Sunday 24 February 2019

My Skincare Routine over 7 Days - Morning and Evening - Saturday Evening

Saturday Evening

Lala Retro Night Cream by Drunk Elephant  - what can I say other than it really is like putting soft whipped cream on your face!  I love this night cream as I have dry skin so I love that it makes my skin feel hydrated and soft.  Again filled with all the goodies - six anti-oxidant rich African Oils to heal and renew; plantain extract to promote firmness, density and elasticity whilst evening out skintone, fermented green tea to combat ageing and inflammation and moisture boosting sodium hyaloranate cross polymer to hydrate smooth fine lines and stimulate collagen formation. Just what I need to finish my skincare routine at night when my skin is in rest and renewal phase!

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My Skincare Routine over 7 Days - Morning and Evening - Saturday Morning

Saturday Morning

I hope you have found my morning routine useful.  I try to keep it simple in the mornings as there is still the whole makeup routine to apply after this!  But as we makeup artists say "The Base Must Be Ace"  to achieve great makeup!

honestly the Matrixyl has been my golden nugget to hydrate my under eye area (one of my concerns) and the formulation from The Ordinary is so affordable.  You can purchase it from #myer or #priceline.  If you have a special occasion coming up, remember preparation is the key to a beautiful makeup application so try and take a few tips from me to help your skin reach its full potential - I hope its been helpful! xoxo

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My Skincare Routine over 7 Days - Morning and Evening - Friday Evening

Friday Evening

Honestly I have been using Vitamin A on my skin for over 15 years.  While I hadn't educated myself on all the other wonderful products I use now, I have always believed in and stayed true to Vitamin A. Thats because it was conclusively proven in 1996 that Vitamin A - used topically, is capable of reprogramming cellular function.  In a nutshell, that means that Vitamin A thickens and stimulates the dermis (deeper layers of the skin) where your collagen, elastin and blood vessels are.  Therefore it reduces wrinkles and increases blood flow to the surface of the skin.  Vitamin A actually increases the deposition of collagen.  This means that the normal ageing process (the breakdown of collagen and elastin, the trampoline in your skin) is slowed down.

I always use Vitamin A in the evening as using it in the daytime means you have to be super vigilant with sunscreen.  If used in the daytime and allowing both UV's and Vitamin A on your skin, you are attempting to do opposite things - one to damage and one to heal. so you will feel irritation and see redness. 

The Vitamin A I use is prescribed by my doctor - Retrieve Cream Tretinoin 0.05% (which is perfectly fine to ask your GP for and they will assess your skin to see if it would be ok) however you can also purchase a great Vitamin A product from #drunkelephant called "A-Passioni Retinol Cream", available from #mecca, that you don't need a doctors prescription for.

Using Vitamin A with hyularonic acid(use the HA first) is a must as they partner perfectly together!

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My Skincare Routine over 7 Days - Morning and Evening - Friday Morning

Friday Morning

The Mecca Cosmetica to Save Face Superscreen SPF50+ is a "repurchase" product for me. It is my "go-to" daily moisturiser. I LOVE this product, mainly because it is SPF50+ and is a multi benefit product. The number 1 concern for me is continuing to reduce the visible signs of ageing and the number 1 way of doing that is to reduce sun exposure on my face, which this luxe facial sunscreen does for me.  For everyday wear, it sits perfectly under makeup, offers the ultimate protection against UVA, UVB and contains Vitamin E, Hyularonic acid and pomegranate extract (anti oxidant) and doesn't cast a white shadow on my skin.

At rrp$40 from #meccacosmetica you cant go wrong.  It is an economical daily moisturiser, sunscreen, undermakeup routine product. It is has a very soft colour (but i must admit a super sheer finish) that you could just use a light #MACmineraliseskinfinish over the top for weekend wear and that could be your base - done!

