Tuesday 13 June 2017

Battling Breakouts

Battling Breakouts
Is there an age on when to stop getting spots? The answer is no. I have spent so much £££ and time into my skin over the years to realise this. Now at the age of 23 I still suffer from the occasional hormonal breakout and yes it really does suck. I have learnt to accept that having oily skin has its advantages and disadvantages, therefore when I do get a nasty little breakout I am prepared with some products.

This is an updated skincare post on what products I use at the moment to help with any breakouts.

Alpha H Liquid Gold £33.50
I was recommended this by a family member in the hope that it'll fix any areas on my face that breaks out. The week leading up to and during 'the time of the month' I get breakouts around my chin and brows, (weird I know). Therefore, before bed, I like to pour some of the Liquid Gold onto a cotton pad and apply it to the areas I've broken out. By the morning my skin just looks that little bit clearer and brighter. This product contains glycolic acid (AHA) which is amazing for balancing out your skin and helping with dark spots, scarring and sunburn. I only use this once or twice a week because it is an acid and I try to keep my skin in as much balance as possible, however, I would highly recommend this to anyone who is after an exfoliating spot treatment.

The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% £5.00

In simpler terms, Niacinamide is vitamin B3 which is indicated to reduce the appearance of blemishes and congestion. I absolutely love this brand I have reviewed a few more bits here. This brand is very abnormal, authentic and sold at amazing prices! I apply this product before bed when my skin is in need of a light refresher. I find this really helps with reducing the appearance of imperfections like it almost blurs them? By morning my skin feels amazing and looks a lot more radiant. I don't even know how to explain how amazing this product is!

Acneside Benzoyl Peroxide £7.00
I have mentioned this product in my last Top Spot Treatments post and still to this day I use this gel. If I can feel a painful or biggish spot appearing I apply this gel to that area just before bed for a few days as it can be quite drying to my skin. There isn't much to comment on this product it just really helps with any redness and reduces any swelling of spots I might have a lot quicker.

Dermalogica Overnight Treatment £45.00
I got this in a set with a few other treatments for breakouts therefore I didn't pay £45.00 and to be honest I don't think I would. I love this product, but not enough to repurchase, especially at that price. I apply this to my skin overnight when my skin is feeling too dry for the above two products. This helps calm inflammation and eliminates bacteria that contributes to congestion. I find this a really good product to wear underneath makeup or alongside other products.

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  1. I feel like I spend my life battling break outs. Some great recommendations!

    Tiffany Tales | Lifestyle & Beauty

  2. Great post.
    Where do you get the Acneside Benzoyl Peroxide from?

  3. I've always had very dry skin so thankfully the breakouts haven't ever been very apparent, I am not sure what is worse! I once had a little bit of acne when I came off a certain pill, the Benzoyl Peroxide worked a treat for me, although it did bleach all of my towels haha.

    Alice May Snell ♡

  4. I love Alpha H Liquid Gold! Great post! x

    Maiya | http://www.maiyabellexo.co.uk

  5. I turned 23 last week and I'm suffering with some of the worst breakouts of my LIFE. I switched to a new pill a few months ago, and ever since they have been non-stop. This post was so needed for me, thank you thank you!!

    Steph - www.nourishmeblog.co.uk

  6. I'm intrigued to try The Ordinary products. I hope I can get my hands on them soon. Lovely post x


  7. I love The Ordinary Skincare, I found they've helped my acne quite a lot since adding them to my skincare routine!


  8. Spots are the bane of my life! I've used the Salicylic Acid from The Ordinary which seems to help too x

    Everything But The Kitchen

  9. i always use sudocrem on my spots, it actually works so well xx


  10. I'll have to try that Alpha H Liquid Gold, it sounds amazing! x

    Gemma Louise



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