My Minimal Skincare Routine For Lazy Days Or Sick Days

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Stripping back your skincare routine to the bare essentials can sometimes help reset your skin, especially if you’ve been using a lot of products containing active ingredients or have had an allergic reaction. I also tend to strip back my skincare routine to just the essentials on lazy days or sick days so in today’s post I wanted to share my go-to skincare products for those days. 

In the morning I like to use either a simple refreshing cleanser such as the Boots Everyday Cucumber Facial Wash RRP £1.50 which I picked up recently or something which contains glycolic acid or salicylic acid if my skin is particularly oily or breaking out. The Nivea Derma Skin Clear Face Wash RRP £4.99 is perfect for this. 

After cleansing, I move straight to my moisturiser and I’m still using the Facetheory Supergel Oil-free Moisturiser RRP £16* which is perfect for an oilier skin type with the gel-like consistency and it also sinks in fast. I’ve also recently started using the Kiehls Ultra Facial Cream RRP £32* which I’m really enjoying using as it’s lightweight, doesn’t clog pores, and is very hydrating.

Lastly, in my stripped-back morning skincare routine is SPF, and I either go for the Garnier Ambre Solaire Hydrating Face Sun Cream Mist SPF50 RRP £12 which is just quick and easy to apply under or over makeup, or the Heimish Artless Glow Base SPF50+ RRP £19* which I recently reviewed along with some other products from Heimish which you can check out here. It gives you a lovely radiant glow, perfect for no makeup days just to give your skin a bit of something.

I'll use micellar water to remove any SPF and/or makeup. I tend to buy my micellar water from either Nivea or Garnier, I don’t really have a preference as they both offer affordable micellar water that does their job well. I tend to just pick up whatever big bottle is on offer. 

For my second cleanse I still really like using the Fenty Skin Total Cleans’r RRP £23, it is on the pricier side but it does seem to last a while as you only need a small amount per use. It also doesn’t leave your skin feeling stripped or tight and it smells lovely too. 

If I feel like my skin needs a quick treatment, I’ll apply some Pixi Glow Tonic RRP £10 to help remove any dead skin cells and help with any breakouts. It’s still one of my all-time favourite products. 

Lastly is to moisturise and I’ve been using the Kiehls Ultra Facial Cream RRP £32* in my nighttime routine just because it feels slightly more hydrating and I feel like the Facetheory moisturiser works best as a morning moisturiser personally. 

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  1. Thank you for sharing this! I'm currently on the hunt for some new skincare products, I'll have a look at the Nivea derma skin clear wash gel x