Skincare for me is one of my favourite things to write about, I think that is quite clear on the face of it yet it has been a while since I shared with you some tips as it were for keeping your skin feeling and looking good; in other words my top tips for happy skin. At the moment I'm using five products in particular, some are old favourites and some are new. When it comes to skin I think it is important to remember that it is not just our face we want to look after it is our whole body therefore I've a bit of a mixture of products here today which I think work nicely together to provide a little insight into my routine.
My first tip from my own personal experience would be to include within your routine a clay mask. At the moment I'm using the Origins Clear Improvement Clay Mask which is great for drawing out impurities from clogged pores. However I think it's important to understand what your skin needs because there can be great temptation to just whack on a clay mask when your skin is acting up in order to attempt to solve flare ups or a dull complexion yet clay masks really can be quite drying. Therefore so you need to ensure you pop moisture back into your skin through moisturising afterwards; my top tip here would be to use an hydrating mask after your clay mask.
Secondly I personally love to include a spritz toner within my skin care routine or any toner come to that. At the moment I'm using my LUSH Tea Tree Water as my skin is feeling the stress of lots of late nights with little sleep due to exam stress. This is a great product for keeping the skin fresh and clean as it has antibacterial properties which I find really helps to keep my skin clean.
Whilst of course there are many other steps that I would whole heartedly recommend I'd definitely like to take this opportunity to state that my third tip would be to always try to incorporate an SPF into your routine somewhere. Whether it is a designated one such as the La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Fluid or one within your moisturiser or foundation I do believe that this is key; especially if you are using acidic toners as they do make your skin more vulnerable to sun damage.
Moving onto the body I can think of one product that I always turn to when I want to keep my skin looking and feeling fresh. The Soap and Glory Breakfast Scrub is a fantastic exfoliator which also smells truly incredible, I can always rely on this to remove dead skin cells so that my skin is left feeling revitalised. It goes without saying that to keep your skin glowing and in-growing hair free (it's a nasty business but it is one we are all probably far too aware of) then you really should try to incorporate an exfoliator into your routine; that would be my fourth tip!
Finally one of the newer products I have come across recently and one that is becoming one of my favourites is The Body Shop Virgin Mojito Body Splash* which is essentially fragrance for all over your body. You're able to use this after a shower or bath whereby it dries quickly on the skin and smells super fresh. It is a unique concept to me because I have never tried anything quite like this before however I have to say I like it! It is in my personal opinion strictly a morning time product purely because it is so revitalising; it'll be a great kick start to your day that's for sure which is why for me it rounds up my top five tips for happy skin.