I originally had a different blog post planned however, my face has become the spottiest it’s ever been in the last few years *cue sad face*. As a result, I thought I’d go through the steps that I’m taking to a) get rid of them and b) keep more of them at bay.
In terms of skincare serums, I turn to my La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo and Estee Lauder – Advanced Night Repair. Estee Lauder’s ANR is something that improves my skin after a few uses. Whenever I go back to it, I wonder why I stopped using it in the first place. LRP’s Effaclar Duo is definitely a cult product, and for a good reason. It’s great for getting rid of the little bumps under your skin that never surface. I use the Effaclar Duo under my morning moisturiser and my Advanced Night Repair under my night time moisturiser. With topical treatments, I am loyal to my Origins Super Spot Remover. I have purchased this over and over again and it would definitely be “holy grail” status.
I also increase the frequency of my masks when I find myself becoming spotty. I’m talking one every two days. Seems excessive, I know – but it works for me. At the moment I am using Boscia Clarifying Detox Mask and the Apvita Deep Cleansing Mask (Express Beauty with Green Clay). I also avoid manual exfoliation and stick to something less harsh like the First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads or the Alpha-H Gentle Daily Exfoliant.
The Other Steps
So yes you can change your skin care but there are also other steps that I take to help ensure that more of those dreaded pimples don’t surface. The first thing I do is to regularly change my pillow case. I find a huge difference when I do this. I use one side one night, flip it over on the next night and then use a new one on the third night. I also change my face towel. Similar to my pillow case, I use one side after washing my face in the morning, flip it over to use the other side at night and then use a fresh one the next morning.
Another step is to disinfect my phone at the end of every day. Think about it… how often do you go on public transport or go shopping, touch your phone, then put your phone to your face? Your phone can be a feasting ground for bacteria (gross, I know!) I take a disinfecting wipe to my phone every night. Lastly, I know it’s laborious but washing your makeup brushes is also key, especially when you’re breaking out! Once a week ideal but sometimes I’m too lazy so I just regularly change my brushes.
What do you do when you are breaking out? I’d love to hear your tips!