Sunday, 13 March 2016

Products That Help Calm My Breakouts

I have suffered with acne my entire life. I can't remember a time when I wasn't battling against angry spots, blackheads, blemishes or scarring and anyone who has known me for a long time will know the ridiculous amount of options I have gone through when it came to treating the acne. I plan to do a full blog post telling you guys about everything to do with my acne struggle, but for now I thought I would share the products that have helped calm my breakouts! I recently screwed up my hormones and my skin has been in meltdown because of it so I've been desperately trying to find anything that would help to calm it down. Before I get into this post I just want to mention that even though these products helped my skin, they may not necessarily help yours. We all have different skin types and what works for someone might not work for someone else, but I thought I would share these just incase! These products definitely didn't get rid of my spots all together, but they did help so much in calming my skin down and reducing the size and pain of many of the angry ones! 

SIMPLE CLEAR SKIN OIL BALANCING EXFOLIATING WASH
I was stocking up on my simple facial wash when I saw this product sitting on the shelves next to it. The fact that it said 'oil balancing' really caught my attention as I'm someone who suffers with combination skin to the extreme. I've been using this for quite a while now and I've really noticed a reduction in oil around my t-zone. It's a really gentle exfoliator as well so it's perfect for use even on the dry patches on my cheeks and leaves my skin feeling very soft! 

BIORE DEEP PORE CHARCOAL CLEANSER
As a way to try and get rid of the large pores and blackheads that had appeared around my nose I decided to go for this charcoal cleanser. Charcoal is apparently a very good ingredient for pulling dirt and oil out of your pores. The first time I used this it was very intense. My skin is quite sensitive and it did sting a little bit, but I persevered with using it and it's brilliant! It really feels like it's deep cleaning my skin and although it didn't really do anything to my pores/blackheads, I've definitely seen a reduction in spots. My skin is now used to this product and it does not sting anymore although if you have really sensitive dry skin this product may not be for you!

LUSH MASK OF MAGNAMINTY 
I LOVE this face mask. This is designed specifically for calming down spots and it's brilliant. I think you can use this as often as necessary and it's so soothing on the skin. It instantly feels cool and fresh and is perfect for quickly calming down those angry red spots!

BOOTS TEA TREE WITCH HAZEL AND CHARCOAL FACE MASK
I was looking for another face mask to try out and I came across this one on the boots website. I really wanted to try out some products with tea tree in them and the added charcoal was an extra bonus! I love applying this mask, it's so smooth and cool on the skin! My skin feels cleaner instantly after applying and as it dries you can really feel it working on clearing your skin!

CLEAN AND CLEAR ADVANTAGE SPOT CONTROL TREATMENT GEL
I knew just using face masks and cleansers wasn't enough and that I wanted something that I could apply directly to the breakouts so I did some research and eventually decided on this product! I've really enjoyed using this. If you apply this to a spot that's broken it can sting a little bit, but for some reason that just made me like it even more because it felt like it was really working. I've noticed a reduction in the size and redness of spots after applying this and within a few days of reapplying this morning and night the spots have disappeared. I use this every day now and I couldn't imagine not applying this to my breakouts!

NO7 BEAUTIFUL SKIN DAY CREAM 
I've had this product for a long time now and I couldn't be without it. I struggle with severe dry patches on my cheeks and this product is fantastic at keeping moisture locked in all day! I only apply this to my cheeks as I don't want to add any extra oil to my t-zone (I use a separate moisturiser for that), and it honestly works wonders. If you suffer from dry skin then definitely give this moisturiser a go. Also I've heard that dry skin can lead to more spots as your skin produces more oil to combat the dryness so it's essential that you keep your skin hydrated and moisturised!

I really hope that this helps any of you reading this who suffer with acne/breakouts and that these products work with your skin. Feel free to leave me any more recommendations for products in the comments because my skin is so temperamental and something that works one day can stop working the next so I'm always open to finding new products!
xxx

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  1. The Lush mask sounds great! I love Lush masks but I haven't tried this one before x

    http://emmaboughtwhat.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. It's brilliant! The mint makes it feel amazing on your skin! :) xxx

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  2. This is super helpful. I need the pimple creams from Kate Sommerville AND Mario Badescu (they look really similiar) are so good! You put the cream on at night & wake up to a MUCH smaller pimple, if not already gone! xx adaatude.com

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    1. That sounds really good! I'll definitely have to check them out! :) xxx

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  3. I also sometimes suffer from breakouts (very rarely these days) but when I do I usually include the simple oil balancing facial wash within my skin care routine it works wonders xx

    thanks for sharing x

    Lorrainewhitney.com

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    1. I think so too, I love using it! :) xxx

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  4. Totally want to try that Lush mask!

    S .x http://ramblingsofayoungprgirl.blogspot.com

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