Since finally getting my acne under control, I have started to streamline my skin care regime and using only what I feel like I absolutely need. Because I have the opportunity to test out an array of products, I was lucky enough to stumble upon a few favourites which not only worked to help keep my spots at bay, but also leave my skin feeling healthy without being clogged with unnecessary oils. These products all work really well on their own but for me, using them in conjunction with one another is even better.
First up, after removing my makeup I wash my face with a little bit of the Kiehl’s Calendula Deep Cleaning Foaming Face Wash which is a super gentle face wash rich in Calendula Extracts that deeply cleanses the skin without leaving it feeling dry. My skin always feels clean, refreshed and hydrated after using this – which I love. It also removes dirt, impurities and makeup while gently soothing the skin and leaves a visible difference to the skin tone and look after about 2 weeks of use. It is also soap and paraben free which seems to be quite rare nowadays. The only issue I have with it is that I am not too keen on the smell as it is quite medicinal in a way but it doesn’t bother me to the point where I won’t use it.
After that I use another beloved Kiehl’s product which many of you may already know about, it’s the cult beauty product, Kielh’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate which I have been using for ages. It is basically a wondrous night time oil with distilled botanicals that visibly improve the skin tone over-night and leaves you waking up with glowing, fresh skin. It, like the wash, is paraben-free and it is 99.8% naturally derived. The oil works with the skin’s natural nocturnal activity – when skin is most receptive to repairing itself from daily aggressors – to dramatically restore skin while regenerating, restoring and replenishing the cells. What I absolutely love about this is that you really do wake up with brighter skin and you only need 1 – 2 drops to cover the face. I find this to be quite a therapeutic step in my skin care and is such a small, relaxing way to end off the day.
Next up I use my absolute favourite product of the year, the COVERDERM 5% AHA CREAM which has on its own, gotten rid of my acne after a week! I won’t go on to much about it as I wrote quite a lengthy post here so do have a read if you are interested to know more.
Finally, I don’t use this every night but on the occasion where I feel as if I am getting a spot, I dab a tiny spot of the SAMPAR Clear Solution Mask on the area and leave it on overnight. The mask is made of Kaolin, Zinc, Geranium essence and SAMPAR’s Urban Advance Serum which work together to clarify the skin, tighten pores, repairs and sooths inflammation and strengthens the skin’s natural defences. This is such a great product to use whether it is over night or for a few minutes once a week and I am fast becoming a huge fan of the SAMPAR brand itself!
I will be sharing my morning routine soon so be sure to keep checking the blog be sure to let me know what you use!