Following on from yesterday's post (which you can view here) on my morning skincare routine, here is my evening skincare routine. Again, all Lush products.
To get my makeup off and cleanse my face, I use Ultrabland. It's an "oily cleansing cream" suitable for all skin types and it smells amazing. Included in the ingredients are almond oil (which I think most of the Lush products I'm using includes), beeswax, honey and rose water. This is great for taking off even the most stubborn of waterproof mascaras and has made such an improvement to my skin. If I get lazy and don't use it one night, my skin tells me about it the next day. I massage this into my face, get a cotton pad run it under warm water and then take it over my face. If I've had a heavy makeup day, I'll repeat but if not the one cleanse usually does me, and you only need a pea sized amount.
There is usually a bit of an oily residue left on the skin after Ultrabland, so I'll pop a few sprays of Eau Roma Water over my face and swipe it off with a cotton pad (I go through a lot of cotton pads..). I like to use this at night due to it containing lavender as it sets me up for bed and calms me, but you could use it at any time of the day. I feel like it balances my skin out a little bit, and it smells so delicious I couldn't not use it.
I have literally just added the Full of Grace serum bar to my skincare routine (and by just I mean I bought it on Sunday) so I can't really say too much for this yet, but I have woken up the past two mornings with deliciously soft and smooth skin so it must be doing something right, I just haven't seen an immediate difference. Before this, I was using a facial oil before bed and since this includes 4 oils plus calamine powder and mushrooms I feel like it's probably going to be better for my skin.
Now, possibly my favourite product so far.. the Brazened Honey face mask I bought last week. Oh. My. Word. It smells incredible, feels incredible on and I have seen an immediate change in my skin. A spot that had appeared, had almost disappeared when I woke up the morning after first using this, and my scarring is visibly reduced too. I don't know, something about this mask though. I think it'll become a regular in my skincare regime, and a definite repurchase when it runs out. It's described as a detoxing face mask, which I definitely feel is true. My skin feels clearer, softer and brighter immediately after using this. If you're going to be trying one product after reading this post, make it this one.
As I said yesterday, I don't know much about skincare and I really am no beauty blogger (obviously), although it is something I'm extremely interested in on a personal level having struggled with my skin since my late teens. What works for me, won't necessarily work for you and it really is all a case of trial and error (and a lot of money spent). I've gone through expensive brands such as Liz Earle, Origins and Clarins but I've found that Lush is what works best for my skin at the moment. I know a lot of people think it's a bit overrated and a bit of a gimmick etc. but it's working for me, and it may well work for you too.
I have a list of Lush products that I'm still desperate to try, but I'll probably only try them out when I feel there's a gap in my skincare routine, or I run out of something. Although that list isn't exclusive to skincare - it's a bit of an all rounder, including body products, body washes (which I love - I'm currently using Rose Jam which is limited edition, and if you love rose/turkish delight scents, you need to get on that.) and bath bombs. If you use Lush products and feel like there's something I might be interested in, let me know in the comments! Any questions? Just get in touch with me and I'll try my best to answer them for you!