My current skincare routine- Combo skin with Hyperpigmentation

Hey guys, I hope you are all well!  Thought I would do an updated and more detailed skincare routine post as I have changed a few products I have been using in my routine. I hope this helps and if you have a similar skin type and issue with mine, hopefully, this gives you some product recommendations

About my skintype and issue

I have normal to combination oily skin type. My oily areas are my tzone. My main skincare issue is hyperpigmentation. Now that the weather is getting slightly colder, I will also add more hydration/moisture to my routine.

Morning skincare routine

Tbh, I never bothered with a ‘proper’ morning routine, I just did the basics and headed out the door. Now I am learning to do a tad bit more in the mornings to help my skin heal quicker and protect it during the day. I haven’t worn makeup to work in a long time, simply because I just don’t want to spend time doing that and I hate rushing when I am doing my makeup!

For my morning routine, I focus mainly on hydration and protection.

Cleanser- African Black Soap. Purchase high-quality pure African Black Soap from Ghana on Shea Butter Cottage. Read more on African Black Soap here

Toner- I recently finished my Garnier Green Tea Leaves Purifying Botanical Toner (read the review on my Instagram) so I have started using this new Naturally Radiant 5% Glycolic Acid Toner (Superdrug is stepping up! I will review this product once I finish the bottle oh btw I got 2 bottles)

Spritz- Caudalie Grape Water.  I always follow my acid toners or toners in general with a water spritz for hydration

Serum – Boots Botanics All Bright Radiance Serum. Review of this here

Moisturizer- I switch between The BodyShop Vit C Daily Moisturizer SPF 30 and B Confident Day Cream SPF 15. If I use the B Confident Day cream, I like to use Piz Buin SPF50 on top too

Serum- sometimes I follow with The BodyShop Vit C Skin Reviver. This is a must use if I feel like my skin looks dull or I haven’t had enough sleep (which is most of the time anyway lol. that damn Netflix! Yes I am still watching!)

Spritz- I switch between Pixi Wake Up Vitamin Mist or Superdrug Vitamin E Hydrating Mist

Eye cream- If I remember I use Boots Essential cucumber eye gel

Lip balm- Burt’s Bees

No makeup so I will finish here and off I go to work!


Evening Routine

I must admit I have been pretty lazy with my evening routines not following it as I should. But here is a list of everything I am using.

For my evening routine, I focus mainly on treating my hyperpigmentation.

Cleanser- Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel (yes I still have it, I have taken so many breaks from this but I am now desperately hanging onto the last drops of it). Combo with my Vanity Planet SPS face brush

Toner- Naturally Radiant 5% AHA toner

Spritz – Caudalie Grape Water

Serum- I layer two serums. 1st – Kiehl’s dark spot corrector then The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin with HA (when layering serums you want to go from thinnest to thickest)

I may follow this with The Ordinary Azelaic Acid or go into my night cream. I will re-introduce retinol in my evening routine soon. But even with that, I would use it 2-3 times a week.

Night cream- Boots Botanics Hydrating Night Cream (I just finished this today! So I guess I will be switching to AA cream)

Eye Cream- Superfacialist Vit C

You know the deal with evening routines, 2-3 times a week is mask night. I switch between a couple of masks depending on what I feel my skin needs. Lately, I have been reaching for The Body Shop British Rose Plumping Mask and the Glam glow Gravity Mud Mask


Ok, that’s all folks. My current morning and evening routines and a list of products I am using. I have linked reviews to all the products I have reviewed on my blog so make sure you check them out if you want more info on that product. I have also linked other posts I feel may help you in building your routine.

How to create a skincare routine 

Remember skincare routines require consistency and persistence so keep at it! If you miss a day or two or three it’s no biggie, it happens to all of us. Just try to get back on it again. You will see results soon!

Shoot me a comment or email if you need help or more info on anything!

Can you believe it’s almost Christmas? Sigh- my account ain’t ready for this!

Love always


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