I recently changed up my skincare, usually I’m very loyal to the products I use (and for the record this picture is how I’d like to look every day but often don’t!) but my skin has always been a reflection of my health generally and my menstrual health in particular. I’m well and truly into peri-menopausal territory nowadays and it was really showing on my face and in the increasing greyness of my hair. (I’ve stopped dying it because I’m hopeful that I’ll end up with the beautiful grey hair that my aunt Jude has and not the salt and pepper that my mum has and loathes! As my dad and my aunt had the same colouring, I have the same colouring that dad had and he wasn’t particularly grey when he died, I live in hope!)
It was time to change up my skincare to adjust to the new reality. I’ve already talked about the Glycolic Toner in this range, which had helped some but I felt that I needed to change up my cleanser. I’d been using the Waitrose Baby Bottom Butter or the Waitrose Pure Hydration Hot Cloth Cleanser for years but I think maybe they’re too heavy for my face nowadays. I don’t know, I do know that my skin didn’t feel great anymore and I didn’t like it!Generally, when people talk about hot cloth cleansers, they give two recommendations, the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish which I’ve used before and like but is expensive or the Superdrug Vitamin E Hot Cloth Cleanser which stings my face, I’ve tried it in both the normal skin and the dry/sensitive iterations but both of them sting. I’ve been aware that my face is just weird, I still recall a Clarins cleanser and toner that turned my face tomato red whereas I love the lotus oil and it’s perfect on my skin. I’ve given up trying to work it out, I just go with what doesn’t sting!
Anyway, I digress. I already use the toner and I’ve been using the Superdrug Naturally Radiant Glycolic Overnight Peel, once a week for years, so I decided to give the Hot Cloth Cleanser in the range a go and it was a revelation, the tiny spots I’d been getting under my nose disappeared and my skin just felt better.Because all of the products are priced at £5.99 and are so often on either buy one get one free or half price, it’s much easier to buy something to try, recently I’ve started using the Brightening Micro Polish once a week and the radiance balm, adding it to my foundation to lighten it up a bit and that’s all pretty good too.
Go forth and play with skincare, if that’s your thing!