So I'm off to a good start with my great skincare routine
Thanks to the lovely No7 vouchers at Boots (what would we do without them?!) I purchased the beautiful skin hot cloth cleanser to see what all the fuss is about. I'd heard that it's as good as the more expensive Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish.
"Enjoy the luxury of a spa facial in your own home. The combination of this rich indulgent cleanser and the gentle exfoliating muslin cloth removes dead skin cells and daily grime whilst stimulating circulation, leaving your skin deeply clean, soft and radiant"
As it's normally £9.95 and I got it for £4.95 with the voucher I couldn't really say no. I have to say I'm loving it! It's nice to have a proper winding down session at the end of the day by taking my make up off properly. I used to go over it with a face wipe and apply a bit of cheap cleanser with some cotton wool. And Sometimes I'm ashamed to say I'd just use the face wipe!
*and other times I wouldn't bother with either.. shhhhh!*
So Now I massage the cleanser over my dry face in upward circular motions, which is also very calming. Then I run the muslin cloth under hot water, wring it out and then place it over my face. It's like giving myself a quick mini facial. Then once the cloth has cooled I wipe the cleanser off and splash some cold water on my face. It removes every trace of make up and leaves my face so soft. It feels really clean after using it and I can tell it's done my skin some good... a lot better than a face wipe ever did anyway!
So then my skin is clean enough for me to apply my new favourite thing, my pot of
Skin Doctors Gamma Hydroxy RRP £40.80
They claim it's 'a time released chemical peel that gives salon treatment results at home'
As I've mentioned before I've got some bad scars and I heard that I should try something with glycolic acid to help even them out. This also has lactic acid to increase the water holding ability of the corneum layer of the skin which helps to improve fine lines, which I'm sure I'm already starting to get! And to remove skin cells there's some salicylic acid in there too.
It basically renews and smooths your skin, reducing the size of pores, evening skin tone and pigmentation. It burns ever so slightly after applying, but to me that just shows its doing it's job. No pain, no gain! Some say they develop redness too but I didn't experience this.
I just smooth on a thin layer then I head to bed. It says you should see an improvement in the appearance of wrinkle depth, acne-scarring and hyperpigmented areas in around 3-6 weeks but after just 4 days of using this I can already see an improvement and both my mum and my boyfriend have commented on it.
I can only imagine how good I'm going to feel when I've used the whole pot. It's well worth the price tag as this really works!