Evening Skincare Routine For Dry Skin

Until fairly recently, skincare was never something I was all that interested in. For my entire adolescence, my skincare routine was limited to removing my makeup with a baby wipe and only moisturising before applying foundation. And I wondered why I had so many skin problems! Thankfully, I've come a long way since then; I have found a skincare routine that works pretty well for me and there's not a baby wipe in sight. I'll occasionally switch up which products I am using, but I never stray far from my basic 'cleanse, tone and moisturise' routine. I should note that I have a dry skin type, so these are the products I find work well to keep my skin in good condition. 

Before I do anything else, I always remove my eye makeup first. I hate using creamy cleansers on my eye area as I always end up with product in my eyes, so I use this to remove my eyeshadow and mascara. I always wear waterproof mascara and find this works brilliantly at getting it off. I'll also use this to wipe off some of my face makeup, just as a quick pre-cleanse.

Next comes the cleanser, and I find nothing work better for my dry skin than a balm cleanser. This is my absolute favourite as it takes off every scrap of makeup and leaves my skin feeling plumped up and soft. It's also unscented so it's perfect if you have sensitive skin. Yes, it's a bit on the pricier side of things but it's totally worth it.

Chemical exfoliators are great if you find manual exfoliators a bit too harsh on the skin. This one has been really hyped up, but for good reason. Using this regularly can make such a difference and really helps to keep skin smooth and free of any flaky patches. I also find it keeps my skin looking brighter and clearer. It can be kind of a pain in the bum to find, but if you can get your hands on it I would totally recommend it.

I tend to switch between this and the Lush Eau Roma Water, dependent on how my skin is feeling. If it's feeling particularly dry I go for Eau Roma, if it's going a bit cray on the blemish front I use the Tea Tree. Right now, I have several spots that need their own seats on the bus, so out comes the Tea Tree Water. This is lovely stuff; it helps to shrink down those annoying spots a bit quicker without drying my skin out. It also smells freaking amazing. Such herbal. Much refreshing. (Too many Doge memes).

I've been using this eye cream all spring/summer and have been liking it, but I'm not sure I love it. It gives a good amount of moisture to the eye area, but it's also quite lightweight so it sits nicely under makeup. If you're skin isn't as dry as mine, you might love this. I really like it for this time of year, but when it starts to get chillier (as it's already beginning to *sob*) I may need something a bit richer. If anyone knows of a good eye cream, I'm open to suggestions!

I picked this up on Escentual after hearing Gemma from Miss Makeup Magpie rave about it. (She's one of few beauty bloggers I've found with dry skin, so she's my first port of call when looking for skincare recommendations.) This is the second tub I have bought of this and it won't be the last. I absolutely love this stuff, I use it day and night. My old moisturiser, that I used to really like, pales in comparison to this. It's really rich, so it probably won't suit normal skins and oily skins should avoid this like the plague. However, if you have dry skin and are looking for something super moisturising, this is the one.  It's a little pricy but, again, it's so worth it. Though this deal isn't on right now, Escentual will often have 1/3 off French skincare brands so that's a good time to pick it up.

What are your favourite skincare products?

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