Whether it's a change of season, I've been using Retin-A, trying new products or my skin is purely being hormonal, I have a small group of products that I know I can rely on. For me these products are a must for me, as I find comfort in knowing that my skin won't react and that they will actually help to sooth whatever state it's in. Also, being so pale, redness is a huge issue and can be hard to cover up. So I think treating the issue to begin with works best.
Firstly, I will say that keeping it simple is key as throwing too many products at your face can actually worsen the situation, rather than make it better. I stick to the necessities and build up from there. The other thing you may notice is that Happy Skincare products have a huge focus on here. That's because I place a certain amount of trust in this company and the quality of products they produce. I know that they don't use fillers, they also don't incorporate fragrances, their products work and their Australian. It's a no-brainer.
Removing make-up, regardless of the state of your skin, is important, but there's no need to go for anything abrasive or stripping. Following this, a cleansing balm is my go to cleanser over anything else, as I know it's gentle, won't dry my skin out and also gives my skin the thorough cleanse it needs and requires. Not a cleansing balm, but still meeting the criteria is the Pai Cleansing Cream, for those who aren't quite on the cleansing balm wagon, but still want something along a similar line.
- Garnier - Micellular Water (Recent post: link)
- The Body Shop - Chamomile Silky Cleansing Oil (link)
- Pai - Camellia & Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser (link)
- Happy Skincare - Cloud 9 Cleansing Balm (link)
- Lush - Ultrabland Facial Cleanser (link)
An oil is always a must, however I am very particular about what I use. A lot of people think essential oils are fantastic and yes, I am partial to them. However, what I find a common misconception is, is that if it's natural, it must be good. With lavender oil and citrus oils being high up on the irritant list, I would highly recommend you try to avoid these if your skin is already feeling irritated, or might even be wondering what the cause is. I incorporate oils daily in my skincare routine regardless of the state of my skin, whether that be irritated, breaking out, dry etc. and I really do notice the difference.
- Happy Skincare - Organic Tamanu Oil (link)
- Happy Skincare - Black Seed Oil (link)
- Happy Skincare - Laugh Out Loud Active Jojoba Oil (link)
- Happy Skincare - Good Vibes Omega Facial Oil (link)
- Pai - Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil (link)
When it comes to moisturiser, I go for what works. Something calming, simple and no fuss. Pai is my go-to and I actually use these day or night.
- Pai - Chamomile & Rosehip Calming Day Cream (link)
- Pai - Echium & Macadamia Replenishing Day Cream (link)
Obviously I don't use all these products at the same time, but these are the ones that work for me. What are your go-to products?
Ellen Rozalia xx