Over the past year, my skincare regime has been turned on its head.
That’s probably because it’s not difficult to improve on nothing.
Previously, I used to wash my face in the shower with water, apply
moisturiser and then dive into my make-up routine. In the evening, it
all came off with make-up wipes and, as far as I was concerned, I was
done. Admittedly, it was cheap, but it was hardly effective. My skin
problems vary, thanks to the wonder that is combination skin. From oily
to dry, with large pores and the occasional breakout, there’s now one
thing I always try to give me skin in order to keep it as tip-top as
possible – hydration.
A lot of people with oily skin
think that adding moisture will make their problems worse. FALSE (hope
that The Office fans amongst you appreciate that reference). Dehydrated
skin can over-produce oil, so it’s important to keep the skin hydrated
to avoid making the problem worse. Moisturiser also refines the skin
texture and helps to minimise pores, reducing the risk of breakouts and
blackheads. Oil-free moisturisers also help to guarantee that the right
type of moisture is going into your skin – only the good stuff.
Neutrogena’s new Hydro Boost range helps to target a range of skin
problems, whilst challenging people to re-think their typical hydration
routine. For me, skincare regimes have to be simple. I could be told
that a certain 7-step process guarantees to totally clear skin, but I
don’t have the time or patience to be washing my face five times in one
evening. Ease and effectiveness are key, and Neutrogena have released a
range of products in their Hydro Boost range to allow individuals
to tailor their routine to their own preference. Whatever the routine,
for me, the end game is always the same – supple, hydrated skin despite
tiredness, polluted air and the increasingly terrible weather.
Hydro Boost range aims to leave skin so hydrated, that much like the
modern woman, it bounces back. Whether a small set-back (i.e. a long,
testing day at work or one of those days where you just seem to drop
everything) or a larger one, I often find that what I really need is a
moment to breath and decompress. This may be followed by an ice-cream
binge or very, very long nap, but ultimately, I pick myself up and move
on. The Hydro Boost range looks to mirror this ability to always bounce
back with your skin, giving you one less thing to worry about in your
inevitably busy lifestyle.
The range consists of a number of items. The Cleansing Facial Wipes
are an obvious winner for me, as they are quick, easy and perfect for
travelling. I’m also a huge fan of the Hydro Boost Micellar Water;
micellar water always makes me skin feel *that* much cleaner than a wipe
can achieve, and after a few wipes, my skin feels instantly refreshed.
The Water Gel Cleanser has found its way into my shower and as such has
slotted into my morning routine with ease. Whilst I’m in the shower and
my conditioner is soaking in, I simply massage this is all over my face
and wipe away with a flannel (perfect for a super-gentle exfoliation,
too!). And then to the items that have stolen the show – the
As I mentioned earlier, it’s super
important to keep your skin hydrated. If you do, you’ll appear less
tired, prevent breakouts and you’ll also be creating a perfect base for
your make-up. Both the Hydro Boost Gel Cream and the Hydro Boost Water
Gel do just that. The water gel is formulated with a unique Hyaluronic
Gel Matrix (bear with me, I know that sounds like jargon), which in
layman’s terms, means that it works to slowly release moisture
throughout the whole day, and not just all at once. If, like me, you
find the office air con batters your skin or that the pollution of the
city leaves your skin desperate for some TLC at the end of the day, this
is the perfect one-stop solution.
How do you bounce
back? From small set-backs to major bumps in the road, I’d love to know
how you get yourself back into the swing of things. Whilst it can’t
solve all problems, a pamper can certainly work wonders, so make sure
you pick up some of the new Neutrogena Hydro Boost range ASAP and start
treating your skin.
This post was sponsored by Neutrogena, but everything you’ve seen and read above are of my own creation.