They say that our skin is a blank canvas. Everything starts from there. And over the years, many of you have asked me what my skin routine is, what I use etc. Well, I don't have any tricks, I've just always kept my routine simple and I've stuck to the same brand for more than twelve years: Johnson's Face Care.
When I tell people that, they seem surprised and wonder why I haven't moved on to other brands in the past twelve years. Simple: it works for me. It ain't broke so I'm not about to try and fix it. I experiment with other things like makeup but I don't play with my skin. What's great about Johnson's is that they haven't deviated much from what they were offering when I first started using them when I was 16. They've added to their range so people with different skin needs are also catered for. I've also stuck to the same range for my basic routine because I think they work well together. Their scent is delicate (I don't like using strongly scented things on my skin) and overall gentle. I also love that their creams have SPF in them, something I found I struggled to find in other products when I first started using them.
- I wash my face with Johnson's Daily Essentials Gentle Exfoliating Wash every day. The formula is gentle (and has changed to being gentler since I first started using it) so it's not too harsh to use daily.
- I moisturise with their Fair Complexion Day Cream in summer or when I'm in Tanzania. It's light and doesn't feel like I've slathered my face with grease.
- Every night, I remove my make up with their Daily Essentials Facial Cleansing Wipes. They also help to tone my skin and doesn't leave it dry.
- In winter, I just swap my moisturiser for their thicker and more moisturising Hydrating 24 Hour Day Cream. My skin gets much drier here so I need something that is much more moisturising but without adding extra shine.
Over the years, especially living in different places as much as I have, I've had to adjust one or two things to help my skin deal with the different climates and weather. I'm glad that Johnson's is a brand I can find anywhere so I was able to stick to what works for me and still afford it when I was a student. I don't wear foundation. Only once in awhile, mostly for a special occasion. I've avoided doing so because I believe the less products I put on my skin helps it breathe more. Now I'm nearing my 30's, I've added powder to my routine for light coverage and sometimes use a BB Cream. But those are only recent additions. I also go once a week, without anything on my skin, just my day cream to let it breathe.
That's it, I told you it was simple!
What are your skincare must-haves?