Confessions of a skincare newbie!

My alarm goes off, I get in the shower. Get out. Use a facial wipe to get rid of the remnants of yesterday’s make-up. Put on today’s make-up and carry on my daily routine.

This *was* my skincare routine for the past…….years! *cringe*

And then I went to beauty club!

When I told them about my beauty “routine” I was met with shaking heads and disappointed looks, which was totally deserved!

I was then bombarded with information bout cleansers, toners, moisturisers and acids (something I’d only really experienced in science at school!)

I realised I needed to change.

I decided I needed to take a shopping trip, and luckily Lucy and Sara were on hand to come with me and guide me through the confusion. Needless to say I came home with quite the haul:


After reading the brilliant Caroline Hirons blog, and getting advice from my fellow beauty clubbers,  I realised that it wasn’t at all confusing! Cleanse, tone, moisturise. Simple!

My favorite products are my Body Shop camomile Cleansing oil, the Indeed Laboratories powder exfoliator and their Hydraluron moisture jelly. Three products I now don’t think I could live without!

After one week of my routine, I had already noticed a difference in my skin. Softer, smoother and with less breakouts. I even went out one night with no BB cream on!

I had always thought that it would take too much time to do all these steps but actually it’s pretty quick. I work shift as a Bar Manager so I keep silly hours. I now look forward to coming home and taking my Make-up off . It gives me five minutes to myself and gives me a bit of time to de-stress.

To all those people who think they don’t have time, or it’s too confusing….you do! And it’s not! Take it from me…I was the last person I thought would have a skincare routine, and now I would not be without it!

Thanks  Ladies!

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