Monday, July 11, 2016

My Minimalist Morning Skincare Routine

Oils, serums, lotions and potions skincare is endless! We are always trying to find the best fit for our skin. I have sensitive, oily, acne prone skin woop woop! This means I am constantly on the hunt for the products which give me clear skin and keep my skin happy! 

I came across Green People semi recently. The brand is known for using natural organic ingredients and the products do not have any of the nasty ingredients in them such as sulphates, alcohol and parabens etc. This skincare line is well suited for people with sensitive skin or troubled skin which is what tempted me to give it a go.

My Current Morning Skincare Routine

Each morning I like to cleanse with the Gentle Cleanse & Make Up Remover. This cleanser comes in the original formula or a sensitive formula. The only difference is the sensitive version does not have any scent or essentials oils added to it. I prefer the original formula as I prefer the experience with the scent. I find this cleanser extremely gentle and it leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth. I apply one pump of the cleanser to damp hands and apply to my face. I like to give myself a mini face massage. I then take a wet warm muslin cloth to remove the product and then rinse my face and pat dry. Side note I always make sure I end with washing my face with cold water to make sure my pores are closed. 

I then go onto moisturise. Now being honest, before I started using this product I did not moisturise my face often as every moisturiser I have tried breaks me out and clogs my pores. The moisturiser I have been loving is the Anti-Aging 24 Hour Cream. I know I am only 22 and I do not need to be using anti ageing products but if I am being honest with you they did not have the regular one in store and I was too impatient to wait! The ingredients are so good that I do not think it makes a difference because it defiantly can't harm my skin. The consistency is quite thick however it melts into the skin and disappears quickly after you massage it in. I have had no problems with this product and it leaves my skin feeling happy and in good balance. I also find a little goes a long way and I like to take any left over product and moisturise my neck (great tip to say looking younger for longer!)

Since using these products I have noticed my skin is far smoother and my texture has improved. I also find if I do have any troubled areas on my face these products help to calm my skin down and heal the skin quicker. This is all I do in the mornings and I love it because it is quick and simple and it works! 

I always believe less is more and we have to be gentle with our skin if we want to have great skin as we age. Ingredients are so important! Although a product can be a quick fix and give instant results in the long run some of the ingredients used in the commercial skincare market can harm our skin and damage our skin for the future. 

What is your current skincare routine?? Let me know in the comments!

Ivy xo


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