Samstag, 25. Oktober 2014

Beauty: Skin care routine


Todays blogpost treats my favorite care products I use in my daily skin care routine.

From left to right:
1. Garnier Skin Naturals - cleanser with grapefruit and pomegranate
2. Nivea - peeling with alga from the ocean
3. Nivea pure & natural - toner with aloe vera
4. Lancôme bi-facile - instant cleanser
5. Chanel - hydra beauty gel crème

1. Garnier Skin Naturals 
It's a cleanser with grapefruit and pomegranate extracts which suits for oily skin with impurities. You can apply it very easily to your skin. First you wash your skin off with normal water so it's still a bit moist. Then you apply the cleanser to your skin and distribute it on the whole face and neck but especially on your T-zone. When you press the white pump on top 1x down you have the perfect amount for use. When you rub it on your skin, it gets a bit foamy and you can smell the scent. Right after the whole face is cleaned you can wash the product off. I really like this product because it's not as aggressive as  other products and you can use it very easily. I mostly use this 4 times a week, always in the morning. It's very handy to apply it when you're in the shower (I prefer to take a shower in the morning) so you can directly wash it off without any remains on your skin.

2. Nivea
This is a everyday peeling which contains alga from the ocean. It cleans efficient and it tarnishes the skin. You can use it on combination skin. What I really like about this product is that it's very smooth, even though it's a peeling! When you apply it on your skin, you don't really feel how your skin gets rubbed off. It's more like a cream you apply. Here is it the same way of handling like with the first product. First wash your skin then apply the peeling. You can rub with your fingers a bit harder on the parts of your skin where you have more impurities (that would be on my nose and on the forehead). After washing off other peelings, I often had a feeling of tension on my skin and I wanted as fast as possible apply a cream to soften my skin. This is not the case with this peeling. I use it 3 times in the week, always in the morning.

3. Nivea pure & natural
This toner has aloe vera extracts and you can use it on every type of skin. The story is told really quick: I apply it with a cotton ball every morning after the cleanser or the peeling on the skin, so all the leftovers are gone and the skin is free to breathe. You don't have to wash off anything, just apply a bit on the cotton ball and go with the cotton ball all over your face. Then in the evening I use it a second time: after I removed my make up, my skin is mostly a bit oily. When I apply a bit of this toner, the skin has the perfect requirements for applying the night skin cream.

4. Lancôme Bi-Facile
This is my favorite make up remover! Reason therefor is, that you can apply it with a cotton ball on your face and everything is immediately gone. Even waterproof mascara. So you don't have to rub your eyes off, you just put the cotton ball one time on your eye and everything is gone. It's perfect! Before you jus this product, you have to shake it so the two textures blend.

5. Chanel
This is the most amazing skin cream  e v e r ! It's a hydra beauty gel crème and as the name already says: it's like a gel. When you apply it - in the morning right after cleanser and toner - you immediately get the most awesome feeling on your skin you could wish for. I was super surprised when I applied it for the first time. It is like your skin was a sponge - it absorbs it. Other creams are very thick and oily but this one has a perfect consistency. You really have to try this out - even if it's a bit expensive, every coin you spend on it is worth it!

I forgot to add 2 products on my list which I use regularly! Here they are:

6. Nivea aqua effect
This is the skin cream I always use after a long day for the night. It is veeeery thick and very oily, I don't like that normally. But because it's right before I go to sleep when I apply it, it's not that bad. Actually in the morning the skin is very silky and smooth. After all the cleaning procedure (washing face and applying toner) I apply this product as the last product and the skin care routine is finished!

7. The Body Shop
So now I'm nearly at the end of my skin care routine. This product is something additional to my other products. I don't use it regularly, I only use it when my skin feels dry for example when it's really cold and windy outside. This aloe calming facial cleanser is - at it's already written in the title - based on aloe vera. I'm really into aloe vera when it comes to skin care because my skin reacts really well to it. I can really recommend this product (the whole aloe line from body shop) because it smells adorable and the skin is after applying it well nurtured.

That were all the products I use daily for my skin care routine and I really can recommend each of them!

I wish you a nice weekend,