Hey everyone, Wow… it’s my first post of the year and we’re already WELL into January. I’ve not had the greatest start to the year as I got Covid and I’ve been pretty unwell with it. I am finally starting to feel better now though! Today I want to share with you my current lazy girl skincare routine.
For the last 6 months I’ve been really lazy and inconsistent with my skincare, and my skin really did not like me for it. I had some horrible breakouts, redness and dry patches… I decided I needed to implement a new super simple skincare routine to get back on track! Slowly my skin is starting to recover.
Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser (£27)
So of course I start out with a cleanser, and my favourite one is the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish. I’ve loved this one for a long time and it’s a nice experience to use it, which makes me more consistent with my skincare! I like the cream texture of this which feels super soft and comfortable on the skin. Unlike some gel formulas, this one doesn’t strip the skin, instead it refreshes and cleanses whilst adding some hydration too. You can use this for any skin type thanks to the formula with cocoa butter to soothe drier skin, and the eucalyptus to care for oilier skin. I like to use this with one of the Liz Earle cloths, which gently exfoliates the skin as you remove the product.
TREAT – MORNING
The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid (£5.90)
Instead of going in with multiple serums and treatments (this is LAZY GIRL skincare after all), I’ve opted to use one serum type product. As I have dry skin, I’ve chosen Hyaluronic Acid from The Ordinary, and I use this evening morning as part of my morning skincare. Hyaluronic Acid is such a popular ingredient now, and it is in a lot of skincare products. However, I like to keep it simple and use this pure hyaluronic acid one. This helps to deeply hydrate the skin and maintain those levels leading to more hydrated, plumped and smooth skin. Applying this under a moisturiser helps to increase the effectiveness of it. Plus this is so affordable so it’s a great option!
TREAT – EVENING
The Ordinary Niacinamide (£5)
For my evening routine, I use this Niacinamide serum from The Ordinary. Niacinamide can be amazing for oily skin as it helps to level out oil production and reduce pores, however it’s also a good ingredient for any skin type, and I found that this really helped with redness on my skin in the past. With my skin having quite a few red patches at the moment, I decided to reintroduce this serum. Again, it’s really affordable and easy to use and just adds that extra layer into my routine.
MOISTURISE – EYES
Clinique All About Eyes Rich (£29)
One product that’s remained a constant in my skincare routine, even during those super lazy months, is the Clinique all about eyes rich. My under eye area is really dry and dark. I have to make sure I keep them well moisturised and nourished so that I am able to apply a thick full coverage concealer without it looking super crepey. I like this one as it’s a thick cream which really does help to hydrate my under eyes allll day. It’s a pretty basic feeling cream but it does the job well, and after years of testing out all the eye creams aimed at dark circles and being disappointed, I’m happier targeting the dryness!
MOSITURISE – FACE
Clinique Moisture Surge Intense (£25)
When it comes to moisturiser, I have quite a few good ones and I do like to rotate them. I’ve been using this Clinique one a lot more at the moment as my skin is particularly dry right now due to the weather, and the inconsistency I’ve been subjecting my skin too! If you have an oily skin type, you won’t be a fan of this one as it is a little bit greasy feeling. However I don’t mind that as I need allll the heavy moisture I can get at the moment.
& that’s the whole lazy girl skincare routine! I’m hoping if I keep my skincare routine this simple, I can get back on track and revive my skin.
What’s your favourite skincare products? Would love any recommendations at the minute!