Updated Skin Care Routine with Clinique


Hey everyone!

Since last time I added some bits to my routine that have been really working for me and I'd like to share it with you!

Disclaimer: I have combination oily skin. I also suffer from hormonal acne a lot so when that is in the healing process, it creates dry patches, mostly on and around my nose and on my chin.

To start the day and give a good base for my make up I'll always start with the Clinique Even Better Eyes Dark Circle Corrector. This one is a bit tinted so it will help conver up the dark circles, but it also has a flat metallic applicator so it de-puffs the designer bags under your eyes.

The daily moisturizer I'm using is the Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions All Over Clearing Treatment (oil-free). This one is great for oily skin types, the consistency is more like a gel at first but spreads out beautifully.

I usually start with taking of my make up with a make up wipe, just to get most of the make up off before going in with a cleansing soap. I'm always using my 3-step-program products from Clinique. The soap I'm using is the Clinique Liquid Facial Soap (oily skin formula). I mostly wet my face with a bit of water, then I put the soap on my Clinic Sonic System Purifying Cleansing brush (I'm using the blue one from the anti-blemish Solution line, that one is less harsh than the green one so it's less likely to scratch open the acne) and go around my face with it for one minute. I then clean everything off with wet face sponges.

I follow by Step 2 which is the Clinique Clarifying Lotion and I use number 3 for combination oily skin. I put it on a cotton pad and wipe it all over my face - not too close to the eyes though! For some people this one might be a bit harsh so I suggest if you want to give this one a go, start with number 2. I also suggest asking a sample to try out first; Clinique do a lot of samples of the 3-step-program.

To get the good moisture back into the skin at night I'll apply the Clinique Super Rescue Antioxidant Night Moisturizer. It helps the acne stay away and will purify the skin while you're sleeping. This one is also for combination to oily skin.

When I feel I'm going to break out and have those painful under-the-skin monsters, I'll put a coat of the Guerlain Crème Camphréa Anti-Blemish Care on the area. It'll prevent it from breaking out and it'll dry immediately. This stuff is like magic and a little comes a long way.

Sometimes I like to change it up and use the The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil to dry out the acne blemishes and reduce the redness.

 Lastly there's a facial scrub I'm using every week: the Clinique 7 day Scrub Cream. This is just a really gentle scrub that's very effective of getting the dirt out of your pores.

The only thing that's currently missing from my routine is a face mask. I have no clue which ones I should be using, any tips? Let me know in the comments and help a girl out here  ;)

Lots of love,


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