Sunday 4 May 2014

The Skin Detox

I really do love to indulge in a bit of pampering on a Sunday night; it's the perfect way to end a busy week and have some much needed 'me' time. In addition to a lovely bubble bath, hair mask and painting my nails, I have a few trusty skin care products that work incredibly well to detox my skin, leaving my complexion looking beautiful and healthy.

I start by gently cleansing my skin with the Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm (£21) to remove grime and any other impurities. I spend a few minutes massaging this into my skin, the balm transforms into a silky oil once applied and melts away all traces of make up like a dream. I love how it doesn't feel greasy or leave a horrible film over my face afterwards, it just makes my skin feel impeccably clean and soft.  

After cleansing, I use another Clinique favourite of mine, the Clinique Exfoliating Scrub (£18.50). I've had this scrub for so long now, the tube is never ending. This scrub is aimed at those with oilier skins, it contains menthol with gives this amazing cooling sensation, it's like no other product I've tried, my skin feels so unbelievably refreshed when I use this! It removes dead skin cells to reveal a brighter and more radiant complexion and doesn't feel harsh on the skin either. If you suffer from oily skin like myself, I highly recommend this.

I follow this with one of my favourite clay masks, the Elemental Herbology Facial Detox Purifying Face Mask (£28). This has worked wonders for my oily skin, it does an amazing job at detoxifying and unclogging my pores, leaving my skin feeling less oily and looking beautifully refined. It contains skin friendly ingredients that help to eliminate toxins from the skin surface, balance sebum production and protects against environmental extremes. I also find this amazing when hormones are playing havoc with my skin or I've been feeling a bit run down, it's so effective for decongesting the skin and leaving it looking clear.

I then use a few drops of my Clarins Lotus Face Treatment Oil (£32). For so long I thought facial oils weren't for me; as someone with oily skin, I assumed that applying a facial oil would just make my skin even more greasy and clog my pores. It works by regulating the oil production of your skin, therefore balancing it and making your skin look more refined. My skin loves this stuff, it's light and absorbs beautifully giving a sheer glow to my skin; not a greasy or shiny appearance which I always expected from applying an oil to my skin. I see so many good results from using this facial oil, my skin always looks so much more hydrated and smoother. It truly is such a lovely product to use and smells divine too. 

I finish with a good amount of moisturiser, I normally go for the Korres Wild Rose 24 Hour Moistursing and Brightening Cream (£20). This completely transforms my complexion, making it look radiant and glowing. It feels so lovely and light, and leaves my skin feeling nourished and hydrated. It really helps to keep my skin looking it's best. 

Have you tried any of these products?


  1. Some of my favourite skincare products are featured in this post. I love the Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm and how it just melts into the skin. The Elemental Herbology detox mask and Clarins Lotus Oil are perfect little pick me ups when my skin is looking 'dull' and congested.

    Abbie x


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