Friday, 4 September 2009

Skincare: Less is more?

Hi Girlies!

I hope you're all having a great Friday...hang on in there...it's ALMOST time for the weekend!

What with all the organic and natural skincare that's around at the moment and a few of my fellow beauty bloggers doing a "less is more" approach to skincare, it got me thinking. Is it more beneficial for your skin to use as little as possible on it? Some people say if you apply too many products (serums, moisturisers, face masks etc) that it just clogs your pores and leads to dull skin.

I could never go completely without moisturiser as my skin would get mega dry really quickly (I sometimes suffer from mild Psoriasis). I generally use soap or a facewash to get the majority of my makeup off, then remove the rest, such as eyemakeup with cleansing wipes afterwards. I use a gentle facial scrub every second day to keep my skin smooth. I then apply an eye cream and moisturiser. This has been my routine for years and I've noticed that alot of other people apply serums before their moisturiser but I'm always conscious not to clog my skin up with too many products. I've found in the past that if I over-use products like face masks then my skin either goes really dry or I get a breakout. I don't really believe in high tech moisturisers that contain loads of different chemicals, I generally prefer to stick to ones with natural ingredients that soothe my sensitive skin. I'm always really cynical about all the science garble they come out with in adverts for brands like Loreal. In my eyes, the simplest products are usually the best when it comes to your skin. My gran has used Superdrug Vitamin E Cream for decades and her skin is amazing!

So are you a "keep it simple" kinda girl or a high-tech skin product addict?

6 comments:

  1. I spend lots of money on products bur i only use a cleanser, a serum in the morning, a hydrating gel and moisturiser and at night time cleanse, hydrating gel, moisturise and eye cream! So it's not that much :/ xxxx my skin could neveer survive without a moisturiser either !xx

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  2. I used to think less was more but really I was very wrong! Because I had an oily t-zone, and my cheeks were 'comfortable' or I guess 'normal' I never even used to moisturise! Can you believe it?! Now I use the Clinique 3 step except I always use different moisturisers as I'm not keen on Cliniques.. I feel like if I skipped my skin care every day twice a day my skin would go crazy! xox

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  3. I kinda have a big problem when it comes to skincare products, especially anti aging products, Im really quite obssessive haha. I have a huge phobia of getting old and getting wrinkles :( I think I started my anti aging skincare routine at aged 23 (?) not quite sure and I use serum, moisturiser, and eye cream. I also use an night cream. I never sleep with my make up on, always remove it with 3 in one face wipes first then I use soap (dove <3) and a hot flannel and water to massage and wash the rest of my face.

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  4. I prefer to keep it simple,I remove eye makeup with botanics soothing eye makeup remover and the rest with wipes, then moisturise with Clinique moisture surge or clean and clear and then use a superdrug brightening eye cream. I do use lilash too but my lashes are dire after having extension so they need help!

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  5. I have simplified my routine, wash my face, moisturize and that's it. I do use a scrub every other day (thanks to a previous post you did!) which helps with the skin texture.

    I used to do more --use a serum, an eye gel, masks etc. but I found my skin is better now since I've simplified my routine.

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  6. my skincare routine has been simplified a lot. I have a combination skin, that is not oily though.
    Years ago I've also experienced some acne (not that bad, but still..). I used to use cleanser, toner, moisturizer, and a serum, and my skin would still look like a mess. My pores were all visible and all...

    Now I've found the right moisturizer for my skin type: Vichy Normaderm. Doesn't clog my pores, in fact, it minimizes it, it is an amazing moisturizer, and helps with spots and redness on your face. So now I only use a cheap l'oréal cleanser and normaderm and my skin looks better than ever! Less is more indeed!

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