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Tell us about your skincare and beauty routine

Cher_Inactive
Cher_Inactive Posts: 4,412

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I've found that products with vitamin c in work best for my skin so I exfoliate a couple of times a week and apply moisturiser twice a day.  I also use charcoal soap on a morning to wake me up and am a fan of face-masks as an occasional treat  :)

Make-up wise I keep it simple and might apply blusher if I'm looking pale but otherwise I don't venture beyond a bit of lipstick and eyeliner/mascara if I'm off out out.  

Does anyone have a routine they stick to everyday for their skin or makeup?  What works best for your skin?  Have you any recommendations that could help others?  
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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 15,189 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi believe it or not I dont really do anything I have never used creams or moisturisers just a couple of face masks but years ago

    I just user lain water on my face, but after a bath I do like to use a nice scented body lotion

    Im not big on make up and only wear it if going out on a special occasion. When I was younger I did wear it but again not in the day or for work but just for going out. I like to feel different when going out makes it more special.
  • Cher_Inactive
    Cher_Inactive Posts: 4,412

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    Blimey @janer1967 have you ever had acne or are you blessed with good skin?  That's a nice minimalistic routine you have going on  :)
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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 15,189 Disability Gamechanger
    @Cher_Scope No never had acne or any skin condition, maybe its the products that cause the problems I have only really ever used water, sometimes a mild soap

    Im afraid it was all down to me liking my bed too much would rather have an extra 30 mins in bed than do a full make up routine
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 6,551 Disability Gamechanger
    I am not sure if products really do anything as I do nothing except wash and shave once a day and a couple of people have commented without prompting that I have really good skin but I don’t know if they were just being polite!
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,557 Disability Gamechanger
    I love the Body Shop for skin care, I mainly use their vitamin E and tea tree ranges. I have acne which doesn't want to budge!

    However, I do a face wash and moisturiser morning and night, and a face mask about once a week. I have a charcoal face scrub which is great when my skin is playing up.
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  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 6,690

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    I'm beautiful as it is...

    I exfoliate in the morning and evening, that's about it for the moment. I used to use moisturiser on my face because I can get dry skin occasionally, but that caused other skin issues, so for the moment my exfoliation wipes are doing the trick for me.
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  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Posts: 8,256

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    I get bad skin but it's all hormonal, so there's only so much I can do with skincare products! I like the Boots tea tree range (other brands are available...), but I keep it down to a simple routine of face wash, moisturiser, and a night treatment gel.
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  • OverlyAnxious
    OverlyAnxious Member Posts: 1,736 Disability Gamechanger
    I used to use Clearasil every day as a teenager for acne...not entirely sure it did anything though, didn't notice any difference once I stopped.  Poor diet and excessive face washing probably wasn't helping lol.  

    I don't use anything specific on my face now...but have been tempted to start again.  In the colder weather I find the skin around my mouth gets really dry (yes, partly from excessive washing!) and cracks open when trying to eat or yawn etc.  It's really quite painful despite seeming insignificant.  I've thought about some sort of daily moisturiser but don't know how effective it would be against over-washing...any suggestions?

    I also get through tonnes of aqueous cream for my hands.  They've been ruined by years of excessive washing as well lol, fortunately Aqueous is cheap!  
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 6,551 Disability Gamechanger

    In the colder weather I find the skin around my mouth gets really dry (yes, partly from excessive washing!) and cracks open when trying to eat or yawn etc.  It's really quite painful despite seeming insignificant.
    I know what you mean. I often get tiny cracks in my lips which heal up a bit overnight then in the morning the first time I open my mouth SNAP it cracks open again! They take months to heal up!
  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,946 Disability Gamechanger
    I've never had a skincare routine, I would love to have one but all these products nowadays confuse me. 
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  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 6,551 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 2020
    Ami2301 said:
     all these products nowadays confuse me. 
    I am starting to feel the same way about lots of products to be honest, even bread! Didn’t there used to be just a choice between white and brown?
  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,946 Disability Gamechanger
    I never thought about all the types of bread... goodness what is the world coming too?!
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  • Ross_Scope
    Ross_Scope Posts: 6,690

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    Yeah but at least bread is lovely, I don't mind all the options :) But yeah, there are so many... bagels, wraps, pita, and so on.
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  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,557 Disability Gamechanger
    Now I just want to eat bread!  :D
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  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 6,551 Disability Gamechanger
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 6,551 Disability Gamechanger
    To be honest I love tiger bread :yum:
  • Cher_Inactive
    Cher_Inactive Posts: 4,412

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    Tiger bread with lashings of butter *dribble*
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  • ketokid
    ketokid Member Posts: 32 Listener
    Morning, im a fan of facial oils twice a day, keeps my skin soft .
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,557 Disability Gamechanger
    Sounds great @ketokid
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