MY Skin Care Routine for Under £5!

As we leave the extreme winter weather and move towards a warm spring, the change in climate can have major effects on your skin. This is something which cannot be controlled however, how you choose to take care of your skin is your choice.

To avoid my skin drying out this spring, I have bought new products which have helped me revive my skin. My skin type is normal however I use products which can also be used on combo or dry skin.

bCm6S1MoQ5SJKlQpq0kTYgBeauty Formulas Clay Mask with Activated Charcoal – £1 from Poundland.

According to the packaging this product is supposed to:

  • Absorb excess oils
  • Deeply cleanse the skin
  • Draw out deep-rooted dirt and other impurities
  • Leave your skin feeling deeply cleansed and radiant.

Can be used for the face, neck and lips. I usually leave on for 30 minutes or however long it takes me to do chores. Dries out within 10-15 mins.

To be noted I have used this face mask for a year now.

The formula is easy to spread and requires no more than a light layer on the skin meaning, you’re not using a lot of product and there’s no need to build it up which is a problem I have had in the past with other face masks. The more product you use, the harder it is to wash off.

Once the product is on the skin, it starts to dry almost immediately. You should be careful not to change facial expressions often but you can still smile and laugh without worrying about breaking the clay mask- which is beneficial for those who tend to fall asleep whilst waiting for masks to dry.

The best way to wash the product on your face is with a small facial cloth and warm water. Once you wash it off, it leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth.

p.s. it doesn’t have a horrible smell.

Boots Essentials Cucumber Facial Wash – £1.50 from Boots 

“Enriched with soothing cucumber and vitamins, this facial wash effectively removes make-up and excess oils leaving the skin thoroughly cleansed and refreshed.”

The wash has the same creamy texture that most moisturisers have. Once applied on the skin and mixed with water, it washes off easily and does not become soapy either meaning you don’t need to worry about getting any product your eye.

The cucumber scent is very refreshing. I prefer to use the face wash after the clay mask because of it’s smell and it’s very light.

The Skin System Tea Tree Wash – £2 from ASDA

Effectively removes impurities from your skin, non-comedogenic* with salicyclic acids to visibly reduce the appareance of blemishes. 

*Non-comedogenic means the product is formulated not to cause blocked pores.

Recommended for people with oily skin and blemish prone skin.

Tea tree products are easily distinguishable because it has an herbal scent. You either love it or hate it. In this product the smell isn’t too strong, its just about tolerable.

The product is a foam based product on application I was scared to use it recklessly since it was my first time using it, so I used two pumps which was not enough. It should be noted it is suggested to use a generous amount.

The foam pumps make it seem like there is a lot of product, but once applied to the skin and it absorbes in. To get a good result from this, I would recommend work fast with this product. Nevertheless, it is impressive.

Once rinsed off with warm water of course minus the facial cloth, I would suggest air drying so you can feel the air on your skin. The one thing I love about this product is that is is a radiance enhancer and you can see the immediate change in your skin.

Last thoughts

This is a routine I have used for a few weeks, but as the seasons change so does my skin routine. I would recommend finding new ways to perfect and refresh your skin routine without breaking your bank.


Mack x


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