REN Clay Cleanser, Vichy Micellaire Soliution, La Roche Posay Effeclar Duo, Origins Drink Up-Intensive, Lush Catastrophe Cosmetic, Origins Super Spot Remover
Origins Super Spot Remover
Lush Catastrophe Cosmetic
I've had problems with my skin since I can remember, but it's in the past few years that it's become more noticeable. I don't have awful skin, but I tend to get breakouts a few times a month, and always seem to have some kind of blemish on my face.
Whilst it could be worse, it still really bothers me and affects my confidence. I'm sure many others are in the same boat as me, so I thought I'd compile a list of my favourite products to tackle blemishes.
A lot of these products you'll have already heard about, but that's only because they really are great!
I've recently started using REN's Clarifying Clay Cleanser. I did a full review, which you can find here, so I won't go on about this one too much. I will say though, that since using this my skin has been noticeably better.
I think everyone and their mother has heard of Origins Super Spot Remover by now, but rightly so! Just dab this on (with clean fingers!) whenever you feel a spot coming up, and the next day it should have reduced slightly, and redness should have died down. Obviously it doesn't get rid of them instantly, but it does work to improve, and banish blemishes a lot faster. It may seem a little pricey, £13 for a tiny pot, but you really do get loads for your money. I've had mine since August and I'm not even half way through it.
To take off my makeup I use Vichy 3 in 1 Micellaire Solution. Pretty similar to the likes of Bioderma, I use this on a large cotton wool pad to remove all my makeup at the end of the day. The one I use is actually for Acne prone/sensitive skin, and although I don't know if that makes a whole lot of difference, it certainly doesn't make my skin any worse. I have pretty sensitive skin, so I'm very wary about using fancy products on it. This works like a dream. This is a little pricey at £10.50 and it only last a month or two, but I much prefer this to face wipes.
My go to mask for when my skin is feeling clogged and full of blemishes is Lush Cosmetic Catastrophe. This mask is full of blueberries and other yummy things, so it smells wonderful. I use it when I can feel blemishes coming on, and it's great for really calming the skin down. I keep it in the fridge so it's wonderfully cooling on the skin too.
Another product which has been raved about in the blogging world is La Roche Posay Effeclar Duo. I picked this up a week or so ago after giving into the hype. At first I thought it had actually caused my skin to break out more, but I've persisted and it's worked quite well. I don't love it yet, but hopefully we'll become good friends.
Using a lot of products aimed at blemishes can really dry out my skin. Origins Drink-up Intensive Over Night Mask isn't aimed at acne prone skin, but it certainly helps when you've overloaded your face with drying products. I use this a couple of times a week, pop it on just before I go to bed, and wake up with much healthier feeling skin. I love the smell, it reminds me of bellinis (peach and champagne, you can't go wrong there).
This seemed to turn into a pretty lengthy post, but I've found these work wonders when my skin is feeling a bit 'under the weather'. I'm still on the quest for perfect skin, and I think it'll be a while before I achieve it, but these have certainly helped.