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How I Look After My Skin And Deal With Spots.

Sunday, 29 January 2017

I thought I'd put together a post about my current skincare routine. I mean its probably not the best, but I am not a skincare specialists. Here are just a few things I have been doing which has improved my skin, massively!

Knowing whats in your skincare.
So knowing what is in your skincare and what works for you is a major thing you need to look into. I recently came across this article on about the Best Acne Treatment Reviews of 2017. It looks into 42 different treatments and narrows it down the best one. You'll have to give the article a read to see which one is the winner! Since reading this article I am thinking of changing the skincare products I use, now I know a little more about what I should be looking out for and using. Another thing I have been using are facial sponges. So, I got these sponges in my Christmas calendar (my mum makes me one every year haha). I have been using them ever since the middle of December and they have worked great on my skin. I wash my face with my ordinary cleanser then gently exfoliate my skin with the sponge. Not only is it more gentle on my skin than the micro beads in face scrubs, but it also means I don't have to use too many products on my face to scrub away the dirt. They are sooo good and I can't imagine them being too expensive, so they are deffo worth a try.

Dealing with spots.
I am sooo bad with spots. As soon as I see one appearing I have to squeeze it, even if it hasn't got a head on it. After that I will pick without even knowing I am doing so. I have been trying to just leave them recently, letting them pop on their own and disappear naturally. It is hard, it's not nice having a yellow, painful spot poking out of your face but I've learned that leaving it to run its course if miles better than irritating it even more.

Applying make up.
This is going to sound a bit horrible but when the smaller spots (white heads) start appearing on my face, it usually means my make up brushes need washing. I wash my brushes once a week, but if I leave them for an extra day or so thats when those kind of spots start to appear. A lot of people don't wash their make up brushes enough, but I've found washing them regularly does help prevent spots. 
Also when applying make up to a spot I try to leave it to air for as long as possible before hand. By this I mean I do my full face, avoiding the spot/spots. Just before I get ready to leave I will apply concealer. I know putting product on it isn't good but if I am going to work, I will add a small amount of product just to try and hide it away for a while. As soon as I get home I remove the make up on it and let it air again. I know it isn't the best solution but it works for me at the moment.

Eating better.
This is such a predictable thing to say but I do feel like my skin has gotten better from eating healthier. For example, I have cut back on chocolate. It wasn't a decision to do that I just did it without realising. I think the boat load I had at Christmas put me of it a tad haha! If I fancy something sweet now I reach for something like oranges or (my new fave) dried mango. I was never really a fruit person, I much preferred veg, but at the minute I just can't get enough of it! 

Thats how I take care of my skin. How do you take care of yours?

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8 comments on "How I Look After My Skin And Deal With Spots."
  1. I'm awful when it comes to spots, I just pick at them and alwaaaays pop them without fail because I just can't cope with having it poking out of my face - I need to follow in your footsteps and just see it through and let it go naturally!

    Lucy | Forever September

    1. I used to be the same! They are hard to resist haha!

  2. Great blog as always

  3. I've heard so much about the mask from Lush! Will add it to my list. Lovely photo and blog post, as always xxx

    1. I love it, I did a whole post on it! And thank you, lovely!xx

  4. I find that eating better improves my skin too! If I eat too much chocolate or don't drink enough water then I start getting spots x

    1. Its rubbish isn't it :( If only eating more chocolate helped with spots, a girl can dream hahah!xx