I am often asked about my skincare routine so it’s time I shared some of my kind, gentle must-haves for my skin.
Being someone who follows a healthy way of eating, full of whole foods, mostly organic (and pescetarian), limiting cow’s dairy and meat with lots of seasonal fruit and vegetables, it makes sense to use the most gentle of products on the outside too.
I love taking a bath with my children so inevitably use their sensitive, child-friendly products and now, that’s all I use for my own skin too (even when bathing solo).
I adore everything paraben and nasty free from Johnson’s baby first touch all in one wash* to Childs Farm organic natural products* for a long, calming, clean soak that leaves my skin soft and supple! Ideal for those with sensitive skin too.
When it comes to my cleansing routine, I’m also particular about what I put on my skin.
I have a combination of sensitive and dry skin with an oily T zone like so many and these are the products which work best for me…
When removing eye and lip make up, I love recent find: L’Oreal Paris Dermo Expertise Eye & Lip Make-up Remover (Waterproof).
With sensitive eyes, I was drawn to this product as it’s ophthalmologically tested and it works effortlessly well, removing even waterproof mascara and my favourite MAC Pro Longwear lip colour which lasts all day!
No stinging or greasy residue with use, just clean eyes and lips, the perfect product for sensitive areas.
Next, I the proceed to cleanse my whole face with Simple Purifying Cleansing Lotion which removes all traces of make up and dirt and again doesn’t irritate but nourishes as it cleans!
I then like to rinse the cleanser off with warm water to feel fresh before applying natural rosewater as a toner (available in all good supermarkets and my late grandmother Vikentia’s toner and perfume of choice).
It smells divine and is an anti-inflammatory skin soother that has been used for generations and serves to remind and connects me with my Grandmother.
Then onto my all-time, ‘can’t live without’ product- raw, virgin coconut oil which I always keep in the fridge (I have one jar for eating/cooking, another for beauty).
I scoop out a small teaspoon of hard goodness from the jar then rub it in my hands to soften (it melts quickly) before rubbing into my face.
Instantly soothing my face, it has so many medicinal properties, it really is the best thing for your skin. I use it in the morning too after washing my face.
Absorbing quickly, it has anti-oxidant, antibacterial and antimicrobial properties and is even a natural sun protector, screening 20% of ultra violet rays (do add more sunscreen too for daytime if you like).
It’s my miracle go to product and even heals spots or scars so it’s ideal for all over your body too. I also use it as a conditioning treatment for my locks, leaving it in for an hour or more, washing it out to leave silky soft hair!
So there you have it, my natural, feel-good skincare routine.
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