In Boots the other day, I spotted a stand of new GArnier skincare products, which I hadn’t seen advertised before. Turns out they were being introduced to stores and we’re at a discount. There are 4 different styles of product for oily to very dry skin, available in a cleanser toner and moisturiser. Each type has a natural ingredient to benefit their skin type which I love.
In store, there were actually these little cards which would help you recognise your skin type and which type of product to buy. Before, I’d always been guessing my skin type based upon stuff I’ve read on online. All you had to do was pop out the little card and hold it on your forehead for 3 seconds, yes this was a bit arkward in the centre of Boot ( oh well !). Then you need to compare it the pictures on the card for each skin type, and I came out as Very dry/ dry – sensitive.
As my skins been very irritated recently, I decided to pick up the one for sensitive skin. Each product includes rose water, which is known for its soothing and hydrating properties. All of these products contain 96% natural ingredients, so you know it won’t irritate your skin. At the moment I’m only trialing the cleansing milk and moisturiser, but will definitely be looking to purchasing the toner.
Before this, I hadn’t used a cleansing milk before but they sound amazing for dry skin. To use the Soothing Botanical Cleansing Milk, all you have to do is apply it to a cotton pad and your good to go ! I use this to remove all my makeup and cleanse my skin. This works just as well as Micellar Water from Garnier, which is something I never thought I’d say. And I’ll go as far as saying this is even better at removing mascara ! After using this my skin feels really soft and not irritated, like most other products.
Moving on to the moisturiser, this is actually a Botanical Day Cream, however I use it at night because it’s so good. Again this claim to hydrate and soothe, which it definitely does. After using this my skin feels so so so soft, literally like fresh skin !! The cream is also enriched with antioxidants to protect your skin during the day, which is really useful.
I definitely think Garnier New Skinactive Range is worth checking out as it cares for everyone different skin type needs, and definitely won’t irritate or cause redness due to it being 96% natural.
Remove your makeup – This is one of the worst things you can do for your skin as it clogs your pores whilst you sleep. No matter how tired you are you should always do this. I recommend taking your makeup off a couple of hours before you go to bed, as you’ll find it much easier and less of a chore. To do this I use the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water, which I’ve been using for around 2 years now. It removes your makeup effortlessly without drying out your skin . It also doesn’t need rinsing, so it’s really quick and easy to use. I definitely recommend you try it out.
Use Products for you skin type – It’s really important that you use products for your skin type because you might be drying out your skin more. I have dry to normal skin, so I try to use quite a heavy moisturiser and products that don’t dry my skin out. To moisturise I use the Boots essentials Moisturising Cucumber Cream, this product is for all skin types but is quite thick. It makes my skin really smooth, without being to oily. I love that it has antioxidants to protect skin from environmental damage, which I haven’t seen before.
Stick to a simple routine – Once you’ve found products that work for you keep using them, don’t vary your routine too much. The only difference between my morning and night routine is my cleanser. In the morning, I want my routine to be as quick and easy as possible, so I use the Clean & Clear Deep Cleansing Lotion. In one step this absorbs excess oil and cleanses my skin to prevent spots, which I’ve found has helped my skin a lot. At night, I have more time to deeply cleanse my skin. At the moment, I’ve been loving the Neutrogena Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit Cream Wash. First of all it smells amazing, I chose the cream wash so it doesn’t dry out my skin. This product also does a good job at preventing spots and blackheads.
Try out different products – Recently I’ve discovered different spot treatments, exfoliating face pads, face masks and eye gels. Dream Dots kindly sent me their product to try out and I’ve found them really useful in getting rid of any spots. All you have to is apply one of the patches to spot overnight and the spots all most gone in the morning. Use the code Dream10 to get 10% off, as they’re worth trying out.I’ve also been loving the facial pads to wash my face with as they really gentle on my skin an do a much better job than my hands.