The skincare routine I actually have time for emmixbowles skincare lifestyle beauty blogger

Let’s be real, if I had to choose between waking up half and hour earlier to cleanser, scrub, wash, prime and make my skin look flawless or an extra 30 minutes in bed I’m going to choose to stay in bed.

That’s just my priorities in life. But does that mean that my skin has to suffer for my laziness?

I went to Khiels for a consultation a few months back and came out with a routine plan as long as my arm and feeling very overwhelmed. The truth is I don’t have the time in the morning to eat breakfast let alone put a face mask on.

We are told by skincare experts, those counter consultants and every beauty magazine going that we need to wash, scrub, tone, prime, moisturise, purify, cleanse and god knows what else if we want baby bottom skin.

But honestly who has time for all that?

A 20 step routine can’t be the only way to take care of our skin?

So I decided to cut the bullshit and stick with what I know and what I like when it comes to my skin.

Disclaimer: I’m human and I get spots – mainly because of my diet – and I’m not saying that these products will keep your skin looking flawless. But something is better than nothing right?


I don’t have much time in the mornings so I try to kill two birds with one stone or three birds if I can.

Which is why I always wash my face whilst in the shower, rather than waiting and doing it in the sink.

I have multiple face washes that I flit between but the Glossier Milk Jelly Cleanser is my main gal. It’s a simple formula that doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin and removes all make up from my skin giving me a fresh base.

For the days when I have shower at night rather than in the morning I use the Garnier Micellar Water. 

This is literally my go to product whenever my skin feels greasy or dirty. It takes all of my make up off and just makes my skin feel brand new.

I used to be one of those girls that used make up wipes all the time but now I’m a changed woman!


I have that weird combination skin that’s greasy in the morning but dry any other time which means I need some pretty decent moisturisers to hand.

Like my daily washes I flit between a few different products depending on which is to hand at the time.

I’ve always been a fan of the Clinique Moisture Surge, but recently my daily has been the Khiels Ultra Facial Cream.

Despite the price tag I can’t get enough of it. It leaves my skin feeling hydrated but without feeling wet like the Clinique moisture did.

When I’m not spending half of my wages of highend skincare I use the Simple Light Moisturiser.

I actually got this as a Christmas gift off my sister. It’s not a brand I’ve used before but it does the job pretty well so I can’t complaint.

So there you have it. My two step skincare routine that is actually realistic for my lifestyle.

I still like the odd face mask every now and again, and if I remember I’ll put on an eye cream or night oil.

But honestly my life is too full on to remember all these steps and methods I need to do morning, afternoon and night to reduce wrinkles.

I’d rather spend the time living my life and if I can live my life spot free then that’s a bonus (although I’m still working on that at the moment – damn you chocolate).

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