Skincare Skills To Sort Your Face Out.

23rd August 2017crelgey

Get a skincare regime/routine! Hear me now.

If I’ve said it before, I’ve said it a thousand times – I’m no beauty blogger. Pretty evident I guess by the lack of content, but you know, just clearing it up before we start. (however, the below Facial Steamer would be a dream come true!)

Though for the content I do write which are beauty related, I’m not all about telling you about ‘magic products that will change your life’, or that this is the best out there. As with everything, I can only speculate and can actually only TRUTHFULLY comment on what said products have done for ME. NOT what it WILL/WOULD do for you.

Or anyone else for that matter.

At (over) thirty years old, and as Yorkshire lady, I have no fear in saying – I like what I know and I know what I like.

Over the years I’ve very much become an advocate for looking after your skin and getting a regime/routine in place early on. Start as you mean to go on, rather than panicking like I did when I turned thirty. Claiming botox would be my savior to try and reverse years of neglect in looking after it daily, plus sun and sunbed damage. My regime is also part of my morning routine.

I’m thankful for not having had any major acne issues. However, my skin/face especially does show the telltale signs of age with bags under my eyes and crows feet. (thanks, child.)

So a few things I’ve jumped on board with,  or plan to in regards to looking after my skin are below:


Hydrate me, Baby.

I have been told in the past, whilst enjoying the yearly facial I seem to get, that my skin was dehydrated. This was one of the reasons why I got my sh*t together and settled into a skincare regime – adding a good moisturizer – which I have stayed with for the last 3 years.  Hello and thank you, Liz Earle.

This was one of the reasons why I got my sh*t together and settled into a skincare regime – adding a good moisturizer – which I have stayed with for the last 3 years.  Hello and thank you, Liz Earle.


Feed me Up Buttercup.

I do think it’s also common sense that skin care also consists of what you feed and hydrate yourself with. Eg – what you put in your mouth that goes into your belly/bloodstream. (and stays on your hips if you’re me!)

There’s a book I found recently by Jessica Sepel that talks about this. Including benefits to sleep and stress levels. I’m quite intrigued by it all. This book is now patiently sat in my Amazon basket waiting for payday.


Let’s Talk About DIY.

The other thing to talk about is home treatments. Who doesn’t love a good pamper session?

I generally make Sunday’s about having a good pamper and prep for the week ahead. Cleanse, scrub and re-moisturise. Clean, primed and ready to take on the world. Anyone with me?

Now I’m not one for beauty ‘tools’ (see t the first paragraph for clarification) however, the Panasonic Facial Steamer sounds pretty exciting. It does a lot more to me than the highly regarded Dyson Hairdryer. (eye roll) It’s compact and takes just 6 minutes of your time. For a facial. Who doesn’t have 6 minutes? If you’re saying you don’t then what are you doing with your time? Sort it out.


Do you have a skincare routine? Suggest anything to add anything to mine?


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Comments (4)

  • Amy

    23rd August 2017 at 11:10 am

    I’ve noticed huge improvements to my skin since I started following a routine a few years back!


    1. crelgey

      1st September 2017 at 5:33 am

      That’s so good and I’m sure it has an effect on how you feel too? It does for me. – Thanks for stopping by. 🙂 x

  • Nicky

    24th August 2017 at 7:45 am

    I’ve always had crap skin, as a teenager, you could play dot to dot on my face. My 20s – 40s there was a slight respite, though I didn’t really learn my lesson about good skincare. Now, in my 40s, my skin is back to crap again! Rosacea & Melasma baby! My top tips: ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS wear a physical chemical-free sun barrier on your face. And, be aware that alcohol is your skin’s worse nightmare. I don’t know if the truck loads of tannin loaded red wine I have consumed over the years has contributed to my Rosacea but I do know that it aggravates it! There is no cure for Rosacea it is a “chronic’ skin condition so it is now about management not cure. Oh & wearing a damn good foundation.

    1. crelgey

      1st September 2017 at 5:40 am

      Oh Nicky. I’ve heard a few people mention about Rosacea, but it’s not something I know too much about. I definitely need to remember to wear sun lotion more often. And definitely coming into Winter, it’s all about moisture. Thanks for the tips. Hope the Rosacea doesn’t get you down. I wouldn’t have known, so you obviously have a damn good foundation! – Thanks for the comment. 🙂 x

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