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!
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.
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.
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?