Clean and Clear Dual Action Oil Free Moisturiser- Ideal for Acne and Blemish prone skin

I’ve mentioned in previous posts that I suffer from occasional breakouts. My skin type is oily so I always look for oil free products. I wanted to find a spot fighting cream to help prevent future breakouts so my first choice was to try a Clearasil product. However, Clearasil is way to harsh on my skin. The cream I tried called Clearasil Rapid Action Treatment Cream, completely dried out and irritated my skin so I decided never to try products from the Clearasil range again.  This is not to say it will not work for others but I personally would not recommend it for sensitive skin. So I decided to try out a product from the Clean and Clear range instead so I bought the Clean and Clear Dual Action Oil Free Moisturiser. 

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All I can say is what a find! This is my absolute favourite moisturiser. Since using it I hardly break out and the appearance of my blemishes have significantly improved. It is fragrance free so is ideal for sensitive skin and when applied it feels completely lightweight. The texture is smooth and non greasy so works well under make up and my skin remains oil free for hours.
I’m really amazed that a cream this affordable (under £4) actually helps prevent spots appearing on skin but for me it actually works and I will not be switching to another moisturiser. You only need a little amount and the size is quite big (100ml) so lasts ages. So if like me you suffer from occasional spots then this is a must buy that I highly recommend!
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Quick Make Up Remover Tip- Baby Wipes

I have sensitive skin which at times break out in spots. This is why I am especially diligent about removing my make up before sleeping. I’ve found makeup wipes are too strong on my skin and I feel a mild stinging sensation. Then I remembered I heard about people using baby wipes. It sounded random but I thought why not try it out since my sister suggested it too. I bought a pack of Johnson’s Baby Gentle Cleansing Wipes from Boots.

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They are available everywhere from Supermarkets to Drugstores and are priced at under £2. I usually shower or wash my face after using the wipes so I use it to remove stubborn makeup like heavy foundation and eye make up beforehand. I feel no irritation on my skin and can use it regularly. This is a really easy, cheap and quick solution to make up removing for sensitive skin so I recommend it.

Amazing Quick Fix Face Masks from Superdrug

Sometimes our skin needs a pick me up but it’s hard to find the time. I always notice when my skin is tired and needs extra care when my makeup doesn’t set properly. That is why I love using the wonderful range of 10-15 minute face masks from Superdrug. I’ve tried quite a few so will write about my favourites. They also have a range of self heating masks but I wouldn’t recommend them for sensitive skin as the one I tried was too strong on my skin so I wouldn’t use it again. All the face masks are 99p but they currently have a 3 for 2 offer.


SUPERDRUG YOGHURT SMOOTHIE MASK

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The texture of this mask is so smooth and is like putting face cream on. It smells of sweet fruits and vanilla which is lovely. It contains cocoa butter and honey so it’s really nourishing for your skin. My skin felt so soft after washing it off and my make up blended easily afterwards. The mask is really gentle to use regularly even for sensitive or acne prone skin.

SUPERDRUG SUPERFRUITS EXFOILIATING MASK  

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This is my go to face mask when my skin gets really oily. If you have spots I wouldn’t apply this until they have gone as it could irritate the spots and make it worse. But once the spots have gone this is a good mask to control oil to stop anymore spots occurring. It’s nicely scented with berries such as Blueberry, Cranberries and Raspberries. It is really cleansing and I am left with my skin feeling a lot more oil free. The exfoliation texture is mild but effective.

SUPERDRUG SUPERFRUITS CLAY MASK

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Full of fruit goodness this mask is refreshing and invigorating. The clay is great as it helps remove oil and dirt from skin so your left with clear matte skin. It contains dead sea salt which removes impurities, and nourishes skin with Acai Berry, Goji Berry and Pomegranate. These ingredients are excellent antioxidants. It may be too strong for very sensitive skin so I would not recommend to everyone.

SUPERDRUG DETOXIFYING DEAD SEA MINERAL MASK

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This mask is Lavender scented   so I highly recommended you use this at night since lavender is an excellent sleep aid. This mask is ideal when you’ve had a stressful day and need a relaxing treatment. It contains seaweed which is rich in nutrients and the dead sea minerals purify your skin. This left my skin looking vibrant and brighter and I had a great nights sleep after using it.

SUPERDRUG DEEP CLEANSING FRUIT MASK

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This is a great brightening mask and lifts up a dull completion and leaves it looking radiant and fresh. It contains Peach Kernel oil so I would recommend this for those with dry skin. It is a very hydrating and nourishing mask and is ideal for dry skin as its very moisturizing. The natural clay contained in this mask draws out impurities and the scent of fruit is really refreshing.

