The Weekend Post #18: The Mini Facial

At the weekends I go back to basics with my skincare. Chances are I’m lounging around all day with a quick trip into town or the less glamourous Sainsburys wedged in, so makeup takes a backseat and I embrace the no makeup look, spending time focusing on my skincare and giving my face a good ol’ clean and time to breathe.

Yesterday I indulged in my favourite ‘mini facial’ routine, which basically involves giving it a through and deep cleanse and then loading on some moisture to give it a little nourishment and repair. First I massage a load of the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser all over my face, although this isn’t my everyday cleanser of choice, I go back to this whenever I want to strip my skincare back to it’s bare bones. My skin just reacts so well to it and I always feel like this gives it the deepest clean. Then I use my weekly face mask which at the moment is the REN Invisible Pores Detox Mask*. This is the best mask I have used in a long time! It’s clay based, so it clears up any grease and dirt left on my skin and gives a nice cooling sensation once it’s taken off. I have a little trick to apply and removing face masks but I think I’ll save that till next weekend’s post 😉 Next I go a bit wild and spray a countless amount of spritzes of the Caudalie Beauty Elixir all over my face. I am completely, 100%, full-on addicted to this stuff! It’s packed with plenty of skin calming ingredients and works as a non-harsh toner to refresh the skin. I missed it out of the photo but I mix a few drops of the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair (full post on that here), with the Clarins Lotus Face Treatment Oil* to make a super nourishing concoction for my face. I massage that in all over and my skin feels nice and juicy when I wake up the next day – there is no fancier way of putting it! Finally I give my eyes a cooling treatment with the Lierac Anti-Fatigue Eye Cream by patting in a healthy dose under my eyes, this stuff is seriously a saviour for tired eyes.

Mm mm! Even just writing this post is making me want to do it again! I love how my skin feels after I do this, plus facials are just super relaxing, right? Do you have a weekend skincare regiment that you like to follow as well?

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