Tuesday 2 June 2015

My 3 Step Routine for Blemish-Free Skin.

I know it isn't just me that loathes getting spots.
They are literally my biggest pet peeve!
Usually because they choose to show up when you're depending on clear skin for graduation, a night out or a first date - typical. 
I understand that it's just a pimple, and most people get them, but I can't help but let it ruin my day sometimes - your makeup just doesn't look half as good when you're trying to cover a blemish!
Anyway, I'd had enough of them constantly setting up camp on my complexion and decided to consciously do something about it. In the past I'd always let them run their course and thought 'everyone gets them, they'll eventually go' - which is true, they did, but then another one would appear. 
I seem to have the kind of skin where I either have none at all or a face full - there was no happy medium.
I've recently added a few things into my nightly skincare routine and I've suffered from hardly any breakouts since. 

Firstly is I've been washing my face morning and evening with The Body Shop's Tea Tree Cool & Creamy Wash (£5.00). A refreshingly calming face wash that leaves your skin feeling fresh and clean after every use. I'm already on my third tube of the stuff, it's definitely reaching holy grail for me. If you suffer from bad breakouts I recommend this, it aids in getting your skin squeaky clean without leaving it feeling dry and stripped.
After I've done that, I've been misting my face with the Boots Botanics Rosewater Toning Spritz (£5.99). It's a 100% organic toning water that cleanses impurities whilst simultaneously tightening pores and refreshing the complexion. I've noticed a huge difference since incorporating this into my nightly routine. I never used to use toner - I always figured it was a pointless step - but I can never be without this stuff now.
Lastly is my moisturiser of choice and that's the Clean & Clear Dual Action Moisturiser (£2.19). This oil free formula moisturises my skin without leaving a greasy residue and helps prevent spots and blemishes. Another product I recommend to anyone with acne or blemishes - you can't beat the price and it actually works. 

An honourable mention goes out to the St. Ives Blemish Fighting Apricot Scrub (£4.19) which I use during every shower. I've used it for years and swear by it. 

 I love that I've managed to find blemish-busting products that work for me and my skin and don't cost an arm and a leg. It's always satisfying when you find something in the drugstore that works just as well as any high-end product (though despite it's hefty price tag, I am in need of a new Origins Super Spot Remover). 



  1. I use the clean & clear moisturiser and its amazing x
    Emma | Emmys Blog

  2. Love how all of these are high street products! Just goes to show you don't need to spend a fortune on skincare :)

    The Everyday Life of Rachel

  3. The Tea Tree wash is definitely going on my 'to-try' list! I love the sound of the Boots toning spray too xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  4. I used to have a botanics toner and it left my skin feeling so lovely, i also have the dual action moisturiser and use it every day, it leaves my skin so so so soft i love it! Might have to try out these other products too xx


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