I am often asked about my skincare routine so it’s time I shared some of my kind, gentle must-haves for my skin.

Black and White Modelling shot

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.

Baby first touch

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…

L'Oreal Eye Make Up Remover

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.

simple purifying cleansing lotion

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!

rose water-Honest Mum 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).

raw virgin coconut oil

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.

Would love to hear yours?

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20 Responses

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  4. health tips

    The right foods affect the look of your skin from the inside out, much like how your skincare products work when applied directly to your skin.
    Powerful antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and purification qualities exist in abundance in many of your favorite foods. And I’m willing to bet that some of your most crave-worthy treats are on the list!
    Let’s take a look at some of my most loved foods – they’re delicious, and I know they nourish my skin in the best possible way.
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  5. Urban Mumble

    I used to use coconut oil for removing mascara. It works well with some mascaras but not all. Don’t you find coconut oils leaves a funny smell on the skin after it has been sitting there for a few hours? Or perhaps this specific brand doesn’t have that problem?
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  6. hannah Mums' Days

    I love coconut oil for cooking and also use it as an overnight hair treatment (see here! http://mumsdays.com/coconut-oil-hair-mask/) but I’ve never tried it as a moisturiser, what a great idea!!

    If I’m honest, I don’t have a skin routine. I occasionally wash my face and moisturise daily but that’s it…But at 31 I think it’s time! I’ve been reading lots about Rose Water at the moment too, I’ll try it.

    Thanks for sharing Vicki! xxx
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    • Honest mum

      Oh fab, my routine has gotten so much less high maintenance as I’ve gotten older x
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  7. TheBoyandMe

    Right, I’m taking your word for it and am ordering the coconut oil. Even if I don’t like it as a moisturiser then I know I’ll use it in my cooking.
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  8. Ebabee

    Love coconut oil – so great for skin and hair as you say. Must try rose water – love to include lots of natural products in my beauty stuff x
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  9. Franki |Little Luca & Me

    I’m still to find a skin care routine that REALLY works for me. I love Liz Earle products but I’m definitely still adjusting my routine. Will be giving these ago, after all they say you should never put something on your face that you wouldn’t put in your mouth don’t they? Fab little tips xx
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    • honestmum

      Totally agree Franki and very nearly wrote those exact words in my post-the skin is our biggest organ so only deserves the best, most natural products inside and out. Thanks for your lovely comment xx

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  10. Karen

    Coconut oil is amazing!
    I developed eczema during pregnancy. It had got really bad and nothing seemed to be working. Tried coconut oil and I can’t believe the results – it seems to have cleared it all up!
    Love your other tips too!
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    • honestmum

      It really helps with eczema doesn’t it as I get it on my elbows and found it helps heals it so well, thanks for your comment x

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  11. My Family Ties

    It is always great to find natural products that work, I am intrigued by the coconut oil and will have to try it out as a moisturiser. Great to read about your routine, thanks for sharing it. 🙂

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