Nowadays there are so many skincare products to choose from that its frankly, rather overwhelming. So in this post i have put together a simple basic skincare starter kit.
In the evening a quick and simple way to remove makeup is by using miscellar water and cotton pads. I love the Garnier orignal miscellar water. I have been using this for a few years and I find that it removes my makeup so well. This miscellar water is also affordable and widely available.
The cetaphil gentle cleanser is a great all round cleanser. It is perfect for sensitive, dry and acne prone skin and it is very gentle and even fragrance free. When starting a skincare regime its important to keep it simple and realistic so having one cleanser that can be used both in the morning and evening is key. The second part to cleansing is exfoliating. My favourite facial scrub is the St.Ives scrub. This scrub is gentle enough to use all over your face a couple of times a week. Exfoliating is an important part of a skincare routine as it removes dead skin cells and leaves your skin smooth and soft.
When it comes to toning it is a step some people choose to skip, which is fine, but I have decided to include it in this skincare starter kit. I have two products which I really like and couldn’t pick between as they are both very different. The first product is the simple soothing toning, which is great for people with dry and sensitive skin. The second product which i love and have been using for nearly 9 years is the clean and clear cleansing …. (which in my opinion, isn’t your typical cleanser, its a lot more like a toner) and the reason I love this product so much is because its great for acne prone skin because it contains …. I found that using this product throughout my teen years helped my skin to remain clear majority of the time. Both of these options are super affordable which pretty much everything that I am mentioning in this post.
When it comes to moisturisers there are so many to choose from. There are day creams, night creams, moisturisers contains spf and so many other things, some of which can be very expensive. When your starting out your skincare routine you just want to have one moisturiser that you can use for everything. My favourite all round moisturiser is the Nivea Visage Light Daily Moisturising creme. This product is available in a normal, dry/sensitive and oil free option depending on your skin type. All three types contain spf which is great for everyday (unless you live somewhere very hot). Additional information about this moisturiser is it is widely available and very affordable (around £3.99 but often on offer in stores for less)
This is the only product that I have included that is more pricey and that is Kiehls Midnight Recovery Eye (cream). Obviously there are plenty of eye creams that are a lot more affordable but I’ve yet to find one as good as the Kiehls one. A little goes a long way so eye cream is something that I think is worth investing in.
Lastly for this basic skincare routine is lip balm/chapstick. It’s important to remember to hydrate your lips. My favourite lip balms are the Burt’s Bees Mango Nourishing and Coconut Hydrating lip balms. There are others in the range but these two are my favourites as they are the most moisturising.
I hope you enjoyed this post and found it helpful if you are starting your skincare routine or are just looking for some new skincare products to try.