Two weeks ago I decided to keep a record of every bit of skincare I used for a whole 7 days. Sort of an experiment to see whats actually going on in my routine as it changes quite a lot day by day. I don’t have a huge skincare collection, it’s probably bigger than the average boots consumer but It’s also nothing compared to some people!
This was such a good idea to see what products I actually use and notice the ones I thought I did use but perhaps have forgotten about, I’d definately recommend keeping a skincare diary for a few days, it’s interesting to see what products I’ve been using as I can get stuck in a routine! (It’s also handy if you happen to introduce something new that breaks you out!)
I’ve written out my whole weeks skincare, if you’re nosey like me and fancy seeing what I used, I’m a creature of habit in the mornings but apparently at night is when things get iiiiinteresting!
MondayMorning – Nude Purifying Face Wash, Lush Tea Tree Toner, Hydraluron, La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo. Night – Emma Hardie Cleansing Balm, Una Brennan Purifying Face wash, Lush Toner, Suti Rejuvenate Face Oil mixed with Elemental Herbology Moisture Milk. TuesdayMorning – Nude Face wash, Lush Toner, Origins Vitazing mixed with REN T-Zone Balancing Day Fluid. Night – Clarins Extra Comfort Cleansing Cream, Una Brennan Face Wash, REN Resurfacing AHA Concentrate. Wednesday Morning – Nude Face Wash, Lush Toner, Effaclar Duo & Origins Vitazing Night– Clarins Extra Comfort Cleansing Cream, Una B Face wash & Clarisonic, Darphin Purifying balm on congested areas and Elemental Herbology Moisture Milk. ThursdayMorning – Nude Face Wash, Lush Toner, Hydraluron, Effaclar Duo. Night – Emma Hardie Cleansing Balm, Una B & Clarisonic, Lush Toner, Suti Rejuvenate Face Oil, Origins Make A Difference Treatment. FridayMorning – Nude Face Wash, Lush Toner, Hydraluron, Effaclar Duo. Night – Elemis Pro Radiance Cream Cleanser x2, Liquid Gold. SaturdayMorning – Nude Purifying Face Wash, Lush Tea Tree Toner, Hydraluron, Effaclar Duo. Night – Emma Hardie Balm, Clarins Gentle Exfoliating Toner, Elemental Herbology Moisture Milk. Sunday!Morning – Clarins Extra Comfort Cleanser, Lush Toner, Effaclar Duo Night – Emma Hardie Balm, Una Brennan Face Wash, REN Invisible Pores Detox Mask, Darphin Purifying Balm.
By Friday I was starting to break out, so tried to combat with Liquid Gold but it definitely did not help. I think it was the Effaclar Duo & that sunday (the 23rd) was the last time I’ve used it… I’m still suffering from a few cystic acne type blemishes (ugh!) & have quite a few new scars joining me in life now, just great. I’m clearly not the best at this whole skincare routine thing, I just wish for nice skin… hopefully soon?!
I think I’ll do another one of these in a few months to see how my routine has changed and see what’s stuck around, I think it will be interesting! I was going to link to everything, but then… wow, effort. So I’ve just linked to the few things I’ve reviewed in full if you want to read more about them. A quick browse of my blog though and you’ll find most things mentioned once or twice! 🙂
Have you ever/would you ever do something like this?