Skin Care Secrets With Farfetch

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Hi Ladies!

I hope your weekend has been epic! In today’s post I’m going to be talking about my skin care secrets, and my daily routine. I’m also going to share with you guys what skin care products I would recommend from the new beauty section over at Farfetch. It would also be great to hear what your daily routines are, and the products you like to use also in the comments below 🙂


Daily Skin Care Routine

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Confession time! In the last few weeks I’ve spent more money on skin care products, then I have on make up and even clothes! Every month I pick up my usual go to products, and more recently I’ve started testing some new ones too.

Now I have combination skin, so each phase (dry or oily) usually lasts for a couple of weeks at a time, or my skin is just confused during the day. Because of this, I am in the process of reviewing the types of products that I am using, as they may not be the best skin care products. I often find my skin gets used to certain products after a while. I also have some hyper pigmentation around the sides of my eyes, pore issues, and my eyes are prone to looking tired and puffy, because I have big eyes 🙁

Okay so I’ll start off with what I do in the evenings, before I go to bed. I personally recommend that you use your most expensive products at night, because this is the time that your skin uses to repair itself and really work on your skin.

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Step 1: Cleanse

It’s important to start the process off by cleansing all the oil, grime and any excess oil from your face. I use a range of cleansers, all suitable for sensitive skin.

  • Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil – This is particularly good for removing all traces of make up, even waterproof make up! It will leave your skin felling super clean, and quick to use. To use, you apply this to a cotton pad, and use to clean your face

Step 2: Exfoliate (1-2 Times a week)

  • If I choose to exfoliate too, I may use the Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser – Slightly pricer but I love, love, love this! It smells so lush, and acts as a bit of a combo. It exfoliates as it has small beads, but it’s gentle. It is also has natural ingredients that contain salicilic acid, and boost cell renewal

Step 3: Treatment

This is a newer thing I’ve started to do, after chatting to a lovely lady in Selfridges as you do. You can treat your face by using a product that contains salicylic acid (at the right pH, at 2%), also known as beta hydroxy acid (BHA).

Salicylic acid is a topical treatment which is excellent at reaching deep into those pores, and clearing them out by breaking up cells that stick together to block blackheads and whiteheads. This will reduce large pores It also promotes a renewing of the skin, by boosting new cell turnover and building up collagen. It really helps with opening up your pores and evening out skin tone, and really really good for acne prone skin.

Step 4: Clay Mask

Clay is great for absorbing all the sebum (oily secretion from the sebaceous glands) from your skin. It’s also great for removing dead skin cells, stimulating blood circulation in the skin, and it gives you that natural glowey look.

  • I usually use the Body Shop Warming Mineral Mask. This is a great and affordable product, that heats up naturally on your face. You apply it to wet skin, and leave on for about 5 minutes. I end up doing this in the shower most of the time for convenience.

Step 5: Moisturise

Now I have some pigmentation on my face, so I use vitamin C (ascorbic acid) based creams, as it’s ace at naturally evening out your skin tone – without bleaching. It shields the skin from damaging free radicals that cause premature ageing. Vitamin C is also key to the production of collagen helping to firm and strengthen the skin.

  • Most recently I’ve started using Drops of Light, also from The Body Shop. This is also a vitamin C based cream, however it contains red algae extract which is jam-packed with vitamins and nutrients, such as vitamin C has anti-ageing proprietress and much more. I will do a post on this in full with an update

Puffy Eyes

At the moment I’m using The Body Shop Vitamin E cube. This anti-fatigue eye stick with protective vitamin E and wheatgerm oil, does the job when it comes to refreshing the appearance of tired dry eyes. Although I do have my eye on a few other products to try.


Farfetch Beauty Must Haves

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Farfetch have recently launched their brand new beauty section, offering a range of skin care, hair care and make up, as well as male grooming products. Here are some products I would recommend to get the summer glowey skin for summer:

Cleanser

  • The Oskia London Renaissance Cleansing Gel – This is non-foaming cleanser that contains fruit enzymes and vitamins. Once you apply to the skin, it turns into light oil, to remove make up and impurities while nourishing the skin. This is perfect for dry and dull skin (combination also), pigmentation and acne scars

Treatments

  • CANE + AUSTIN Retexturizing Treatment Pads – This is a slightly different type of treatment, containing glycolic acid at 10%, derived from natural sugar cane that will improve the texture of your skin and tone. Similar to salicylic acid, it gets rid of all those dead skin cells, and promotes thr growth of new ones and collagen production

Clay Masks

  • The EVE LOM Rescue Mask – This award winning weekly treatment is designed to boost complexion, and revive tired and stressed out skin. This mask will deeply cleanse without drying, while clearing out your pores and absorbing that excess oil. This is also fab for reducing your puffy tired eyes!

Puffy Eyes


Well I hope you guys enjoyed this beauty post. If you did, check out my last post ‘This Months Beauty Essentials’ and see what I picked up this month. Until the next post!

Tash XxX

12 Comments

  1. Jessica Selby
    23rd May 2016 / 8:59 am

    Sounds great! I need to try this!

  2. 23rd May 2016 / 1:02 pm

    Love this post Tash. Need to get my hands on some of the EVE LOM eyecream Xx

    • tasha
      24th May 2016 / 11:37 am

      Trust me it’s soo good! 🙂 Xx

  3. Carla Thomas
    23rd May 2016 / 1:08 pm

    Love this post! I have combination skin too and on my oily days I struggle to find something that works. The Jorgobé Black Peel-Off Mask and Kiehls Ultra Facial Oil-Free Toner are my go to’s at the moment but you’ve inspired me to try your new discoveries!

    • tasha
      24th May 2016 / 11:38 am

      Ahh cool! I’m going to add this to my list of products to try! 🙂 Xx

  4. PilarOfSociety
    23rd May 2016 / 4:56 pm

    Great post Tash, i’ll be buying the CANE + AUSTIN Retexturizing Treatment Pads. I used to use oxo pads back in the day that got discontinued so hopefully this should be a good alternative.

    • tasha
      24th May 2016 / 11:39 am

      I didn’t even realise it was discontinued haha!

  5. Lucky
    23rd May 2016 / 8:05 pm

    Clay mask is one thing I’ve never tried, oooh tempting! Great post!

  6. Jennifer
    23rd May 2016 / 9:19 pm

    I normally use all simple products as my skin is very sensitive. I have been meaning to try clay masks for a while now so I will take your word on the Farfetch one and try it!

    • tasha
      24th May 2016 / 11:43 am

      Let me know how it goes! 🙂 Xx

  7. 24th May 2016 / 9:14 am

    Love this post Tasha! The Oskia Renaissance Cleansing Gel is my favourite. I’ve already repurchased twice! 🙂
    I’ve got lots of products to add to my wishlist now x

    • tasha
      24th May 2016 / 11:43 am

      Ohh cool, let me know what products you try 🙂 Xx

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