A good skin care routine should be an important part of your daily life. You skin has to deal with a lot, rain, wind and sunshine. A little help will keep it looking at it’s best. My mum taught me the importance of a good skin care routine as a teenager. Now I am in my forties I can see how invaluable her advice was. My skin has remained reasonably fresh.
Unfortunately as you age your skin starts to lose its elasticity and fine lines and wrinkles start to appear. The body starts to produce less collagen which helps your skin stay elastic. You can get products that help increase the collagen in your body like Vida Glow. Starting a good skin care routine early in life is the best way to keep skin looking youthful.
My skincare routine has always been simple. I make sure I cleanse and moisturise my skin twice a day. I also exfoliate my skin once a week. My skin is prone to dryness and can be sensitive so I make sure I pick products suitable for my skin type. I also make sure I drink plenty of water and wear sunscreen. This routine has gone a long way to keep my skin young.
Recently I have been trying out two Clinque skin care products, Clinque Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm and Clinque Dramatically Different Moisturising Cream. Clinque is not a brand I have tried before but I have to say I have been impressed with the results.
Clinque Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm RRP £22.00 is a lovely lightweight cleansing balm. It comes in dramatic purple packaging which looks great on my shelf. The tub is a lovely size, wide and flat, so there is no chance of knocking if off accidentally.
Inside the cleansing balm is very smooth and white, looking almost greasy. A small amount applied onto your skin feels lovely. It glides easily over your skin and removes every last speck of make up and dirt. It is almost as if the balm is changing to a silky oil as you use it.
The cleansing balm rinses off easily and leaves your skin feeling really soft. Only a very small amount is needed to cleanse your face so the tub will last for a long time. I really liked the fact that my skin felt really clean after using this product and it was not left feeling dry and tight. I would definitely use this product again.
Clinque Dramatically Different Moisturising Cream RRP £25.00 comes in green box which contains a small glass pot. On opening the cream I was surprised to find it was yellow in colour, I am used to white creams. Clinque Dramatically Different Moisturising Cream is meant to be used on dry skin, it combines all day protection with skin strengthening ingredients which help to keep the skin younger and more resilient.
The cream feels lovely going on the the skin. It is creamy and sinks in quickly leaving no residue behind. It made my skin feel soft and the dryness disappeared, an effect that lasted all day. For a dry skin this product is ideal and certainly worked well for me.
Have you tried Clinique products before? Do you have a favourite? Let me know below.
I was sent the products in return for an honest review but my opinions are my own. I was not obliged to say anything nice.