Skincare Overhaul


So, I turned 25 last year. And while celebrating the actual birthday was pretty fun, I was left wondering if maybe, I should start looking into anti-ageing skincare. Or in fact, just start looking into a proper skincare routine, especially if I want to be serious about that whole wellbeing thing. After all, magazines and beauty blogs alike keep reminding me that my skin is, in fact, ageing now. And just like that, all the champagne I had that night doesn't seem like such a good idea anymore...

The idea that I now have to actually care for my skin is, well, new to me - I'm such a poor excuse for a beauty blogger, really... It's just that I have always been quite lucky and never had to worry about it too much before. Breakouts are rare and my pores are somewhat tight. I even spent most of my early 20s relying on makeup wipes to take the day off and I still use the same Clinique moisturiser I used ten years ago. Add in some Cetaphile and whichever eye cream I can find in my stash that day and there you have it : my skincare routine in a nutshell. Not ideal, right?

So, the first thing I did was make sure to always take my makeup off and cleanse. Funnily enough, I used to come back from a night out and hand in wipes to all my housemates when I was at university, because God forbid one of us would go to sleep with our makeup on. And it's true that I have never gone to bed with a full-face of makeup on. Ever. But I also now know that wipes don't actually do much when it come to taking the day off and cleansing your skin. After doing some research - and by that I really just mean reading my favourite blogs and browsing the shops -, I ended up giving the Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser a go and I couldn't be happier! My skin feels cleaner than ever, but never tight, which is a miracle considering how dry and dehydrated my skin can be. I do still use my trusted Cetaphile cleanser in the morning, but that is only because it is a little bit quicker and easier to use than the Liz Earle one.

I have also decided to stick to using the same eye creams every day - namely Philosophy's "Full of Promise" during the day and the Origins Creamy Avocado Eye Treatment at night. It's too early to say if it really does make a difference, but we'll see what happens. Throw in The Body Shop's Vitamin E Hydrating Toner, a weekly face mask and a bi-weekly scrub and I do have something that looks like an actual skincare routine. See, I'm  starting to get the hang of this! I do still need a good night cream and a serum though. If you have any suggestions, please fire away! 

What's your skincare routine? Have you changed it up or added in anything new lately? 

- Elodie x
  1. I adore the Liz Earle hot cloth cleanser! So good. Skin is always silky soft after.

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  2. I absolutely love Liz Earle products :) I have added a sleep mask lately x

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    1. Oh, which one? Tell me more, tell me more! x

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  3. Great post, keep it up

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  4. I don't really have a skin care routine as I'm pretty lazy with that sort of thing. But I only ever use the Dr. Harley products because my skin is super sensitive so it's the only stuff I can use.
    http://www.dr-harley.com/

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    1. Oh, I'll have to have a look, thanks! x

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  5. Great post, I love anything by The Body Shop!

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

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    1. Their vitamin E range is so, so good! x

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  6. Dont really have one tbh- on occasion i cleanse and tone but normally just moisturise :P nice post x

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    1. Sounds like a good start! x

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  7. I love the Liz Earle cleanser. I'm struggling with a skincare routine, too. It scares me that I now have to moisturise twice a day when for years I never touched a pot of moisturiser and my skin was completely fine! x

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    1. Lucky you! I've always had the driest skin so that was never an option for me. Haha! x

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  8. Now that you mention it, I should start caring more for my skin too... especially with these eye-bags...

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  9. Forever obsessed with that eye cream! x

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    1. Same! I'm allergic to a lot of their products though so I'll have to look out for any side effect... x

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  10. Cleaning, toning and moisturizing your skin is essential at every age (I wish I could be 25 again). You will find yourself changing your products as you get older, adding more things in your beauty routines. I am much older than you and I have done that through the years. Also, allow me to remind you to always wear a sun protector for your face. Don't wait untill summer arrives to do that. You will thank me, when you get older! <3
    www.smartwoman101.com

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    1. Thank you! You sound like you know your stuff! I've grown up on the sunny French Riviera, so believe me, I'm never without sunscreen but it's always good to remind people. :) x

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  11. I love Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish and defo give the LRP serum a go lovely, it's soooo good. xx

    Julie
    www.rainingcake.com

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  12. I loooove Kiehl's! Their Midnight Recovery Concentrate is the best!

    http://mrlukechristian.com

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    1. I'm oddly allergic to a lot of their products, but so far, so good with the eye cream. Fingers crossed! x

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  13. I've been using Liz Earle quite a lot of late- definitely a spring fave!


    My Sentimental Heart

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    1. Their products smell so good! x

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  14. I'm pretty sure that my daughters have some of these products lying around, and they insist on only using quality stuff (probably because their mum is a beauty blogger!)

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    1. Sounds like they have an amazing mum! x

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  15. I'm kind of like you and never paid too much attention to my skincare routine but I really try not with scrubs and cleansers. I think micellar water is fantastic for taking off make up and cleansing my skin though x

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    1. I'm allergic to most micellar waters unfortunately, but many of my friends swear by it so it must be good! x

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  16. I used to use the hot cloth cleanser when I was younger! I really should get back into it. H x

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    1. You should - it really is incredible! x

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  17. Oh that Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser looks absolutely amazing, I would love to try it. I bet it feels wonderful. Kaz x

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    1. It really does! Seeing all the dirt and makeup on the cloth is oddly rewarding. Haha! x

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  18. I love the LE cleanse and polish, think it's got a bit of a cult following now...for good reason though as its lovely. Xx

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    1. I know! I really don't know how I had never used this before! x

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  19. These look like the stuff my sis would really love! So I'm forwarding her a link to this! Thanks for sharing!

    Oliver • http://suedeandsymphony.com

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  20. I am using the Kiehls Avocado eye cream x

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  21. I use the same Clinique routine I've been doing for the past 10 years - works fine for me!

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    1. To be fair, their skincare is a-mazing! x

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  22. I always use Clinique products for cleansing and moisturising. I find they really suit my dry skin well. I've tried a couple of Liz Earle products but they haven't suited me at all well unfortunately.

    http://www.culinarytravels.co.uk

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    1. I also have very dry, sensitive skin and I have to say, I do love Clinique. Their products are just so gentle on the skin! x

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