Hello! The last couple of days has been a lot of hard work with a baby that seems to have forgotten how to nap. I have been tired and a bit stressed, and my skin has shown it!
Last night I decided to give myself a pamper facial at home, just to cleanse my skin and help clear it up a bit.
First things first, I put on a nice cup of hot chocolate and plonked myself in front of my favourite night-time T.V show, The Block. Oh yeah, feeling relaxed already. I had already prepared what I needed and it was sitting next to me.
I cleansed my face with my usual cleanser Angels on Bare Skin by Lush. This cleanser is also a little bit of an exfoliator because of the crushed Almond shells so I felt I didn't need to exfoliate separately.
The Angels on Bare Skin is like a paste that you have to mix with water, but it works so well. This is my all time favourite cleanser and I think that it suits my skin really well.
I then used the last of my Puretopia Refresh & Balance Facial Mist and Toner just to get rid of any excess cleanser that may be hanging around. I tend to mix up my toners a lot but I really like this one because it is very light and my skin doesn't react to it at all. I also find that using a toner is a great way to prep skin for a mask.
Whenever I am doing an at-home facial I always pop a mask on. Its not part of my everyday skincare routine because I simply don't have time, but when I do try to really treat my skin a mask is essential. I used the Sanctum Hydrating Gel Mask*. Lately I have been getting a lot of oil build up around my T- Zone which has caused that area to be red and feel a tad greasy. After lounging around with this sensation on my face for 10 minutes I washed it off and the first thing I notice was how soft my skin felt. I think my skin felt so soft because the grease build-up had completely vanished. I hadn't noticed how dirty my skin actually was until this mask came off!
I was completely expecting my skin to feel very tight after washing this off because even though this is said to be hydrating it is a gel and I don't have the best track record with gels. But I am not afraid to use this again because my skin felt plump, moisturised and so so clean! Honestly girls, try this mask if you have sensitive and dry skin but chucks a big greasy tantrum around your T-Zone. It will do wonders!
The Sanctum Mask dries clear.
By this time The Block had finished and I was enjoying the continuing story of PubertyBlues. Love love that series, I read the book as a teenager and I whizzed through it. Book recommendation right there. OK onto the facial again.
I then moisturised with a face oil I found in my local health food shop, this is called Affinity Exquisite All Natural Face Oil. I really enjoy the smell of this oil It consists of a mixture of things like Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang, Avocado and Lavender as well as a whole bunch of other good stuff for the skin. I find that I can only use this once a day like in the morning then I'll swap it for my night time moisturiser the Jurlique Skin Serum otherwise my skin gets a bit greasy.
I then finished off with 3 drops of the Dr Hauschka Daily Revitalising Eye Cream around my eyes and patted on a bit of the Dr Hauschka Lip Balm on my lips.
By this time I had gotten up to feed bub again and was now very ready to settle down for the night with my fresh and squeaky clean face. Bliss!
I would love to know what you girls do to treat yourself after a long day?
* This product was sent to me for consideration, however my opinions are 100% genuine and honest
All of these products are animal friendly.