Skin Sins and How to Combat Them

I am usually very good when it comes to my skincare routine - I always take my makeup off at night and moisturise twice a day! And I like to think I take good care of my skin from the inside. However, their are a few occasions when I don't always do the best for skin, so today I wanted to share my ways to combat the results of my skin sins.

Sleeping in your makeup:

It's rare that I go to sleep in my makeup. However, if I've had a few to many processco's or I'm super tired I am guilty of it. But sleeping in your makeup is probably one of the worst things you can do!
Night time is when the skin renews and repairs itself and makeup gets in the way of that. It can prevent dead skins from shedding, making the skin appear dull. This can also accelerate the ageing process. It also can also trap oils which can lead to blocked pores and breakouts. All of which I don't want to happen. So when I've woken up with a full face here's what I like to do.

First of all I take the makeup off with a good double cleanse. As my first cleanser I'm very much enjoying the Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm* | £47 | which is a really nice balm cleanser that melts away makeup. It feels super nourishing and hydrating on the skin. My current favourite second cleanser is the Indie Lee Brightening Cleanser | £30 | It's a really refreshing gel cleanser that helps to brighten skin. I love how gentle yet effective this is. I've been using it for a couple of weeks and my skin looks so bright and fresh. After sleeping in my makeup my skin feels dry and gross, this really helps to take that away.

After I've throughly cleansed the skin I like to go in with a clarifying mask. Just to ensure I really have removed all makeup, dirt and oils that may have become trapped in the pores over night. I really rate the Sand and Sky Brilliant Skin Mask | £39.50 | Which is a purifying and brightening mask. It uses Australian Pink Clay which is packed with skin loving botanicals. It draws out impurities and leaves my skin feeling so fresh! It definitely looks brighter after using this to. Definitely a gem for when I've left my makeup on.

After I've deeply cleansed the skin I usually follow up with my favourite serums and moisturiser.

Eating to Much Junk

There's a lot of research to suggest that eating junk food and pimple breakout are related. Once you've eaten to much junk there's not a lot you can do externally to prevent the breakouts but you help the breakouts to heal and disappear quickly. The Ordinary Salicylic | £4.25 | acid is by far my favourite spot treatment. I like to apply a tiny amount to the spot itself before bed. The Salicylic Acid works to help dry the spot out and increase cell turn over. I find this really helps to reduce the spot size and speed up the time it takes to go. I do find this drying so unless you have oily skin I wouldn't recommend putting this all over you face. Maintaining a good skincare routine will help.

Not Drinking Enough Water

Now this is one I'm definitely guilty off. Not drinking enough water can lead to dehydrated skin, which aside from being super uncomfortable the skin can looks wrinkled and dull. I have a few products that really help to plump out my skin and keep it hydrated though.

Peter Thomas Roth Cloud Cream | £42

This is a new addition to my skincare routine but it has quickly become my favourite moisturiser! It's so hydrating, yet really light weight on the skin. The texture is really light to. It's a real pleasure to use. It has really helped my dehydrated skin when I don't drink enough water. It's a brilliant face cream. Check out my full review here.

Dr Roebucks No Worries Moisturisers* | £30

This is another one of my favourite moisturisers. It's a pretty simple fuss free moisturiser that really helps keep the skin hydrated. It has a light lotion like texture that absorbs into the skin quickly. I really like to use this as part of my AM routine because I find it works so well under makeup and doesn't make me oily throughout the day but it still keeps it hydrated.

Pixi Nourishing Sleep Mask | £18

Overnight moisturising masks are a god send for dehydrated skin. I highly recommend this offering from Pixi. It is quite a rich cream but it doesn't feel heavy or greasy on the skin. My skin loves this stuff, when I use it my skin feels so much softer than it usually does and it really helps to plump out any dehydration lines. It really soothes any dry areas to. It's a fab product.

Have you tried any these? What products do you use to fight any skin sins?

Until next time...

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