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Beauty - My new simpler skincare routine

Skincare routine

Skincare routine

Hey lovelies,

I am a skincare addict, I love trying new skincare trying to find the combination of products that work for my skin, but I am also on a budget and cannot afford swish expensive brands, I just want products that work I'm not a skincare brand snob, I'm all for cheap if it works but I also don't mind something a little bit more expensive if I can justify it works for me.

So with that in mind here is my new simplified skincare routine with the products I swear by.


I was lucky enough to win a Twitter giveaway a few weeks back, and received a Magnitone bare faced cleansing brush, boy do I love this thing, I have always read reviews and seen stuff about the Magnitone brushes but never took the leap to buy one. I use this religiously every morning in the shower ( I love how you can do this) with my new favourite cleanser L'oreal's glow scrub, the combination of the brush and the gentle clay scrub, leave my skin looking so much clearer and glowy, they really wake my skin up.
My face looks fresher and feels amazing so clean and smooth, without drying out my combination skin.

Magnitone bare faced cleansing brush

After cleansing I skip all the fancy steps, of oils and serums and just go for a lightweight moisteriser and my skin has been so much happier for it. A couple of months ago I picked up Neutrogena's new Hydro boost gel on a whim, it was new, it was on offer, I needed a new moisteriser and I was broke, so this tub ticked all the boxes for me. I must admit when I opened it, I was sceptical about how it would work as it's not like a normal moisteriser in the fact it's a water based gel rather than a cream. But work it does this cooling lightweight gel sinks straight into the skin, doesn't leave your skin wet, greasy or shiny looking like I find some creams can just really smooth and a perfect base for makeup. I blooming love this and I have already repurchased and I am on my second tub. 


Evening time and things are just as simple as the morning, I remove my makeup with a Micellar water ( my fave is Garnier) then I use my trusty Liz Earle cleanse & polish to give my skin a really good clean, I have been using this stuff for ages and have repurchased time and time again, I simply will not use anything else of a night time to cleanse my skin. After cleaning my skin I slap on more of the moisteriser from the morning ( No special night creams here) and that's it I'm done, no faffing about for ages with loads of different products cause lets face it that gets annoying after a while.

Deep Clean

Once or twice a week, depending on whether I remember I like to use L'oreal's Glow clay mask, from the same range as the glow scrub, to give my skin a real deep clean. I just paint it on leave for quarter of an hour and wash off, giving me time for a scroll through Instagram and Twitter.

Magnitone bare faced cleansing brush

So there you have it my quick, easy, simple yet effective skincare routine. 

While you're here if you fancy you can read my full review of the L'oreal glow products here.

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