My skin is always changing on condition. Sometimes I’ll have a really good few weeks where my oil is at bay and I have lovely clear skin. Other times it’s awfully oily and I’m having spot breakouts here, there and everywhere.
Over the years I’ve tried so many different face washes, creams, exfoliators and many other products to try and control my skin. Some products I’ve absolutely loved and have kept in my routine, but some products I’ve tried have made my skin worse and I’ve just thrown in the bin.
Right now I feel that I have a skin routine that is working for me and helps my breakouts if I happen to get and I’m going to share some of them with you today. These products I use are typically for oily skin because that is the skin type I have, so if you have regular or dry skin then this probably won’t be of any use to you.
Thalgo face washes and creams are my favourite. I’ve never had a bad experience with Thalgo and they always leave my skin feeling incredible smooth. Thalgo is more of a luxury brand with products costing over £20 easy.
I was first introduced to Thalgo by my mum because her beautician uses and sells their products. Mum told her beautician about my bad skin and she recommended their face washes and always sent home a sample for me to try. I’ve never looked back since.
This particular face foam wash is for normal to combination skin which I don’t have but it still works amazingly well for my skin. The face wash I used to use by Thalgo has been discontinued which was particularly for oily skin – but this one still leaves my skin feeling clean, fresh and soft. If I’m working from home one day and my skin starts to feeling oily I’ll just go and wash my face. It leaves me feeling so good and I can’t recommend them enough.
This face wash in particular is £22 which I am happy to pay for because it does help to keep my spots at bay. But usually mum will buy my a new bottle for my birthday and Christmas so I only have to buy 1 or 2 bottles a year myself.
If I’m having a bad skin day where my face is either covered in spots and blemishes or I can sense it’s going to break out into spots, I will use a face mask before I go to bed that evening. My favourite face masks to use are charcoal masks because they’re very drying and helps to get rid of all my excess oils. As great as charcoal masks are, what’s even bette than regular charcoal masks are peel off charcoal masks.
Peel off masks are wonderful. They are slightly painful when you peel them off but they leave your skin feeling brand new. Peel off masks are great because once the mask has dried and it’s ready to come off, you can almost feel the dirt coming out of your pores as you peel the mask away. It leaves me skin feeling a little hot but mostly clean and oil free.
My favourite mask to use is by 7th Heaven (my favourite brand of face masks) because the mask is super thick, heavy and pulls out all the dirt from my pores. It leaves my skin feeling slightly dry (which I fix with my next product) but ultimately it leaves me feeling relieved that my breakout won’t come or it won’t be as brutal. You can buy the mask in individual packets for £1 or a tube for £5.
Moisturisers is something I used to really worry about because I thought they would just make my skin even oilier. But overtime I’ve found that if you do have oily skin you can train your skin to not produce as might oil if you use hydrating products.
This moisturiser leaves me skin feeling clean, healthy and ready for the day/night. It’s a very light feeling moisturiser so it doesn’t feel heavy and soaks into the skin very quickly. I apply this after I’ve washed and dried my face and it leaves my skin smelling amazing.
It’s a very affordable moisturiser with the smallest bottle costing only £1.50 from Superdrug and the bigger bottle (which I have and also pictured) costing £6.99 from Boots so it’s very good for travelling, cost efficient and it’s a drugstore product so easy to get your hands on too.
Eye creams and balms are very new to my skin care routine. I used to think they were for people older than me who feared they had wrinkles and wanted to try and reduce them. But I was wrong! This simple eye balm does wonders for the bags under my eyes. The balm reduces the appearance of bags under my eyes and reduces the puffiness in the morning. It acts as a lovely eyeshadow base and I’ve really enjoyed using it.
This eye balm is £3.99 from Superdrug which is very affordable and because it’s so small you can take it anywhere with you. You only need the smallest amount for both eyes, maybe even smaller than a pea! A little goes a long way so this product is perfect.