Saturday, 28 April 2012

Ablutions 2

Ok, today imma talk beauty. If you read my skincare post a while back, you'll remember that I really battle with my skin - I suffer from mild acne, super enlarged pores, dryness and sensitivity. For the record, I don't use Clinique skincare any more - I was finding it too harsh.

Here's a breakdown of my regime for anybody who's interested:


Cleanse with Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel
Clarins Toning Lotion for Oily Skin
Zineryt Topical Acne Treatment (prescription only)
Lush Vanishing Cream
Clinique Super City Block SPF 40


Cleanse with Lush Herbalism
Apply moisturiser where needed - I'll use a fair few, depending on how I feel.
Apply Retin A gel (prescription only)

I'm aware that this is a hefty routine - I'm constantly trying new things to try and get on top of my skin - but this routine has done wonders for the overall appearence of my skin, however I do still suffer from spots. I've also started to notice a huge correlation between my diet and my skin (that I'd never really paid attention to before) - especially with alcohol and dairy, so I'm really trying to avoid these!

I also try to use facemasks/concentrated treatments regularly - though I often forget... I may do a post on this at another time.

I hope this was helpful to somebody!


  1. Retin A is THE BEST. I have the cream version. Zaps a spot overnight, I dunno what I'd do without it. I have crazy skin too, I started using Vichy and La Roche Posay and they're working brilliantly. :)

    1. I like La Roche Posay products - but I hardly ever buy them, as I only tend to buy a product if I can sample it first, which I can't do with those! The calming range (I really can't remember the name!), designed for fragile skin is so fantastic - I don't know why I stopped using it actually...