TO ALWAYS KEEP ON YOUR BATHROOM COUNTER

I have always valued the importance of a good skincare routine. I start every day by washing my face and applying a moisturiser, I drink a lot of water and I make sure to let my skin “breathe” with a thorough cleanse and makeup-free days. Over the years, I have gotten to know my skin and body, and even though I like to experiment and switch up with new products, I always keep a selection of my everyday beauty essentials within reach.

As I have previously written about my favourite 5 Everyday Beauty Essentials focusing on makeup, I thought it would be good to write a post about my cult skincare regime products. I have chosen 5 different products which I all use on a daily basis, focusing on the general products themselves and not the the specific brand or formula. I have included my personal brand favourites, but it is important that you find options that works for your skin type. My makeup and skin care collection is a mixture of drugstore and high end, so I wanted to include both a low-cost product and a higher-priced investment option for each item on the list. My personal cult-favourites are marked with a ♡ I hope you like it!

Everyday Beauty Essentials

1. Micellar Water

I have always made a point out of removing my makeup properly every evening. No matter how tired, lazy or drunk I feel at the end of the day, I never go to bed with even the slightest trace of product. My quick and easy solution for this used to be my all time favourite makeup wipes from Simple, until I got bitten by the Micellar Water bug. Micellar Water is a skincare product that removes makeup and cleanses the skin, without the need for rinsing. It is a magical refreshing potion that completely removes makeup, dirt, and oil from the skin without stripping your complexion. It is a quick option-life saver, as it is so easy to apply it to a cotton pad and remove your makeup, without having to rinse it off afterwards.

BUDGET: Garnier  Micellar Cleansing Water  £3.99 for 400ml ♡
INVEST: Lancome Eau Micellaire Douceur £36 for 400ml

 

2. Cleanser

Even though using a Micellar Water for makeup removal leaves the benefit of not needing to cleanse it off, I still prefer to go over with a cleanser to make sure that my face gets completely cleared of any remaining dirt or makeup. As there are so many different cleansers to choose from, it is often difficult to know where to start. I personally like to try out and play around with different brand, formulas and strengths, to see what suits my skin type the best. Before buying a cleanser it is important to have a look at the ingredients it contains, as for example acne treatment products with benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid can trigger allergic reactions and irritation to sensitive or dry skin. Get to know your skin type and go for a cleanser that is meant for it.

BUDGET: Neutrogena Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit Facial Wash £4.69 for 200ml
INVEST: Philosophy Purity Made Simple 3-in-1 Cleanser £18 for 240ml ♡

 

3. Moisturiser

No matter what your skin type is, you should never skip the moisturizing step in your skin care routine. A good moisturiser should be a part of everyone’s everyday beauty essentials. Even though your skin produces its natural moisturiser (sebum), your daily life with weather conditions, climates, pollution and unhealthy food puts your skin under stress, leaving it dry and dehydrated. Drinking lots of water is key to keeping your skin moisturised, but you should also always apply a daily moisturising cream. This will ensure the skin is protected, leaving it clean and healthy as well as slowing down the process of ageing. Again different skin types need different creams, and you should find one that suits you. To ensure your facial skin stays blemish-free, look for moisturizers that are oil-free and noncomedogenic, or designed not to clog pores.

BUDGET: Neutrogena Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit Oil-Free Moisturiser £4.99 for 50ml
INVEST: Ole Henriksen Nurture Me creme £41 for 50g ♡
Everyday Beauty Essentials
4. Lash Serum/ Oil

A lash serum/ oil might not seem like the most important everyday beauty product, but it has been a part of my everyday beauty essentials for over a year. If you are interested in makeup and beauty, you are aware of the obsession with long lashes and thick brows. Even though this look can easily be achieved by fake lashes, extensions and other makeup products, I think it is a lot better to naturally grow out your real hairs instead of ‘faking it’. I am blessed with dark lashes and brows, but they have always been short and patchy. With the use of an eyelash serum and castor oil on my eyebrows, I have completely changed that. Now people mistake my lashes for fake ones and think my brows have makeup on them when they actually only have a bit of a tint. Not only do the lashes and brows look better when I am wearing makeup, but they also make me feel more confident when I am leaving them bare. If you want longer and fuller lashes and/or brows, I really recommend adding a serum or oil into your daily routine.

BUDGET: Pukka Organic Castor Oil £8.95 for 250ml
INVEST: Lilash PURIFIED EYELASH SERUM £55.19 for 20ml ♡

 

5. Dry Shampoo

This past year I have been going through a “hair rehab”, and I have cut down to only showering my hair two times a week. This leaves my hair feeling healthier and growing quicker, but it also means that on that last day before showering my hair is not on its freshest. The one product that has gotten me through this process of rehabilitating is the busy and lazy girl’s answer to showers: the dry shampoo. This miracle product does not only refresh my hair when it feels greasy and dirty, it also leaves tons of volume and a fresh smell. The perfect shower-in-a-can is a must have everyday beauty essential you should always keep on your bathroom counter for those days when you just don’t have the time for a shower.

BUDGET: Batiste Dry Shampoo £2.99 for 200ml ♡
INVEST: Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Two Day Extender £17 for 153ml
Everyday Beauty Essentials

Now tell me…

What are your everyday beauty essentials?

 

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