I would like to introduce myself, I am Jade-Jenna, a beauty, fashion and photography blogger from St Albans Hertfordshire. My blog features my photography work amongst beauty tips and tricks and my obsession with getting a celebrity styled outfit for a bargain price.
Summer is here and the sun is well and truly shinning. Holidays are in full swing and it’s easy to forget about your skincare; with sun, sea and sangria on most peoples minds it’s quite easy not to pack the daily essentials to keeping your skin as fresh and youthful as possible. Very important with the amount of sun that your skin is likely to be subjected to. I now religiously ensure my 3 main products are with me on every getaway.
Looking back on the days of hunting through my mum’s lotions and potions dotted all around the bathroom and on her dresser, I have grown accustom to a range of beauty products with little knowledge of how to use them. I did however have a talent for picking out the most expensive product (unbeknown to me) and sneakily using it to be more like my mum. When I was younger I didn’t quite know what I was using; I now do my research into the products I use and the benefits I will get from them. I have a combination skin type. In some parts it is oily and in others it is dry. I have used a few products and had trouble with breakouts.
*TIPS for combination skin like mine (oily and dry) wash your face using a gel-based or mild foaming cleanser can prevent dryness and irritation*
For my recent holiday I packed my 3 most favourite products right now by Liz Earle. Skin Repair Moisturiser, Instant Boost Skin Tonic and Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser.
I am loving the way my skin feels after I’ve used them. They leave a smooth, dewy, fresh faced glow. What more could you ask for?! They are a great addition to my product collection, a great purchase in my opinion. Not only is it great and reliable it has won over 80 prestigious beauty awards and accolades, and was voted the Most Revolutionary Beauty Product of the Last 20 Years by the CEW (UK).
Skin Regime: First wash face with two to three pumps of the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish. Soak muslin cloth in warm water and ring out, (Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish usually come with one or two cloths.) The muslin cloth is great for removing dead skin cells, a gentle way to exfoliate the face, especially if you suffer with sensitive skin. Finish by splashing face with cool water.
Secondly get a large wool pad and pour on Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic, sweep over face and continue until all face has been covered. This is a great alcohol free based toner and is gentle on the skin. It contains aloe vera and leaves the skin with a small layer of moisture which makes the skin feel instantly cool and fresh.
*TIPS for toner use; Only use toners that are filled with a healthy dose of skin-repairing ingredients such as skin identical ingredients, antioxidants and cell communicating ingredients.*
Lastly use the moisturiser best suited to you. I prefer to use Liz Earle Skin Repair from the Liz Earle products but also have Clarins Skin, Beauty Repair Concentrate or Benefit Total Moisture Facial Cream. I like to feel that my skin is fully moisturised without leaving an oily or shiny residue.
Finally moving onto my MUST HAVE for the holiday beauty bag! Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream. The orange petroleum gel is quite frankly a skin care cult classic; It is a fantastic product, with so many benefits. It is great for burns as I learnt a few years ago when falling asleep in the sun. This product contains an anti-inflammatory and soothes the burn instantly. I have never looked back, this product is a serious MUST to take on holiday. This product works great if your skin has burnt or any irritation.
I hope you have enjoyed my product review.
Stay tuned for more tips and products I swear by. The next post I will feature how to get summer ready prefect skin!