Sunday, 24 November 2013

#TheSkinProject | My Skin

Welcome to my first post of #TheSkinProject - founded and set up by myself. 

Catch up, and take a look at the topics each week...
#TheSkinProject - Wanna Get Involved?
#TheSkinProject | Cleansing (coming Dec 1st)
#TheSkinProject | Exfoliate  (coming Dec 8th)
#TheSkinProject | Toner (coming Dec 15th)
#TheSkinProject | Serum (coming Dec 22nd)
#TheSkinProject | Eye Cream (coming Dec 29th)
#TheSkinProject | Moisturise (coming Jan 5th)
#TheSkinProject | Face Masks & Treatments (coming Jan 12th)
#TheSkinProject | Anti-Ageing (coming Jan 19th)
#TheSkinProject | Q&A with Skincare Expert (coming Jan 26th)
#TheSkinProject Awards (coming Feb 2nd)

So, lets take a look at My Skin. 
(Welcome to my almost naked face!!)

I won't lie, I used to suck at looking after my skin. And now I'm almost 30, my skin is definitely paying for it. And wanna know a secret? I use face wipes to remove my make up. Yes really. I can hear you all gasping from here. 
But not just make up wipes alone, I like to remove my eye make up with them. But I do follow with a proper cleanser and cleansing routine. Most of the time ;)
I haven't been the best at looking after my skin in the past. I didn't have a regular routine, I'd just slap on the odd cleanser or moisturiser every now and then. And in turn my face repaid me which a bunch of spots, and a few fine lines. Revenge at it's best. I think I was just lazy, or thought I didn't need to.

For the first 2 years of being with my boyfriend, I actually slept with my make up on and removed it in the morning!! How awful. My poor skin! Nowadays, 4-5 years on, the boyfriend gets to see me make-up less (poor him!) and I'm trying to make up for all the lack of love I've shown my beloved skin.

Unfortunately, I've only really started to look after my skin, properly, with a thorough skincare routine since earlier this year. And I can massively tell the difference! I wish I'd have started a lot sooner. 
I was about 27-28 when I first realised I needed to start taking better care of my skin, especially since I'd been using make up since my teens, and wear a full face of make up without fail, every single day. 
I've always looked quite young for my age, so I didn't really think I needed to worry. Wrong. I'm now the unfortunate owner of some forehead lines, some quite prominent frown lines in between my brows (I squint a lot, and find myself frowning whilst I'm concentrating), some dark circles under my eyes, and some rather annoying, extremely obvious smile lines around my mouth (I feel as though I'm being punished for smiling - selfish or what?!) 

My skin has been so much better since I've been looking after it better. It's a lot clearer, even a friend commented on how great my skin was looking lately. I think it's down to a better routine, properly removing make up and impurities, good products, and a good brush cleaning routine - all of these very important, yet I was pretty naive to it.

My skin type is a mixture of combination and sensitive. Clearly I pulled the short straw with that one! It's a tricky one to handle. And I'm still learning what works, and what doesn't. 
So, I have a slightly oily t-zone (not overly shiny or greasy, fortunately, but slightly oily) My cheeks waver between dry to normal, depending on the time of the month, or the weather. It can also be quite sensitive and can easily become irritated by certain products. 
I am prone to the odd spot, only 1 or 2, usually on my chin area, at certain points of my cycle. But they only last a couple of days and clear up pretty fast, so it's not a problem for me. 

I'm looking forward to talking about all the different steps of Skincare, what I'm currently using, and reading all your tips and product recommendations over the coming weeks of this project! :)

So, that's pretty much My Skin. Join me next week to talk Cleansing
Remember to use the Twitter hashtag #TheSkinProject to read more My Skin posts from the other bloggers taking part in this project.

Feel free to comment with your links to your skincare posts as part of #TheSkinProject..



  1. I think you have beautiful skin! I do agree with you though i used to sleep with my makeup on! Xxxxxxx

  2. Love your first blog post, cant wait to see next weeks one :) I agree with Emma your skin is beautiful x

  3. You have lovely skin, taking care of my skin is a big priority for me!

    Alice ¦ BeautyByAlicee ¦ YouTube

  4. This is such a fantastic project #TheSkinProject! We are useless and have no idea but we're very excited to follow and support this project. It will help us out a lot reading all your tips & recommendations. You have lovely skin Lianne :-) Look forward to reading next week's post :-)

    x Roch & Tash x

  5. This was such a great post! I am a bit like you in that people always say I look young for my age so until recently I never realllly bothered with using proper skincare, or even taking my makeup off before bed... Posts like this are great as they can get newbies on the right track, but also keep the rest of us on track too! :)

    1. Getting bk into blogging has def made me see sense!! :)

  6. Mine is posted!! I did a skincare post previously, but it was fairly generic, more like a tutorial than "here's me and what I do/what I use." (I'm only a day late...dang email filters!!)


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