I went through most of my tweens, teens & early twenties feeling incredibly blessed by my good genes and my smooth and spot-free appearance (me, smug? why never); then I hit twenty-seven and suddenly all pimply hell broke loose. It seems that when you do things that are good for you, like give up smoking, alcoholic binges and terrible boyfriends, spots rear their ugly heads just to remind you that nothing is ever perfect. So I’ve had to get a new skin-care regime (warning, work in progress).
This is my new regime in all it’s glory. And when I say regime, I mean whenever I can be arsed – approximately 3 times a week. Oh God, please don’t tell the real beauty bloggers of this world.
You can see that this is really just the result of a spendy trip to Boots where I fell foul of the Clinique girl’s wiley ways and returned a la maison with £50 worth of potions that I knew probably wouldn’t work. But, I’ve got to hand it to her and her slidey chart (which worked out within 10 questions that for my spotty skin I needed the anti-blemish variation of their hugely popular range). Since I’ve been using the cleanser, toner and moisturiser my skin has been in it’s best condition for years: supple, smooth and (almost) spot-free.
I also bought this, which is actually now the favourite part of my skin-care. Having always been a wipe devotee, but aware that dragging on my eyes with a piece of almost-damp cloth was probably not doing my crows-feet any favours, I enquired about make up remover. I came away with this greasy oil type thing which you just slap on (including onto mascara) and then wash it off – hey presto, no rubbing, everything dissolves. AMAZE. And I reckon it’s going to last ages!
Finally, some Liz Earle goodies. This clay mask may actually turn me into a real-life elephant, but you can definitely feel it working on your pores and I love doing a bath and feeling all Bridget Jones before removing it with the natural sponges it comes with.
This wrinkle serum, well, I suppose I am being a little premature and to be honest I barely use it, mostly because it is oily and doesn’t like being under foundation (if only I was organised enough to do these things at night!)
So that’s that. The secret to a not-so-clear complexion. Any one have any other good tips about what to use to plug up my dastardly chin-pores? What’s your favourite skin-buy at the moment?