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Bad Skin? Welcome To The Club

Bad Skin? Welcome To The Club

When I was younger I was unlucky enough to suffer from problem skin. 

I had spots like most other teenagers which I zapped away using intensive skin care routines. However, now as a young adult even though spots themselves are no longer the issue I'm left with a few blemishes from the aftermath.

This post isn't meant to sound super soppy or anything but honestly I know that having blemishes from existing spots or spots themselves really does affect your confidence.

I spent so much money on makeup and would always get really excited when I bought new cosmetics that promised to work unfortunately, many of them just didn't work for me :(

However, I think I have finally found my magic solution to my problem skin and want to share it with you guys. Below is what I'm currently using and it has worked insanely well! The marks on my skin have visibly reduced and my skin is much closer to becoming clearer.

Clarisonic: Mia 2, St Ives Naturally Clear Apricot Scrub, Ponds Oil Control, Lush Vanishing Cream and Lush BB Seaweed Mask, Assortment of Facial Masks to tackle dry and irritated skin.

Clarisonic: Mia 2, St Ives Naturally Clear Apricot Scrub, Ponds Oil Control, Lush Vanishing Cream and Lush BB Seaweed Mask, Assortment of Facial Masks to tackle dry and irritated skin.

I use my Clarisonic once a day at night using the sensitive brush head (I'm looking to buy the Acne brush head soon) followed up with the Vanishing Cream after washing my face with Ponds.

In the mornings, I tend to wash my face with Ponds and then put in the Seaweed Mask which I wash off at the end of my shower to leave my skin feeling refreshed for the start of the day. The St. Ives and the face masks I use once to twice a week depending on how my skin feels.

I know all products work differently for everyone but of all the products I would especially recommend Ponds. It is one of the best facial washes I have ever used, not only is it gentle but is is really effective!! Plus, a little goes a long way so you don't have to buy that many (although I'm an addict to I have quite a few). 

From Acne Clearing to Anti ageing, Ponds has it all. And yes, I sort of binged when I saw that they stocked it in Dubai.

From Acne Clearing to Anti ageing, Ponds has it all. And yes, I sort of binged when I saw that they stocked it in Dubai.

Unfortunately, the UK doesn't sell the full collection of this brand and only stocks the Cold Cream in Boots stores but you can get your hands on it using Ebay or Amazon.

If you do decide to get buy some, let me know what your thoughts in the comments section below!

On my bad days, even a good skincare routine can be complemented by some good makeup. I really like power and cream based makeup as an alternative to liquids because I find that they stay on better, the application feels nicer and I end up not looking cakey towards the end of the day.

Brushes: Real Techniques, Mascara: Ultra Curl by Boujois, Powder: Studio Fix by MAC, Concealer: Bobbi Brown, Primer: Prep and Prime by MAC, Contour Powder: In Warmth by Bare Minerals, Under Eye Concealer: MAC, Lipstick: Matte lipstick in the shade Persistence by MAC, , Highlighter: Nars, Albatross and Setting Powder: Make Up Forever.

Brushes: Real Techniques, Mascara: Ultra Curl by Boujois, Powder: Studio Fix by MAC, Concealer: Bobbi Brown, Primer: Prep and Prime by MAC, Contour Powder: In Warmth by Bare Minerals, Under Eye Concealer: MAC, Lipstick: Matte lipstick in the shade Persistence by MAC, , Highlighter: Nars, Albatross and Setting Powder: Make Up Forever.

These are my essentials for when I want to do a full face of makeup for a nice dinner or outing but on a day to day basis I tend to stick to just using powder, mascara, concealer and a touch of lipstick. 

Don't forget to wash your makeup brushes!! It's a chore but its got to be done. I do mine once a week using a gentle shampoo (I know I need to invest in some actual brush cleaner but to be honest it does the trick and my brushes smell really nice so....).

My brushes in the need of a little TLC.

My brushes in the need of a little TLC.

Let me know about your experiences and if you have any recommendations!

Love,

S

 

 

Happy 90th Mr Attenborough!

Happy 90th Mr Attenborough!

Until Next Time...

Until Next Time...