15 Oct 2013

Combating Blemishes

I suffer from the odd blemish and like everyone I try to stop them appearing and getting too red and angry. So I have a few products which help me keep my skin clean and keep the blemishes at bay.

Skincare Routine

Skincare Routine

Pixi Glow Tonic

Pixi Glow Tonic

This is a great chemical exfoliator with Glycolic Acid, which helps keep the skin very clean and reduces the dark marks left by old blemishes. This product breaks down and removes the dead skin to keep your skin looking bright and radiant. It is alcohol free which means it doesn’t dry your skin out. I use this everyday in the morning and love it. This can only be bought in the Carnaby Street store at them moment, but I have heard its going to be added to their online store in the very near future.

Origins Clear Improvement Mask

This is a charcoal mask is also great if you have oily skin. It is really good at cleaning out your pores & removing any bacteria build up. It dries quite tight on your skin but doesn’t dry it out. My skin gets a little congested around my chin and find this mask is good to help clear that up. It’s a good mask to use once a week to give your skin a deep clean and draw out all the impurities.

Clarins Lotus Face Treatment Oil

This is good for Oily & Blemish prone skin as the oil helps calm skin, tighten pores and locks in moisture. I find this oil very calming on my skin and it keeps my hormonal breakouts to a minimum, my blemishes tend not to be as sore. I use this oil at least 3 times a week at night and two drops are all I need. I massage the oil all over my face and find it takes about 5 minutes to absorb into my skin. Since using this my skin is more radiant and my old blemish scars are reduced. I love the scent of this too its botanical and really relaxing.

Murad Clarifying Cleanser

This helps my skin go back to basics, it gives my face a really clean feel with out drying it out. It is a gel cleanser which gives your skin a very deep clean. It removes dead skin and bacteria build up and unclogs your pores. It smells a little medicated but I still find it gentle enough on my skin. I like to use this if I’ve been wearing my makeup up for a long time. This cleanser also has  salicylic acid in and so helps to reduce blemishes. This is well worth adding to your routine if you suffer from breakouts.

Kiehl’s Skin Rescuer*

This is aimed at people whose skin is experiencing the signs of stress (I know mine is). It is also geared towards skin that’s showing signs of fatigue and that is becoming dull. This is my skin in a nutshell, I’m stressed and that makes my skin stressed and I get more breakouts.

This moisturiser works well to calm redness and improve uneven skin tone, I find using this helps keep my skin look fresh and gives it a good boost of hydration too. This contains Rosa Gallica which helps calm inflammation and also Chamomile which is very gentle and soothing.  This Skin Rescuer can be used day or night which is good and I really think its helping reduce my redness and keep my skin looking more radiant.

Bath & Body Works Island Nectar Pocket Bac

Before I put any skincare or make up on my face I always use a hand sanitiser as I hate the thought of transferring any dirt or bacteria on to my skin, which can lead to breakouts. So this is a step I never miss, it is so important to keep our hands clean. It is a simple step but one so many people forget. I find these B&BW ones smell amazing and are a little more enjoyable to use.

So these are a few of the products I use to keep my skin clean and reduce the amount of breakouts I get. Are there any products you rely on to keep your skin blemish free?

Products that are marked with an * have either been sent to me for my consideration or I’ve received at events. I’m under no obligation to review them on my blog. However if I do, the reviews are 100% my own.

10 Responses to “Combating Blemishes”

  1. Jennie May says:

    I really hope pixi make the glow tonic available online really soon, I’d love to give it a try! I’ve been really loving the Amie clay mask for those stubborn blemishes, it’s really cooling <3

  2. Emily says:

    Definitely need to try the Origins mask and Pixi Glow Tonic:) x

    http://www.thebeautymist.com

  3. Stacey says:

    I love posts on skincare! Especially high end skincare!

    I reeeeeally want to try Pixi Glow, last time I was in the Carnaby Street store they were sold out and I live abroad so when it’s not online it’s difficult for me to get hold of.

    I have the Clarins oil, I have just finished the balanceMe oil and it was excellent, really calmed down spots and helped heal scars. I’ve been wanting to try the Kielhs skin rescuer for ages.

    My absolute holy grail product for controlling breakouts is Alpha H Liquid Gold. It changed my skin when it was at it’s worst and I’ll never be without it now!

    Stacey Expat Make-Up Addict

  4. Kate says:

    I love my Michael Todd blue green algae toner because it’s antibacterial and hydrating

    katespitz.blogspot.com

  5. Sarah says:

    Oh, I’ve been lusting after the Glow Tonic for such a long time! I always have at least 1 spot, my skin’s a nightmare but I love love LOVE the Clear Improvement mask and now I really fancy giving the Clarins oil a whirl. Great post! x

  6. Megan says:

    You can call the shop an they will post you some! That’s how I get mine. I LOVE Glow Tonic!

  7. Alice says:

    Oh this post was so helpful! My skin has gone a bit crazy lately and am on the hunt for some skin saviours, so this was super helpful. Quite like the sound of the Origins mask especially, love a good face mask :p Just discovered your blog too and love it! Off to follow on Bloglovin’! :D xx

  8. Beauty Bird says:

    I love Pixi Glow Tonic, ever since I started using it every day my skin has a lot less big spots, just smaller blemishes. I need to try some of Clarins’ skincare range, the oil sounds amazing xx

  9. I really want to try the Pixi Glow Tonic so i can’t wait til its available online. Im definitely going to look into some of the other products too because my chin has been in a terrible state the past month or so with spots and normally my skin is really well behaved!

    Natalie xx

  10. yasmine choudhry says:

    Great post
    I So want to try the pixi exfoliator currently using the alpha h liquid gold which is worth the hype noticed a difference in less blemishes in only two appliances
    Going to try the pixi when my alph h finishes & the origins mask & clarins oil

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