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The Low Maintenance Girl: Morning and Evening Skincare Routine

Welcome to part two of my first trilogy, The Low Maintenance Girl (yay!). Don’t forget to check out part one for my low maintenance haircare routine. Here is my simple yet effective skincare routine for the low maintenance girl. I would describe my skin as a combination with the occasional hormonal breakout. All I want is clear skin!
In the morning I use No7 Beautiful Skin Foaming Cleanser and my No7 facial brush. The cleanser is liquid in the bottle and comes out as a foam which can only be explained by magic! I move the facial brush over my face in circular motions. Before washing off the cleanser with a flannel soaked in warm water. This leaves my skin feeling fresh, soft and removes any excess oils. I then finish with Nivea Daily Essentials Rich Moisturising Day cream which has a light fragrance, sinks in quickly (I can almost feel my skin drinking up the hydrating goodness) and has SPF 15 to protect my skin from the sun.

In the evening I take off my make up using coconut oil, I take a pea sized amout then rub it between hands then rub over my face making sure to get my mascara off my eyelashes. This is a great hack as coconut oil is much cheaper than most balm cleansers and from my experience provides the exact same results. I then rinse with a flannel before applying Nivea Daily Essential Regenerating Night Cream. This cream is very thick and nourishing so a little bit goes a long way. It helps my skin to look glowing the next morning.

I also try to do a face mask once a week. Usually either The Body Shop Japanese Matcha Pollution Clearing Mask or Lush BB Seaweed. Both are detoxifying masks which are perfect as all the smog in London can’t be good for my skin. I am looking for a new face mask to try, so what would you recommend?

E. x