I usually don't play favourites when it comes to beauty, but skincare is definitely something that's very close to my heart. Just as with fashion, my mama always chose quality over quantity when it comes to skincare, underlining the importance of pure nature-based ingredients, and I personally added an obsession with pretty packaging later on. :) These days, with a little one taking over our nights, I'm more thankful than ever for the multitude of seriously awesome products out there. And since after sharing my day-to-day make-up routine many of you have asked about my daily skincare routine, I thought it was the right time to finally share my 3-step programme, featuring all the goodies that I would so take with me to a desert island. :) Here goes!
1 / TO CLEAN
Cleansing my skin is actually one of the most challenging things for me, since it's sooo sensitive! As you know, most of the time, I actually shy away from washing my face with regular water, instead preferring cleaning it with cotton pads and high-quality micellar water (thumbs up if it's organic too!). When I do want something a bit more intense, I really love a cleanser with a gel texture, that I apply and massage in on damp skin and rinse off immediately (to avoid it drying out my skin). Instead of rubbing my face dry with a towel, I prefer patting it dry with a super thin 100% cotton muslin cloth.
2 / TO HYDRATE & PROTECT AGAINST SUN DAMAGE
And then comes the really fun part! :) Being blessed with a dry skin, I have tried out a lot of moisturisers over the years, which has made me a very picky consumer. I need a rich cream that hydrates thoroughly but doesn't have a sticky or greasy finish, and works as the perfect base for my make-up. On top of that, I'm obsessed with sun protection, so a high SPF is a definite must! I really take my time to massage in my hydrating cream, with circular motions, and then let it fully sink in before applying any make-up. I usually finish the hydration process with applying a simple (non-sticky again!) lip balm, et voilà!
3 / TO PAMPER A BIT MORE
Since I tend to be on the road a lot, adding some extra pampering now and then is necessary to keep my dry skin in shape. I usually apply a refreshing hydrating mask once a week (I think it's the best Sunday night ritual!), letting it sit for about 10-15 minutes before removing it (with micellar or plain water). As for hydrating, when my skin is in need of a little extra moisture, I love a good body lotion that sinks in easily, and a classic face oil, to keep my skin firm & soft (organic coconut oil is a great option if you're on a tight budget!).
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What's your day-to-day skincare routine? Any products you swear by I have to discover? :)