Thursday, 6 December 2012

Skincare Routine - Back to Basics

Recently I've been having some trouble with my skin, developing a nasty patch of acne on my chin and generally just being more spotty. I think that it's probably hormonal and related to the contraceptive implant I got a few months ago although that may just be coincidence. It's been making me feel really self conscious, I'm almost 28 and I feel like I've got worse skin than most teenagers! And my normal skincare routine didn't seem to be helping one bit so I decided to try something different.

I researched a whole bunch of things to try and decided to start with the cheapest option and work my way up from there if needed. I remembered reading on Makeup Savvy some time ago about cleansing with soap and cutting out all other products so this is what I started with and it's really been helping!

I've been using Pears Transparent Soap, washing my face first thing in the morning and last thing at night (most days, considering how lazy I normally am I think I've been doing well!) and then putting on a small amount of moisturizer in the areas that feel like they need it. No more specific cleansers, toners or face washes.

My main problem area has stopped spreading and is clearing up, I've still been getting the odd small spot but no more huge ones like before. So I'm going to carry on with my soap only cleansing, it's better for my skin and my wallet! :D

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