Finding a dream skincare routine is the ultimate goal in life isn't it? Products that just tick every box and work perfectly for your skin are usually thought of as almost none existant and I guess we just settle for what works best for us. Over the years, I have tried lots of different skincare products and brands, some good, some not so good, but today I'm here to tell you about my current skincare routine using four products that definitely fit into the category of products that have worked for me and my skin.
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My skin can be quite troublesome, despite being in my 30's, I still suffer from slight breakouts around my chin, my skin is quite dull, I suffer from redness, congestion and I have a really dry T Zone. I was recently contacted by Dermalogica to be part of their Skinfluencer campaign, which means I am able to try out some of their collection
After a discussion about my skin type, worries and problems I was dealing with, a selection of products tailored for myself were sent to me to try.

Precleanse is the first step I take in my skincare routine, as this melts away my makeup and takes away any impurities or dirt that are on my skin. It's an oily consistency which I initially apply to dry skin to start my first cleanse. Secondly, I add a small amount of water, which creates a milky cleanser that I can massage into my skin using just my finger tips for a really thorough deep cleanse that I can rinse away with warm water. This leaves my skin with that lovely squeaky clean finish to it, which, on days where a full skincare routine is a little too time consuming, teamed simply with my moisturiser, my skin feels great all day.
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I love to exfoliate my skin as it can look so dry and dull, but as it's also quite sensitive, I have to be careful that I don't use products that are too harsh. Daily Microfoliant is perfect for me, as it's so gentle on the skin. It's a really unique product, unlike anything I have tried before... It's a very fine powder, which activates with the addition of water. It is proven to remove dulling surface debris to reveal brighter skin and even skin tone, it's also gentle enough to use every single day, which is pretty much unheard of when it comes to facial exfoliators.

When I'm going for a double cleanse, I love to use the Special Cleansing Gel which lathers up really well with a tiny amount of water. This cleans away impurities but doesn't strip or dry skin and leaves your original moisture balance, unlike some cleansers which can leave the skin feeling tight. With ingredients such as mint and lavendar, it's extermely gentle and calming on irritated or sensitive skin, which is ideal for me. I reach for this when I'm wanting a deep cleanse when in the shower on a morning or night, and use it on my neck and chest too. 

The final step for my skin is moisturising with the Skin Smoothing Cream. I love this because it's a medium weight moisturiser, which hydrates but doesn't feel heavy, making it the perfect product for dry skinned ladies (and gents) to wear under makeup, or simply all day long to protect, as the skin can still breathe. This can be applied onto dry or wet skin, but by applying onto damp skin, it locks in extra moisture that my skin really needs. It's also gentle enough to use around the eye area - a real bonus! Since using this, my skin has almost instantly changed, it feels softer, smoother and even looks fresher to the naked eye - I just love it!

Have you tried any Dermalogica skincare products before?
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