A Good Cleansing Routine
I am pleased to say my skin care regime is continuing well into 2019. Gone are the days where I used to take off my make-up with a facial wipe, whilst lying in bed. Oh no, these later years are all about doing things properly and I no longer resent the time spent on my bedtime routine. Yes, it does take some time, but I find it rather enjoyable.
Cleanse and tone
Whatever time I end up getting ready for bed (to be fair, this is rarely the early hours of the morning any more), I massage cleanser into my skin and remove with a shammy. I love seeing all that make-up on the cloth and how easily it rinses clean, before drying ready for the morning. Next comes lotion or toner, followed by a power-packed serum which I massage into my face and neck.
I am flitting between Pevonia’s Vitaminic Concentrate and ‘C’ Complexe with Oxyzomes. I love them both and use Vitaminic to counteract the dehydration caused by time in the sun. It contains vitamins A and E and has the most enticing smell from the mandarin orange oil. ‘C’ Complexe (vitamin C) is great for correcting photo damage and has a firming effect. It has a high percentage of hyaluronic acid within it too. With 10% active ingredients, these deliver benefits far beyond anything I can buy on the High Street.
Once the concentrate has been absorbed into my skin, I seal it in with my moisturiser. Again, I use different products, but I am a fan of Stem Cells Phyto-Elite Intensive Cream and Marine Collagen Cream.
My morning routine is a little faster, as there’s no make-up to remove and I prefer the feel of water on my face at this time. I love Phyto-Gel Cleanser. Like all Pevonia products it contains only natural ingredients and this contains ones that foam. It’s lovely and soft on the skin and can be used by the whole family. That said, I don’t like to share mine with the boys!
Once, twice, and sometimes more, each week, I use an exfoliator; which one depends on my mood and requirements at the time. On average, I use Pevonia’s Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser twice a week. However, I tend to take this on holiday with me and use it as a daily cleanser. I also use Enzymo-Sphérides Peeling Cream which I am a huge fan of. Pineapple and Papaya enzymes become active when massaged into skin with warm water. They digest impurities, sebum, toxins, blackheads and dead skin cells, leaving my skin super clean and silky-smooth. The other steps remain the same as my evening regime.
During the day, I tend to choose a moisturiser with UV protection. Rejuvenating Dry Skin Cream contains, amongst other ingredients, hyaluronic acid, marine collagen, vitamin A, and Royal Jelly. It has a Sun Protection Factor of 8. On top of this, I add EyeRenew™ Conceal & De-Age Treatment and YouthRenew™ Tinted Cream SPF30 for protection against UVA and UVB rays.
Any make-up will depend on what I am doing next. During the summer and when my skin looks clear, I won’t add any foundation but just stick with a light bronzer, along with eye shadow, eye liner and mascara – for my tiny eyes, plus a slick of Rapid-Restore Lip Balm to keep my lips soft and protected. I am useless at retouching make-up throughout the day, so rarely use a lipstick. When I do, I find them to be quite drying so pop my Lip Balm over the top. I carry the travel size Phyto-Aromatic Mist in my handbag, so I can spritz my face after applying make-up and during the day when it starts to feel dry or uncomfortable.
Some of the products I use are shown below:
Vitaminic Concentrate (15ml) £40.20
Phyto-Gel Cleanser (200ml) £45.30
Rapid-Restore Lip Balm (10g) £24.00
Phyto-Aromatic Mist (200ml) £35.00 / (50ml) £15.40
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By Kati Vardon PR & Marketing Executive