There's no denying it, my skin is changing. Gone are the days when I would abuse my face with harsh scrubs, chemicals and 'cleansing' wipes. Part of the problem was that I didn't understand my skin - or skincare. Fast-forward to now; I'm 21, my skin is less 'teenage', more balanced and I'm religious about my skincare. I've ditched medication (which, incidentally, was also damaging my skin) to pursue more natural methods. It's still a little oily, mainly around my nose and the middle of my forehead. It's also dehydrated, and before the intervention, it stung, was bright red and so patchy I couldn't apply base make-up. These days it's more balanced, but still drinks up all the moisture I give it; things are getting better though!
Skincare is subjective; what works for me might not work for everyone else. Researching reviews and trial and error is the only way. I'm still adding in new bits and pieces as I go along, but I use these products on rotation because my combination skin changes daily. I cleanse, tone and moisturise every morning and evening, exfoliate and use masks/peels a couple of times during the week. The list of products I've been using/enjoying over the past month are:
Both used with flannels and not muslin cloths!
La Roche-Posay Physiological Cleansing Milk (only if I have no water!)
Oilatum Natural Repair Face Cream (at night)
No7 Advanced Renewal Anti-Ageing Glycolic Peel
- And my array of health supplements that I'll post separately on -
Since it was a skincare overhaul, I can't be sure if individual products are having a particularly significant effect. However, the combination of them on rotation has meant my skin is quickly getting better and I'm very pleased!