So this has been a long time coming but I’ve finally got an established, affordable day and night skincare routine sorted! I’m really happy with it and I’m loving my skin at the moment, so much so that I’m tending not to even put a base on during the day and I just do my eyes and highlight and contour. Keep reading to find out about a skincare routine that I’ve found actually works for me (disclaimer: even though this works really well for me it might not work the same for you as everyone’s skin is different, I’m just sharing because I know I love reading posts like these)!
So I always start off by cleansing to prep my skin for the other products. I love this Superdrug Naturally Radiant cleanser because it’s a hot cloth one (it actually comes with one), and it’s for illuminating and evening out skin tone whilst also providing gentle exfoliation. The key word here being gentle, as this is the first cleanser I found that exfoliates and doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin (I also found a good night time one for sensitive skin which I’ll mention in this post’s sister post).
After cleansing I gently pat my face dry and then I apply my current favourite everyday face mask: Beauty Formulas Cucumber 3 Minute Mask. This mask cost me 1 euro 50 from Primor (I also found it in Bodycare with Hannah when I went home for Christmas, you’re welcome UK lads), and it’s super cooling and it cleanses, tones, draws out impurities and excess oils as well as adding healthy moisture to the skin. I absolutely love this mask like for me it’s such a miracle worker. I chuck it on for 3 minutes every day while I amble round my room in blindness without my glasses while I get ready for uni. Love love love! I’d definitely recommend this to anyone.
After washing off my face mask, I then grab a large cotton pad and pop on some of my Naturally Radiant Glycolic Toner to smoothe, tone and brighten my skin as well as refining pores and making everything look a whole lot smoother. I’ve been really liking healthy, glowy skin lately if you couldn’t already tell, and this just really helps to give me that healthy glow from within so I don’t rely as much on makeup to make it happen (I’ll still apply highlight on the daily though, of course).
After that I’ll go in with my current favourite lip balm: Face Handy Marine Seaweed, to hydrate my lips and prepare them for the elements or for any lip products I’ll apply during the day. This lip balm is so hydrating and soft and it makes my lips look the most naturally healthy and shiny out of any I’ve ever tried. It’s not greasy and it looks so lovely by itself that I often just slap it on by itself and run with it! I picked it up from Primor so I’m not sure if you can get it from anywhere else, but it was 1.99 so you can’t really go wrong!
I then go in with the (well-loved, as you can see) Naturally Radiant Brightening Radiance Balm. This stuff is so gorgeous for giving you that glow from within effect. It’s so soft and it’s designed to make you nice and radiant and help to even out your skin tone as well as moisturising it. I absolutely love this and I just think it makes me look so dewy and gorgeous.
Then lastly I go in with the Naturally Radiant Brightening Day Cream with SPF 15. This stuff just really revives my skin and helps to balance out my redness; it moisturises without being heavy and hard to blend in, like all the products I’ve mentioned to be honest. I also like that it has SPF 15 because you can never have enough sun protection in my pale opinion.
And that’s my Daily Skincare routine for the morning! I thought I’d also include a picture of my skin with no makeup on so you could see how it was doing. I’ve been doing this skincare routine for over a month and I’m honestly so happy in my own skin and don’t feel the need to wear much makeup in the day at all, other than concealing a spot that pops up of course. I definitely recommend all these products because they’re so so affordable; With the Superdrug range especially in general I just find them all so amazing, they’re 5.99 each and they usually have like a buy one get one free offer or buy one get one half price, so you can build a fully-fledged dupe-filled skincare kit for over half the price. I hope you enjoyed reading/ found it useful, and let me know in the comments what your budget skincare must-haves are, because I’d love to know!