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My updated skin routine for combination skin

Friday, 22 September 2017
My skin is a pain in the arse. There, I said it. It's oily, more sensitive than my personality and it's mega dry some days. I thought I'd share today a lil bit about my skincare routine and what works for me. Plus as you may know, I'm going cruelty-free but I didn't mention I'm going to use up my other products first rather than bin them so I'll mention the products that are cruelty-free. 


Cleansers
Personally, I loove a good micellar water they're easy to use and they're just a bit quicker and easier than a wash off cleanser (lazyyyy). At the moment I'm using the Boots micellar water to refresh my skin.

Toner

I didn't even know toners existed until like last year, I'm not going to lie to you but since using one I can tell the difference. I like the Botanics spray toner (cruelty-free). The spray is natural and it really does give your skin a little perk up, also I love the fact it's in a spray bottle so you haven't got to mess about with cotton pads. 



Moisturizer

My moisturizer changes from morning to evening, In the morning I prefer something light with SPF in but I don't want my skin to be overly oily through the day, I like The Body Shop Aloe SPF (cruelty-free). For this, it's also a great size for travel perfect. For the evening, however, I couldn't give a sh*t about how oily my skin is it's not like I'm going on a mad midnight photoshoot. I like something nice and hydrating and thick enough to work into my skin overnight I use The BodyShop vitamin E 24-hour hydrating face cream (cruelty-free) this makes my skin lovely and soft for the morning.

Miscellaneous 

That's my main skincare done and if I needed to just strip back then I' only mention what I've mentioned above. However, I find that sometimes you need a touch more than that and the products I use for that are The Body Shop Tea Tree targeted gel for any spots that pop up unexpectedly I usually leave this overnight and after roughly 2-3 days of using it, they're cleared. I also like to scrub my skin using the St.Ives Apricot scrub which I have to start doing more... someone remind me? At the moment I use it weekly but I ought to really use it 2-3 times a week to clear up any blackheads etc. 

What skincare do you use? What would you recommend?.


12 comments on "My updated skin routine for combination skin"
  1. Ooooo! I love a good skin care routine. Definitely keeping an eye on these as my skin is “a pain in the arse” too ๐Ÿ˜‚ so relatable! Love your honesty. I always go to bloggers for reviews!! X

    Great post x

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    1. Thankyou!. Mine can be the absolute worst at times haha! Me too, It's nice to have a good variety of reviews from different skin types.
      Charlie xx

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  2. My skin is also a pain in the ass lmaooo. But it has been clearing up, thanks to my lovely dermatologist. For acne, I use Benzaderm wash, Adapalene gel but they leave my skin super dry. So I use hydrating serum from First Aid Beauty at nights. Do you also use hydrating serum in replace for moisturizer? The CeraVe PM daily moisturizer is a bit heavy on my skin and leaves it so oily.

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    1. I haven't heard of those ones?, I might have to look in to getting a serum rather than a moisturiser it sounds nice and light thankyou for the tip!.
      Charlie xx

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  3. Ooh, I found this post super helpful! I have combination skin, and I haven't tried a few of the products you've suggested - I am hooked on Garnier's new range at the moment, though.

    francesca | http://francescasophia.co.uk xx

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    1. Aw, I'm glad you found the post helpful. I was using the Garnier micellar water before I went cruelty free but I made the switch to the Boots one a few weeks ago
      Charlie xx

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  4. I really need to try a micellar water. I feel like I might be the last blogger to try it haha
    Britt | http://alternativelyspeaking.ca

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    1. I love micellar water, it's so easy and quick you should give it a go, you'll love it!.
      Charlie xx

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  5. I need to get in a much better routine with skin care. I do love a Micellar water, I use the Simple one for the morning and then The Body Shop Vitamin E range in the evenings.

    Vikki | planetvikkiblog.wordpress.com

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    1. I really like the simple micellar water plus the body shops vitamin E range is slowly becoming a fave of mine.
      Charlie xx

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  6. I found this post really helpful. I rely a lot on micellar water in my skincare routine.

    Faye Jessica | fayejessica.co.uk

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    1. Aw, I'm so glad!, Me too it's usually my go to over a cream cleanser,
      Charlie xx

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