22 February 2014

My Skincare Routine.

After what seems like forever, I am finally content with my skin. I did suffer from acne, and one thing I learnt for my skin care routine is; keep it as simple as possible

So this is what I use. My acne started from a few spots that I thought were bad, which made me spend about £300 on skin care products (from one place, which I will not name, but if prompted I will), but it did nothing but give me full blown acne. 

In the morning, I use Dark Angels by Lush, and have noticed that it actually keeps my oil under control throughout the day, compared to when I don't use it. And that's all I use. 

As soon as I come home, my make-up is instantly off. I use The Body Shop's Camomile Waterproof Eye & Lip Make Up Remover for the lips and eyes, which does the job. However, I do want to venture out on a new eye make up remover, any suggestions? 

I then use Brasivol Fine paste, to take off my make up which works so well. It does say it's suitable for use in acne, and even though I don't have acne anymore, I feel like it still works really well. You do have to buy this from a pharmacy, but I was also recommended Cetaphil cleanser as it's more or less the same. 

Straight after this, I use Hydraluron Moisture Booster, which I use as a moisturiser, even though you aren't meant to. For some reason, moisturisers don't agree with me, or maybe I haven't come across the one for me. Sigh. 

Just before I get into bed, I apply Vitamin E Hydrating Toner from The Body Shop which I really love. Under my eyes, I use Map-15 regenerator, which is SO pricey! It's £71.40, and it's a yellow powder, that sinks into the skin as soon as you apply it. It's used for signs of ageing, but I use it to brighten my under eye area. Then of course, I use my baby lips (or EOS)! 

And things I do occasionally:  

The Olay Regenerist 3 Point Super Cleansing system. I use this twice a week, and yes, I bought it because I was too scared to spend on a Clarisonic, just in case it doesn't work for me.  This was £40, more affordable, and so far, it's working for me. Makes me feel squeaky clean! (But I really want the new Clarisonic Aria, eek). 

This strange thing is called a Dermaroller. They're small, scary needles that you roll on your face, so your skin is regenerated, to get rid of acne scars and holes that my acne had left. The size of the needles are 0.5mm but you can get bigger. I only use this once every 2 weeks, and make sure it's sterilised properly EVERY time I use it. I got mine from amazon, but do not use this with active spots, or acne.

Bye :)  


  1. I've never heard of a derma roller. It looks interesting!
    I love the Vitamin E Hydrating Toner from The Body Shop. It's so gentle and soothing.


  2. I love your blog

  3. This has inspired me to try out the Lush Dark Angels moisturizer. The derma roller looks a little too scary for me though!


  4. I thought you beat me in buying the clarisonic! Your skin looks amazing now, really smooth! Will check out derma roller... Looks interesting...

  5. hey! love your blog :) would you like to follow eachother? just let me know on my blog heleenakk.blogspot.co.uk

  6. omg the dermarollers still scare me hope to be bold to use it some day, great products! love clarisonic :) thanks for sharing, I really enjoy your blog so far and would love to follow each other--please join my GFC and I'll follow you right back! xo Agatha


  7. Hey! I also have oily skin..and I LOVE LUSH! I might just have to try Dark Angels, but I recently brought Enzymion Moisturizer, and I think it works so well on my oily T-zone, you need to try it!
    Also where can I purchase fine paste, and is it any good for keeping your oil under control?
    Vitamin-E cleanser makes my skin super soft!


  8. omg I've heard of derma rollers before but they look so scary and i don't know if i dare try one lol..

  9. love your blogg

  10. Sadly, acne is one of the common facial problems that people have. Fortunately, there are different ways to solve it nowadays, either through treatments or skin care products. You just have to find the one that will work for you, in order to avoid unpleasant side effects later on. But it's good that you found the product that will help enhance your look and cure your acne problem at the same time. Cheers!

    Chantel Fett @ Knight and Sanders


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