Monday, 10 September 2012

Two Steps to Clearer Skin

Before my holiday, I randomly suffered with really bad skin. I will stress how this is an alien thing to me and I always pride myself on having clear skin. I couldn't pin point the culprit, I had recently bought a moisturiser from Boots which was a Nivea Pure & Simple and I'm sure I had a reaction to it. Me and Nivea products really don't seem to get on, I remember using the original Nivea cream in the blue tub and that sent me in a rash. So when I get bad skin, I go back to two trusty skincare products that help get my skin back to how it should be!
Neutrogena Spot Stress Facial Scrub: £4.79, Oil Free Moisturiser: £4.60

Aswell as using the Neutrogena Spot Stress facial scrub and the Oil Free Moisturiser, I applied Sudocrem to help clear any blemishes out. Now I don't have anything like the Clean and Clear spot gel or Origins Super Spot Remover so I opted for a cheap alternative. My regime was firstly, I cleansed my face using the scrub and very hot water to work it into the pores and unclog them and then apply the Sudocrem to the area where I have the blemishes for about 20 minutes just using a mask brush then washed off using a muslin cloth. After that, I apply the Oil Free Moisturiser. The moisturiser is really light and leaves a cooling feeling after I've applied it and I've found that especially for summer this has left my skin nicely hydrated.

I've definitely found a difference in my skin after using the Neutrogena products and also including the Sudocrem. I've noticed that blemishes are less red, decreased in size and aren't as painful.

What are your skincare regimes for blemishes?
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  1. I had a break out last year and i think it was from stress, but I tried Liz Earle skin care products and it has thankfully cleared up slightly. Have never tried Neutrogena skincare - It's great to read about it because I'm not so clued up on these things and I love learning from bloggers x

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  2. (ps. thank you for you comment on my blog. Oscar is an exotic short hair) x

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    1. I liked the Liz Earle but found it didn't do much for my skin, and even with the muslin cloth I didn't feel like it's properly clean.
      I swear by neutrogena, it always balances my skin back out.
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  3. I've never experienced a problem with Nivea, I used it for years and years. Recently I've been using The Body Shop's Vitamin E range, and usually clear skin has been brilliant, but I then changed my day moisturiser and I started getting a few spots so I shall definitely be going back to the Vitamin E range! x
    Sirens and Bells

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    1. I've used the vitamin E range before but don't find it very moisturising, my skin always feels dehydrated even after using it.
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  4. Ooh, I've never heard of anyone having a reaction to Nivea, sounds like a bit of a pain, though! I've used Neutrogena's pink grapefruit stuff before and found it was a little too harsh on my skin, but have since switched to Clinique's anti-blemish 3-step regime; not noticing any huge changes yet, but I've had 'problem skin' for years, so not sure I'll ever be blessed with a good complexion :/ xx

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    1. See, I can't use the Clinique 3-step either because that causes a reaction to my skin. It can be quite temperamental at times. I used to have good complexion but as I've got older it's started playing up more. I've just been away which is why it's ok at the moment but no doubt it will flare up again.
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  5. I really need to decide on a never-fails skin care routine because my skin has gotten ridiculously sensitive in the last few months that nothing seems to work - hopefully I'll fix that soon :)

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    -Emily.

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  6. I really need to find something to help my skin. I have acne and am on antibiotics for it, but still my face gets flareups and my skin is always a bit red :( maybe I'll try Neutrogena x

    http://girlinthelens.com/

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