Three Skincare Secrets I Can’t Live Without

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Skincare Secrets

Today we’re going to be discussing a very important topic: skincare. It wasn’t until I entered my twenties that I actually implemented a proper skincare routine, although at times I STILL forget to wipe my makeup off at night (I’m getting better – promise) so you could say it’s been a bumpy road.

But since most days I’m sporting a full face of makeup, I’ve really had to step up my game when it comes to taking proper care of my skin. Although I do love luxury skincare products, these three things have helped my skin tremendously, and you guys wont have to spend a small fortune on them.

Not only that, but these tips are so simple, quick & easy, there’s no reason not to take advantage. Ever since I have started to include these three things into my routine, my skin has never been clearer.

I’m so exciting to be finally sharing them with you today, in hope they will help you as much as they have helped me!

 

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1.
Collagen eye patches

I bought a pack of these collagen eye patches online after hearing a few rave reviews about them and well, I am now hooked. I use them nearly every morning because they help cool my skin and remove any puffiness around the eyes. They work wonders after a night too much rosé…. trust me.

I purposely searched for eye patches with collagen in them because it is the most beneficial protein for you skin. It’s essentially like glue for your body. In a nutshell, collagen is necessary to reduce the typical signs of ageing. It helps to keep your skins elasticity by replacing dead blood cells, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

These collagen eye patches are aimed to help reduce eye puffiness, dark circles, shadows and uneven skin tones under eyes.

Oh and did I mention they were $5?

How to use: Wash your face and apply the mask around eyes. Leave for 10-20 minutes and remove.

3.
Jojoba oil makeup remover

I feel like a bit of a broken record talking about facial oils once again but I couldn’t possibly not mention something in this post. I talked about this makeup remover back in this post and I really don’t know what I’d do without it. It’s a game changing product. It helps that it’s also travel friendly (otherwise I’d literally be transferring some into a smaller container to fit airline regulations… yes, that obsessed).

I’ve gone through quite the amount of makeup removers in my time – everything from micellar waters, gel cleansers, cream cleansers, and so on, but nothing beats this jojoba oil makeup remover. Really though, nothing. It will remove the most stubborn of mascaras (hello, benefits ‘BADgal’ – YES EVEN THE WATERPROOF VERSION) & all whilst moisturising the skin, too.

If you have oily or acne prone skin, jojoba oil will actually lessen your natural oil secretion. The jojoba oil will tone down your natural rate of sebum secretion because having the oil on your face will trick your skin into thinking that it has enough oil.

To put it simply, I will literally stand by this product until the day I die.

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2.
Jade Roller

Never heard of a jade roller? I hadn’t either a few months ago & now I’m like a walking ad (this isn’t sponsored, I’m just that obsessed).  Jade rollers are a traditional Chinese beauty tool that help with under eye circles. If you’ve ever talked to a facialist about trying to get rid of annoying under eye circles / bags, there’s 99% chance they will recommend lymphatic massage with a jade roller.

Wait, so what is lymphatic massage? Glad you asked.

It is a type of gentle massage which is intended to encourage the natural drainage of the lymph, which carries waste products away from the tissues back toward the heart. Through lymphatic massaging, you are activating the lymph system which detoxes and transports metabolic wastes, excess water, bacteria and toxins out of the body.

So when you’re using a jade roller around face (I use this one), you are removing the fluid build-up and puffiness in the eye area, which will help remove those annoying under eye shadows and help brighten the area.

How to: Apply an eye cream under your eyes. Using the smaller side of the jade roller, start from the inner corner of your eye, and roll to the outside, pressing down towards your ear. Repeat twice a day, morning & night usually works best.

Do you use any of these skincare tips? Or better yet, do you have any skincare secrets that you couldn’t live without?

  • I really want to pick up a jade roller, they sound like such a great addition to your skincare routine! x

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    • They’re amazing!!! You wont regret it :) so affordable too! xx

  • I’ve seen people using jade rollers, but never really knew the purpose. I think I may have to pick one up and try it out!

    Carrie | http://carrieelise.com/

    • They’re the best! So easy and affordable :) xx

  • Abby Evans

    The Jade Roller sounds intriguing. I have something similar but for larger areas, so I’ll definitely have to look into that!

    Abby Talks

    • Ooh what product are you talking about? Jade rollers are a game changer! xx

  • I love using jojoba oil as a makeup remover! It doesn’t have harsh chemicals that can irritate my skin. I also love using the jade roller on my face at night! It’s very relaxing and helps my face not look so puffy the next day!

    xoxo, Truc
    http://livingblissfullybalance.weebly.com/

    • YAY, so glad you share my obsession haha. Jojoba oil is the best! Ahh I use it in the morning, I should try it at night too :) xx

  • I have never tried jojoba oil as a makeup remover. I’m going to have to check that out!

    xox Emmy
    http://www.teenagelivin.com

    • It’s seriously the best thing ever!! Wipes away any trace of stubborn makeup :) xx

  • I really want to try all of these! I’ve never heard of a Jade roller but it sounds brilliant!

    elwillmer.blogspot.co.uk
    xx

    • Jade rollers are SO good! Definitely try one out – they’re so affordable and make a huge difference :) xx

  • I really want to try that jade roller!!

    Ellen x
    http://thatsellen.blogspot.com

    • It’s the best thing! You have to try!! :) xx

  • Amber Holyoake

    Just curious if it has to be jade? Seems quite over the top, but they’re so pretty :)
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    • I’m not quite sure I understand your question? haha are you talking about the jade roller? :) xx

      • Amber Holyoake

        That’s okay! I just wondered if the roller used has to be a jade roller, or if they come in other materials. Jade seems so luxurious so I’m curious if the stone has something to do with its effectiveness.
        x

        • Good question! I know you can find jade rollers for up to $90 that are supposed to be a more valuable crystal (in terms of weight, colour & healing properties), but the one I linked is $13 and it’s the one most people use. I find it does the same thing, it’s just not handcrafted like some :)

          • Amber Holyoake

            Interesting, thanks Angela! I thought it’d be really expensive so was thinking that a different material might be cheaper but $13 is great!
            x

  • These sound like they’re doing their job! Need to try.

    Hugs,
    Hannie from Missing Wanderer.