After drinking my weight in alcohol and stuffing my face with an unlimited supply of chocolate roses over Christmas, my skin had taken a turn for the worse 👎🏻. I have struggled with epidermal acne my whole teenage life and unfortunately my skin still beilive’s I’m a pre-pubescent teen !!! I beg to differ, pretty sure I’m 22…
I’ve been on all sorts of medication since the age of 12. From the pill to antibiotics and to the more potent – roaccutane. In all honesty, I dislike taking drugs when it’s not completely and utterly necessary. I would rather spend a little money on products and be a little patient.
I am also extremely anal about my skin. I have that really annoying skin type, Yeno that one that is – combination/ dry/ oily/ sensitive. Yeah, so that’s cool 👍🏽😒 Because of this I cleanse, tone and moisturise in the morning and before bed. I try to avoid wearing makeup when I don’t need to and I exfoliate and use masks once a week.
I take great interested in skincare and have been for a very long time. I read review after review on every product I buy. from lip balm to skin peels. I also read all the ingredients in the products to make sure they are suited to my skin type. I am also a trained aesthetician and have been for 4 years. I have worked in my mums salon, well since I can remember… Maybe 12. So I’d like to think I have some sort of Experiance 🙂
I would just like to take this opportunity to show that even models have bad skin and it takes a lot of effort for me to get that dewy/ glowing/ youthful skin that few lucky ducks already have… Bas***eds !!! Lol. But with the right diet/ skincare and water intake you should just about get by. (that’s what I keep telling myself)🤗
Here’s the products that I’m currently using …
Step one – remove makeup off face and eyes. This is ESSENTIAL ! See when people just cleanse without removing their makeup first 😨. Cleanser has to be in direct contact with your skin for you to get any benefits off the ingredients. If not you will still have makeup left on your skin! So remove with wipes or makeup remover first or double cleanse (cleanse twice). I use Bioderma micellar water for sensitive/dry skin because I find the sensitive one dries out the skin a little. This product is found in just about every makeup artists kit. I’ve used Garnier/ La Roche pose/ Avene/ Caudalie but this one I keep going back to! Please avoid buying this in any shops across the uk as Boots are selling it for £10 for a small bottle ! You can buy two MASSIVE bottles in Paris for like €12 or online here > Bioderma
Step two – now I’m partial to a fancy cleanser usually purchased in my favourite shop of all time – Space NK. Buttttttttttt I’ve been using a sensitive cleanser from the doctor. It’s pretty basic stuff and seems to be working.
step three – I’ve been using these stunning facial pads by ‘Zo skin health’ which I have had my eye on for a while. These pads contain salicylic acid which helps to exfoliate and lift dead skin cells.
I will show you a before and after treatment selfie once I’ve finished the course of the treatment :). I sometimes cut the pads in half if I feel like my skin doesn’t need the full Bhuna (full works). The pads can be purchased here > Zo skin health
Step four – Liz Earle skin repair moisturiser. Love myself some basic Liz earl products. This is the second time I’ve purchased this moisturiser as doesn’t aggravate my skin and it gives my just enough moisture without looking to greasy or too dry… FML. Here’s the website > Liz Earle
Step five – drink as much water as humanly possible or as doctors would say ‘2 litres’. I struggle to drink water. I actually don’t really like it tbh but it has to be done. Wish I could say the same for alcohol but that would by LYING.
I’ve just realised how much I’ve written and I’m actually boring myself now. Sorry to anyone reading this. I’m not going to proof read it either cause I’m badass/ really lazy. This is actually the longest thing I’ve ever written in my puff ! God if I could show this to Mr Docherty (my English teacher).
Thanks for listening x