In every skincare post I’ve written recently I’ve been saying how much I’ve been struggling with blemishes and breakouts. All through my teenage years I was very lucky to have clear skin so all these blemishes have been a big adjustment for me and really getting me down. I’ve spent the past few months trying to find the perfect skincare routine to keep the breakouts at bay and finally I’ve done it! My skin is back to being clear with the odd spot here and there. Here’s my miracle updated skincare routine!
Kiehl’s Blue Herbal Blemish Cleanser Treatment
This cleanser was recommended to me by the lovely guy at the Kiehl’s Belfast store. You may have seen me mention it in my high end beauty haul. I explained my breakout issues and this was his solution. The Blue Herbal cleanser contains Salicylic Acid but unlike The Ordinary’s Salicylic Acid this is much less concentrated. I use this both morning and evening after I’ve taken my makeup off. It foams a little so you can tell it’s really working. It makes my face feel so clean but doesn’t strip away the natural oils.
Senssē Cleansing Device*
I have a full review on the Senssē cleansing device but honestly this little machine has revolutionised my skincare routine! Not only is it super gentle but its gives the deepest clean and also exfoliates. I use this morning and night for the recommended 3 minutes and I love it! It gives a better clean and also makes my skincare routine much more enjoyable. I use it with the Blue Herbal cleanser mentioned above.
Omorovicza Deep Cleansing Mask
Now this is a little miracle worker! It’s pricey at £48 for 50ml but hear me out! I don’t actually use this as an all over face mask, I use this a spot treatment so a little goes a long way! Not only does this mask help to clear breakouts but it also takes redness out of your skin. I apply this to my spots and leave it on for around 20 minutes, it hardens slightly and dries out but not to the point where it cracks or becomes uncomfortable. I then remove it using a cotton pad and some warm water. My blemishes look 300x better afterwards and it helps them go away much quicker!
The Body Shop Tea Tree Toner
I discovered this back when I did my very first The Body Shop Haul and it has been a staple ever since! Although this is definitely quite harsh for sensitive skin it’s worth it in my opinions. Tea tree is an antibacterial so it prevents spots from becoming infected. I apply this using a cotton pad after cleansing both morning and night. This is a drying product so you should definitely use a moisturiser after applying this. This also costs only £6 and its lasted me nearly six months so far and I’ve still got around half left so this is very affordable! I’ve also been combining this with my Tea Tree Anti-Imperfection Night mask and the combination works a treat!
Temple Spa Be Still moisturiser*
This is my go to everyday moisturiser and has been since I got it back in May along with some other Temple Spa goodies. It soothes skin as soon as you apply it which helps with redness. It’s hydrating but not to the point where it creates extra spots. I sometimes mix this with Temple Spa’s Life Defence which is SPF25 so protects my skin from the sun and environment.
Urban Veda Soothing Night Cream*
I’m obsessed with this night cream. I have a full review on the Urban Veda Skincare range if you’d like more information on their products. This night cream is soothing, hydrating and smells incredible. The combination of Sandalwood, Rosemary and Lavender relaxes me and puts me straight to sleep. When I wake up in the morning my skin is soft, plump and has no extra blemishes. I couldn’t be without this cream now, it’s a staple in my skincare routine.
My final skincare favourite is this scrub from T-Zone. I use this once or twice a week to deeply exfoliate my skin. I absolutely love the scent of this scrub, it smells so fresh and isn’t harsh on my sensitive skin. Instead of using awful microbeads this scrub uses natural charcoal to exfoliate skin. It’s also really affordable, a 150ml scrub costs only £4.
These products combined have totally cleared my breakouts. Of course I get the odd spot but it’s nothing compared to how awful skin has been. What are your favourite products to beat breakouts? Are any of these on your list?