RITUALS | Skin Care Routine



I often get emails asking me what I do for my skin care routine, and until now I havent really thought it was worth sharing, but on the approach to the big 30 this year, there has been even more of a focus on my own regime, and therefore something that may be worth sharing.

I have always tried to look after my skin, always wash my make up off – even if it meant using gallon bottle water, behind the tour van, somewhere between Salt Lake and Sacramento. I now try to wear sunscreen on my face any time I step outside the door ( Dear skin, Please forgive me for the summer I thought it was a great idea to lie in the sun covered in baby oil.  ) But sometimes you just have to do a little extra to give yourself a fighting chance at growing old gracefully.

So here is what I do,

Every morning I steam my face and wipe with a knitted cloth,  got mine from Father Rabbit . It’s such a great way to wake up your face and clean off that sleepy feeling. I then spritz with a Rose Water Toner, I have mixed up my own, but am busting to try Petal Head’s Face Mist. Then comes the magic. Tata Harper’s Rejuvenating Serum. Oh man does this stuff work. Serious anti ageing miracle worker. If I am headed out the sunscreen I use is Coola Organic Suncare, with it’s amazing matte finish.

My night regime varies. But mostly I use Burt’s Bee’s Cream Cleanser, Although they have recently changed something in their recipe and I am not loving it as much, so on the hunt for a new one. Recommendations welcome. Then I lather on Health Yeah’s oil recipe and maybe another bit of that magic serum. In winter I have also been using Coconut Oil to combat that dry winter skin or Millstream Gardens Galens Cold Cream ( these guys also do all the most amazing salves and natural remedies )  Finishing off with Petal Head Spice Rose Lip Balm.

Once a week I like to do a mask ( Welcome to my exciting Friday night ritual, face mask, nail painting and netflix. ) For this I love May Lindstrom Honey Mud,  I also use this or my cleanser twice a week, mixed with a little sugar as an exfoliant. And once every few months I treat myself to a Holistic facial at Tonic Room.

I am of the belief that skin care is one of the things worth saving your pennies for and investing in. You have to live with and see that face everyday! …Also, sometimes it is just nice to treat yo self.

Care to share your favourite products or routines?

Until next time.


8 thoughts on “RITUALS | Skin Care Routine

  1. Hiya – I’ve been using the Goodness everyday cream cleanser for a couple of months now and it’s really good. It’s got chia seed oil in it and is only about $20 from New World. Only use a pea size amount in the evenings so super cheap. Not greasy and not drying! You should try it :-) Make my own coconut oil/sugar scrub that I use in the mornings, which is nice/cheap/easy.

  2. Oh I love the sound of that coconut oil and sugar scrub! Must give it a go!

  3. I’m an absolute sucker for Eau Thermale Avene (from most pharmacies) as I have sensitive skin. I just use the gel cleanser in the evening, follow with water spray and use the ‘ultra riche’ moisturiser…I haven’t found anything better in my 27 years on this earth! At first I was all like ‘who’d pay for water in a can?!’ and now I’m all like, ‘oh daaaayyyuummm water in a can!’

  4. I love Oasis beauty products, made in NZ. My skin has never been so settled and happy. Yay for no zits and sensitivity. I love using rosewater too.

  5. Thank you for sharing! I’m still on the hunt for a really moisturising moisturiser that’s easy on my pocket. The millstream gardens cold cream sounds like a good thing :)

  6. This post was just the inspiration (and kick up the butt) I needed to get back into my evening skin care routine. I’ve been back into it since the day you posted, and boy has it made all the difference. My spot-prone skin is the clearest and softest it has been in ages! Thanks so much :)

  7. The Herb Farm does an amazing range of all natural skincare that is very reasonably priced. They have a beautiful rose cream cleanser that I love, smells divine and is luxuriously soft and doesn’t leave any sticky oily residue. Wellington Apothecary has some beautiful products too, their botanical facial oil is so lovely. Both are NZ made which is a plus ;)

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