29 July, 2014 My Morning Skincare Routine
Today I’m going to talk about two products from Liz Earle I use every day as part of my morning routine.
The Liz Earle brand is one of my favourites. The products are gentle and soothing, whilst making a visible difference to my skin on a daily basis. The brand is well known for using natural, good for you ingredients, such as rosemary, chamomile and cucumber, and the packaging is lovely as well.
Two standouts from the brand are the Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser with rosemary, chamomile, cocoa butter and eucalyptus, and the Instant Boost Skin Tonic Spritzer, with aloe vera, calendula, geranium and cucumber.
The cleanser is perfect for the morning – I massage a dollop onto my face, concentrating on areas that can become congested overnight (i.e. my t-zone). Then I run a muslin cloth under the hot tap for about ten seconds and press it onto my skin to remove the product. This helps to remove any excess oil or sebum (what a vile word) from my pores and rebalance my complexion. The process of applying the cleanser and toweling it off feels quite therapeutic, especially during mornings when I have to wake up far earlier than I would like to!
After applying and removing the cleanser, I splash my face with cold water. Apparently this helps to ‘close’ your pores, but as Caroline Hirons says, pores aren’t doors and can’t just be opened willy-nilly. I think it’s more for the feeling that you’ve really cleaned and freshened up your face.
Then, I go in with the toning spritzer. The product acts as a wake up call for my skin – it’s refreshing, light and gentle, and also prepares my skin for any serum or moisturizer I’ll be applying after.
Overall, these two steps make my skin feel thoroughly cleansed without spending too much time on different products. The routine takes me about 3 minutes and it’s genuinely a pleasure to use these two every morning.
You can buy Liz Earle products on the brand’s website as well as in John Lewis stores and online. The prices are reasonable, and as usual a little goes a long way – around £13 each, and the Liz Earle website offers introductory/trial sizes which are great value for money.
Let me know if you’ve tried anything else from the brand!