Current Skincare Routine | Teen Skin
With all of the LC stress - my skin has had a bit of a meltdown over the past couple of months to say the least. So I kind of had to develop a new skincare routine to tackle the numerous outbreaks, while also not completely drying out the rest of my skin.
It's a real mix of products and I hope that you find some of them helpful.
Vichy Normaderm Purifying Cleansing Gel
I started using the Vichy range last Summer and after running out of their 3 in 1 cleanser I switched over to this. I actually really like it but there isn't a whole pile to say about it.
This whole range is targeted towards problem teen skin (like mine) so it works pretty well. I use it to take off my makeup - go in with Micellar water and then follow up with my scrub, or another wash of this! Basically I can be really weird about making sure my skin is super clean, so I keep on going until it is practically squeaky clean!
Botantics All Bright Purifying Face Scrub
I have a few boxes stored away in my bathroom of all of my excess skincare and every once in a while, when I feel like switching things up I delve into them and see what I can find.
When my skin was going through a rough patch (literally rough) I broke out this as an old favorite which thankfully is super cheap. Nothing special but it does the job!
Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream
I got this baby in the post (I was about to say 'mail' - clearly been watching too many American YouTubers!) a few months ago and I have loved it since.
I have been really picky with moisturizers lately since my skin has been so goddamn tempermental! If you have skin like mine then I would really recommend this as it seems to keep my skin SUPER moisturized yet it doesn't provoke my breakouts.
I use DUAC (which I explain below) which helps with my breakouts, but it does have a tendency to dry out your skin where perhaps you don't need it - so this moisturizer comes in useful.
I apply a teeny tiny amount of this morning (15 minutes pre-makeup) and then at night, along with all of my other concoctions. Thankfully it has SPF 30 which is perfect considering I'm a disaster at protecting myself against the sun unless it is built into another product!
I started using this almost 2 years ago now, and the difference is actually crazy! I don't know if I can lay it all down to this cream or is it just that I have left the worst of my teenage skin phase; but I still have to give this baby some credit.
You only need a little nugget of this and I apply it to my usual 'problem areas'. Which used to be particularly my awful oily, spotty forehead and chin, but now it is mainly focused on my chin with the odd breakout in between my brows and above my lip. (Fun facts I know)
So this is really more of a preventative measure that you apply once to twice a day (depending on your skin type) but I can't go anywhere without it as it's such a security blanket for me now!
You need this on prescription - so you better ask your doctor about this. If your skin is any bit like mine then they may also recommend the pill but that one is up to you! This cream is seen as the first step, so if this works then you won't need it!
Sudocrem & Savlon
Honestly what is in Sudocrem that makes it so MAGICAL. It fixes everything.
It makes me look so fab every night as well - just helping me become a style goddess.
Savlon is also really a godsend when it comes to messy breakouts - particularly weird recurring ones that I had around my lips that had a tendency to turn into absolute monsters (honestly so bad) and this, combined with sudocrem, was the only thing that did the job.
Honestly, sometimes the simplest products will forever be the best. No big bucks needed.
Lush Lip Scrub & Elizabeth Arden Lip Balm
My lips are always beyond chapped *wink wink* and all that lol.
Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream is hailed as one of the best things ever by so many people and they ain't wrong. This is part of my everyday makeup routine and I also try to liberally apply it throughout the day.
The scrub is something that I only really use when my lips are particularly bad or when I am going to apply a strong lip color - particularly something like a Kylie Lip Kit!
So there is nothing too crazy or spectacular about my skincare but I think that sometimes that is almost better! I know that I would love to actually go to a dermotologist so I could try and understand what my skin is actually all about!
Hope you enjoyed this little skin rundown! I am trying to become better at writing about skincare and beauty rather than just 'deeper' posts! Trying to become a bit more diverse I guess - but I hope that it doesn't sound too basic or stilted!
What would you like to read next? Trying to post every two days :)