Sunday, 4 September 2016

Small Skin Care Haul!

I went in to Boots with the hope of only picking up the essentials.. That obviously never happens.

I got what I needed and proceeded to make sure I dashed straight to the tills past the make up and skin products. As what I was picking up was at the opposite end of the store in comparison to the tills it's safe to say I made a few stops along the way.. Oops.

My skin lately has done a total 180, here's a little backstory.

When I was 21 (just over 3 years ago) I developed eczema around my eyes. My case was pretty bad and my eyes were in constant pain. Then my skin began to become very dry on the surrounding areas and eventually my whole face was quite dry. This caused me to have to rethink my complete skincare routine and make up products. I used really thick moisturisers to keep my face hydrated through out the day, primers, satin finish foundations and even dewy finish finishing sprays which I topped up through the day. I then proceeded to do this and even add oil into my foundation to keep my skin soft. This was my main problem. I changed everything to suit my skin type. 

My eyes have since cleared up, I still apply creams etc to keep them at bay, and I couldn't be happier! But over the last few months my skin has completely changed. My intensely dry skin is now oily?! I know. I noticed that my skin was becoming slightly shinier throughout the day a few months ago but nothing a little powder couldn't fix up throughout the day. Since then though it has got worse. I've been changing my moisturiser to oil free, wearing matte finish foundations, baking, more face powder and even changing to a mattifying finishing spray! My face is starting to break out more, I never really had a problem with blemishes before and now it's getting pretty bad. I even find that I'm getting a lot more black heads. 

Therefore, the next while will be me trying to get my skin back under control and find products to enhance it!

While at Boots I picked up a few skin care treats to try out and see if any work for my skin. To be honest for me skin care is trial and error so I will report back in a few weeks to let you know how these have worked for me!

The first product I picked up was a Boots Quick Fix Facials Exfoliating Scrub Mask for blackheads and blocked pores. My skin has been feeling pretty congested lately and I'm hoping this will help to clear it up especially around my nose and chin area!

Next was Boots Tea Tree & Witch Hazel Cleansing & Toning Lotion. This I got to cleanse my skin, fight against blemishes and hopefully tighten my pores slightly! (Hopefully around my nose area)

I then picked up two Neutrogena products. I always reach for this Visibly Clear range whenever I break out and have since I've been a teen! It really helps clear up my skin. Using my Garnier Micellar water to remove most of my make up followed by the Visibly Clear Wash/Mask has left my skin a lot clearer in the past so here's to hoping! While I was browsing I noticed a Visibly Clear Blackhead Eliminating SOS Cleanser which I'm going to try out as well and I will report back!

That's all the skin care I picked up yesterday but I will keep you all posted on how the products are and how I liked them! If you want to pick up any of the products they are linked above!

M xo.