Combination – Oily Skin, prone to spots.
Very oily T-Zone and the nose and cheeks can sometimes be dry depending on the weather.
Morning Routine (Used every morning):
The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Clearing Facial Wash
I use this to control my spot breakouts and it actually does the job as it contains tea tree oil which is the key to combating those spots. It removes the excess oil on my face and doesn’t over dry my skin. My skin doesn’t get as oily.
Neutrogena Visibly Clear Triple Action Lotion
It removes the excess dirt and oils and you can see them when you use a cotton bud or wool. It has a slight tingle sensation which I think is quite nice and it closes my pores. It doesn’t dry my face out and it does combat spots.
Garnier Pure A Daily Treatment Moisturiser
This will clear imperfections as it contains salicylic acid and zinc. This is a great moisturiser, not only it combats the spots, it also moisturises the skin leaving it feeling soft.
Boots Essentials Cucumber Eye Gel
The packaging has changed. The picture on the right is the correct packaging. This leaves a cooling sensation which reduces the puffy eyes. It’s great at hydrating the sensitive eye area. It contains vitamins as well as cooling cucumber. I use my ring finger to gently apply this.
Night Routine (Used every night except Wednesdays):
Make Up Removers:
Normal facial wipes or I use the Superdrug Tea Tree Sensitive Cleansing Lotion
I use either one depending on my mood. Using facial wipes are quick and easy but it doesn’t remove the makeup which maybe stuck in the pores.
The cleansing lotion, not sure if it’s still available, contains tea trea oil and aloe vera extracts. This is non greasy and the tea tree oil and aloe vera combination is great! This removes makeup better than the facial wipes in my opinion.
Night Facial Wash:
Neutrogena Visibly Clear Blackhead Eliminating Daily Scrub
This contains microbeads which arn’t harsh to the skin. It is creamy and it does unclog my pores, removing trap dirt, oil and makeup. It also controls my spot breakouts. Blackheads are less visible and it doesn’t make my skin tight.
The Body Shop Tea Tree Blemish Gel
I only use this if I have big spots on my face. I apply this after I have moisturised. It is a wand and contains tea tree oil which is great at combating spots. When I use this, the spot does decrease in size but it doesn’t fully go away. Simple, easy to use and compact!
Garnier Nutritionist Caffine Eye Roll-On
This is great at de-puffing them eyes as the metal ball on it massages the area with the cooling liquid. I can feel the cooling sensation and is great for moisturising. But I never use it in the morning as it emphasises my under eye dark circles and makes them more visible.
Wednesday Night Routine:
I only use this routine every Wednesday night. I do not use any of the products mentioned above.
It is cheap and can be purchased anywhere. It is great at removing the dead skin, leaving the skin soft.
But, DO NOT use this if you have dry or sensitive skin as it is harsh and will dry out your skin a lot more. A great alternative is sugar. I would say this is best for very oily skin. This can still be very drying and tight on your skin.
Mix a teaspoon of sea salt/sugar with a f ew drops of water. Gently use it to exfoliate the skin in circular motions.
I use this straight after the sea salt exfoliation. This contains natural ingredients and I use this only to deep moisturise my skin. 2-3 drops is enough for the whole face as I use it as a massaging oil. This doesn’t break me out which suprises me.
I love using this as it is relaxing to massage with and my face is really hydrated. Usually, when my cheeks and nose are really dry, using make up can emphasis the dryness. After using this, I don’t have the dry areas any more and the makeup application is smooth.
I use masks every sunday as it’s the only time i have mostly free and is really relaxing.
The Body Shop Tea Tree Face Mask
This is great for my skin especially spots. It combats the spots, doesn’t get rid of the in the duration of the mask relax time. It stays wet and doesn’t dry. Made my skin softer and controls oil. Can be easily washed and it’s bright green!
Long post ey? I don’t have perfect skin but I do take care of it. Remember, results vary on every person. What works on me may not work on others.