Over the last few months my skin has broken out big time – you name it, spots, blemishes and red patches also known as the aftermath of the battle of me vs the breakout. It wasn’t until I changed up part of my skincare routine that I have started to notice, dare I say it… *whispers so potential spots don’t hear me* …I have clearer skin.
I haven’t had this bad of a break out since being a teenager so having it come back as an adult was, shall we say, *insert word of choice here* beeping annoying.
What makes it funny is that it started on my right side then seemed to disappear, only to pop up on my left side and disappearing after a few weeks and now, you may have guessed, it went on my right side AGAIN. I tried my usual skincare routine but that didn’t seem to be helping at all. It didn’t make it worse mind you, but it didn’t help the blemishes / spots / whatever you want to call them. So I routed around in my skincare stash and did research online (yes this was an excuse to watch countless YouTube videos), and picked up some products that could help. SPOILER ALERT: they work!
Although I still have red patches on my skin and a few minimal spots, my skin is starting to look like it’s getting back to normal.
Here is what I have been using:
This is a new edition to my skincare family and one that I will be repurchasing. I’ve been using this for somewhere along the lines of three weeks and oh wow! I have noticed a change in not only my skins appearance, but also texture as well. On first use I questioned how a spray could make a difference, I mean it’s just a quick spritz and then you add your moisturiser a few minutes afterwards. After a week I could see that my spots were starting to shrink and not look so aggressive, and after three weeks I barely have any left. I don’t know how, what magic they put in it but I hope this product never leaves the shelves.
Although some people may be put off but the ‘Age Smart’ logo on the tube I didn’t actually purchase this mask for the premature / anti-ageing benefits. I was more persuaded by the fact it was formulated with loads of vitamins to help provide nourishment for your skin, which after using the other detoxifying masks (below) I felt my skin needed a boost and replenishment. It also has anti-inflammatory properties to help reduce the redness from blemishes.
Unlike other masks I don’t see a difference straight after I’ve washed it off, instead I see a difference the morning after. My face looks healthier and a little plumper, although I expect that is because it looks healthier!
You’ve probably hear of this mask 382631769 times and sick of it so I won’t spend too much time on it. I’ve used other charcoal masks before and although they have been good, nothing has compared to this one, yet. Without meaning to sound disgusting after I have used this mask my skin looks so much cleaner as though it has got into my pores, detoxed them and removed the oils and grim from my face. Got to love a good detox!
I bought this mask last year and used it a few times but didn’t see a difference, that was however until my break out from hell. Unlike the Origins Clear Improvement Mask it is a clay consistancy but it also deep cleans pores and reduces the excess oils, which helps to ward off blemishes. Additionally it also has salicylic acid to help prevent future breakouts and soothe inflammation.