My skin has always been something I’ve battled with for years, right from a young age when I fought against spot after spot and all the way up to now, when I’m constantly trying to find the best products for my skin. Due to it being something that was so problematic for me, at quite a young age of around 9/10, over the last few years it’s become something I’m really interested in and learning about what’s best for my skin type. I think that’s the real key to finding the perfect products for you, is knowing your skin type and what types of products nourish it and make it a lot more manageable. So, to help out anyone who has similar skin to me and to just generally share the skincare products I couldn’t live without, I thought I would create a little blog post all about it.
To start off with I’ll just give you a quick run down of my skin type and what problems that I face with it; so you can relate to me or understand what type of skin you may have, if you don’t already know. Nowadays I definitely have oily to combination skin, and the majority of my problems lie in that good old T-Zone, the lower half of my forehead and down the bridge of my nose. I generally have normal to combination skin on the rest of my face, and do sometimes suffer with dry skin on the outer parts of my face, especially when it’s really cold outside. Recently, I only really experience spots on my chin, which I once read on Pinterest is all due to hormone’s, and sometimes a few near my eyebrow region too. Although, I have to admit that my skin has got a lot better over the last 2 to 3 years, and has definitely calmed down and been much more manageable as I’ve got older. I’m not sure whether it’s because I’m using products that are good for my skin type or just because I’m growing up and my hormone’s are starting to even out a little bit.
Garnier Pure Active Gel Wash | £3.80
This product has to be my ultimate favourite skin product EVER! It’s literally the perfect product for my skin and I’ve been using different versions of it for around 2 to 3 years now. What I love so much about it is that it’s so light on the skin and really cleans it without being too harsh. A lot of products for oily skin contain tea tree, and I just find it to be way to strong for my skin and instead of gently cleaning it, it just irritates it even more. So, this wash is just so perfect because it doesn’t do any of that, and I’d always recommend gel washes because they’re apparently the best one for oily skin types. It’s also a really affordable price, and shows you don’t have to spend lot’s of money to get a really amazing skin care product.
Nivea 2 in 1 Cleanser & Toner | £2.50
A cleanser and toner have not always been a prominent part within my skin care routine, and I spent quite a long time experimenting with not using them at all. However, that just showed me that even though they’re the secret skin care products, especially toner, doesn’t mean that they’re not a crucial part of your skincare routine. This Nivea Cleanser and toner is really great because it brings both of the products together; making your skin care routine shorter and also a lot easier to travel with. I hate when you have numerous bottle of skincare products to pack with you on holiday, it’s one of my pet hates because they’re so bulky. This cleanser and toner is super gentle on your skin and goes completely against the stereo-type of cleanser’s being harsh and really stripping the skin. This feels so lovey on the skin, and is really simple; making it very nourishing to your skin and not exposing it to lot’s of different things. I’ve found over the years that my skin really does respond better from products that are simple and more paired back.
Clean & Clear Dual Action Moisturiser | £3.00
This is the latest addition to my skincare routine and the most amazing end to my 3 step skincare routine. I’ve been on the hunt for a really good moisturiser for years now, and have tried endless one’s until I finally found this one, and I love it. It’s the perfect moisturiser in every way really. It ticks the ultimate box of ensuring that my skin always feels hydrated and moisturised; eliminating dryness and excessive oily parts to my skin. However, it also helps to prevent under the skin blemishes and spots; whilst not being greasy or too thick. It looks perfect underneath makeup and makes it last so much longer throughout the day, because my skin is not soaking my makeup up to try and hydrate it’s self. This is a really great product and I would recommend it to anyone who has oily to combination skin.