Hello! Today I will talk about the products I use on my daily basis and how they perform. Since I live in Vienna, my skin type changed from normal to very dry skin.
It took me a while to understand the needs of my skin and to find the right products, but now I feel that I finally have the healthy and glowy skin I was searching for, so if you want to know what I use the keep on reading!
Before applying any moisturizer, I need to first clean my skin. I don’t wash my face in the morning (I will explain why later), I only use a toner. This will put away any dirt and leave your skin clean and bright. The toner I use is this one from The Body Shop, it has real petals and if you’re worried that the smell might disturb you, as an allergic to perfume person, this will not bother you at all! I just put a little bit of product on a cotton pad and rub it all over my face, you will see the stains of little dirt you get over the night, and as a result, it leaves your skin with a healthy glow and soft. Definitely the best toner I ever tried.
Another step before my moisturizer is to apply this spray from Mario Badescu. I’m using this since December and honestly my skin changed a lot! I love this product, it refreshes your skin, hydrating it for the entire day! The rose scent is very minimal, it disappears once is on the skin. This product will be always on my skin care routine, it’s amazing and it’s only 16€!
And now, the moisturizer. I feel that gel moisturizers work better on my skin than the creamy ones. If you have dry skin like me, you need to be careful to not over hydrate your skin, otherwise you will end up closing your pores and get break outs. This one from The Body Shop is really good! I have the tendency to have a lifeless skin in the morning, but this moisturizer add brightness and wakes up my skin beautifully. It’s my daily cream and even with foundation on, my skin keeps looking hydrated and flawless.
Another moisturizer I use is the Tarte Brighter Days. Is a luminous moisturizer, perfect for a glowy and flawless skin. I do not recommend to use this product without foundation on, because it leaves a little bit of glitter, and it doesn’t look like a natural skin glow, so I use this only when I want a very dewy/satin finish look. It’s also very hydrating and a little amount goes a long way.
And the final step is the eye cream. This step is really important for me because I have dark circles and puffy eyes in the morning and this cream from Tarte Cosmetics transform my eyes in minutes, it’s really amazing! The puffiness disappears, my eyes looks awaken and my lids hydrated. It’s a little bit pricey, but I got mine in July, I use it every day and I just put a little amount around my eyes with my ring finger in tapping motions, and I still have product left! So it’s a great inversion at the end.
This is a little extra step I sometimes do. I like to exfoliate my lips once in a while, for nice and soft looking lips. I also do this every time I want to wear a very dark liquid lipstick, it will look 100 times better and it will last longer! I love the lip scrubs from Lush Cosmetics, they smell delicious and are super gentle with your lips.
To remove my makeup, I use this two products, is from the brand of the drugstore DM, they’re pretty affordable and perform very good. As I always use waterproof mascara, I use an eye makeup remover with oil, I put a little amount on a cotton pad and let it rest on my eye for some seconds. I don’t like to rub my eyes, I prefer to wait until the product melts the makeup and then start to gently remove it. For the rest of my face I use a micellar water for dry skin. It cleans my skin and removes easily a full coverage foundation. The I was my skin, this is the only time in the day I do it. Why? Because I use this amazing product from Lush Cosmetics, which is an exfoliating face cleanser, so to not over clean my face and remove my natural moist, I only use this product once in the day. This product has polenta and real popcorn pieces and smells delicious! I have already I year using it and I adore it! Leaves my skin super soft and clean. I only use a little amount of product, first I rinse my face with water and then, with the product on my fingers, I rinse a little bit of water and then apply it on my skin and make soft circular motions.And as I cleaned and exfoliated my skin, I need to seal it with a night cream. I use this one from The Body Shop, it’s super hydrating and prevents my skin to get dry over night, the best thing is that it has vitamin E! Which is a great antioxidant and helps rejuvenating the skin.
I honestly don’t know why I don’t use or try many face masks, maybe because I’m too lazy or maybe I don’t feel it makes a lot of a difference… whatever, when I have a bad skin day, I always apply this mask from Lush, it hydrates and adds insane moisture to my skin. Is perfect for cold winter days! I just leave it on the face for 15 minutes and then wash away and remove the rest gently with a towel. This mask is a perfect boost of moisture in case you have extremely dry skin, I use it once in a week or when my skin is not cooperating.
Hope you liked this post! Thanks for reading! Xoxo