May 8th, 2015

My Current Skincare Routine

My skin has been a bit of a mess ever since I made the disastrous decision to give the copper coil a go, and I developed acne for the first time in my life at the age of 23. Not fab. I got that horror removed in summer last year, and I’m still recovering from it. (Although I don’t want to put anybody off the copper coil… it was actually completely fine for me otherwise, and I would have absolutely kept it if I wasn’t one of the unlucky something small % who end up with copper toxicity).
I have basically ended up having to completely cut down my skincare routine to a few key products, in an attempt to soothe things, and I’ve found a system which I feel works quite well for me, and keeps further breakouts at bay. I still seem to get some wonderful cystic areas, but there’s not a whole lot that can be done about those with products, and on the whole, things are basically otherwise under control at the moment!
Most of the products I use are very natural, with my hero products being the Weleda Almond Soothing Facial Cream, which is, as the name suggests, very soothing, and the Weleda Aknedoron Purifying Lotion. The Almond cream is what I use as my main moisturiser, and it is extremely extremely gentle on the skin. Wonderful when your entire face hurts, and also great because it’s so gentle that it’s unlikely to break you out if you have sensitive skin. The Aknedoron lotion is becoming something of a cult classic, because it is just SO good. It basically sorts breakouts out, without the horrible drying peeling side effects of creams I’ve had from the dermatologist. Pop this on your trouble areas and I promise you the next day things will be looking a whole lot better.
For my cleanser, at the moment I am using the Soap & Glory Ultimelt hot cloth cleanser which I did a full review on a while ago here but it is basically a poor man’s Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish (which I also love, and use when I can afford to stock up – review of that here).
Then a couple of times a week I will pop on Lush Mask of Magnaminty, which is my favourite face mask of all time. I actually went for the full size tub the last time I bought it because I go through it like crazy. This bad boy will dry out breakups and leave skin feeling wonderful and smooth, and you can also scrub it to exfoliate as you’re washing it off! The great thing with this, is you can also use it on your body. I don’t wanna talk about backne, but it kinda does happen sometimes. Sob.

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3 responses to “My Current Skincare Routine”

  1. The Jewel Beauty says:

    I really want to try that LUSH Mask 🙂 My favourite product from LUSH right now is their 'Let The Good Times Roll Exfoliator' 🙂

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  2. gleepface says:

    Ooh yes definitely give it a try! I haven't tried Let The Good Times Roll, but I might give it a go!

  3. Lola says:

    Great article, I am going through house moving next week and after that I am hitting the road myself, so this products seem like a nice essential to prepare to take with me. Thanks for sharing, Verena!

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