As my mum is a huge fan of skincare I’ve been introduced to a proper skincare routine at a very young age. When I started to do modelling work this routine became even more important as well as using good quality skincare products. Over years the condition of my skin has changed just like the skincare products I was using. Sometimes my skin was dull and in need of hydrating products sometimes my skin was irritated and in need of calming products. Also my skincare budget changed several times which affected the brands I was using. But in all those years I never passed over my daily and weekly skincare routines.
To start with a weekly exfoliation routine to get rid of any built up of dead skin is very important. It is a must for a proper and effective application of your moisturizer or primer. To exfoliate I used to apply scrub cream but lately I’ve been using personal microdermabrasion (PMD). After having trouble with acne caused by my burn-out, I was really curious how my skin would react to it. I’m very satisfied with the results, it makes my skin feel incredibly smooth and gives it a wonderful glow. PMD helps me get rid of dead skin and thus avoid any clogging of my pores.
After my exfoliation routine I wash my face Estee Lauder Perfectly Clean and then use Starskin 7-in-1 miracle skin mask pads. I have the feeling that the serum is better absorbed after the PMD. It is a massage, exfoliator, toner, moisturizer, serum, mask and make-up primer all in one pad. I’m not sure if it does everything it claims to do but it makes my skin look healthy and radiant. This weekly routine of exfoliation followed by a mask is a good base for my daily routine.
On a daily basis I use Estee Lauder advanced night repair that maximizes the power of skin's natural nighttime renewal. This serum hydrates my skin, restores small imperfections and hopefully reduces fine lines around my eyes. Then I apply Estee Lauder Revitalizing Suprime+ global anti-aging creme which encourages skin's natural power to amplify collagen and elastin. Finally I use Estee Lauder Revitalizing Supreme global anti-aging eye balm which improves firmness and elasticity around the eyes, and reduces the look of lines, wrinkles, puffiness and dark circles. As you probably have noticed I prefer to use skincare from the same brand and even the same line as I believe this products supplement and strengthen each other.
I do realize that my skincare routine is quite expensive, but I believe investing in good skincare is worth so much more the money than spending loads on cosmetics to cover things up. With this skincare routine I don't need a very extensive and expensive make-up routine on a daily basis.