Marseille Soap, A Perfect World Eye Cream Origins, Skin Balancing Exfoliating Cleaner Elisabeth Arden, Soothing Hydration mask Kiehl’s, Lip balm antioxidant Grown Alchemist.
These beautiful autumn days seem to fly by with the speed of light. We spent a wonderful Saturday out in the nature picking mushrooms at Drottningholm, and were pleasantly surprised with myriad of porcini! You know what that means; a mean ass italian risotto Sunday.
But now I’m here to discuss my skincare routine & makeup picks of this month.
My skin – where to begin. It doesn’t seem fit into any category, and feels like it has a will of it’s own. The traditional categorizing for skin types doesn’t seem to fit at all, since my skin basically decides every morning how it’s going to behave for the rest of the day. Sometimes itchy dry, sometimes greasy, sometimes bursting with hormonal acne and sometimes smooth as a baby’s bottom. Need I mention it’s proven to be quite difficult to find skincare products? My hormonal acne is also such that at times it decides to leave scars, sometimes it heals with no traces left behind.
Still some products have come to stay. As I nowadays rarely wear heavy layers of make up, the skincare routine has become ever so essential in keeping my skin glowing and healthy-looking. Moisturizing masks that are applied the night before have definitely become my “thing”. I also peel my skin rather often; around once in every two days in order to make it look less gloomy. Probably not exactly what dermatologists would recommend, but it has worked magic for me.
Licorice serum & Peeling Facial mask, Deep Sea Water Mask. V10Plus. Received
I begin my mornings by washing my face with a peeling facial wash by Estee Lauder, or use Marseille soap and apply a peeling mask. If I haven’t had a moisturizing mask during the night, I apply one now. The overnight Deep Sea Water mask from v10Plus is a life savior. After having the mask on for 20 minutes, I wash it off and apply 5 drops of their licorice serum.
After the serum has absorbed, I finish the procedure with NUORI skin oil drops and some thick eye cream from Origins. I found V10Plus masks first roughly a year ago, and have been using them for both peeling & moisturizing ever since. I was very glad when I got contacted to try out their serums, and they as well have proven to work well with my skin.
A perfect world moisturizer, Origins. Perfecting Facial Oil & Vital Facial Cream, NUORI
During the day:
If I’m not wearing any make up, I usually go through my face with Clinique toner at some point of the day. It sometimes happens that I get the feeling of my skin getting slightly greasy or “dirty”. I avoid having contact with my hands and my face at all times in order to keep the impurities out. Whenever the skin might feel dry-ish, I usually respond with a small drop of NUORI skin oil applied to cheekbones, the bridge of the nose and above eyebrows.
Even though I don’t wear much make up, I still got a couple tricks down my pocket. I often line my lips, brush my eyebrows & lashes with eyebrow wax and use colorless or nude lip gloss. I got to try out the Plump Up -lip liner from Elisabeth Arden in color “nude”, and have been using it since. I’m very carefree and drink a lot of both water and coffee during the day. Thus the durability of lip products is a very important for me when deciding between items. This one is waterproof and hasn’t so far encountered any trouble with staying intact. The matching Plush up -lipstick has also been nice color wise, although I usually enjoy a thicker texture in lip products.
From bottom to top: Cool Glow Cheek tint shade “pink perfection”, Gelato Lipstick “Nude Fizz”, Plump Up Liner “Nude”. Elisabeth Arden, received.
After a long (or a short) day, washing my face is high up the list of things I do as soon as I get home. Using Marseille soap I wash my face under running water, enjoying the warmth on my skin. After this I apply 5 drops of Licorice, Vitamin A and Vitamin C serums. I did a serum test online which resulted in these three being the ones my skin most benefits of. I usually react to these sort of things cautiously, but these ones have been a helpful step in the routine. I swear my skin has shown a new level of glow!
Again, when giving the serums some time to absorb, I choose a moisturizer. I use both NUORI and Origins, depending on the greasiness of my skin; as NUORI has a lighter formula, Origins helps to really moisturize even the driest winter day skin. If my skin sucks in the moisturizer quickly, I take this as a sign of hunger for more, and apply an over night moisture mask.
Wishing everyone a beautiful Sunday afternoon!