Happy Sunday guys! This week I thought I’d do something a little different and share my Sunday skincare routine with you.
Having only one day a week when I do my more intensive skincare is a great way to relax and chill out for the week ahead. I work 6 days a week, and wear makeup 6 days a week, so on a Sunday I like to treat my skin to a little TLC and make sure it looks as good as possible for the coming week.
Having hormonal, acne prone skin is another reason why I try to treat my skin as well as I can – and for all those wondering why I’ve had the skin problems I’ve had over the last 3 years, I’ve been diagnosed with PCOS, which causes adult acne. So, treating my skin is not only good for me to relax, but good for my skin to give it a rest and some good food!
It’s taken me a very long time to figure out what skincare combination works for my skin. I still get break outs, and they’re still sore, and I still pick them (oops) but very slowly I’m starting to see improvements in my skin that I didn’t think would ever happen. Once a week I lock myself away in my bathroom and treat my skin to all those goodies that it needs to be the best version of itself. So here’s the products that do that for me.
Once I’m free to enjoy my little pamper session, I take a shower or a bath (my favourite bubble bath is the Imperial Leather Love Story Bath Cream) and I’ll cleanse once with my Frank Creamy Face Cleanser just to take away any excess oil and dirt from the day.
I exfoliate every other day, so if I’m due to, then I’ll exfoliate at this point. If not, I’ll move straight on to a lovely hydrating mask. My current favourite is the Liz Earle Intensive Nourishing Treatment Mask, which leaves my skin feeling unbelievably hydrated and soft. I apply a fairly generous layer of this mask and then spend 15 minutes just relaxing. Usually this means I’ll open Pinterest and get distracted and forget all about the mask and what I should be doing!
After 15 minutes (or an hour if you’re like me) I remove the mask with a damp muslin cloth and tone my face. Currently I’m using the Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic, which I’m actually really liking. The spritzer version is so nice and refreshing.
So once the toner has had a moment to sink into my skin, I moisturise. Well, sort of. I treat my acne prone skin first, then moisturise on top. I know this might be a bit weird, but I use Sudocrem to keep my break-outs and redness to a minimum.
I use it every night under my moisturiser before going to bed, but on a Sunday when I’m treating my skin, I’ll apply it in quite a thick layer and let it sink in for a few hours, then before I go to bed, I’ll apply my Frank moisturiser again, and if my break-outs are really bad, I’ll treat the affected areas specifically with more Sudocrem. And I do really notice a difference when I don’t use it. My skin is very quick to react if I stop using it for whatever reason.
So there we go, my little at home pamper treatment for my skin. Any suggestions for other face masks/pamper products just let me know in the comments!