A year and a half ago I had the worst skin ever. My face was covered with acne – the type that looked painful (and sometimes was). I tried everything under the sun to make my skin look better. I spent a fortune on it. The only thing that cleared it was a 6-month course of Roaccutane.
Since finishing my course, my skin has completely cleared up. I can probably count the amount of blemishes I’ve had over the past 4 months on one hand. It’s so amazing (and a massive relief) to see the outcome after spending half a year taking such a draining drug.
Even though Roaccutane cleared up the worst, I still take my skincare seriously (probably too seriously). My skin is generally quite dry and I have a frustratingly oily T-zone. Due to this, it has taken me a while to find the right products for my diva-like skin. After a lot of trial and error I think I’ve found a routine that works.
I cleanse using Angels On Bare Skin by Lush.
I bought this without doing much research. I walked into Lush and the lady at the counter told me that it’s her favourite so I thought I’d give it a go. Having always used liquid cleansers, the consistency of this was definitely new to me. It’s solid, and once added and mixed with water it turns into a paste. It has tiny chunks in it, which acts as a gentle exfoliator. At first I questioned a) how long this little tub would last me and b) whether I’d get lazy and not want to use it. Having used it for a few weeks I can confirm that I love it. It smells fresh, cleanses thoroughly, exfoliates and a little bit goes a long way.
My number one rule in life is to remove all make-up before going to bed.
I have been using Garnier’s Micellar Cleansing Water for the past 8 months. This is the only make-up remover I have come across that does an effective job as well as not irritating my eyes. I use this for removing eye make-up as well as face make-up. Afterwards I always cleanse, just to be 100% sure no make-up is left on my skin.
Depending on how my skin is feeling after cleanse and before applying make-up in the mornings, I occasionally moisturise.
Clinique’s Moisture Surge Intense has been my faithful friend since I before I started taking Roaccutane. It’s moisturising yet doesn’t feel sticky and gross.
This little guy has been my newest addition to my skincare. Recently I’ve been getting puffy eyes in the morning. The lady at Boots recommended this eye cream. Admittedly I can’t say that it’s changed my life. I do like how my eyes feel more awake and open after I use it, but I haven’t seen a massive difference in my puffy eyes. It’s probably not worth £30… but I will continue to use it as if it is until I run out.