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Saturday 16 June 2012

My Skin Saviours

Skin type: dry/ sensitive
I have always suffered with problematic skin that used to affect my self-confidence as a young teenager. I didn’t tend to think a lot about a skin care routine because I never knew there were products that could actually help. Now, I have found that in my current skin care routine there are certain products that benefit my skin a lot and I cannot live with out them!

St Ives Sensitive Skin Apricot Scrub LINK
This gentle apricot scrub can be used daily to fight dry skin and blemishes. This product is amazing and I found started to visibly benefit my skin within a week. It also makes my skin very soft afterwards and remains so throughout the day. I recommend using an exfoliator in the shower so that your pores are more open and the product can do its job fully.

Neutrogena Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit Cream Wash LINK
After a year of trying the skin care line Avène, I never actually noticed a massive improvement to my skin. My mum randomly purchased the Neutrogena cream wash and I thought, as I didn’t have anything to lose, I’d give it a try. Best decision. Ever. Within a few days I noticed my skin wasn’t as red and fewer spots were forming. I was amazed by this product but annoyed I hadn’t got my hands on it earlier! It has a lovely grapefruit scent which makes you face feel fresh. I would also recommend using your cleanser in the shower for the same reason as before!

Freederm Spot Treatment Gel LINK
A great spot treatment gel that doesn’t dry your skin out which is a bonus for my skin type! As you only need a thin layer, a small tube will last a good few months. I think it’s much better at preventing spots than actually treating them so you may have to wait a while to see a big improvement.

Body Shop Tea Tree Face Mask LINK
I don’t use this product as a weekly face mask as it is intended, but nightly and directly on to any blemishes and oilier areas of skin. It has tea tree oil in it (a natural blemish healer) and I find that as a mask it is not as concentrated as the oil you can buy (which ruined my skin) so doesn’t dry out my skin.
If I am having a bad skin day I will use this as an all over the face mask. I find like this it tightens pores as well as fighting spots. I am on my second pot of this and have been using it daily for 2 years, so is great value for money.

Some things to remember if you’re suffering with problematic skin:
♥If you’re trying out a new face wash, for example, don’t expect miracles over night. A skin expert at Boots told me to wait 6 weeks and if you do not see a good enough improvement, move on to another product. However, if a product is damaging your skin further, don’t sit it out and think it’ll get better because it probably wont as your skin is telling you it doesn’t like the product.

♥Your diet will also affect your skin. I found drinking more bottles of water instead of fizzy drinks made my skin much healthier and glowy. Also increase the amount of fruit and veg as they have anti oxidants and vitamins in that can help improve your skin. I also take vitamin tablets daily so that I make sure I have them in my body.

I am by no means a dermatologist or am saying every product and tip will work for/ in the same way for your skin! This is what works for me and is my opinion that made my skin better! 

I know what it's like to have bad skin and trust me it will get better. I hope this helped some people who are looking for new ways to help their skin!

What is your best product/ tip for healthy and clear skin?



  1. You're right to add the 'water' element in, I have noticed such huge changes in my skin when I'm drinking more water each day.

    It's a natural miracle worker haha!

    Lovely blog :)

    Amy x

  2. i swear by drinking water - ive noticed such a difference in my skin! i also love the freederm gel and the st ives scrub - great picks ;) xxx

  3. I love Neutrogena.
    I wonder if you would like to follow each other : ).

    Happy blogging.

  4. I love the body shop tea tree range, haven't yet tried the face mask though so will have to give that a whirl!
    Thanks for your comment on my blog!
    Georgia x

    1. Definitely recommend it :) that's okay! xx

  5. I haven't tried anything from The Body Shop Tea Tree range but the mask sounds nice xxx

  6. I might have to give the tea tree mask a try, you use it daily and it doesn't irritate your skin?

    Stories of an English rose

    1. Nope, I've never had an irritation :) Considering I have sensitive skin as well haha. I just use a thin layer on the oilier areas and seems to work fine :) I also have 1 or 2 nights a week of not using it, so it's not exactly everyday xx


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