My skin has been on one hell of a journey over the past 12-18 months. Having suffered from acne my skin has always been the one thing that gets me down, since starting college not a day went by when I didn’t have a full face of makeup. It got a point where I really needed to focus on my skincare but I had no idea where to start. It was only through reading other blogs that I started to get an idea about what kind of products I needed to use. Last year I really got into using different products for my skin and it was only then when i realised a difference in my skin. My skin is still far from flawless, I still get regular breakouts but overall I’ve noticed a huge difference and I’m now determined to focus on having a regular skincare routine. I thought it would be good idea to share some of the new (and tried and tested) products that I’ve started using.
I’ve mentioned Bioderma, E45 Cream and the Effaclar Duo on my blog numerous times so I thought I would focus on these 3 latest additions to my skincare. First up is the St Ives Apricot scrub which is ‘Blemish Fighting’. My friend Jigna told me this was on offer so I thought I would be pretty foolish not to give it a go. The only scrub I regularly use is the Avon Invigorating scrub which I love, but I felt it was time for a change. The Apricot scrub has a great formula with tiny little beads that you can really feel when you massage it onto your skin. I really does lift away any dead skin and leave your skin feeling really fresh and soft. With the little beads you can really feeling it working into your skin. My makeup artist for the wedding said that this also works really well if you mix a little into your facewash rather than just using it a few times a week.
The second addition is this Skin Therapy Oil by Palmers. I picked this up a while a go but have only stared using it regularly a few weeks a go. I was thinking about purchasing Bio Oil when this caught my eye instead, at only a fraction of the price I knew I had to give it a go. I wanted something that would help with my acne scarring and although it’s hard to say whether it has made a drastic difference, I have noticed it has lightened some of the scarring and made my skin a lot smoother. I thought it would feel quite greasy on my skin but it actually absorbs into the skin really well and after you’ve applied it, it just leaves your skin feeling really soft. Really loving this and it’s been great through the winter as my skin has been quite dry.
Finally my most recent purchase was the Effaclar A.I which is a targeted corrector for blemishes, it’s supposed to help tackle spots and blemishes and also helps the skin by not leaving and scarring or pigmentation. I purchased this along with the Duo as Boots were having 25% off on all La Roche Posay skincare. I use a tiny amount of this on any spots, and I have found that it does work really well, some of my spots have cleared up really quickly and I was surprised at how well it worked. The only negative I have about this is that it does dry out the skin a little bit which isn’t ideal as there isn’t anything I hate more than having to apply foundation on dry flakey skin, but if it helps ease my spots and blemishes I really can’t complain too much!
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