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The 6 piece skincare edit for busy lives

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When you live a fast paced lifestyle, it's often hard to find the time to look after your skin & body. Recently I have made it my mission to take care of myself and have finally found the perfect skincare routine for my busy lifestyle filled with all the essentials I need. I would love to know what you think & if you have any other favourites you swear by.

THE 3 DAILY ESSENTIALS: 

The below 3 products are absolute must-have's in my daily 5 minutes routine and they definitely keep my skin looking & feeling clean, hydrated & fresh. 

1. CLEANSE

One of the most important ways to look after your skin is to cleanse it morning and night. My go-to cleanser is the Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel that is super calming & soothes your skin while removing all impurities.

TIP: When needed, I will also use a Clinique 'Take The Day Off Face & Eye Cleansing Towelette' first to get rid of the majority of my makeup before I cleanse. 

2. HYDRATE

I was recently introduced to Chantecaille Vital Essence and it is seriously worth investing in! I am nearly through my first bottle which has lasted a good 3-4 months (used morning & night) and it has kept my skin hydrated, smooth & revitalised, even through Winter. I definitely notice the difference when I use this product morning & night after I cleanse. Highly highly recommend!

3. MOISTURISE

My third daily essential is the Mecca Cosmetica To Save Face Superscreen SPF 50+. This moisturiser ticks all the boxes for me. 

  • Not too thick
  • Smells amazing
  • Has SPF50+
  • Reasonable Price

And it has lots of vitamins in it that nourish and hydrate your skin season after season. And.... it also happens to come in a beautiful monochrome packaged tube, that is ideal for travelling with as well! 

THE 3 SECRET WEAPONS: 

4. OILS

I have only recently started using oils in the evenings (usually every second evening!) and I can definitely see the results. I wake up and feel like I have an extra glow to my skin which I love! It feels hydrated, youthful, and smooth. My go-to favourites at the moment are the Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Night Oil or the Verso Super Facial Oil. Both of these products are very high quality and also have retinol in them that helps to reduce pore sizes, improve the appearance of damaged skin and fight wrinkles! All the best things you want from an oil! 

5. MASKS

Once a week, usually on a Sunday evening, I treat my skin to a little extra love with a mask. The one I am obsessed with at the moment is the EVE LOM Rescue Mask. I pop this on my face after I cleanse and leave it on for 15-20 minutes while I get my outfit ready for the next day. It's the perfect boost to rescue my skin when I'm feeling stressed after a busy week/weekend, have had a break out, feel puffy or am jet lagged. This mask will always get my skin back on track.  

6. ACNE TREATMENT

Unfortunately, the dreaded pimple/s always seem to appear at the worst of times, especially when life gets hectic! My secret weapon I keep on hand to fight any acne is the EradiKate Acne Treatment by Kate Somerville. It's a fast acting, on-the-spot treatment that clears up pimples and significantly reduces associated redness over night. Trust me, it's an essential for every woman! 

Photography by: Hannah Roche

Mirror from West Elm

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