both big sizes and will last a while.
Lastly, I use the Biotherm moisturiser again and leave to dry before applying makeup.
My skincare routine is likely to change very soon, I find my skin gets used to products after a couple of months and they don’t have the same affect.
Are there any skincare products you would recommend?