Thursday, 8 May 2014

Blemish Busting Skincare


I'm not sure I've mentioned it (sarcasm), but I have hormonal skin. Meaning most of the month I'm spent praising it and how clear it looks, only for that hideous few days of the month to show up and several large blemishes pop up on my chin. They're incredibly sore, bright red and very hard to hide, so for around a week afterwards I try to cut down on how much make-up I wear and regiment a skincare routine that's simple, gentle, and hopefully effective!

First up, I head straight to the bathroom cabinet and pull out my favourite mask, the Tea Flower Pore Purifying Clay Mask by Una Brennan. When I need some serious action this is a must, it manages to pull most of the gunk out of my face without being at all harsh or stripping. It leaves my blemishes looking a lot calmer and reduces redness really well. After rinsing off I apply a little layer of Lush Grease Lightning. This is a really light treatment, and can be used under make-up too which is great for those days you need to apply a bucket load of concealer and go. It has lots of antibacterial and antiseptic properties and feels very soothing when applied. At only £6.25 a little bottle, which is guaranteed to last you months, it's definitely one of my favourite spot treatments. 

I make sure I use a really gentle cleanser too, so anything with the slightest scrub or abrasive ingredient is a no-no. My usual choice is the Caudalie Gentle Cleansing Milk, but I've actually just discovered The Body Shop Vitamin E Cream Cleanser lurking in my drawers. This is lovely, so so gentle with a really nice scent, and just what I need to remove make-up or cleanse my face in the mornings. And whilst I may contradict myself here, I pop on a layer of the La Roche Posay Biomedic Serum every night too. This uses different acids to help with skin discolourations and uneven skintone, and is so necessary to help with the scarring my cystic blemishes always leave behind.

I've been using this routine for 2-3 days now and already my skin is looking a lot better, hopefully it'll be back to it's mostly clear self soon! How do you deal with breakouts?

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20 comments

  1. My skin is exactly the same - definitely need to get my hands on that mask!

    Style Sunrise

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  2. The best blemish treatment for me is Origins spot remover - it's fantastic, although needs to be accompanied with a rich moisturiser since it does dry out the skin a little bit :o) Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

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  3. Emily Knott12:43

    I love the una brennan face mask! It’s always one I gravitate towards when my skin needs a bit of a deep clean!


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  4. i've been having problems with my skin recently, will need to try out some of these xx

    mollyox.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. I adore the LUSH Grease Lightning, it's so damn good! I love that it doesn't burn or sting and it actually works! xxx

    Gemma | Miss Makeup Magpie

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  6. I love La Roche Posay products for hormonal skin. Amazing skincare but not too pricey! x

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  7. Belle23:16

    I used SO many products from the Body Shop vitamin E range, I can't get enough haha.

    Belle ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  8. The Lush treatment looks brilliant, very similar to the tea tree toner I love! X

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  9. I have very hormonal skin too! I have been meaning to try and action this for quite some time as my current skin care routine does not seem to be doing the job. Will have to bare in mind your little review :)

    Melissa | MELISSA LOVES THIS

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  10. Hope you manage to find some products that work for you! :)

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  11. I absolutely love the Tea Tree Toner too so I'd definitely recommend Grease Lightning if you get along with that :) xo

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  12. This is the only one I've tried but I've been really impressed, tempted by their eye cream next! xo

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  13. Sadly I didn't get along the the Effaclar Duo but I've been using a toner of there's with this and I love them both!

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  14. Yes! So calming and soothing, by far the best spot treatment I've used. xo

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  15. Hope you manage to find some things that will help! xo

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  16. Yep definitely, one of the best clay masks I've tried. xo

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  17. Let me know how you get along with it if you do make a little purchase! xo

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  18. Aaah I've tried that, and found it to be a bit too much really. Quite stingy and left my skin looks scabby and dry! If it works for you though :) xo

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  19. Sheepishly Charlotte14:50

    I use honey most mornings as a cleanser/mask and it has worked absolute wonders in preventing spots! And rosewater as a toner has been helping recently too and it leaves my skin really glowy :)
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  20. I really need to try the Una Brennan mask I keep hearing good things about it I'm a huge fan of the mattifying moisturiser in this range but I have tried the clay mask ..yet ;) x

    http://rinicawrites.blogspot.co.uk

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