I mentioned on Twitter recently that I had been struggling with my skin and called out for some product suggestions. I’m not really prone to breakouts, bar the odd spot here and there around the time of the month, but id recently been suffering from a number of break outs that just wouldn’t budge. Alongside that my skin just looked lifeless, dull and in need of a good boost. Thanks to a few suggestions I decided to try a few new products, and due to the 3 for 2 offer at the time I ended up leaving boots with quite a heavy carrier bag.
This cleansing oil was mentioned to me by both Chloe and Helen (the northern queen of skincare) I decided to give it a go. I honestly wish I had tried this sooner as it smells SO AMAZING! I opened the bottle and poured a small amount on my palm and immediately made a grunting noise. Yes, it smells that good. I’m a huge fan of citrus scents and this one packs a punch and a half! I massage it into my skin and it melts away all the make up and grime from my day, leaving my skin feeling fresh, hydrated and super plump.
When I was looking at the Superfacialist section of boots, and of course spotted a 3 for 2 offer, I felt this was a great time to try some of the other products on offer. I’d been wanting to try some of the Superfacialist cleansers for a while but just never got around to trying them. I decided to opt for this purifying cleansing wash in the hope to help rid of my blemishes and improve the appearance of my skin. I usually use this after my cleansing oil as a double cleanse and use the gel wash to rid of any remaining oil residue left on my face. I don’t often use gel based cleansers and opt for creamy ones but this one works amazingly. Its really refreshing and feels gorgeous on the skin. I must admit i’m not a HUGE fan of the smell which is supposed to be elderflower, a scent I usually love, but theres just something about this one I twist my face at. Aside from the smell, which is liveable, the wash itself leaves me skin feeling silky smooth and radiant.
Finally, I basically just picked this up as it was on the same aisle and I needed a new Micellar water and another item in the 3 for 2 offer. I’m not really sure how this differs from the normal Garnier Micellar water, which I am a huge fan of, but I checked the ingredients and its pretty much the same. I use this to take of the my eye make up before I cleanse properly with my cleansing oil. I find this a much gentler way to remove stubborn eye make up and prefer if over scrubbing oils and creams near my eyes. I can’t say enough about the Garnier Micellar water as its my favourite way to remove eye make up, and you get a huge bottle for the price.
Since I’ve introduced these products into my routine my skin has cleared up wonderfully. I’m not 100% sure if this is just because my skin was getting tired of the same products and I switched it up. Or if I was using the wrong products for the wrong time of day, e.g. heavier products in the morning. But whatever it is my skin has vastly improved, Its no longer dull, lifeless and covered in blemishes. I’m back to feeling confident within my skin again for the first time in months. What are your favourite products to use when you have a breakout?