Thursday, 26 February 2015

Clearing Up My Acne

I am going to cut straight to the point here and say that about 6 months ago my acne completely broke out as I came off of the combined pill (not to have babies). For quite a while I hated my life and was so tempted to give in a go back on the pill. However I finally have it under control and I believe it is all down to my current skincare routine. I have been using Salcura Antiac Daily Face Wash, Origins Out of Trouble MaskPalmers Cocoa Butter Lotion and Skinetica Toner.
I know that these products are all a bit random but it's just what I have been using and they work for me. The first product I will talk about is the Origins Out of Trouble 10 minute mask. This is not a product I would normally buy as it is a bit out of my price range, £23, but I was sucked in by the sales assistant in selfridges and I couldn't say no. I am so glad I bought it, I try to use it twice a week when I remember and it seems to have helped really clear up my face. I am actually applying it as I write this blog post. The texture is thick, smooth and creamy. It is very easy to apply and feels great. It isn't artificially fragranced which is a big bonus, it just sort of smells like clay so isn't too bad. After the mask has dried and you wash it off, it can leave my skin feeling a tiny bit dry, therefore a moisturiser is essential afterwards. This mask has been amazing, it's not strong or overpowering, feels gentle on the skin and is brilliant for acne sufferers. 
The next product I will talk about is the Salcura Antiac Daily Face Wash, this is a brand you probably have never heard of. I bought this as I saw an advert on YouTube stating it was good for acne sufferers and you could buy it for a trial price of 99p. I ordered it straight away as you can't really go wrong for that amount of money. The first time I tried this face wash I did think it was a bit harsh on my skin and quite strong. It left my skin feeling dry and tight, however not flaky dry and it did feel very clean. I decided to persist and try it for a few weeks and I am very glad I did. This face wash really cleared up any break outs I had and stopped any new breakouts from appearing. I have had only a few spots since which is brilliant. The texture is very thin and liquidy, so is easy to apply and fast working. The whole Antiac range sounds amazing so I really want to give some of the other products a go.
As I said above the other two products left my skin feeling particularly dry and I couldn't find my moisturiser one night before bed. Being very tired I just grabbed my small bottle of Palmer Cocoa Butter, which I am sure is meant to be for your body, and put a load on my face anyways. I know that this is probably going against everything every beauty guru as ever done but let me just say that I woke up and my face had never felt so soft. It was completely moisturised, not dry or flaky at all and as soft as a babies bum. Palmers cocoa butter has always been a product that I have loved, mostly because of the amazing chocolate smell, but I had never thought to use it on my face. I don't think it has any harsh ingredients and they do not say that you can't use it on your face so I don't see the problem. The results were great for me so I have been using it as my daily moisturiser ever since and it's completely inexpensive. 
My final product is Skinetica, which I won't go on about for ages as most people know all about it. Basically Skinetica is an anti blemish toner and makeup base, a good all round product. It seems to do the job well and is a nice product to use in your daily skin care routine. I used it first a few years ago as there was a lot of hype about it and then stopped for ages. As I had this recent breakout I decided to give it another go and I would say it did help clear my spots and keep my skin clean. However one thing I would say about Skinetica is that it doesn't last long and gets used up very quickly. I enjoyed using it again but it only lasted just over a month, it actually ran out a few weeks ago now and I haven't repurchased. My skin hasn't really changed much therefore I will only repurchase if my skin gets very bad again. 

Touch wood my face has been clear for a couple of months now, the scars are healing slowly and I have only had a few spots. 

Thanks for reading

Chloe x 

P.S. Please let me know any holy grail acne prevention products you have tried.

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  1. I am glad that the Origins mask is working out for you, I think I might pick it up as well ( i was there when you were getting roped into getting by the sales assistant) and that cleansers sounds really good and its 99p.
    Zeynab x
    The Beauty Load

    1. Hehe yes I actually really love it, recommend it for acne or spot prone skin, the sales assistant did good! x

  2. If its working why not. I have terrible skin. Acne all round my mouth and tiny little spots all over my face, like raised bumps. Unsure what they are but they are making me insecure, they look worse in direct sun light too. I think they maybe clogged pores. fml! x

    Kate | A British Sparkle

    1. It's horrible when you don't know what is causing you to break out or have spots. Could be a reaction to something your using, maybe go see a doctor and they can give you medicated cream for acne x