How’s your weekend so far? Have you already bought some presents for your beloved ones? I did and I’m actually pretty proud of myself. (;
Today I’ve got the second part of my mini skincare series for you, covering my basic skincare routine. I will show you all the products I use on a daily basis and which I really don’t want to miss anymore. As I already mentioned in my first post about skincare I have sensitive combination skin. It gets oily in the t-zone (forehead, nose and chin, seriously, who needs that?!), but can get pretty dry around the eyes and on the cheeks, especially during winter this is the case. Seems like my skin just can’t decide between getting shiny and starting to itch, hugh… As if this wouldn’t be enough, my skin’s a total diva and is very sensitive. If a product is too harsh or has too many ingredients I can’t even pronounce, it gets all red and irritated, breakouts and little bumps occur all over my face and all I want to do is avoid every single mirror that exists.
So, now you know my skin basically from the inside out, which in my opinion is crucial when talking about my skincare routine and the products I use. Without further ado, here are ‚The Basics’…
Dr. Hauschka Cleansing Cream
This cleanser contains grains of nuts, including almonds, but is NOT an exfoliant, therefore you have to use it a little bit differently. Mix a small amount of the cleanser with some warm water in your hands and apply it to damp skin. Use a gentle pressing, rolling motion and afterwards take it off with warm water. Finish with a splash of cold water to give your skin a healthy flush. I use it in the mornings and evenings and besides feeling weird the first time you use it, it is really refreshing! But please note, that it does not remove make up.
Alverde Clear Cleansing Cream Clay
This is a creamy cleanser, which you simply massage on to damp skin and then take it off with warm water. It contains clay and acts antibacterial, to really deep-clean your skin. I personally use it in the evenings, before I use the Dr. Hauschka Cleansing Cream in order to get all my make up off. For me, this combination works really well and my face feels so clean afterwards.
Dr. Hauschka Clarifying Toner
Spray this buddy directly on your clean face (I spray it on washed hands, works better for me) and gently pat it into your skin. This stuff… works wonders! I think the positive change of my skin is mostly due to this product, which refreshes, tightens pores, fights breakouts, calms redness and mattifies the face. It contains Calendula, Witch Hazel and and Daisy, which all have an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effect. I also found that if I pat it directly on a breakout, it tends to disappear quicker and does not get totally inflamed.
Dr. Hauschka Melissa Day Cream
I apply this cream in the mornings after using the toner. It has a rather thick consistency, but by warming it up in your palms the application becomes easier. My face does need some time to absorb the product, but it never feels greasy, nor do I have problems with applying foundation afterwards. Just make sure to wait at least 5 minutes after applying the cream and before starting to put on your make up. It hydrates, soothes and mattifies the face, to give each part exactly what it needs. By providing beneficial ingredients like Melissa and Lemon balm this is a great product for sensitive combination skin.
Alverde Sensitive Night Cream
I bought this cream a few weeks ago, because my skin just got too dry. Actually you’re not supposed to use any kind of moisturizer at night, if you stick to the products and philosophy of Dr. Hauschka, but with the temperatures dropping outside my skin craved for some extra moisture. As the name implies, I use it only at night, after applying my toner. It is so hydrating, has a rather thick texture (as usual with night creams), but at the same time is easy to apply. I would even say easier than the Melissa Cream by Dr. Hauschka. Furthermore it is for sensitive skin, which means that I have no problems so far.
Right now I’m totally happy with this routine and my skin has improved so, so, so much since I started using these products. Of course, every skintype is different and these products probably won’t have the same effect on you as they have on me, but I would definitely recommend all of them. So if you can identify yourself with my skintype, this might be a new option for you.
Dr. Hauschka is available online and in pharmacies, Alverde is in Germany and Austria available at dm, but I honestly don’t know, if it is available in other countries.
Well, I hope you enjoyed reading this post and it provides some useful information for you. Which products to you use for skincare? Tell me in the comments!
//Auch dieser Post ist aufgrund der Länge nur auf Englisch, solltet ihr eine Übersetzung auf Deutsch lesen wollen, sagt mir einfach Bescheid und ich werde sie so schnell wie möglich hochladen!