Hope you’re having a good start to the week! I’m back again with something I’ve been meaning to write about for ages but of course, it hasn’t happened until now. To be honest, I was lacking some blog motivation last week, so I’m a bit behind on the organisation front, but I’m hoping to get on top of it all this week!
My skincare routine is something that has become a big part of my life in the past year and a half, but before that, it wasn’t something I invested in or paid much attention to. And it wasn’t until I started going to Eyrebrushed and being advised on what products to use, that I started to see a real improvement in my skin. I always remember having my first Image facial with Marie at Eyrebrushed, and the glow from my skin afterwards was so amazing that I just wanted it to stay like that permanently! Unfortunately, I don’t glow all the time now but my skin is a lot better so we’re constantly working towards the glow!
And this is slightly off topic, but if you have a spare few minutes this week, you should listen to “The Good Glow” podcast by Georgie Crawford with Pippa O’Connor. I listened to it in the gym yesterday evening- I know and I finished it this morning and I really enjoyed it so I would definitely recommend it or just podcasts in general, there’s some really good ones out there!
So I was in Eyrebrushed Beauty and Skin Clinic with Emma last week for a skin scan with their new Observ 520 skin scanner. I was a bit apprehensive before going because it can tell a lot about your skin like sun damage, pigmentation, dehydration- things we don’t really want to know in a way. But on the other hand, if you’re not aware of any potential issues, you can’t fix or prevent them so all in all, knowledge is power!
Before doing the scan, we discussed my skin concerns and current routine and everything I had said, actually came up on the scan so there wasn’t really any surprises thank god. The scanner takes six images of the deeper layers of the skin and then it can tell what state the living layer of your skin is in. (Just in case you didn’t know, the top layer of your skin is actually all dead skin cells.)
What really got me was the fact that the scan can show what your skin is going to look like in 10 years if you don’t take care of your skin- so it was a bit weird to see my face aged 31! For me, sun damage and pigmentation were the big issues and the aspects of my skin that will worsen in the 10 years if I don’t try and prevent them, and now is the time to do it. I actually put on SPF moisturiser every day but what I noticed on the scan was that my hairline will be prone to sun damage, obviously just because I don’t put the SPF near my hair, but I’ll be spreading the cream out to the very edges of my face from now on.
So after seeing all the images, Emma was able to tell me everything I should be doing and putting on my skin to get the best results. Obviously I’m still adding to my skincare routine all the time but I’ve put all the products I’m using at the minute below. And I also try and have a facial as often as I can, but it’s not always possible so I feel if I have a good routine at home, my skin is still taken care of.
Cleanse: Image Ormedic Cleanser.
Anti-Age: Image Iluma Intense Lightening Serum.
Prevent/Moisturise: Image Prevention+ daily matte moisturiser 32 SPF.
Cleanse: Image Iluma intense lightening cleanser- to remove makeup.
Image Ormedic Cleanser- to cleanse skin.
Anti-Age: Image Vital-C hydrating anti-aging serum.
Moisturise/Repair: Currently using the Image Iluma intense lightening crème.
Lip Cream: La Roche Posay cicaplast baume
Eye Cream: Currently testing the Image Ormedic balancing eye lift gel. I’m nearly at the end of the samples so one of the Image eye creams is next on my to-buy list!
So that’s my routine at the minute and I know it may sound like a lot but I’m used to it at this stage so it doesn’t bother me. I definitely spend a lot more time and money on my skincare than on makeup unless I’m going somewhere specific. Since I started taking better care of my skin, I go without makeup a lot more than I used to which is great and super handy because let’s be honest, putting on a full face of makeup everyday is SOME EFFORT!
I hope you enjoyed the blog, I’m hoping to do a little video of my routine in the coming days so I might pop that on Instagram and as usual if you have any questions about anything in this blog, or some of my other blogs, send me a DM or a message here, I would love to help if I can!
So enjoy the rest of the week and the St. Patrick’s festivities this weekend!