Skincare Routine: Kill the Spots!
After reading the lovely a post by the lovely Fee from Makeup Savvy about her new skincare routine I was very intrigued. The basic idea she had was to cut out all the vast sea of products and get 'Back to Basics'. Now I love buying new skincare items but lets face it, after 2 years and £100's worth of products later, my skin is not looking great. I thought its only month out of my life, I'll give it a go.
I suggest you read her original post here. You can then go check out the results here. She explains things far more in-depth and articulately than I can right now. (Bad cold fogging up my brain)
Warning Ugly Naked Skin Alert!
Sorry for the horrible scary pictures, taken using photobooth and no makeup! But you had to see them otherwise you wont know if it works right? Pffft the things I do for my blog.
First Things First... My Skin Type:
My skin is oily-combination. It can get slightly tight on the cheeks and nose, but oily in the T-Zone. I've suffered from acne for a year or so, which the doctors said was caused my stress and bad diet. Eekk Shame on me! My acne has cleared up but I have a lot of scarring and redness on my skin and I always have at least 4/5 blemishes on my skin. Right now its particularly bad and I can count about 8/9.
My current routine:
Any Cheap Face Wipes
Sephora Eye Makeup Remover
Clinique Liquid Facial Soap
The Body Shop Tee Tree Toner
Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Gel
The Body Shop Tee Tree Blemish Gel
St Ives Face Scrub for Blemish Prone Skin
Any Lush Fresh Face Mask/Any face mask I have handy
My New Routine:
Botanics Eye Makeup Remover £2.99
SebaMed Cleansing Bar £2.50
The Body Shop Facial Buffer £3
Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturising Gel £28
The Body Shop Tee Tree Blemish Gel £4
So I've gone from 9 Products for 4 and a scrubber! Not bad.... hopefully I shall get some results soon. Obviously I will only use the eye makeup remover at night, followed by the soap. I shall be using the buffer twice daily to really work the soap in to my skin and to exfoliate. I shall only be using a drop of moisturiser on my driest areas such as my nose, cheeks and my neck. The blemish gel shall only be lightly applied to the worst blemishes, unlike before where i would splodge it all over my face :/
I am also going to make a huge effort to drink at least 1.5 litres of water a day, green tea and eat lots of fruit and veggies, the do say beauty come from within :) Hopefully this will boost my results.
See you in a month time, obviously with beautiful skin....