I have tried SO many products, you wouldn’t believe. So I am thrilled that I have settled on a handful of products that suit my skin and keep it looking healthy, nourished and glowy.
I suffered with Acne for a couple of years at university, so I have experimented with both sides of the spectrum skincare wise – from medical grade Benzoyl Peroxide and antibiotics to completely natural skincare. The latter is the way to go, if you were wondering. If you are struggling with you skin, I want you to know that you are not alone and that it will get better. It is very easy to lose hope and to feel disheartened if the tenth serum or moisturizer hasn’t made any difference. It sounds silly, but the way your skin looks or feels can have a substantial impact on your mood and confidence so IT IS OKAY TO WORRY ABOUT IT.
I wanted to make this post to recommend products that actually work and will do your skin no harm. Everyone’s skin is different but hopefully, if you take anything from this post, you will take the feeling of hope if you are going through a tricky patch with your skin and hopefully enjoy taking a look into my skincare routine!
Before I get into the skincare, I wanted to mention the internal cleansing that I had to do to really see the benefits in my skin. Healing your gut is essential. The quickest way of doing this is cleaning up your diet by eating unprocessed, wholefoods, lots of fruit, vegetables and whole grains. Cutting out refined sugar is a tricky but helpful step, but in the long term it does wonders for your health and you skin. Of course, you can have a few treats now and then and even introduce more into your diet later on. Try sticking to natural, unrefined sugars such as maple syrup, coconut sugar, xylitol, dates, honey etc and your skin will thank you! Also, it goes without saying that water is one of the best potions for your skin and it is so readily available!
Now, onto the skincare! Natural skincare products are your best friend and you need to use them long term, to reap the benefits. Your skin is ultimately your biggest organ, so whatever you put on your skin it will absorb. This means that feeding it with natural and nourishing products is the way to go. Below is what I use to maintain clear and glowing skin.
Face Wash – Organic Surge Face Wash. I believe this may be out of stock now, but I tend to use a gel based cleanser from places such as Holland & Barrett and TKMaxx also stock great natural skincare.
Toner – Mario Badescu Witch Hazel & Rosewater Toner. This is both soothing your skin with moisturizing rosewater and treating your skin with witch hazel which is a natural anti-bacterial ingredient.
Moisturizer – I worked with a skincare expert when I was in the midst of my skin troubles and she recommended Environ skincare, which I swear by. It contains ACTIVE ingredients, which actively make a difference to your skin. What I mean by that is, a lot of skincare sold on the high street are mostly emulsions that sit on top of your skin. Whereas, Environ contains ingredients such as Vitamin A and C, which you really feel absorb quickly and get to work.
Glow Serum – Nini Organics Glow Illuminator. This is my confidence in a bottle. I love how it looks on my skin as it gives a sheen to your cheeks that gives the impression of healthy, plump & glowy skin. I can’t be without this and I love it even more since it is 100% natural and home made.
Toning Spritz – Corrine Taylor Botanical Facial Mist This is an unessential but glorious addition to my routine. I do this when I really want to feel pampered and spritz over the top of my moisturizer and serum. Again, 100% natural and so refreshing!
Face Mask – Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Poor Cleansing Mask. This is a mask that I really feel is cleaning out my skin but, unlike other clay masks I have tried, it does not dry out my skin at all after washing it off. I tend to use this once a week and follow it up with all of the products above.
Thank you for reading and please let me know if you have any more questions about skincare and how I healed my skin or of any recommendations you have from your skincare routine!