Thursday, 14 June 2012

May Favourites aka The Skincare Intervention

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!)



 - 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!


  1. Ah this makes me so jealous, there's so much skincare I'd like to buy at the moment. You might like the Origins drink up intensive mask x

  2. Oh I do love skin care products!! xo

  3. Wow your skincare collection is immense! Very jealous. I'm so lazy, I just exfoliate, tone and moisturise. xxx

  4. I'm like a collector, lol. But I've heard the Origins Drink Up is AMAZING, so it's next on my list! Do you use it? xx

  5. Haha, looks like I'm not the only one! There's nothing more important than feeling healthy underneath the make-up :) xx

  6. It's been a gradual collection, I can't afford a skincare blow out ;) But just having a routine is great - so many people don't do anything.. and some just the dreaded wipes, lol! xx

  7. Me too, although I'm not adverse to trying out new brands :) xx