Let’s face it, you’ve only got the skin you’re in and as it is your largest organ (and your most visible one) it’s even more important to find what works best for your skin’s health. Forget about the concealers and highlighters, the powders and blushers – no matter what your skin type, it’s all about a healthy, nourished and naked face.
It’s taken many years and a lot of toners, wipes, strips and washes but these few have been the tried, tested and true for this gal’s combination skin. It’s a staple product for many, but the Cetaphil Oily Skin Cleanser is the gentlest and least-drying cleanser there is out there. It is, and always will be, a sink-side mainstay. Another cult favourite among many a beauty blogger is the, dare I say, legendary Bioderma Solution Micellaire which works magically as not only a makeup remover, but also a toner and it helps banish stubborn spots/pimples too. Ah, yes, probably the most frequently mentioned product on this blog is the Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief, it is a best-seller for the brand and I will not ever be without it. Especially in the freezing winters, it moisturizes and soothes for the entire day without being greasy or causing breakouts. Recently got a sample of the new Clinique Repairwear Sculpting Night Cream and am currently trying it out, but so far so good (will do a full review if it once I’ve made up my mind.)
Also, once a week, try treating yourself to a good face mask. Not only is it good for your skin but it’s a good reason to take a few minutes to sit back, relax and reflect. There are amazing finds in the drug store, like my current fave, which is still the Amie Spring Clean Deep Cleansing Mask that I wrote a post about a few months back. The Boscia Green Tea Mask is also super if you are feeling a wee bit fancier.
So that’s it, clean and simple! Have you found your mainstay daily skin care essentials?