Summer Skin | Updated Skin Care Routine

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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)

Clean & Clear Dual Action Moisturiser (£3.59)

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

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  1. Anonymous
    July 5, 2014 / 11:01 am

    Can you add the prices of the products please? x

  2. July 5, 2014 / 4:35 pm

    Updated, hope that helps & thanks for reading 🙂
    Tisha x

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