So one of the things that took a hit the last year was the amount of money I spent on skincare. Most of the spare money went on the allotment.
So things have changed since the last time I wrote about what I was putting on my face, so this is what I’m using now.
Tha basic rules are always the same, don’t smoke, drink lots of water, get as much sleep as you are able and use sunscreen.
I’m still very happy with the Waitrose Baby Bottom Butter used as a cleansing balm, when Waitrose have it in stock, when they don’t (which is apparently all of last month) I’m forced into something else, this time it was Waitrose Pure Hydration Hot Cloth Cleanser, which I like but would like more if it didn’t have little exfoiliating bits in it as they are a bit stratchy. When I go back to my BBB, I’ll probably revert to using this once a week because it leaves my skin feeling really clean but also well moisturised. The nights that I can’t be doing with cleaning, I use a facewipe, usually the Simple Regeneration Age Resisting Cleansing Wipes (this will be a theme) or the B. Pure Sensitive Micellar Cleansing Wipes, I only buy these when they are on special offer and they last a couple of months because I try not to use them at all. When I do use them, I usually end up giving my face a wipe over with a cotton wool pad (or two) soaked in Simple Micellar Water which I also only ever buy on special offer.
I still use a facewash in the morning, and because I liked the wipes, I took a chance with the Simple Regeneration Age Resisting Facial Wash. This was a revelation because it really doesn’t leave my skin tight or dry, it also lasts forever.
MoisturisersI have already mentioned how much I love Superdrug’s Simply Pure Hydrating Serum and I still do. I use it before moisturiser day and night. (I also add it to my foundation when doing my make up but that’s a post for another day). I follow that up with either the Simple Regeneration Age Resisting Night Cream or Simple Regeneration Age Resisting Day Cream SPF 15 depending on what time of day it is.A couple of times a week instead of moisturiser, I use the Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Overnight Peel, which has almost made up for the lack of daily microfoliant in my life. When I don’t do this I really notice the difference because it’s harder to put make up on.
What’s missing from this is sun protection. I’ve got SPF15 in my moisturiser and my foundation and for winter, given how little I’m outside, that’s ok. When I’ve been on the allotment for hours at a time (rare in winter) I’ve been bunging the emergency sunblock, I bought at Kew last year! However, in summer and when I’m on the allotment more, I’ll start using a proper sunblock for my face, I’ve used all of these over the last couple of years and they’re all fine so it really depends what they have and what the offers are when go to buy a sunblock. Solait Face Fluid SPF30, Nivea Sun Protect and Bronze SPF30, Garnier Ambre Solaire Face and Body Lotion SPF50.