My skin has been freaking out at the moment. I've been getting breakouts while some areas have been so dehydrated. My makeups not been sitting - urg its just being nightmare. So I've incorporated a few things to not only hide my belmishes, but skincare to help the underlining problem. So I thought I'd share them with you today..
Quick Fix Facials Exfoilating scrub mask | £4.99
This scrub is brilliant for really giving skin a thorough clean. Its really thick, pasty with large scrubby particals. I know some thick manual scrubs are bad for skin, but sometimes you just can't beat the feeling of a good old scrub. This one is brilliant, sometimes it literally takes the heads of spots (gross, i know). And leaves my skin feeling smooth and clean! It also doubles up as mask, just rub it in and leave it on for 5-10 mintues for an extra deep clean.
Una Brennen Super facialist Salicystic Acid Anti Belmish Clay Mask | £9.99
This mask is a godsend when my skins not looking its best. It contains Salicyic acid which is a type of BHA (if you want to know more about AHAs and BHAs see this post) which is a type of acid that penetrates deep into the pores to unclog them and remove impurities. This also contains vitamins and Avocardo oil to help nourish the skin. I like to apply a thin layer and wait 10 minutes and remove. After removing, my skin is left so much brighter and smoother. A must for bad skin days!
Pixi Glow Mud Mask | £18
Having dehydrated skin means some spot / blemish treamtments leave my skin feeling dry and tight. On days when my skin is particularly dehydrated I reach for this. It's brilliant for deep cleansing and drawing out impurites without being overly drying. After using this my skin is brighter, softer and smooth.
First Aid Beauty ultra Repair cream | £9
With my dehydrated skin after spot treatments, I need to really nourish my skin to stop it from drying out. And this is perfect, its hydrating but light enough to use under makeup. It also contains a range of ingredients to not only moisturise but help the skin repair process, making it a great option for helping heal blemishes and redness.
Now when skincare alone is not enough its time to pull out the big guns, in terms of coverage...
Rimmel Insta Flawless | £6.99 POST
This primer is perfect for bad skin days. It has little bit of coverage which is brilliant. It leaves skin, smooth and radiant. This would be perfect for those who have really good for skin but for me it's brilliant for layer coverage. It also is hydrating enough to stop my skin drinking the moisture out of my foundation.
Becca Ultimate Coverage Complexion creme | £34 POST
This stuff is brilliant! A full coverage foundation, that is light weight and breathable and promises to give an air brush finish; ticks all the boxes for me. And this really does what it promises. I rarely like full coverage foundations because they tend to be matte and too drying for my dehydrated skin. But this isn't drying in the slightest. So when my skin is not looking its best. This is my best friend.
Maybelline Superstay 24H Concealer | £6.19
Concealer is another essential for those pesky breakouts. I reach for this one, it's full coverage, easy to blend and doesn't look cakey, and stays in place all day.
NARS Sheer Glow Foundation | £31
I love a glowy base and when my skin is bad sometimes this isn't an option but thankfully NARS has my back. This is a good, medium coverage, with a slightly glowy finish, it blends with ease, and lasts all day. It covers most imperfections, and whats left is nothing a bit of concealer won't sort out.
Vichy DermaBlend Corrective Foundation | £18 POST
For a more affordable, full coverage foundation this is perfect. Its packed full of pigment to offer the fullest of full coverage in a lightweight blendable finish. This finish isn't matte, which I love, its a demi matte. The staying power is incredible. Overall, if a full coverage foundation is what your looking for this one has nothing not to love.
So they are my go to products for sorting out bad skin days? What are yours?
Until next time...
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