The clocks have gone forward, the days are lighter for longer - yaaay!
I find once the bitterly cold months are coming to an end, my skin care routine changes, getting it prepped for the Spring months on the horizon. My main focus, keeping skin clear and spot and stress free as the weather changes.
A couple of times a week, I enjoy using a spot fighting/blackhead clearing face mask. A frequently used example is the Quick FiX Facials Anti Blemish Mud Mask. (Found in Boots UK) I find this makes my skin feel incredibly fresh because of it being a thick mud mask. I make sure I have clear skin before applying (I tend to remove my makeup the night before) leave on for a few minutes then wash of gently with a face cloth and warm water.
To make sure my skin is really clean, I follow up with the Bodyshop 'Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter '. It's a butter like formula that melts into an oil when the heat from your skin comes into contact with it. If it's a day that I haven't used a face mask I tend to use my Olay Professional Pro-X Advanced Cleansing System to exfoliate my skin in a gentle way. The bristles on the brush rotate in a circular motion to gently remove the dead skin cells on the surface of your face.
I always try to sneak something like this product in my skin routine, the Neutrogena Visibly Clear Blackhead Eliminating Cleansing Lotion is the current one i'm using at the moment. I soak a cotton pad in this liquid, then wipe it in circular motions over my face (avoiding the eye area). On occasions you see the cotton pad after and there is still dirt coming off the skin. I try to focus this around my nose and on my chin.
If you haven't yet tried the Superdrug Vitamin E range - I really recommend that you do. It's so wonderfully priced (usually on offer too!) and I find the formulas work so well on my skin type. I use the Refreshing Toning Mist and the Nourishing Eye Cream. They both make my skin feel so soft! I spritz the mist over my face and wait for it to be absorbed, then gently dab the eye cream under my eyes.
Finally I use Clean and Clear Dual Action Oil-Free Moisturiser to once again, help fight off those bad boy spots. Since you know, prevention is better than cure in cases like this ;) It almost has a tea tree like freshness to it once it's sunk into the skin. It's incredibly refreshing to feel - your face will feel super clean!
What do you use in your current skin care routine? Anything you would recommend to try?