Keeping a selection of basic daily routines grounds us. It enables us to live healthy structures lives. Cleaning the kitchen, doing the washing, making the bed, cooking dinner, washing your face and brushing your teeth. These are all simple routines that enrich our lives. But sometimes these simple routines start to feel like they own us, like we live our lives just to partake in them. As much as we know that they make our lives easier and keep us grounded, we slowly start to despise them and their grip on us. It can feel like the constant call of routine is sucking the fun out of life.
The trick I have found is to make the routines fun! This is not always possible when it's things that you really hate (and we all have 'em - mine's emptying the vacuum cleaner - worst freaking job ever!) but a lot of the time there is a way to make the mundane repetitive tasks more enjoyable. And thanks to Osmosis Skincare I have now found a way to make my daily beauty regime super enjoyable!
I am absolutely in love with my new Osmosis repertoire. It is always invigorating and refreshing, never hard work and always makes me feel great about my skin. Why? Well firstly Osmosis products are all natural and paraben free which makes me feel really good about using them cus I know I am not rubbing a whole bunch of carcinogenic rubbish into my skin. They are also gentle on sensitive skin, which is a big thing for me as I have quite fickle follicles. Most of the time I get stuck using products that contain large amounts of gentle yet somewhat nasty paraffin, which doesn't make one feel like they are doing a good thing for their skin. Osmosis products are also dermatologically derived to treat the signs of ageing by using only the best ingredients with proven benefits. It's all good and it smells divine!
After cleansing I use a serum called Relieve that smells deliciously like medjool dates. It is great for people like me who have skin prone to rosacea and other annoying things. But excitingly Relieve contains a reasonable amount of retinaldehyde (AKA vitamin A) which is one of the only ingredients actually proven to reverse the signs of ageing. This makes me feel very good indeed cus I know I am doing something good for my skin! And more importantly, I can actually notice a difference!
Next step is a refreshing facial conditioner called Clear. It helps to prevent irritation and also helps to fight acne. I love this product! It feels just a little bit decadent but is super quick and easy.
Finally it is time to moisturise with my favourite moisturiser ever, Quench. For years I put up with basic waxy creams cus everything would make me breakout in rashes but now finally I get to use a delicious moisturiser that smells just enough like lime to give me a kick. I love it.
Since using Osmosis my skin has never looked better! It is glowing, I have less hormonal breakouts, no rosacea and zero irritation. I have also been receiving quite a few compliments on my skin lately and considering the fact that my kids rise at 430am every morning, that's saying something!
I am an Osmosis convert. And the best part? I thoroughly look forward to my daily skincare ritual. And I have to say (sorry Angelina) this is one routine that proves the Latin saying wrong. It purely and completely nourishes me!