My Skincare Routine

Updated Skincare Routine here

Hello all! Hope you are having a great weekend! I thought I’d do a post on my skincare routine. For the longest time I didn’t have any specific routine but reading other beauty blogs changed that! 😉

Some of the steps I tend to skip on some days depending on how my day has been. So if it’s a lazy Sunday and I haven’t been out, I just wash my face and put on face cream. A few of the things like serums and masks I tend to use once a week.

I’ve stuck to this routine for almost a year and a bit more now and my skin is in much better shape. I have less breakouts, my skin doesn’t get flaky dry bits, just general dryness! It’s also cleaner at the end of the day and more healthy looking. :)

So I have two routines here, for day and night, I’ll go more in detail after the images. They  are the listed in the order in which I apply them. You will also see sun and snowflake icons next to products which indicate whether I use them in the summers or winters, respectively.

Lastly, these may not be holygrail products but it’s what I’m using at the moment. Except a few, they tend to change a bit overtime. The only things missing here are lip scrubs and spot treatment but I’ve written about them at the end.

 

skincare routine 1

 

skincare routine 2

 

Make Up Remover

Bioderma Sensibio H2o is a life saver! It’s water based and effective which is perfect if like me, you had oil based ones for the residue they leave behind. If I have very light makeup on, I just use this and then go for a cleanser. If I have a full face of makeup, I remover most of it with Bioderma and then use the Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil.

 

Cleanser

I’m currently using Ren HydraCalm milk cleanser for times when I haven’t used a cleansing oil. This is usually in the mornings. Other times I also use Cetaphil or Neutrogena face washes.

 

Toner

I’ve discovered Avene Gentle Toner as my holy grail. It’s very gentle, doesn’t make my skin dry and also gets rid of dirt and grime.

 

Mask and Exfoliant

A hydration mask I use is the FabIndia Aloe and Cucumber Mask. I’ve used face scrubs before but now I only use the Dermalogica Gentle Cream Exfoliant. It’s like a mask and a cream exfoliant. It contains lactic acid with helps with removing dead skin. The lip scrub I use is the Lush Sugar Lip Scrub.

 

Spot Treatment

I was using the La Roche Posay Effaclar AI as spot treatment for acne which works well. Recently though I’ve been using a Murad one. I use this only when required.

 

Serum

Once or twice a week I use Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Oil. It’s incredible! I’ve had a for a few months but I’ll review it soon!

 

Moisturiser

Currently I’ve been using Clarins HydraQuench Cream which is really rich but when I needs something lighter for summers Avene Rebalancing Soothing Emulsion is my pick!

 

Lip Balm

The Body Shop Hemp Lip Balm is always in my purse. At home I’m currently using L’occitane Shea Lip Butter which is very hydrating.

 

 

Share your skincare items and picks!

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  • adriana m

    wow love this post!!!!
    i like avene a lot too

    • http://www.xuvious.com/ Xuvious

      Yea, I gravitate a lot towards their products, haven’t failed me so far. ^_^

  • Aditi Y

    This is a super awesome post dear. Love the idea!

    • http://www.xuvious.com/ Xuvious

      Thanks Aditi! ^_^

  • http://www.beautyfrontline.com/ Beauty Frontline

    Smashing images!! superb post dear :)

    • http://www.xuvious.com/ Xuvious

      Thank you! Hope it helps! :)

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