Hey guys! Today I’ll be running you through some of my favourites in the skincare routine that I have been using religiously to keep my skin in check. These are products I have been using for more than roughly six-seven months now so it gives me enough knowledge to tell you a couple of things that you may need to know before purchasing.
Let me start off by saying that I have quite problematic skin; I have acne prone, oily/combination skin so I have very specific needs when it comes to ensuring that my skin isn’t crying for help. This is why my ‘favourites’ are not as hefty because I am so picky about what goes on and works on my skin. All these products are from the drugstore, they’re not too overly priced and won’t break the bank for a lot of you hopefully.
First product I have here is my Simple Kind to Skin Soothing Facial Toner which retails for $9.00 at chemistwarehouse.com.au. If you don’t know what a toner, to my knowledge, it’s basically a product that you use after you’ve washed your face to restore the pH balance on your skin and get rid of any access dirt that’s left over.
Next up is the entire Neutrogena Hydro Boost Line. When I tell you this has blessed my life in more ways than one, it really has. My skin has not loved a product this much until the I discovered this line. I know Hydro Boost for oily skin kind of sounds like you’re getting yourself into trouble but these products are water/gel based rather oil/cream so it’s the perfect products to give you the moisture you need without clogging pores.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel ($20.00) – just a regular daily moisturizer you can use. It doesn’t do anything miraculous other than what it’s actually supposed to do in the simplest way.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Serum ($22.00) – Serums are generally what you use before moisturisers. The thin formula allows it self to get deeply absorbed into the skin and really hydrate it which is something a regular moisturizer can’t really do since it’s quite thick. So it’s nice to have a serum handy in your skincare routine.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Eye Roll on ($16.00) – also something to put on before moisturiser. Under my eyes is where I can get severely dry (especially during winter) if I don’t properly take care of it every single day and night. This eye roll on is godsend for this issue because it keeps your under eyes moisturised all days and night and if you’re a makeup wearer, that concealer is going to apply so smoothly it’s amazing.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Night Concentrate ($20.00) – no questions asked, you need to wear night cream. It’s an essential to have night skincare routine because when you’re sleeping, your body starts to repair itself so having night cream and serum on always aids that process. With this cream in particular, my skin without fail always feels extremely smooth and looks healthy in the morning.
Ego Sunsense SPF 50+ Daily Face Invisible Tint Finish ($23.00) – SPF is very important. Do not ignore it during your day time skincare routine. You only have one face, make sure to protect it as much as you can. My best tip would be find a cream like this that has SPF 50, it doesn’t have to have a tint finish or anything but it’s essential to always incorporate sun protection. This is a good choice to keep in mind if you’re on the hunt for one.
And that is it! I hope this gives you an indication of what you could add into your skincare routine if you’re not sure on how to keep your skin in check. It can be hard on what works on problematic skin but it’s all about experimentation and finding that perfect combination that makes your skin healthy. If you have any questions, leave a comment down below and I will get to you as soon as possible but until then I will see you again soon! Bye! – A.