Ren Invisible Pores Mask, Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish, 100% Pure Argan Oil,
Boots Botanics Rosewater Toning Spritz, Lush Grease Lightening
Last week I was suffering with an extremely bad breakout. I'm not usually a spotty person and just get the odd one every now and then. But my chin was covered, my cheeks and forehead. So today I'm going to share with you how I got through it and the products that I feel really helped me. Lets start off with the Ren Invisible Pores Mask, this is an amazing product. Its very rare that you find a skincare product where you instantly see the difference. My skin was feeling very congested around my nose and this really helped to reduce my pores and lead to my skin feeling and looking much clearer. Because this is a clarifying mask I think this may have been the cause of my breakout, Which I'm okay with. It's quite a clarifying mask so I was kind of expecting it, I don't think it will happen every time I use it though. I picked this up from The Garden Pharmacy in Covent Garden, if you like french pharmacies you will love this place.
When It came to cleansing my face I wanted to use something that was gentle and soothing so I went for Liz Earle cleanse and polish, it provided both of those things as well as giving me a lovely deep cleanse. The muslin cloth ensured that I had removed any dead cells that may be clogging my spots. One of the ingredients in this is rosemary which is fantastic for calming down those angry spots, acting as an anti-inflammatory. I used this twice a day, taking my makeup off first with a gentle water cleanser to ensure I got a deeper cleanse. I changed the muslin cloth every second day, I would usually change it every third day but seeing as I was suffering with a breakout I wanted to be extra careful with hygiene. Full review of Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish here.
Once cleansing I then went on to use the Boots Botanics Rosewater Toning Spritz, this is generally a lovely product, making your skin feel refreshed and once again the rosewater also acts as an anti-inflammatory so all in all helping to calm those spots! I used this both morning and night. After using the toner I wanted to use a product that was actually going to fight the spots. Lush Grease Lightening has been a life saver for this! This is the main product that I think has really helped me, the ingredients include Rosemary, which once again is an anti inflammatory, thyme and tea tree which both act as an antibacterial and aloe vera which soothed the redness. When applying this I made sure that I didn't just apply it to the spot but also the surrounding area, this is so important because when you get a spot its also the surrounding area which has the bacteria, so treat all of it! I only used this product at night, and literally put layers of it on. I never used a night cream because I really wanted to use minimal products, making sure I didn't disturb the skin anymore. To ensure my skin didn't dry out I used Argan oil in the places where I'm prone to dryness. Full review of the Argan oil I used here.
When it got to the point where the spots were gone and I was left with red marks I would then bring Argan oil into my routine. This is full of vitamin E and is excellent for repairing damaged skin and fading the red marks, ensuring that the healing process was faster and I wasn't left with nasty scars. Most importantly when going through this process I made sure I had clean hands whenever dealing with my skin, as well as trying not to touch my face. I also made sure that Whenever I did not need make-up I would take it off to let my skin breathe. Well done if you have got this far, its a long post but I thought if you're suffering too, you could pick up some of the tips that helped me!
What products do you turn to when you're suffering with a breakout?