Finally, I have got around to making a highly requested blog post – my daily skincare routine. I have been requested this a few times in response to stories but have decided that writing down my routine in full is much better than some quick stories. My skin has been something I have really battled with the past few years due to acne that comes and goes in bursts, and just when I think I have found an amazing new product suddenly I will break out again. I have found a much more stable routine recently though and that’s what I wanted to share with you.
In the past I have been someone who would love a sheet mask (I still do love those FYI), a serum and then some moisturiser. I have also dabbled in aggressive toners that sting so bad they make you wonder if you are stripping off your skin. I was until recently using these various routines and nothing was really making me happy but I knew no better. Bioderma reached out to me to offer me some products to try and in particular the Sebium range which is for acne skin. I want to mention now that Bioderma did gift me these products and genuinely I originally thought I would try them and maybe do a review post on them and that would be it (based on past experiences I just will use a product for a couple of weeks and then move onto trying something new). However, these products I have been using for coming up to three weeks now and I want to make clear that I am completely shocked with them and they will be permanent in my skin routine. I am not just trying to leave a positive review, I cannot stress enough how impressed I am and completely converted, defo worth a try if you have spot prone skin.
Both morning and night I follow this exact same routine:
Step 1: Wash my face with the Sebium foaming gel (£17.80)
This gel becomes almost soap-like when I massage it onto my face with warm water. I also will sometimes use my little electric face brush or also you can use an exfoliating mitt. This face wash will leave your skin feeling so clean and matte which is perfect in the morning to wash away the overnight grease and also great to remove any leftover makeup at night. P.S. I am not sure whether this is meant to happen but I find it almost immediately removes a lot of redness which is definitely a pro!
Step 2: Sebium Global Intensive purifying care (£15)
I start by applying a small amount of the Sebium global to my all of my face. This is a cream which helps with acne by regulating the fatty acids in your skin to restore sebum of healthy skin. This also provides the sort of matte texture that the face wash does. To me this step is kind of like the acne treatment step with this amazing cream.
Step 3: Sebium pore refiner (15.50)
Finally I finish with the Sebium pore cream. Acne is my main concern over the appearance of pores but of course I appreciate any help in this area too, plus it also helps prevent spots. The instructions suggest using this on the T-section or all over your face if you wish, I opt for the latter just as I am using quite a lot of lotion or creamy products (especially if I add in a moisturiser) that I would rather work them all into the skin all over. Side note, this is the most INCREDIBLE primer for makeup, kind of strange but I prefer it to my other makeup primers I have been using.
And that is genuinely it in terms my daily routine (apart from a wide variety of sheet masks). I like to keep it simple otherwise I will forget to do it as I have never been someone with a big intricate skincare routine so am easing my way into it. The Sebium range is incredible and I also love the fact it helps my makeup to sit nicely and not get oily as fast, I genuinely recommend it so much.
*Thank you to Bioderma for providing me with their products, however as always all opinions are my own.