Sunday, 11 March 2018


Do I have enviably clear smooth perfect skin? Absolutely not. 

But I do have generally okay skin that is clearer and looks brighter than it has before. So I consider that to be a pretty good achievement.

Everyone has struggled with some sort of skin issue at some point in their lives, whether that is hardcore acne or simply a few rednesses or pimples. I have been blessed enough to never have struggled with serious acne, but I have definitley had my battles with rednesses, spots and other skin annoyances. 

A few years ago, my take on skincare products was the following: the more the merrier. I had an extensive skincare routine with all sorts of creams, toners, cleansers, etc. Now, let me tell you something; unless you are extremely committed to your skin and have a lot of free time in your hands, you are not likely to stick to a 30min skincare routine every day. I know I didn't. 

It is not about putting all sorts of magical products on your skin, it is about finding what works and sticking to it. Over the past few years I have stuck to the following three rules and it has proven to do wonders to my skin. 


You have heard it a million times, but I bet you still don't do it. I am the least thirsty person in this world (*smug face emoji*) - I can go an entire day without drinking any water and I won't even notice it. But your body needs water, your skin needs water. 

It helps flush out toxins which in turn results in clearer skin. Otherwise, all these waste products are accumulated under your skin causing the nasty breakouts. Obviously water is not going to give you flawless glowing skin overnight, but it is a good place to start.


In order to help your skin, you need to get to know it. What works for me, will not work for you. Do you have oily skin, dry skin, combination skin, irritated skin, etc? 

Once you find out what kind of skin you are dealing with you will know how to take care of it. The key skincare product is moisturiser. If you are going to use just one product, this is the one to go for. But make sure you use the right one. 

For years, I used light moisturisers in an attempt to make my skin look as matte as possible. BIG MISTAKE. I have very dry skin that needs rich moisturisers, using light moisturisers just made my skin more oily as it was trying to make up for the lack of moisture.  


I cannot stress this enough. No matter how tired I am (or how drunk I am) I will never go to sleep with my make up on.  Since I do wear some make up most days I like to at least let me skin breath at night.

I used to hit the gym with make up on as I would always go straight after uni or work and it was effort to take make up wipes with me. This caused me so many break outs, literally so many. It took me a while to realise it was because I was clogging my pored with a mixture of sweat and foundation #gross. 

So now you know folks, if you want to hit the gym make sure you have some cleansing wipes with you!  

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