Long time no blog!
So I took a little break. It was a break from everything but reading books. I completely gave up social media for a hot minute and I continued on with my fitness journey but paired it way back. I was physically and mentally exhausted and I needed a little life break and now I’m back and feeling energised.
A lot of the time I find a break is the best form of selfcare!
As the title of this post points out though, skincare is also a must! 😀
I’m ‘lucky enough’ (read sarcasm here) to have hyper-sensitive skin. This is as fun as it sounds. Honestly I feel like sometimes I just need to look at a product and I lose a layer of skin. Everything was going pretty well with my routine (to be fair I’m using the term routine lightly) but the last few months it’s been getting progressively worse, to such a degree that my face was always red and swollen and it was actually at the point where it was sore pretty much all the time. This might have had something to do with my general mood not being great? So, I decided to spend some time trying to figure out a new skincare routine and as I’m getting older I decided to go big and invest some money in myself.
This was hard. Some of these products are eye wateringly expensive and with my skin type I can never be sure I won’t have a reaction and not be able to use them. Therefore a lot of time has been spent on researching all of the things.
I’ve decided to review all the new products here in the hopes that it will help someone who is plagued with sensitive skin and feels lost in the wilderness that is the skincare world.
I’m going to dedicate a post to each product as I introduced it into my routine, give a little overview, pros and cons, where I purchased it and the price. As I’m based in Ireland the websites will all be IE or UK and the price will be in Euros.
The order will be as follows:
- Face Cleanser – Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm
- Body Moisturiser
- Face Sunscreen
- Body Sunscreen (which isn’t new but adding it since I’m doing the face sunscreen)
- Face Serum
- Face Oil
- Face Night Cream
- Face Moisturiser (which I haven’t landed on yet)
- Body Wash (which I haven’t landed on yet)
- Face Exfoliator (which I haven’t landed on yet)
- Body Exfoliator (which I haven’t landed on yet)
(I’ll update the above list as needed and add the name of the products and link to their post as I review them.)
The websites I mainly used were Look Fantastic, Skin City, Cult Beauty, Millies and Brown Thomas. Look Fantastic and Skin City have great skin issue sections and their sensitive skin sections were my jumping off points.
It’s important to note, that although some of the products I’ll be talking about helped my sensitive skin that’s not a guarantee it will work for you. Unfortunately they might only work for me for a time as I often develop reactions. I just want to give a little guidance as I felt very lost, because as I mentioned, this industry is so vast and it’s hard to know where to start.