SUPERDRUG DEAD SEA PURIFYING CLAY MASK

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This mask is perfect for spot prone skin as it contains witch hazel. Witch hazel helps sooth irritated skin and deeply cleanses pores. Clogged pores and oily skin tend to lead to spots so I highly suggest those with acne prone skin or/and oily skin use this mask weekly.  It really works for me as I’m left with oil free skin and I noticed I do not break out in spots as much when I started using this mask. It contains eucalyptus which leaves skin feeling  cool and the lemon it contains helps brighten skin and helps for blemish prone skin.
So these are my favourite masks and I highly recommend using it when your skin needs some looking after.  It just takes 10 minutes of your day and it can help revive and refresh your skin, making it feel and look healthy again. With a price tag of under a £1 there’s no excuse not to try them out!

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My Top 5 favourite Blushers – Ideal for Indian, Tan and Olive Skin

I really love Blushers. It adds the finishing touch to my make up and leaves me with a youthful radiant touch of colour. However, finding a blusher shade  to suit my skin tone is difficult since they are either too pink so it looks completely unmatched or its too dark and looks more like bronzer! After a lot of trial and error I finally found a few fantastic ones that are great for Indian, tan and olive skin. So here are my top 5.

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The first one is from Bobbi Brown in shade Tawny. This is a wonderful Blusher, the texture is smooth and glides onto cheeks effortlessly. There is no shimmer so you get a nice matte finish. It is priced at £19.50 but since it’s highly pigmented a little goes a long way. This is an ideal blusher if you are looking for a subtle natural but noticeable look.
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The next one is great for everyday wear since its so subtle and light. It’s called Rimmel London Lasting Finish Mono Blush and it is excellent value for money being priced at £3.99. The shade I recommend is called Live Pink. It has a mild shimmer and is easily buildable because of its light texture. I found this blusher to be long lasting and I don’t have to apply too much for it to be noticeable.

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My next recommendation is a Mineralize Blush from MAC in the shade Gleeful priced at £22.00. This blusher is very versatile since if applied lightly, it’s great for day wear but if applied with a heavier hand it can create a beautiful evening wear look. It has a mild shimmer and enhances cheekbones so I really love the effect this blusher has on my skin. It is very pigmented so will last ages before you need to buy a new one, so despite the price tag being high it a worthwhile investment

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Next is the Bourjois Little Round Pot Blusher in the shade Rose Ambre priced at £7.99. The texture of this blusher is baked and its a fine, light powder which makes it easy to blend into skin. It’s a nice peachy pink shade so is ideal for medium to dark skin tone. This blusher also has a soft scent of roses which is really nice and comes with a brush included which is handy for when your on the go. I’d highly recommend this blusher.
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My final favourite is L’Oreal True Match Blush in shade Rosewood priced at £6.99. The powder has a silky texture which feels smooth when applied to skin. It gives a healthy, warm glow and enhances the cheekbones. I found it easy to blend this blusher  and it lasted all day.
So that’s my Top 5!  These blusher are all fantastic and great for medium to dark skin.

Where to buy

Bobbi Brown Blush Shade Tawny available at Debenhams
Rimmel London Lasting Finish Mono Blush in Live Pink available in Superdrug and Boots
MAC Cosmetics Mineralize Blush in Shade Gleeful available directly from  Mac Cosmetics online
Bourjois Little Round Pot Blusher in Rose Ambre available at Boots
L’Oreal True Match Blusher in Rosewood available in Superdrug

Fade Out Original Brightening Day Cream SPF15

My skin is good for the most part but occasionally I break out with spots. The worst part are not the spots themselves but the acne scarring they leave behind. I’m often left with dark marks on my skin. The product I’ve mentioned before like Bellapierre is great at hiding the scars but I wanted to look for a more permanent solution to get rid of the scarring and discoloration for good. I decided to try a cream I noticed when shopping called Fade Out Original Brightening Day Cream SPF15.

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The cream is quite thick in texture and since I have naturally oily skin I only apply the cream directly onto my scars as oppose to putting it on all over my face. I’ve been using it for a few of months now and have really noticed a difference. My skin tone looks more even and the acne scars look less dark. Like most products, there’s no instant effect or transformation. You need be patient to see results and for me this product is slowly improving my scars so I recommend it.

You can purchase Fade Out Original Brightening Day Cream SPF15 priced at £9.29
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