Back to Basics: Updated Skincare Routine


I last posted my skincare routine over a year ago and whilst going through my previous posts last night i realised my regimen has changed, not so much in the process but the products i now use. I'm sure y'all already know i am such a minimalist and so i do not like complicating my life but would rather sick to the very 'basics' even when it comes to skin care.
 I believe skin is like a sponge, absorbing the products we lather, spray or rub daily and hence the importance of paying attention to ingredients and trying to minimise toxins now whilst our skin
is still young. At the rate i see girls wearing making on a DAILY basis lately, i do wonder what their skin will look like in 10, 20 years to come. Or maybe i'm just not a make up person? I mean seriously i don't even own foundation or powder (LOL). But seriously when does your skin get time to breathe if you're wearing make up all the time? (Enough ranting!)

Story Time
Ok, back to my updated skincare routine. Towards he end of last year my skin started breaking out really bad, i'm not sure if it is because i had used the same products for such a long time or i was reacting to something else. Nonethereless when i went to South Africa in December for Christmas my aunt recommended that i try out Gentle Magic and so she bought it for me. If you know me well, you will know that there is no way i would have wanted to try that because it was so cheap and for some reason i always believed if its going onto my body directly its gotta be good quality and cheap isn't good quality. Boy was i wrong! I eventually tried it and my skin cleared within 2 weeks.

Cleanse
I use the Gentle Magic cleansing bar which they say is glycine infused with flowers of sulphur and  exfoliating micro-granules which will lift away dead skin and surface bacteria. 

Tone
The Gentle Magic skincare lotion is a deep cleansing astringent containing Vitamin B3 and various herbs minimising oiliness and getting rid of harmful germs. It does have a tingly feeling when applied.

Day Moisturiser
During the day i like to use the skincare moisturising cream because it has Vitamin B5 and protects my skin from the sun. I've noticed that it also helps control my oily skin.

Night Serum
This light weight moisturiser contains Vitamin B3, B5 and C and is said to promote a blemish free and balanced completion. 

Scrubs/ Masks
As always i don't spend money on scrubs or masks (unless they are given to me for free like the ones in the above image) because i believe DIY using natural ingredients provides more benefit. I still follow these recipes depending on what is available in my kitchen.

Face Cleansing Tools
I alternate between the cleansing brush (maybe twice a week) and then the sponge daily. I know i was using the brush daily before but i feel it is too abrasive and decided to reduce the usage. Our faces are delicate y'all. Hahah

I know this was quite lengthy, thank you for going through it. Let me know your thoughts in the comment section below.

Love X Blessings,
Nyasha Nicole

**This is not a sponsored post. 

31 comments

  1. Looks like a great and effective routine, fab pictures too!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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  2. Never heard of this brand but it is good to know they worked for you. Cleansing is most important for clear and healthy skin.
    GlamupGirls

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Zubaida😘 yea its a local South African brand

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  3. It sounds like you have a great skincare routine, I've only actually just started using toner again and my favourite thing to use is rose water! I get it for about £1.50 from my local Asian supermarket and it works so well to reduce redness and scarring on my skin x

    www.bisoushollyolivia.co.uk
    www.instagram.com/hollyyolivia

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    1. Good to know Olivia. I'm still surprised at how effective these low priced drugstore products are 😉

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  4. I've never heard of this makeup brand but they sure do sound great!

    tipscapsule.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Trishna its actually a skincare brand ☺

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  5. This sounds like such a great skincare routine! I definitely want a cleansing brush someday!

    http://roadesque.com
    http://ourruins.com

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    1. You shohld consider getting one. Works more like an exofoliant, removing the dead skin & deep cleansing. Have a lovely weekend 😘

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  6. I bought a brush and have stopped using it ! This totally encouraged me to bring it out in my routine again!

    www.talesoftwoblog.blogspot.com

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  7. This beauty routine sounds great!
    Kisses, Paola.
    Expressyourself

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    1. Thanks Paola. Have a lovely weekend. X

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  8. What a great routine, thanks for sharing!

    Hugs Bella, http://nouw.com/bellss // Instagram: bellaskoog

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  9. Great routine! Thanks for sharing! =)

    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

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    1. Thanks Cielo. Have a blessed week ahead 😁

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  10. Thank you so so much for sharing this!! :) I too have an extremely sensitive skin! :( Will surely check this out! :)
    xx
    Shivangi
    www.outoncatwalk.com

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    1. You're welcome Shivangi. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  11. I have the exact same face cleansing brush and love it! It does a great job at cleansing my oily skin :)

    Blessings,
    Edye | https://gracefulcoffee.com/2017/05/18/reflection-being-a-high-school-graduate/

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    1. Yeaaay to that Edye. Oh & we share the same name Nicole 😘😘

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  12. I follow a similar routine more or less, except for the cleansing tool.

    ANOUK

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    1. Glad to know that. Thank u for stopping by Anouk ☺

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  13. I have never heard of the brand before. I have similar routine, but I do like to mask everyday x

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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    1. Agreed Laura, masks have a way of brightening our skin & making it healthy. ☺

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  14. Love learning about new brands, great review hun xx

    http://www.thatnewdress.com

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    1. Thanks Dominique. Have a blessed week ahead 😘

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  15. I honestly couldn't agree more with you, girl! I try my best to use organic and all natural products for the reasons you've stated, it all gets absorbed into our bloodstream, which is why we should be mindful of all the ingredients contained in the products we use, including makeup! I'm not much of a makeup junkie, though I do enjoy wearing it, but don't everyday. This brand sounds wonderful, simple and good for your skin. Thanks for sharing and I hope you're having a wonderful start to your week so far!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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  16. I usually like to keep my routine basic too. Sounds good!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  17. great post!

    http://itsmeieva.blogspot.com/

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