It has been forever! But exams are finally over and summer is in full swing so expect plenty more posts! So let’s get right into it…
As we all do, I want clear skin, and although I may not eat the best foods I am always sure to stay hydrated in order to try and purify my skin from the inside. I have found that I don’t have a specific skin type- it’s not dry, it’s not oily, it’s not a combination of the two, it’s not normal, it’s not sensitive- it just blows with the wind! Sometimes my nose- not my T zone- is extremely oily, and sometimes I have a lot of breakouts on my forehead and a lot of scaring, but this is only ever sometimes; and so products that occasionally work for me never really seem long lasting.
HOWEVER… My combination of Vitamin E and Aloe Vera has worked wonders! By wonders I mean I didn’t need to wear any foundation when going out because my skin looked flawless- flawless enough for me anyway! Results were seen within days and the difference was pointed out to me by many! I began this new routine towards the end of March and I haven’t had any breakouts despite the stresses of exams so this is definitely a routine I will be sticking to for a long while. I originally purchased the 60ml bottle of the cleanser and despite having already purchased another larger bottle it has yet to run out- a little definitely goes a long way!
But instead of me blabbing on, here’s what I did:
Apply the Vitamin E Moisture Serum immediately after washing my face
Apply my Tea Tree Pore Minimiser to my nose only
Apply my Clean & Clear Dual Action moisturiser to my entire face after about 2 minutes
Cleanse with the Aloe Vera Cream Cleanser at night
This was my first time using a cream cleanser and I felt that if I used another night gel/treatment on top it would be too heavy for my face since this cleanser is moisturising enough; but when I wear make-up or feel like I’m breaking out then I use the Simple Toning Cleanser which has replaced the Tea Tree Cleansing Lotion in my routine.
A few minor changes= a big difference!
Update Product List: prices from either Boots or The Body Shop
Vitamin E Moisture Serum (£11.00)
Aloe Cream Cleanser (£3.00 60ml, £8.00 200ml)
St Ives Apricot Scrub (£4.29)
Simple Toning Cleanser (£4.85)
Tea Tree Night Treatment Gel (£2.99)
Tea Tree Pore Minimiser (£7.50)
PS- a very overdue pancake face update:
At first I couldn’t really see any changes in my skin, but I stopped using it for a long while and the acne on my back and chest came back full force leaving me with horrible scars so I will be adding this back into my routine, especially now that I have a lot more time on my hands and hopefully I’ll see some sort of improvement.
Hope this helps, Tisha x