At the moment I don’t struggle with spots, I get the occasional one every month but other than that I’m doing pretty good. I remember when I was younger at school and college I would have a lot, but some how I managed to clear them up. I wear make up every day and that does not affect my skin at all, I believe as long as you take care of your skin and look after it, it will start to clear up itself. So here are some tips and tricks to help clear up your skin and getting it looking healthy for summer.
Drinking water is so important for having healthy skin, if you are dehydrated then more than likely your skin will be dehydrated too. This also means of your are wearing make up it will look dull and won’t apply properly. I drink so much water a day, as soon as I wake up in the morning I drink a huge cup of water. And along with every meal I have a huge cup of water too. Water is pretty much 95% of the time the only liquid I drink because I love it so much!
Removing make up is so important, if any make up is left on your skin over night than more than likely expect a spot. As your skin repairs over night it’s important to make sure it is clean. Using a make up wipe with most likely not get rid of all your make up, once you’ve used a wipe then use a liquid face wash to double make sure. Miscellar water is also great for removing make up, but I find that I end up using so many cotton pads that I get fed up. So I like to take of most my make up with micellar water than wash it properly. When I had quite bad spots I decided to invest in a Clarisonic which is a vibrating brush which cleans 10x times deeper than just using your hands. Originally I found it broke me out more but this is because it’s bringing all the dirt and oil to the surface, so in the long run its great. 2 years later I still like to use my Clarisonic once or twice a week to just give a deep clean.
On the days I don’t use my Clarisonic I like to use a good exfoliant once a week to help get rid of dead skin cells so new ones can regenerate. My favourites at the minute are Lush Sea Salt Scrub and Lush Dark Angels. Both of these are really good for your skin as they contains lots of natural ingredients which help fight spots and clean your skin.
Spot Fighting Ingredients
You will see dozens of face wash brands with different ingredients to fight spots and I tried all of them. And none of them worked, I found they made my skin worse. I did how ever make a great discovery by using Simple Triple Action Face Wash. This face wash worked wonders for my skin as it wasn’t harsh and full of chemicals. It contained lots of natural ones which help soothe your skin. I still use this face wash now to keep spots at bay and love it!
A lot of people may think that because they have spots and oily skin that they don’t need to moisturise but in fact you do. Your skin needs moisture to help it heal and restore. When I was suffering with bad spots I actually found Loreal Triple Active moisturiser helped my skin so much. It is a really thick consistency with loads of food ingredients to help repair skin so it also helps get rid of scars. I have also been loving the vitamin e mask from Superdrug, I use this a couple of times a week and it really helps add a lot of moisture and repair my skin.
Face masks are my weakness, I love them! There is nothing better than coming home after work and sticking one of these on. I like to use a variety on my skin do my skin doesn’t get used to just one. I also pick which one I am going to use depending on my skin that day. If I am in a hurry then I tend to use the Simple one as this one is only left on for one minute where as the others stay on for up to 20 minutes. I think they are great at refreshing your skin and helping it repair.