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Thursday 21 February 2019

My Skincare Routine over 7 Days - Morning and Evening - Thursday Evening

Thursday Evening

Marula Oil has become super popular as far as a nourishing all round oil for your skin.  Always look for a 100% pure cold pressed Marula Oil - no blends.  It used to be Argan Oil or coconut oil that were considered gold for your skin however what makes marula oil better (in my opinion) is that fact it is loaded with anti-oxidants, nutrients and vitamins that repair the skin, restore luminosity and shield against environmental aggressors.  The Ordinary brand of Marula oil is an extremely affordable, lightweight, fast absorbing oil that sinks into your skin.  It is also loaded with anti-oxidants including Vitamin C, Vitamin E, amino acids and essential fatty acids.  It boosts skin elasticity, softens fine lines and wrinkles and enhances overall luminosity.  I love it - I'm sold!  It is a potent drop - 2/3 drops mixed in with my moisturiser is plenty!

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My Skincare Routine over 7 Days - Morning and Evening - Thursday Morning

Thursday Morning

The ordinary Matrixl 10% + HA (hyularonic acid) was my first purchase from this skincare brand.  I saw a blogger raving about it for the fine lines under her eyes (one of my main concerns) and she talked about how it plumped out her skin and made her lines much less noticeable.  I tried it and I agree!  Plus it works perfectly under makeup, unlike many other under eye products which can leave a white chalky residue.  Matrixl is a peptide (penetrates the top layer of skin) known for stimulating the growth of new collagen, elastin and this formula also contains hyularonic acid (you can never have enough!) which again aids in refilling my wrinkles naturally from within the skin.  If there is one thing in my skincare routine I will never do without again, its probably Matrixyl.

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My Skincare Routine over 7 Days - Morning and Evening - Wednesday Evening

Wednesday Evening

Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) is an awesome product and I will never leave it out of my skincare routine again!  It is a water-soluble vitamin that works with the natural substances in your skin to help visibly improve the appearance of enlarged pores, uneven skin tone, fine lines and wrinkles, dullness and a weakened surface.  Preceeded by B-Hydra and Buffet, adding Nuacinamide to your skincare routine is the perfect combination - just like champagne and strawberries!  I've definitely noticed a difference in the size of my pores since using this product.  It's a winner!  I use the Paulaschoice 10%Niacinamide Booster becuase the consistency is easy to work with and is a quality product.

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My Skincare Routine over 7 Days - Morning and Evening - Wednesday Morning

Wednesday Morning

If your dont have Vitamin C in your skincare regime - you should!  Vitamin C boosts skins collagen production to give firmer, plumper skin and helps smooth our fine lines and wrinkles.  It is anti-oxidant - something which fights free radicals (things with damage skin cells!) . I use the paula's Choice C15Super Booster because it is a stabilised vitamin C (some types of Vitamin C are very reactive and break down when exposed to air and light) but this formulation is formulated at the correct PH for the skin and is also packed with Vitamin E, ferulic acid (antioxidant) and skin smoothing peptides.

I am careful NOT to use Vitamin C with any of my AHA's, BHA's or glycolics as these products need a different PH to work at their full potential on your skin so I choose to use Vitamin C in the morning and glycolics and AHA/BHA at night.

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My Skincare Routine over 7 Days - Morning and Evening - Tuesday Evening

Tuesday Evening

Exfoliating your skin is essential - there is no point going to all the trouble of applying fabulous serums and masks if your skin is not exfoliated = free of dead skin and debris.  That's what Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Framboos does.  It is a daily (or in my case, every other day) exfoliant which prepares your skin for all the other goodies you are about to load it up with, while also making your skin look smoother and more radiant!  It is a glycolic (chemical) exfoliant that works by dissolving the dead skin that is held on the surface. 

The reason I use it every second day is because I also use a prescription Vitamin A cream on the alternate day.  Using both of these particular products ont eh same day is not recommended because the products are strong and may cause skin irritation.

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