Skin care routine

CLEANSER
Since I was sixteen I’ve loved dermalogica and have used it ever since. I started off with their ultra calming cleanser because I had the typical “teenage skin”. Dry and sensitive with a lot of redness. I used that cleanser for a while before I change over to their special cleansing gel. Since I have a combination of sensitive to dry skin I need something that is mild and dermalogica provides that for me. I also love that you can remove any make-up with their cleansers, even though I always use a face wipe beforehand.
SCRUB
I started off using their daily microfoliant that gently exfoliates any skin type. It’s rice-based powder activates with water leaving your skin smoother and brighter.
After a while though I wanted something that gave me an even deeper exfoliation. And the skin prep scrub treatment gave me exactly that. It also improves absorption of moisturizing creams and treatments. You only need a small amount and I use this once to twice a week. Preferably with an exfoliating scrub to maximize the use of the product.
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FACE CREAM
After the cleanser and possible also the scrub I finish of my skin care routine with my all time favorite, the skin smoothing cream. I’ve used this since I started with the brand and haven’t found a cream better suited for my skin. It’s perfect if you have a combination/dry skin. And if I have extremely dry periods I’ve found myself using dermalogica’s intensive moisture balance cream. This is an ultra-rich moisturizer for dry skin, perfect for cold winter days.
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EYE CREAM
From the age of twenty it is recommend to use an eye cream and since I’ve just had a baby and a lot of sleepless nights this is a must for me. Right now I’ve only used tester and therefor haven’t chosen one that I must have. But to apply your eye cream properly you use your ring finger which gives the least amount of pressure and gently dap a little bit under the eye and upwards towards the temples.
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I will definitely keep on using dermalogica because this is one of my all time favorite skin care brands. It’s affordable and it lasts from 6 months to a year which is definitely worth the money.
Elizabeth

New mom essentials

The sun is shining and it’s a beautiful day. I haven’t slept more than a couple of hours and I can feel my eyes tiering while I’m trying to get together a decent text for you. Somehow my brain is a little bit slow but that’s not so hard to understand with the interrupted sleep I got last night. I am determined to get this post published though and maybe even go for a walk later on. These are my six ‘must-haves’ for every new mom.

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Nursing pads – this is a must! A total lifesaver if I can say so myself. You will probably be leaking when your milk arrives and these pads are necessary if you don’t want milk all over your clothes. I got mine from Jollyroom which you can wash and re-use.

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Nipple cream – Personally I only needed this cream the first couple of days. Breast feeding is something your body has to get used to. There are loads of different creams you can choose from, but this did relieve some of the pain and soreness I got.

Nursing tank top – I don’t know a mum who doesn’t have this, cause it makes breast feeding even easier. You just clip down the one side of the tank top and you’ll have easy access. These tops can be bought anywhere but I got mine the cheapest at H&M.

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Sanitary pads – After given birth you will bleed, a lot! So be prepared and buy a hand full of pads cause they will run out as fast as your new born baby changes diapers. Some moms have also made these padsicles which supposedly relieves even more pain.

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Breast pump – This is great if you want to freeze down or save some milk for later. I got mine from Philips, even though it was pricy, it’s worth the money. I don’t know what I would do without it. It’s great when you’re out on trips and you don’t want to breast feed in public, or if your partner wants to feed the baby once in a while. A small bottle comes with it and you can choose if you want to plug it in or use batteries. You can choose three different speeds and it takes about five minutes to pump out a small bottle.

Bio oil –This was something I bought after my pregnancy but I wishI had it during as well. An oil you can use for scars, stretch marks or dry skin which I bought at my local drugstore. Just be sure to use it twice a day for three months.

Elizabeth