My skin situation has been somewhat a roller coaster over the passed 6 months or so, with regular trips to the doctors to find out what exactly has been causing my out of control acne. After a number of tests, I have been diagnosed with a condition that means my hormone levels are all over the shop. Unfortunately for me, one of these symptoms is typically, acne.
There are so many articles online about how the 'only way' to clear skin is through a healthy lifestyle involving diet and regular exercise. I began exercising every day and purely clean eating for 4 months solid. However, even with a strict skincare routine involving high end products, there was still no luck. When I returned to uni (considering my depressing student budget, my lack of nutritious meals and the absence of any form of exercise), I was terrified that my skin was going to continue getting worse. This is where I am excited to share with my readers some absolutely amazing products that I have discovered that have made my skin crystal clear, without prescription creams, drugs or a change in lifestyle. It's all down to the products, and considering I'm a stressed out, hormonal imbalanced wreck with a rather unhealthy lifestyle, I'm pretty amazed at what these products have done for me!
1. When I'm in the shower, I remove all of the previous nights products with warm water, or if I have any going, a very simple facial soap with no harsh chemicals. This ensures the skin isn't dried out or stripped too much of any oils.
2. Next I tone my face with a SPRAY toner. This is important because again, too much toner can strip the skin. This is the gentler method and Boots Botanics is perfect for me. It's full of organic goodness and only £4.99
3. Before applying any makeup, I like to use a very simple moisturiser. I usually just use whatever is knocking around, either Ren, e45 or Simple. Something along those lines.