You’ve probably noticed by now I hate my skin. I moan about how bad it is all the time and I’m getting increasingly frustrated that I’m almost 30 and still dealing with spots. I always thought that during my 20’s, I’d be enjoying lovely skin before the wrinkles start to show. But nope. This story is not true in the slightest. And it is one of my biggest frustrations.
I was doing my standard ‘blah blah blah moan moan’ to my friends not long ago, when Hayley from TeaPartyBeauty was like WOAH CORINNE. I’LL BRING YOU SOME SKINCARE.
You see, beauty blogger Hayley knows her shit and has the qualifications to prove it. She also gets sent samples a plenty so was able to knock me up a pretty kick ass skin care routine, which was pretty fantastic.
So before one our typical boozy meet ups, she handed over the goods and I was excited to get started. Or should I say, in typical blogger style, excited for when I had the time to photograph the products and THEN get started.
As you can tell from the baubles, I took the photos before Christmas but wanted to give it a few weeks before I posted about my new skincare routine.
- Jurlique Herbal Recovery Antioxidant Face Oil
- Luxsit Anti Blemish Gel
- Balance Active Formula 8 in 1
- Salix Alba Cleanser
- Elemental Herbology Purify and Soothe Facial Cleansing Balm 75ml
- Caudalie Purifying Mask (75ml)
- Balance Snake Venom Eye Cream 15ml
Use the Salix Alba Apply to dry skin, massage in then remove with a flannel/cloth in hot water.
Apply the Balance Active Formula face cream and gently rub and pat it in.
Apply the Balance Snake Venom eye cream to where your eye socket bone is using your ring finger to pat it in.
Use the Elemental cleanser on a night as it’s oil based to break down any makeup. Apply to dry skin, massage in then remove with a cloth/flannel in hot water.
Let your skin breathe without any products on for a little while (1 hour or so) then apply the Jurlique facial oil for overnight.
ONCE/TWICE A WEEK
Use the Caudalie face mask on oily/clogged areas. Don’t use it on any areas where you have dry flaky skin as it will make it worse. The mask will draw out any impurities and dry up excess oil.
Dab a tiny bit of the Luxit spot gel on to the spots with a clean finger when you can feel them coming up & when they are ‘up’ – no point once they have ‘popped’.
YES. Though I have to admit I haven’t been consistent with everything, I’ve seen a massive improvement in my skin. I went about 2 weeks at one point with no new spot, but then ruined it after a boozy night out meant I didn’t take my makeup off – this then caused a few spots to appear.
Because of this, I’ve not really had chance to test out the anti-blemish gel.
I fell in love with two of the products: the Elemental Herbology Purify and Soothe Facial Cleansing Balm 75ml, which smells amazing and you really can feel it cutting through your makeup and the daily grim that gets built up on your face. The second product I loved was the Balance moisturiser, though it looks like it has been discontinued, so Hayley suggested I get the Balance Active Formula Dragons Blood Lifting Serum 30ml instead so I’ll be trying that next.
I really need to get better at using the face mask and the eye cream though!
Now I need to work on getting the ugly scars left from spots to fade, I’ve treated myself to some Heal Gel Face to help with that.
What products are in your skincare routine?