Saturday, 5 January 2013

New Year Skin Routine


A combination of a crappy diet, disrupted sleep pattern, and a few cocktails on New Years, along with a forgotten toiletry bag, my skin was not looking to great the start of this year. So after I let my hangover die off on the 1st, I used the 2nd to give my skin some TLC.


I started my applying a mixture of these two products onto my face five-ten minutes before I had a shower in the morning. I then rinsed it off when in the shower to soft exfoliated skin.


As soon as I was out of the shower, I dried my face and slapped on a thick layer of this REN face mask to tighten up the fresh skin I now had.


After the mask came off I toned, I slathered on a layer of Hydraluron then followed this with a thick day cream which is just a sample from Origins, but I am on the look for a thick day moisturiser I can just wear around the house on no-make-up days, so any recommendations welcome. Then, not wanting to neglect my peepers I applied some Origins GinZing.


Before bed I cleaned my face using a hot cloth, and then applied a layer of the Origins Drink Up- Intensive Overnight Mask to keep the re-hydration going overnight.

So that is how I helped get my skin more normal for the New Year.

Have you done a similar routine?

Laura xoxo

24 comments:

  1. Lovely, I have some Emma Hardie products that I'm going to start using. Let me know how you get on with it all x

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  2. I've seen Emma Harde stuff a lot recently. I've never heard of it before but it looks pretty! I still want to get the Origins drink me up mask....will have to wait unto after my spending ban :)

    Great post

    xx

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    1. It so good :) Good luck on your spending ban :)

      xoxo

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  3. I know what you mean by the skin suffering from a bit of overindulgence around Christmas/New Year's and needing some TLC! I'm sure this routine would've helped tremendously though :) For a thick day moisturiser, I pretty much use boring ol' Nivea Soft, though lately I've also been liking the Antipodes Vanilla Bean one.

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    1. Is that the one in the big blue tub? My mom uses that, so I may have to 'borrow' some :)

      xoxo

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  4. I've been using my origins vitazing a lot lately too! It's a great moisturizer!

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    1. It's a tad too orange for me :(

      xoxo

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  5. Thanks for sharing this! Sounds like a great little pamper session! I know what you mean though, I have the awful habit of sometimes just removing my makeup with a makeup wipe and falling into bed without cleansing or moisturizing (but at least I take my makeup off!). The best thing I've found to combat dull skin is a good exfoliator. I'm currently loving Kate Somerville Exfolikate :)

    xx Louise
    A Little Beauty Luxury

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    1. Definitely better than nothing :)
      Thanks, I'll look into it :)

      xoxo

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  6. You have so many lovely sounding products, I am jealous! Come and pamper my face xxxx

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  7. My skin is really playing up at the moment! It's driving me mad! I think I'll try some of these products out, the sound very pampering :-gigglesandmakeup.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Hope it sorts itself out soon :)

      xoxo

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  8. I got the Emma Hardie Cleansing Balm for Christmas and so far, I am liking it! :) xo

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  9. i totally agree my skin left a bit to be desired after new years this has inspired me to give my skin a bit of an over haul and i love origins products! thanks for sharing :)

    http://allthingsbeautybytiarni.blogspot.com.au/

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  10. I tried the Emma Hardier cleansing balm for the first time last night and I have fallen in love already. It is just gorgeous. x

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  11. Can't believe you forgot your toiletry bag. Silly girl. Sounds like a perfect excuse for a pamper though.
    xx

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  12. I got a bit to relaxed with my skincare routine too. I love the sound of that toning mist xx

    Lucy Loves To Blog

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