I’ve realised that the first two weeks were about finding the best products for the job and how best to use them. See week 2 here.
On the rare days I wear makeup I use the Vit C Daily Glow (by foaming it up, rather than massaging with the scrubby bits). I only use the Pixi Glycolic or The Ordinary Lactic Acids every other day. I use the micellar cleanser, moisturiser and oil everyday.
- The Body Shop, Vitamin C, Cleansing Polish
- Neal’s Yard Remedies, Micellar Cleanser
- Pixi! Glow Tonic if at home or The Ordinary, Lactic Acid
- Ecologue Bamboo Face Pads
- The Body Shop, Vitamin C Moisturiser
- Neal’s Yard Remedies, Rosehip Oil
I can see that I’ll be sticking to the above skincare routine from now on as there’s everything I need but it’s still nice and simple. My skin is looking slightly radiant even when I’m not standing in full sun, which is a first. Had crackers and ‘cheese’ with caramelised onion for dinner. Salt and pepper tofu for tea with chilli oil.
Had quite a few beers in the evening and forgot to take my makeup off because I forgot I was wearing any. Doh! Had veggies and cashews in black bean sauce with egg fried rice for tea. At least that was healthy!
Even though the Rosehip oil doesn’t smell great, I prefer it to the rose scent my other oils/balms have and it’s supposed to even out the texture of skin and really nourish it. We’ll see!
Spicy beans, falafel, iceberg lettuce, humus, Violife ‘cheese’ chunks, peanuts and lime pickle for a picnic type tea.
The Body Shop Vit C Cleanser removes makeup so easily and leaves my skin so soft and moisturised. Never had a cleanser as good as that before! Had mushroom and onion stir fry with Satay sauce for tea.
Making a bigger effort to drink enough water, not just energy drink and ‘milky’ coffees. Skin feeling very grainy today as I’ve not used either of the exfoliating acids for the last two days. So doing full skincare routine today.
Had kebab strips with rice, sweet corn, peas and green beans with Soy sauce for dinner and then with chilly oil for tea.
Before, when I’d massage in any skincare my face would get so flushed it would stay red for about 30 minutes but now it doesn’t react at all! After weeks of massaging it looks more toned, with a lot less water retention.
To sum up at the end of the third week
- A lot less redness
- Less puffy and more toned
- Actually radiant
- Balanced so it’s not going from dry when I wake up to slightly greasy on my T-zone before bed anymore.
If anyone has any tips, recommendations, or opinions, I’d love to hear them!