Toning was always a step I overlooked. Recently though, I’ve been taking better care of my skin and adding toning into my routine. Funny thing – my skin is better for it. The extra TLC I’ve been giving it works.
Until recently I was using quite a harsh toner. It was very drying and although it did help improve my pores and reduce blackheads, it made my face red and patchy. I hate wasting products but I didn’t want to have come a long way with my skin to just have it be red and damaged by my toner. So I went on the hunt for something better.
I’ve heard a lot of good things about Lancôme skincare so searched the Feelunique website for toners in their range. They have a lot to choose from but I settled with the hydration tonic.
It’s wonderful. So refreshing, cooling and calming. Great after a face mask or exfoliate as it’s super hydrating too. It’s got a good consistency (think gravy?) and a little goes a long way.
I apply it with my fingers and take some time to really massage it into my skin and enjoy the cooling temperature and calming smell. On the bottle it says ’tissue off’ honestly I don’t know if that means you need to wipe it off after but I find it soaks in so there’s no need?
I’d recommend not using a cotton pad to apply as you end up losing a lot of the product to the cotton wool.
I’d planned to put together a post showing you my winter evening routine, but if I’m honest my routine every evening, pretty much, is to get home from work, get my PJs on and watch DVDs until I fall asleep. But every now and then I treat myself to a little bit of luxury and in the new year I want to make the effort to pamper myself a little more when I get in from work.
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On Saturday morning I woke up with a full on cold and so I thought I’d share with you my sick day routine.
I generally wrap up in warm PJs and my soft dressing gown and spend a really long time on the sofa with a mug of tea, my phone and a book.
After a while I start to feel really sorry for myself and this is my cue to get dressed. Getting dressed always makes me feel a little better, but I make sure to stay in warm and comfy clothes so that I can rest and relax.
I’m wearing an old tshirt, some super slouchy pants, my big cardigan and, of course, my bunny slippers.
Makeup isn’t really a priority, but I do want to freshen up and stay moisturised! So I use a very quick exfoliating pad from Boots and put some Olay moisturiser on or if its time to head to bed I’ll put on my Botanics moisturiser.
I keep a couple of lip products close to keep my lips in good shape and I’ve been using my little pot of Body Shop Vitamin E cream around my nose to battle the really dry skin from all the nose blowing I’ve been doing.
Then it’s back to the sofa with more tea and a blanket, I spend the rest of the day watching YouTube, reading and watching TV.
Do you have any sick day tricks to lift your mood and speed recovery?