My purpose of this edit is not to propagate that one skincare routine is better than the other. That you absolutely need five steps, or six to seven products in your routine. No, it’s really all about finding what makes sense for your skin! I’ve found a routine that works for me 🙂
A skincare noob
Taking good care of my skin only became evident to me some two years ago. Before that time I just removed my eye makeup, washed my face in the shower with my body wash and slapped some body lotion – or sometimes face cream – on my face and that was basically my “skincare routine”.
This sloppy approach is probably due to the fact, that I’ve never had a “problem skin”. In my teenage years I could celebrate one pimple a year, in other words, I had no breakouts and certainly no acne. Annoying, I know!
My skin is aging
Since I got my intrauterine device ( = a contraception placed in your uterus) my skin started to break out, mainly around my mouth (hormonal changes and skin is another blog post, that will be posted later), one little pimple replacing the other.
At the same time as I was getting closer to 30, I started to notice my pores around my nose, on my cheeks and forehead. Pores that I haven’t paid attention to before – most likely because they haven’t been as “big” as they are now (pores get more visible as we age, a subject for yet another blog post).
Stepping up the game
So I started paying more attention to the beauty vloggers on YouTube, when they were talking about skincare. That let me to the most knowledgeable woman on skincare, namely the British facialist, Caroline Hirons (you can find her blog here).
After many hours of Youtube lectures in skincare, I’ve found a skincare routine that works for me.
My current evening skincare routine:
Click on the the individual blog posts to read the details of each step.
I would enjoy reading about your skincare routine. Leave me a comment!!