Happy Tuesday!! I hope you all enjoyed Halloween, back to normal now! A few people have been asking about my skin care routine and how my skin has a natural glow. So here is my skin care routine including my favourite products, you might need a good cleanse after all of the make-up and face paint from the weekend!!
Although I have been blessed with my mother's good skin and I only have one or two spots a month (more if I eat too much junk food!), due to my anxiety and depression the past year my sleeping pattern has been non- existent! As a result my skin was extremely tired and dull looking. Before I left work, I barely had a skin care routine, I washed my face with a face wash and moisturized, that was it! However with a lack of sleep I was looking extremely sick and ill. Although I was exhausted and feeling disgusting on the inside I wanted to hide it as much as possible. The past year I developed a bit of an obsession with beauty and skin care products and I have tried more brands than I ever knew existed! Although I have many different brands and products that I use for different things, recently have become obsessed with Boots' Botanics' 'All Bright' range. I use many different brands from No.7 to Lush Cosmetics to Clinique, but for half the price as some of these big brands, the Botanics' range works a treat and is extremely effective for an affordable price!
What makes the Botanics' range so good?
The Botanics' brand is made from natural extracts however each range has selected extracts and ingredients to help the range achieve the desired benefits for each skin type. The Botantics' brand achieves this as their scientists work together with plant experts at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew to hand - pick the correct extracts needed for each product and range. Each range is made for specific skin types, the range are:
1. Organic - Great for all skin types
2. All Bright - Best for normal to dry skin
3. Radiant Youth - Best for lines and radiance
4. Triple Age Renewal - Best for deep lines and wrinkles
5. Shine Away - Best for oily to combination skin
6. Ultra Calm - Best for sensitive skin
I use all of the products of the 'All Bright' range from the wash, cleanser, toner and to the moisturizer for my daily routine. Here are my top products from the 'All Bright' range that I use on a daily basis that help give my skin a bright natural glow and lift the dullness from my skin!
1. Cleansing Foam Wash:
I absolutely love this foam wash. It is soap- free meaning that it is not too heavy on the skin. It lifts away any make-up and impurities while leaving your skin cleansed and so soft! Although there is a scent to this product it is by no means over powering and it leaves the skin smelling and feeling brand new! The container is 150ml, however due to the texture you just need a tiny drop each time you use it so it lasts you much longer than some other face wash products. As the days get colder, your skin may become dry, this product will definitely help revive your skin and set you up for the day ahead! For €5.99 this product is well worth it and you will definitely see results also instantly!
2. Gentle Cleansing Cream:
This is definitely my favourite product from the range. This cleanser is a miracle worker as with just a few small drops onto some cotton wool, it easily removes your make-up. I have tried so many cleansers with the hopes of finding one that removes the toughest of make-up, such a gel liner, without you having to use half of the bottle and rubbing your eye a million times leaving you with half of the eyeliner gone and with dry skin. This product removes ANY make-up products from your face while leaving your skin so soft and bright looking, which is what we all need after removing our makeup after a long and hectic day, at least with this cleanser ladies we have a chance of looking half awake! Other than removing make-up, this cleanser removes any oils and impurities from your skin and it is definitely worth €5.99!
3. Refreshing Eye roll-on:
As I mentioned earlier, due to a lack of sleep and constant panic attacks, my skin can look very dull and without make-up I look so pale that people often ask if I am sick! The skin around my eyes is particularly bad as I constantly have dark circles under my eyes. Although I am tired a lot of the time due to a lack f sleep, I certainly don't want to show how tired I am! This serum has completely lifted my skin over a few weeks. The serum is quite light so your face does not feel like you have packed a lot of product onto it. The serum starts to work immediately as it immediately leaves the skin feeling cooled, refreshed and re-hydrated. This product is so easy to apply as it is a roll-on meaning that none of the product is wasted! Although it is slightly more expensive than the other products at €12.99, it is definitely worth it and it will last you for a while!
So there are my top three products from this range. As I mentioned earlier I use a lot of the products but these three are my top buys from the range, all of which can be purchased from Boots Stores nationwide. Although I have included the prices above, these products are often on special either half price or three for two, so keep an eye out and check them out for yourself. You won't be disappointed as your skin will be glowing!!