Lockdown Skincare Saviours

20 April 2020

Cliché as it may sound, I'm trying to exploit this lockdown business as an opportunity to take better care of my skin. It goes without saying that my skincare regime, as hard as I tried to prevent it, was completely neglected while I was at college (that sounds so weird, "while I was at college"). In all honesty, I bought the stuff - it just rarely left the cupboard. In true Anya style, I spent yet another year wiping off makeup and that'd be it. Now I've got more time to hand, I feel a bit more of an obligation to put more effort into skincare. My logic is, the earlier I start, the bigger the payoff in later life...there's got to be something in that, right?

Anyway, skincare philosophies aside, I thought I'd give a quick rundown of the skincare items I've sworn by recently. The best thing is, they're all relatively inexpensive, so are perfect if on a budget. The first of which, something I'm using all the time is lip balm, in particular, the Vaseline aloe vera tin. It has to be said, I'm not a massive fan of the aloe vera flavour, but I'm pretty sure it was the only one in stock at the time. If there was one item I couldn't live without, it would be lip balm, without a shadow of a doubt. I can't stand having sore/dry lips, to be honest. It's not so bad now we're heading into the warmer months, but in winter, this is a frequent issue for me. I'm not much of a lipstick wearer, so lip balm is definitely my go-to. The same goes for hand cream; my fingers are the worst in terms of dry skin, so having had cream is a win for me. I picked up a random one from Saver's (a gem of a shop) the other day on a whim, and absolutely love it!

Moving on: makeup remover is standard, I know, but I couldn't not give it a mention. For at least three years now, the Garnier Micellar Water has been my number one makeup remover, and I'm still a massive fan. For one, it's relatively cheap, so doesn't blow the budget which is ideal considering it's used ninety-nine per cent of the time. The formula's also spot-on; as it's so watery, you don't need a lot on each use, making it last a pretty long time. I also recently tried out a toner for the first time. I'd been looking for something that would help with drier skin, as that seems to be the main problem I've had with my skin. The Body Shop's Vitamin E range seemed to be the best match for my skin type, so I thought I'd give the Vitamin E Toner a try. It's definitely become a staple product of mine.

What have been your skincare saviours during lockdown?

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