Having been plagued by breakouts throughout my twenties, last year I resolved to pay more attention to my skincare or lack thereof. I was a lazy cleanser and would frequently sleep in a full face of makeup.
It might have taken time to find my routine, and what works, but I am starting to see the benefits. And yes, I do still breakout if I go on a bad food binge – diet does matter too!
At the moment I am using (and loving):
Simple’s Micellar Cleansing Water
I have tried a few of the more expensive drugstore brands cleansing water, and been left with makeup on my skin, or horribly dry skin around my eyes. Simple’s water is totally affordable and does what I need. £3.68 from Waitrose
Balance Me’s Congested Skin Serum
This stuff… I love it! I use it before my moisturiser, morning and night. I would say I have noticed a significant improvement in my skin, this definitely seems to calm down any breakouts quite quickly. It’s not a miracle cure – if I eat rubbish I still breakout! £16 from Balance Me
Olay’s Complete lightweight day fluid
This moisturiser is super for my combination skin, it’s really moistrising without being oily, and soaks in quickly. It also has the added bonus of SPF 15, I’m all for protecting my skin from being damaged by the sun.
Amie’s Morning Clear – a ‘purifying facial wash’
I have actually tried a few items from the Amie range before (and you can read that little post here) and I have enjoyed continuing to use the facial wash. You can use it daily and it’s very gentle on the skin. £4.95 from AmieSkincare.com
Good Thing’s Manuka Honey Refining scrub
I sneakily once tried a friend’s body shop scrub, and loved it, but not the price. This is a great alternative. The feeling afterwards is very similar. *Not to be used if you are allergic to bee or wasp stings* £4.99 from Boots
I use this once or twice a week, and it does what you’d expect: exfoliates and helps clear pores and remove dead skin.
What do you use on your skin? Any recommendations for me?
*Disclaimer* These are all my own opinions, I am not a skincare expert, and I was not asked to review these products. I just like them.