Thank you so much for watching and, as I said, I hope that you find this useful. Most of it is common sense, but it’s easy to get confused and befuddled by all of the marketing messages and ads out there! Below I’ve given a little more detail on the steps in my routine and some more info on exfoliants and chemical peels.
I do a proper, full cleanse (as shown here) at night. In the morning it’s usually a quick wash with a cleansing wash or I use cleansing waters. Mostly I’ll use cleanser and water though! It’s really important to do a thorough cleanse – if you need to do it twice to get off all the crap then so be it!
All of the below cleansers can be used over the eyes too, but if you have lots of eye makeup on and need a separate, dedicated eye makeup remover then please do go ahead. Some favourites:
Lancome Bi-Facil: http://tidd.ly/41515f09
Emma Hardie: http://www.amodelrecommends.com/desert-island-beauty/
(These suit all skin types.)
Una Brennan: http://www.amodelrecommends.com/2012/10/19/the-superfacialist-double-cleanse/
Neal’s Yard: http://tidd.ly/fcba263a
Alpha-H Balancing: http://www.amodelrecommends.com/2012/12/24/my-top-5-skincare-ranges/
I still use the Clarisonic but mostly as part of a home facial or occasional deep cleanse. It’s too much for me to use every day! But if you get on well with it, use as much as you like.
I haven’t included exfoliants in this video because I don’t use one every day. I use Liquid Gold every two or three nights, but not so much in the summer as it does make the skin a little more sensitive to the sun.
Liquid Gold Post: http://www.amodelrecommends.com/2012/05/25/alpha-h-liquid-gold-intensive-night-repair-serum/
Those with acne/oily skin may want to use some kind of exfoliant on a regular basis to keep pores clear and refined. BHAs/salicylic acid are great for exactly this. You’d more often than not use your exfoliating treatment or serum in the SERUM/TREATMENT step before moisturiser. Not always, but mostly. Paula’s Choice do great BHA products with different strengths.
Lots of the serums I use contain mild exfoliants – the Liquid Gold Rejuvenating, for example, and the new Chanel Weekend product. Anything with glycolic and lactic acids in, for example, will be exfoliating as they work. Great for pepping up the skin and making it fresh and clear. See below – serums!
Some affordable ones:
For added moisture boost (dry, dehydrated skin): Hydraluron: http://tidd.ly/bb130a9f
With glycolic for renewed skin: Olay 3 Point serum http://tidd.ly/11898d92
For dark spots and brighter skin, No7 serums day and night at Boots: http://tidd.ly/8f9953a3
My current one: Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair II (the NEW one!): http://www.amodelrecommends.com/2013/07/24/estee-lauder-advanced-night-repair-ii-review/
Old fave: Alpha-H: http://www.amodelrecommends.com/2012/05/25/alpha-h-liquid-gold-intensive-night-repair-serum/
Basic, good moisturisers.
Alpha-H Essential Moisturiser: http://www.amodelrecommends.com/2012/12/24/my-top-5-skincare-ranges/
No7 Range: http://tidd.ly/8f9953a3
Olay Range: http://tidd.ly/11898d92
For day, you need an SPF – see this recent video: http://www.amodelrecommends.com/2013/07/22/some-spf-recommendations/
I have used StriVectin SD for years: http://www.amodelrecommends.com/desert-island-beauty/
Also love KIKO 3D Eye Cream, cheap and cheerful: http://goo.gl/MoZzK
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