A little post about my skin…
My Skin’s History
I have battled with bad skin since I was 13/14, it ruined my confidence and forced me to start wearing foundation from a very young age. As I was in High School, I had no choice but to attempt to cover everything up (which is very hard to do when you are that age and have never used make-up before).
I never wore make-up properly until 2 years ago, that was when I actually had a real interest in it, I started experimenting on which things were best for my skin, which I am only really figuring out now.
Make-Up That Helps!
I tried BareMinerals last year and that worked great on my skin up until the winter time, my skin was too dry in the winter to wear BareMinerals so I stopped wearing make-up from July time (I went on holiday in July and decided it was time to let my skin breathe).
I sometimes wear concealer and a little foundation if my skin is really bad, but I try not to wear any in order to heal my skin faster.
I try to stick to wearing make-up when I go out in the evenings, or if I feel like looking nice.
My Winter Discovery
I did find a good foundation to use in december, it was the L’oreal Paris Nude Magique Eau De Teint which is a very light foundation, non-pore clogging (which is great as my skin is highly sensitive to breakouts) and it is very natural looking (I only need a tiny bit each time I wear it).
It’s All About The Wash
Since finding the right face wash, my skin has calmed down a lot, I am still yet to find the perfect moisturiser, but the Origins Ginzing is gentle enough to use on my skin and is a great product for now (if you read my last post you will know which moisturiser I am dying to try!).
It’s not always products that control my skin though…
Drinking peppermint tea instead of normal tea has done me good (since I can no longer have caffeine — another story for another time).
I cut down on my sugar intake around November and it has left me feeling exhausted all the time, but it has improved my skin, I still have chocolate now and again (and that is usually the main reason my my breakouts), but less sugar, more water and a bit of fruit now and again does my skin wonders!
Sadly I eat unhealthy meals more than I eat healthy ones and this affects my skin very negatively.
I found that my previous contraceptive pill Cerazette made my skin a lot worse and since switching to Micronor my skin has been much easier to handle. Of course the pill has different affects on different people and I needed to experience the bad affects of one to find the one that works for me.
There is no one thing that keeps my skin acne free, I try to tame it as often as I can, the best way is to stay healthy, find products that work for you, track what you are doing and how it is affecting your skin and don’t worry about what other people think.
Skin changes all the time, being judged on your skin may feel horrible at the time, but it won’t last forever as the spots disappear when they want to.
Don’t worry, be happy!