Skincare Regime

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I was recently asked by a lovely reader about what skincare products I could recommend for oily skin and problem areas/spots.

I myself suffer from oily/combination skin, and while I am no expert, I have played with and tested a wide range of different brands and products over the course of my delightful (lots of sarcasm implied) teenage years and have finally settled on some products that work well for me :)

Unfortunately, everybody is different, so the products work for me may not work for others. But it’s worth a shot anyway, right? Especially since most of the products involved below are very budget friendly also.

  • I believe the secret to good, clear skin isn’t in products but in Green Tea. I have tried and tested this theory and every time I stop drinking it, even for a few days I have a breakout on my face. Initially I thought it was just coincidental but there is lots of research that says other wise. Once you get over the shock and get used to it, it really doesn’t taste that bad. Really.
  • As much as we all love chocolate it does turn into blemishes so a healthy diet is also a must.
  • Cleanse, Tone, Moisturise. And I’ve a little confession- I only do this at night, not twice a day! I know I really should but it is time consuming and just unrealistic in the morning when your rushing to get to uni or work etc.

Scrub: I don’t cleanse, I use a gentle daily scrub; St. Ives Apricot Scrub in Naturally Clear- Blemish & Blackhead Control. It can be purchased around€5.69/$2.99/£4.29.

Tone: Simple Kind-to-Skin Soothing Facial Toner. Just put a little on some cotton wool and use it to get any remaining dirt off after your scrub. It leaves you feeling nice and refreshed. It’s very reasonable at €4.29/ $6.99/£2.99.

Moisturise: The most expensive part of my routine but a little really does go a long way with this stuff. I use Clarins Hydrquench Cream. It’s for normal to dry skin but I find it has great oil control too and makes my skin feel amazing. Roughly €45/$49.50/£29.00.

My biggest secret & top tip when it comes to clearing and drying up spots is pure Tea Tree Oil. Oil on already oily skin you say??? Yes. It stings like hell for a few seconds but after that it works it’s magic and dries all the nastiness up! The only downfall is the overbearing smell. But it can be useful to de-congest a blocked nosed which we are all destined to have at some point at this time of year! It can be purchased in any pharmacy/drug store.

If you are a student go to Boots to get 10%!

Really hope this helps :) Any questions or wisdom to share, please don’t hesitate to contact me!

Stay beautiful,
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