I wanted to share my skincare routine with you because I always like reading what people are using on their skin and what they find useful and what works for them.
I have oily skin mainly but I guess in the winter time it does become a bit drier which is annoying but I guess we all suffer from that in the winter..
I have tried to use other brands of skincare and unfortunately (or fortunately) they don’t agree with me so I have just said ‘stick with what has worked and stop trying to mess with your skin!’ So that is exactly what I am doing now..
Estee Lauder agrees with my skin.
In the winter months I tend to use the Day Wear cream as it is thicker and hydrates my drier skin (it still is a bit oily though) however in the summer months I have to use something lighter (as we all probably do) and I last year I used the Day Wear lotion (I think it’s called) which is much better for my skin as it is super oily and if I use the cream it makes my face shiny..just like a disco ball O_O. We don’t want that…nope!
This time though since receiving an Estee Lauder little pack of goodies (after purchasing two items from the Estee Lauder counter at Brown Thomas-you can shop online as well here) I started using their Re-Nutriv Ultimate Lift Age Correcting Cream for face and eyes. It’s a thick formula but I haven’t found that it has made me oilier and after using it for a while it seems like my skin is plumper or something (I’ll keep you guys posted when I’ve used it for longer). I will keep using it until I run out and I might even purchase the full product…who knows.
My eyes are the only part of my face that is continuously dry and I badly needed something for it so I was recommended the Advanced Night Repair Eye Serum..however I was never told that I would need an eye cream with it as well. So since I was using it by itself I didn’t see any result and was disappointed but after using it with the Re-Nutriv eye cream my eyes seem more hydrated (again I will keep you posted).
The only way (apart from when I’m in the shower I use my SKII cleanser) I actually clean my face is with Caudalie Make up remover cleansing water. It is so soothing and perfect as it takes off all my make up as well as being gentle. I definitely recommend it! I get mine at Alchemist Earth in Limerick (shop online here).
You probably all know that I am in LOVE with my Bobbi Brown Concealer and Corrector (review on my old blog here) but I think I have found something as good as it and more hydrating. I bought the Estee Lauder Double Wear Brush On Glow BB Concealer and I love it. It reflects light so it brightens as well as conceals bad dark circles (which I have) and I would definitely recommend it if you want to try something new.
Another Estee Lauder product which I got back when it first came out is the Day Wear BB cream…for days when I don’t want to wear foundation this is what I turn to. It conceals a bit if you have any blemishes but doesn’t clog your pores! It’s perfect and again I would recommend it!
Let me know if you use similar products or what works and hasn’t worked for you down in the comments.
*Disclaimer I was not gifted these items. I know it may sound like I was because of all the Estee Lauder products but I am just loving it and know what works for me now 🙂