Good Morning Everyone. Happy Sunday! I hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend?
This weekend on Instagram I put up a poll about creating a Wedding Series on here and the response was great, so here is the first post ☺️
I’m one of these people who is obsessed with skincare, I would buy all sorts of products and test them out.
However, over the last few days I’ve noticed my skin becoming quite irritated (we do not want this, close to the wedding!) So I have researched products that will help sensitive skin.
I would say that my skin sensitive/combination, I’ve found products that are helping my skin and I’m really enjoying them.
My main objective for my wedding is to wear minimal makeup, this is all to reserve energy. As we all know, living with Multiple Sclerosis or Chronic illness we deal with chronic fatigue, the last thing I want on my wedding day/night is to be spending a lot of time putting makeup on and taking it off (yes I’m doing my own makeup)
So, here is my Morning Skincare Routine to prep my skin for my wedding ☺️
(Who can spot Arthur in the background!?)
So in the above picture, you see everything that I use in the morning.
Since having a bit of a reaction to something, probably over exfoliating. I have done some research into this product and since trying it, it’s really calmed my skin down and stopped the irritation.
Cetaphil — it’s for face and body, Dry, sensitive skin but I’ve also read that it’s a good cleanser for most people too. A similar one is CeraVe with similar properties. Cetaphil I found in Superdrug and for huge 473ml bottle it’s great value for money.
I apply it to my skin, I use it on my dry skin and then wash it off with warm water and use a clean dry face cloth to pat dry.
I will emphasize on the word clean — I always make sure my hands and any face cloths are clean before I put them on my face to reduce the chance of contamination.
This is very gentle on my skin and doesn’t cause it irritation.
The serum that I use next is one I purchased as a special addition — this product is more on the higher range of the price.
It’s the Bare Minerals Skinlongevity serum.
Its for all skin types and made by plant extracts. It empowers, replenishes, renews and fortifies.
I’ve not been using it for that long currently so I am yet to notice a difference, however it makes my skin feel nice and soft and doesn’t irritate it.
Ive been readingof the importance of SPF sun protection and being fair skinned it’s even more important for me to protect my skin.
I’ve chosen a mineral SPF because I will be wearing mineral makeup for the wedding and I’ve read that these will go well together.
I’ve chosen the brand Avene because they are know for sensitive skin, a bit like La Roche – Posay.
I’m going to start trying this to help protect my skin & I could write a review about it once I’ve allowed my skin to get used to it.
I’m sticking with the same brand as my Cleanser for my moisturiser Cetaphil.
For the pure and simple reasons that it’s suitable for sensitive skin. It has no scents or irritants in it and the research that I’ve found is that it’s a good moisturiser — you don’t necessarily need all the expensive brands — this one if very affordable and will last a long time
Again it has similar ingredients to the CeraVe brand and so far I’ve really been enjoying it and the best this that it’s calming my skin down.
I can seriously rave so much about this facial oil! It’s organic rosehip oil and seriously calms my skin down!
It’s from the brand Sukin. An Australian brand that I just happened to come across in Boots a while.
I use this oil morning and night and it’s just wonderful and I rest have noticed a difference in my skin.
Again, this is affordable considering. I really enjoy using it.
I’ve been using all these products in the way I have written them and I can really start to see a difference.
My skin doesn’t feel irritated or sore and doesn’t look it either. All simple and affordable. Just how I like it.
Thid picture is not filtered. Also all the products mentioned above I bought myself.
I hope you have enjoyed the start of my new Wedding & Chronic Illness series.
Next week I’ll be talking about my Evening Skincare Routine to prep for the wedding.
I hope you’re all okay and have a wonderful week.
Love and hugs. Hannah