Skincare Update

Friday, July 15, 2011


Beauty is only skin deep right ? Yet we still would love to have that clear complexion and fuss free skin because we feel good deep down when we look at ourselves and feel great about what we see?!

I credited for Lush "Baby Face" *now discontinued.
For helping to clear up my skin alongside Liz Earle's cult favourite Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser 


Since late 2008 I started to suffer from adult acne, not servilely but to me it was enough after never experiencing spots except the odd one when due on. It was enough to knock my confidence - vain ? Maybe but it's not a nice feeling. 
So after my great experience and heartbreak with Lush Babyface cleanser, I turned to the replacement which is Ultra Bland which has kept my spots at bay alongside regular face masks, face steams and making sure makeup is clean & in date alongside making sure I cleanse my brushes too.

Late March on Wahanda they had a deal to get four great steals from Sanctuary :

Sanctuary Perfectly Polished Hot Cloth Cleanser
Sanctuary Warming Microbrasion Polish
Sanctuary Warming Charcoal Detox Mask
Sanctuary Therapists Facial Oil *
*n o t    p i c t u r e d

All for just £20

Bargain. I snapped it up.

The products pictured are in my skincare routine.

I'm adoring the Good Things Miracle Mattifier Moisturiser, I find it's excellent for my skin during my make-up wearing days. I get a nice base to apply my primer and foundation onto

My t-zone has been controlled - hey, can't complain works for me.
The warming products that were included in the Sanctuary mini bundle are amazeballs. The feeling when you put the mask on ... how it reacts between your finger tips and skin is comforting.

My spots have been in control as we know that heat can bring on the spots...
Hopefully, come Autumn / Winter I won't need to change much on the skincare front.
*fingers crossed*

My Summer Acne Breakout Prevention Tips
During summer months there's a lot that can 
bring on the summer month acne.
Pollution, Sweat, Dirt, Dust, Chlorinated/Sea Water, 
High Temperatures, 


But these tips can be for all year round.

  •  Keep your hands off your face. Please resist touching your face during the day, we seem to forget how much we put our hands through and what we touch ... the germs/ dirt on our hands we end up spreading onto our face.
  • Sunscreen ... Yes I am saying put it on no matter what time of the year but even choosing the wrong TYPE of sunscreen can account for a breakout. We can chose an oil-free sunscreen but it might not be great for us all How so? If your skin is VERY oily , maybe a gel based sunscreen will work better for you.
  • Hair products, shampoos and conditioners with panthenol ( an ingredient that nourishes & strengthens hair ) could worsen the problem. When the product is rinsed out of the hair it can clog pores which can contribute to acne.
  • Please make sure you cleanse your brushes and keep your make-up products clean.

4 Comments so far to 'Skincare Update'

  1. thank you for the summer skin care tips. very helpful :) i alway stouch my face and i dont even think about it! i also never wear spf bceause im scared it will break me out.. but ill look up gel based ones :)

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  2. @Donna ♥ Baby that is absolutely fine. I'm glad it could help.

    A lot of creams have SPF in them too it's handy to get a product you use that has it in already.

    I'm guilty of the face touching it's a habit you don't realise your doing until the damage is done.

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  3. I use the warming mask and I love it! I stopped using it for a few weeks (lazy bitch) and now I've started again I really feel the difference!
    I'm another one guilty of touching my face :(

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