Saving Face – Basic Skincare Routine | Dry Skin

6th March 2018

It’s no secret that I have dry skin. I’ve mentioned it before and it’s a constant struggle in my Skincare Routine between putting moisture into my face but not too much as my skin is very spot prone. Daily struggles ey.

I don’t think it helps that when it comes to skincare that I’m pretty lazy and tend to grab for my trusty face wipes than to actually clean and cleanse my face. Let’s be honest I don’t help myself.


Basic Skincare Routine | Dry Skin

I’ve mentioned my love for The Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Butter before. You can read my review here; and it’s a really good alternative for the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish.

As you can see in comparison to the pictures in the review, this tin has had a lot of lovin’. It’s dented and I daren’t even show inside because it’s a sorry sight. It’s very nearly empty and I’ve already repurchased. I am not a repurchaser.

If only to make this post more cringe-worthy, I got this No7 Beautiful Skin Cleansing Brush at Christmas when boots had a 3 for 2 offer on and this was free. And as you can see, I kept it for myself. Not sure if I’m ashamed or owe myself a pat on the back for being a proper bargain hunter.


Anyyyyyway. These two paired together have seem to have conquered my dry skin. I’ve been using the Cleansing Butter as a makeup remover and also as a cleanser on it’s own. The No7 Cleansing brush has two speeds, I use the faster one. It says it gives a deeper cleanse but the lesser one doesn’t feel like it’s cleaning my face as well.

I will admit it is quite vigourous near the eyes, but you don’t go over your eyes.

It kinda, sorta exfoliates your skin but it’s soooo soft. You know when you get a new makeup brush and it’s nice to just brush it on your face? It’s like that but it’s actually cleaning your face.

My main spots of dry skin are gone and my face was noticably softer and more moisturised after using it only once.

Have you tried either of these? Have you got a go-to simple skincare routine?