My skincare routine :)

Hey guys,

So I can safely say that my poor skin has been around the block a fair few times. It’s had its fair share of products and woes. But now I think I can finally say that I’ve found a routine that actually really works for my skin. (fingers crossed) .

Make-up removal:  Before I cleanse my face I like to get all or pretty much most of my make-up off just so I can make sure my skin is squeaky clean. To do this I use my ol’ favourite: the Simple cleansing face wipes and give my face a good going over. These wipes are great at getting off all my make-up (even pesky eye make-up and waterproof mascara). Sometimes, when I am wearing heavy eye make-up I use an eye make-up remover as it’s more gentle on my eyes than constantly rubbing them with a wipe. My remover of choice is a Boots Own Brand product “Simply sensitive eye make-up remover “. It’s pretty much an oil based eye make-up remover that  works so quickly and is super gentle on my eyes.

Simple cleansing face wipes and Boot’s Simply Sensitive eye make-up remover

Cleanser: I’ve tried my fair share of cleansers in the past and pretty much all of them have either been too harsh on my skin or just didn’t do anything to improve it. Then Dermalogica came along and changed my life. I know use Dermalogica’s Ultracalming cleanser morning and at night and my skin loves me for it. Dermalogica isn’t easily accessible in Ireland so I buy mine online at where there are great discounts and very speedy delivery.  You can use this cleanser on its own and remove with tissue or a cotton pad or you can also rinse off with water.

Dermalogica Ultracalming cleanser

Toner: I used to use a toner by La Roche Posay but I found it to be quite drying on my skin. Water is a natural toner so I always dowse my skin in cold water after my Dermalogica cleanser and then I sometimes follow with a few spritz of the La Roche Posay’s Thermal water. This is essentially water in a can but it feels great on my skin and soothes it if it’s ever feeling irritated or hot.

Moisturiser: Yet again, I’ve tried so many moisturisers and found it very difficult to find one that suited my combination sensitive skin. Most were either too oily or just didn’t moisturise my face enough. “Simple” have always been an ol’ favourite of mine even since I was a young teenager so earlier this year I decided to give their moisturiser a whirl again. I picked up their “light” moisturiser for the daytime (so that’s its suitable for wearing under make-up) and I got the “rich” formula to wear at night (for a deeper moisturisation) I’ve been using this combo for the past few months now and I absolutely love it! The moisturiser is so gentle on my skin, keeps it really moisturised and is not oily or shiny. It’s also kind to my bank balance as it only costs a few precious yo yos!

Simple Moisturiser in Rich and Light formulae.

Exfoliation: One of the huge mistakes I used to make was that I exfoliated waaaay too much which used to leave my skin feeling tight and irritated. Nowadays I only exfoliate 1-2 times a week and to do this I use my Sigma Cleansing and Polishing Tool (which is a cheaper alternative to the Clarisonic) I use the Sigma Tool with my usual dermalogica cleanser and give my skin a good ol clean. If you’d like to see a full review of the Sigma Tool i’ve already previously done a review on it here:  so have a peek! 🙂

Sigma cleansing and polishing tool

Supplements: Of course there is more to skincare than just products, you also need to take care of your skin from the inside… so this means plenty of water and vitamins. I try to drink as much water as possible every day (they recommend 1.5 to 2 litres a day) and I also drink a lot of green tea which is a great antioxidant! As well as this I take multivitamins everyday and I also take a supplement know as “Perfectil” which is a supplement, targeted for healthy hair, skin and nails. If you’d like to learn more about “Perfectil”, have a gander on their website:

My daily supplements for healthy skin


That’s all I’ve got for now guys,

I’d love to hear about your skincare routine so please let me know in a comment below!

As always, thanks for reading, Bye Kx 🙂

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Published by A Tiny Slice Of Kate

Writer. Reader. Caffeine Addict.

15 thoughts on “My skincare routine :)

    1. Thank you! Yeah that’s my main thing about skincare.. i think it has to be simple or you’re not going to stick to it every single day and night. I also need to use very simple products because of my sensitive skin! 🙂

      1. Yeah I totally understand that. Lately, I’ve been experimenting and bouncing around between a lot of products, but normally my routine is super simple other than exfoliation days; then I turn into a nutty skincare addict with like 498598 steps haha. but I know simpler products are great for sensitive skin. Have you seen my post on Suti Skincare ? Its a really natural organic skincare brand. a bit pricey, but really gentle and effective even for acne. I was surprised. Plus they use a lot of chamomile, lavender and calendula so it’s very calming and soothing. I use their purity balm when my skin gets redness or any irritation. it’s amazingly healing.

      2. Wow they sound great! I’m always on the look out for new products for sensitive skin.. gonna head on over and give that blog post a read right now! Thanks! 🙂

      3. They ARE! I think I want to try their cosmetics and body care haha. No joke. Plus I don’t know what they use to scent their products, but it’s amazing and so subtle. It’s not overpowering or irritating, because normally fragrance would irritate my skin, but this doesn’t. It just feels like I’m adding hydration, calming irritations and healing scars, breakouts, etc. Plus, the travel set is seriously such a great one. The products seem larger than normal deluxe samples. I would recommend buying one of the travel sets initially actually just because of what you get. I used the set for a whole month and I’m nowhere near to being out of any product. It’s a great way to test the line out without having to buy all full sized in my opinion. I hope you enjoy the post and do sign up for the giveaway! x no problem 😀

  1. I love the Simple wipes, too! I use those along with La Roche Posay’s physiological cleanser. I love it! I never use toner… I also use a light moisturizer from LRP, and I swear my skin has never been happier. The best exfoliator ever is St. Ives Apricot Scrub. I can’t get enough of it, it leaves my skin smoother than a baby’s butt. 😀

    1. Yay.. always good to hear about another Simple wipes fan! And yes I adore the La Roche Posay’s physiological cleanser.. I used to use that for years before my dermalogica cleanser. La Roche-posay is such a good reliable brand I think! And this sounds weird but I can’t use the St. Ives scrub on my face cause my skins too sensitive but I love it so much that I actually use it on my legs or arms… its so delicious! Thanks for your comment! I love hearing about other people’s routines! 🙂

  2. I use Clinique’s skin care system for combination skin. When i have breakouts (oh, the teenage years! Yuck) I use the Clean and Clear acne spot treatment. I know you don’t like it, but it’s great for me! I use Take the Day Off eye makeup remover from Clinique and their foaming mousse cleanser.

    1. The crazy thing about skincare is that its pretty much different for everybody! I love hearing about the different types of products that other people use and I’m glad that the Clean and Clear spot treatment works for you! Clinique skin care is amazing I must admit! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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