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Product Review – skinChemists Moisturisers

I am a huge fan of the skinChemists brand. I have used a few of their products in the past year, and I wish I could afford to use them all day, everyday. They are so good and these moisturisers right here did not let me down.

 

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I have been using the skinChemists Advanced Snail Duo Moisturiser and the Rose Quartz Hydrating & Illuminating Day Moisturiser, for weeks now and I have been loving them.

 

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I love this moisturiser so much. It feels great on my skin and ticks all the boxes for me. Here is the product description –

 

SkinChemists Advanced Snail Duo Moisturiser is formulated for use as part of both a morning and evening skincare regimes. The advanced blend of active ingredients work in synergy to repair the skin from daily damage, whilst protecting against future environmental stress, leaving a mattified finish.

 

Here are my thoughts –

PROS

  1. I adore the beautiful compact packaging.
  2. It has a lovely sweet fragrance, that is so long-lasting.
  3. I like the matte finish. It is also great as a foundation base for makeup.
  4. It leaves my skin feeling very soft and smooth.

 

CONS

  1. The price. A 50ml bottle goes for £114.90. But then again, quality skincare never comes cheap. I had to learn that the hard way.

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skinChemists Rose Quartz Hydrating & Illuminating Day Moisturiser

This moisturiser is the TRUTH! It is definitely the best moisturiser I have tried in a long time. Here is the product description –

 

Our Rose Quartz Hydrating & Illuminating Day Moisturiser is formulated with nourishing and hydrating actives, to smooth, illuminate and refine the skin while protecting against daily environmental damage.

 

Here are my thoughts –

PROS

  1. It has an amazing fragrance. So sweet and so long-lasting.
  2. I love the pink colour and the product packaging.
  3. I love the texture of this moisturiser. It is great for my skin.
  4. It wakes up my dull skin.

 

CONS

  1. Maybe price again. A 50ml bottle goes for £89.90. However, like I said above, when it comes to skincare, the more expensive, the better.

 

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I recommend these moisturisers to anyone dealing with dull/tired skin. These moisturisers will definitely keep your looking radiant and awake.

Have you used any of these skinChemists moisturisers?

*PR samples.

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How to Get Rid of Sleep Lines

Who doesn’t like a nice long sleep? It has been scientifically proven that a good night’s rest is beneficial for our overall well-being, so we all need it. A good night sleep helps us feel alert, refreshed and puts us in a good mood. Adequate sleep also makes your skin look really healthy too, which is a great beauty plus.

 

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But as good as sleep can be, it leaves behind sleep lines. This comes about as a result of sleeping on side with the side of your face on the pillow for several hours.

Sleep lines look a lot like wrinkles. If they are not attended to immediately they can be on the face for a long time, which can be annoying. Here are some tips you can try out straightaway, to leave the skin looking nice and smooth free from sleep lines.

  1. Slap the sleep lines from your face

This may sound funny, but slapping yourself actually gets rid of sleep lines. This is because as you slap yourself the blood starts flowing to the area where the sleep line is and starts to make your face looking nice and plump. This drastically reduces the sleep lines on your face.

  1. Fold your sleep lines outwards

When a sleep line appears it looks like a crevasse. There’s a depression in your skin and your skin doesn’t look smooth.

To get rid of the sleep lines, another effective method is to fold your skin where the sleep line is outwards. So instead of the crevasse from going deep in your skin it is pushed out. Make sure you don’t press so hard. All you are looking for is for your skin to even out.

Once you have folded your skin outwards, hold it there for a couple of minutes, then go to the next set of sleep lines.

 

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  1. Pinch your sleep lines out

This tip is closely related to the folding your skin outwards, but the idea behind it is quite different. Pinching the area where the sleep lines are helps to activate the blood vessels. This will help blood to circulate around the area, which will help bring back the elasticity of your skin.

It may hurt a bit but you need to be extra careful not to pinch so hard. The last thing you want is a nasty bruise from all the pinching.

  1. Moisturize the sleep lines out of your face

Moisturizing is a great way to remove the sleep lines. When your skin has moisture, its elasticity is restored. Your skin looks rejuvenated. The water in the moisturizer hydrates the skin and your skin responds perfectly to this.

To increase the effectiveness of moisturizer for your sleep lines, try massaging the moisturizer into your skin. Gently massage your skin in circular motions. This will help awaken the blood vessels and promote proper circulation of blood to your face. This will also help create youthful glow in the process.

Do you suffer from sleep lines regularly? Please share any other tips that has worked for you.

 

 

 

 

Are your skincare products ruining your skin?

My skin has changed dramatically since I had my babies. I had my twins 3 years ago, but my skin is still yet to go back to how it use to be. I have had a hard time dealing with the changes in my body and skin. The pregnancy and the parenting books did not prepare me for the many changes I experienced and still experiencing. I guess there is no way to fully prepare yourself for all these changes, because we all have different experiences.

 

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I went many shades darker, and I am still dealing with a lot of hyper pigmentation. I battle with pimples and spots every now and again, and my skin has just been up and down. I took it as one of those things and tried not to worry too much about it, but it became more and more difficult to ignore.

I found it hard to understand how and why a 30 year old woman would still be dealing with teenage skin issues. I didn’t think twice about my skincare products, and the fact that I may have outgrown them. And that they may be the cause of my skincare misery.

As a beauty blogger, I review a lot of skincare products every now and again. Some of the products become products I swear by, some become products I use on regular basis, and some become products I never use again. I also have skincare products I have used for donkey years, long before I even thought of blogging, and still use, well not anymore.

I have used a particular brand (F&W) for my lotion, body cream, serum and soap for over 15 years now. I have used this brand in my daily skincare routine for this long, and only just realised that I have outgrown it.

All the products now do nothing for my skin, so I have stopped using them all, but I only just realised or should say, it only just clicked, that the soap I have been using exfoliates my skin, in other words, it is an exfoliating soap. Now this was ok to use 15 years ago, even though I believe exfoliating your face everyday is a no-no regardless of your age, but it is definitely not a great idea for a woman my age.

 

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Here are a few reasons why you should not exfoliate your skin every day

  1. It would strip the skin moisture (lipid) barrier layer resulting in dehydration, dryness, flaking, redness and inflammation.
  2. It causes your skin to age quickly due to chronic and prolonged inflammation.
  3. It destroys healthy cells.
  4. It causes the stimulation of melanin activity possibly resulting in an increase of hyper-pigmentation/brown spots and patches.
  5. It could irritate the skin, leading to acne and other skin problems.

 

These are just a few of the reasons why exfoliating your skin regularly is a bad idea. I have had to learn the hard way, and my skin is still recovering from the many years of daily exfoliating.

I would advise you to go through your skincare products to make sure they are doing what you need them to do. I have done that and changed my entire skincare products. I will be sharing more on that in a few weeks so look out for the post.

Thanks for reading and have a lovely day.

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