This post is going to be an update on the skincare routine that I posted last year. I’ve been researching into skincare and what could make my skin “better”. What I mean is that I wanted to solve all the problems that my skin had rather than just mask them (isn’t that we all want after all).
I stumbled upon the brand The Ordinary after browsing through the internet looking at copious different bloggers and websites trying to decipher the different products and claims. They have a simple answer to skincare which is highly customisable and, to my liking – affordable. The products generally range from £3 to around £9 – all of which are amazing value.
The skincare range is made up of various different products, all of which are products stripped down to the basics. I dove in at the deep end and filled my basket with different scientific looking vials all of which had highly frightening names!
The products I picked out were:
- Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA – AM and PM USE
- Lactic Acid 10% + HA 2% – PM USE
- 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil – PM USE
- Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% – AM and PM USE
- Salicylic Acid 2% Solution – PM USE
Bare in mind my skin is OILY and NOT SENSITIVE, so what works for my skin won’t necessarily work for yours. I used the guide which is available here and made my own routine up.
I wanted to give my skin a few month of adjusting to make sure that any change would be 100% certain that it was the products. I’ve noticed a MASSIVE difference in my skin, the oiliness has calmed right down with the use of a facial oil at night – only at night though as it will pill.
At the end of the day I will use my usual makeup remover/cleanser to remove any makeup – my current favourite is the Garnier Micellar Water and then use my routine (not all of these products are used both morning and night but it depends on your personalised routine). I then slather my face in the rose hip oil with a patting motion and then allow that to soak in for a few hours – if I’m pressed for time I’ll pat my face with a clean flannel to remove the excess oil and then sleep.
I’m still using the LUSH lip scrubs, followed by Vaseline or the Pawpaw lip balm in the evening to take care of my lips, and for my body I use the Vaseline spray moisturiser.
I hope this post has been informative for you and I would urge everyone to at least read into the Ordinary products and see the difference it makes in your skin.