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Sunday, 15 January 2012

Current skincare regime.

Hello lovelies! :)

I thought i would share with you all how i look after my skin. This doesn't just include the products I use, also the lifestyle changes i have made in the hope of much clearer skin.
Throughout pretty much all of my teen years, i have been lucky enough to have quite clear skin despite even wearing quite a heavy coverage foundation from quite a young age. (Not the best thing to do, i know.)

Over the past 6 months, my skin has been experiencing some breakouts of acne which i cannot seem to get rid of! It is most probably due to a mixture of hormonal changes & the fact that i've been using quite alot of different products on my face recently that my skin perhaps doesn't take a liking to very much.
Only recently (one of my new years resolutions) i have decided that i need to do more to prevent the breakouts i've been getting and look after my skin alot better, maintaining a regime that i MUST stick to. This is how i have been doing so....

DRINKING MORE WATER. I'm quite bad in that i will hardly ever just drink water on a daily basis. I have always found it to be plain and boring, i'd much rather opt for a can of coke instead. Slowly, but surely, i am beginning to drink alot more of it. (This is also another way in which i am trying to maintain a more healthy lifestyle overall, which i shall be doing a blogpost about very soon.)

INCREASING FRUIT & VEG INTAKE. This is to replace all the bad sweeties & chocolate which i seem to have a lot of! I know that junk food can help to bring on spots. (Eating less sweets will also save on the dental costs too!)

Products i have been using....

ANGELS ON BARE SKIN CLEANSER. This is a cleanser that i got from lush. The almonds in it help to exfoliate my skin gently, giving my face a deeper clean. I have only been using this product for about 2 weeks so i am yet to notice a real difference. One thing i have noticed after every time i use it is that my skin looks more awake & feels alot softer and clean. I use this every night and some mornings if i remember to.




NEUTROGENA 2 IN 1. This is a product that seems to be raved about alot within the beauty blogging community. I use this every other day as a mask, which i leave on for about 10 minutes. To be honest, it doesn't really make a real noticeable difference to my skin. I have dry skin and sometimes feel as though this can make my skin drier. It is also a pain to wash off! I am going to make sure i use this up first before i purchase another brand of mask. Any recommendations would be much appreciated!:)






GARNIER EXFO BRUSHER WASH. I like to use this exfoliator once a week when i want my skin to feel just that little bit more cleaner & softer. It's nothing amazing, but it seems to do the job for now.










OLAY BEAUTY FLUID. I am currently using this as my daily moisturiser. It provides a good base for my make up.












CLEAN & CLEAR DUAL ACTION MOISTURISER. I use this as my night time moisturiser. I like how it feels all tingly on my skin after application and leaves my skin feeling all soft.











One thing that probably isn't really doing my skin any good, is the fact that i use quite a heavy coverage foundation on a daily basis. When my current foundation runs out (maybelline 24 hr) then i'll probably opt for a more gentle foundation, perhaps a mineral powder. I reeallly want to try the laura mercier powder foundation but it is just way more than i am willing to spend! If anyone has any other suggestions of decent mineral powder foundations that still provide a good coverage then pleaase let me know!:)

I hope you have all enjoyed this post. If you would like any indepth reviews on any of these products mentioned or if you have any other requests then please let me know! :)

Lots of love,

Kelly x

4 comments:

  1. Great post! I love the cupcake face mask by Lush! It smells so nice and it makes your skin really soft after. Love your blog! :) xx

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  2. Oo i really wanna try the cupcake face mask!
    Aw, thank you! :) xx

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  3. the bare minerals make up is really good, gives great coverage and lasts throughout the day...if you go to a debenhams they will give you a "make under" with it so you can see what you think, the starter kit is quite pricey at £45 (not as expensive as laura mercier) but it really does last for ages and the brushes that come with it are amazing :)
    hope this helps, jen xxxx

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