Skincare Routine 2018

Over the course of the last few months I’ve completely changed my skincare routine as my previous one was no longer managing acne breakouts. In those few months I have found products that have made a huge difference to the quality of my skin.

The biggest change that I made to my routine was cutting out any products that contained harsh chemicals and instead incorporated all natural products into my collection.

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I still experience blemishes from time to time as I am currently suffering with unbalanced hormones. However the texture and appearance of my skin has improved drastically and I no longer deal with cystic acne.

Here is the routine that I have been following religiously to achieve a better complexion:

Step One: Penneys Come Clean Cloths

I use the microfiber cloths from Penneys/Primark to remove any makeup or excess oil from my skin. These cloths are brilliant as you simply need to wet them with warm water and they’ll remove any product from your skin. They are very gentle and leave little risk of damaging your skin.

Step Two: Dr Bronner’s Hemp Peppermint Pure-Castille Soap

This is a new favorite of mine. This cleanser if perfect for my skin as it helps to combat my oily t-zone and disinfects my blemishes. This cleanser leaves my skin feeling extra clean and fresh and also cleared my airways as the peppermint scent is quite strong. I simply wet my skin with warm water, pour a little product on my fingers and massage it into my skin.

Step 3: Vanity Planet Ultimate Skin Spa

Four times a week, after massaging the cleanser into my skin, I use this spin brush to buff the product further into my skin. I usually use the silicone brush head as I find that it is gentle on my skin but if I’m particularly dry I’ll use the exfoliating head.

Optional: The Body Shop Chinese Ginseng & Rice Mask

I use this product once every fortnight after cleansing. There are little rice particles in it which make for great exfoliation. The mask really brightens up my skin when it’s starting to look a little dull.

Step Four: The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil

I find tea tree oil fantastic for clearing up any active acne on my skin. The antibacterial properties ensure that blemishes are dried up in a matter of hours. I dilute a few drops of the oil in a little bit of water and apply it directly to pimples. I allow it to dry before applying any other product.

Step Five: Dr Maher’s 7 Berry/ Liberty Serum

After cleansing my skin I like to rehydrate it with natural oils. My favorite product for this is either of Dr Maher’s two oil mixes. I find that if I apply one type of oil (such as rosehip) by itself it breaks me out so I stick to premixed oils.

Step Six: Green Angel Seaweed Daily Moisture Cream

After applying serum I apply a light layer of this moisturizer. This hydrates my skin without clogging my pores and the vitamin E helps to heal any scarring from previous blemishes.

The Beauty Chef Products

As well as topical treatment I also like to supplement my diet with products from The Beauty Chef. These products after packed full of superfoods and antioxidants to help your skin from the inside out. The products that I have found to work best are the Glow powder and the Collagen elixir. They also taste amazing!

It is important that I emphasize that a good skincare routine is not the only factor that contributes to the appearance of your skin. As well as using good quality skincare products, I also eat a healthy diet consisting of whole foods with a wide range of nutrients and minimal amounts of processed and sugar ridden foods.

I hope this post may help those of you who suffer with acne-prone/ combination skin.

Until Next Time

Lauren x

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