If you have oily-combination skin then these are the right products for you. Personally I struggle with blackheads and clogged pores that result into spots. I wouldn’t say I have acne but I tend to have and handful of spots at a time. But thanks to these products my skin has really changed.
After trying the Avene cleansing gel in April I really liked that it dried up my skin so that I lasted longer in the day without getting greasy. It has a nice clean scent but its neutral and it cleanses my skin well enough. I use the cleanser with a face brush that gets a deeper clean in my pores that clog up really easily. I would say that the use of the face brush is one way that helps me keep up with my blackheads. I purchased the brush from TK Maxx but you can find lots of alternatives online.
The next thing I am obsessing over are the Serums from The Ordinary. My cousin had told me about them before however I only tried them when I visited her for 2 weeks in the summer. That was when I realised how good they are! In those two weeks my skin dramatically changed- I noticed my spots were flat and the redness in my skin had gone. The Niacinamide and zinc serum is responsible for reducing the look of blemishes and balancing visible sebum activity. Which is perfect for anyone with a similar skin type to me. Be aware though, that it does dry your skin so 2 drops are enough.
The other serum that I am loving is the Advanced Retinoid 2%. It’s a skin treatment serum for cell turnover and elastin production. Advanced Retinoid 2% is a form of Retinoid for anti-ageing and acne-prone skin. It has a more oily feel compared to the Niacinamide so it is advised that you use both together (only at night, if used in the morning then you must use UV protection). It’s good for renewing your skin if you have old acne scars that are making your skin look worst than it really is.
They are both such good products that they keep selling out all over the internet ! And they have really good reviews!
The best mask ever! Also has such good reviews and is a bestseller at The Body shop! I was introduced to this product by my cousin also. I was shocked at the high price but once I tried it, I was more than happy to pay for it. The mask cleanses your skins impurities with the Himalayan charcoal (ideal for clogged pores). It only needs about 10 mins to dry up, while it’s on it feels tingly, hot and cold ( thats how I know it works). Once its dry I wet my hands and rub them into the mask in circular motions to gently scrub while it washes off. Right after you have dabbed your skin dry you will feel the difference. Works best when it’s used 2-3 times a week ( I use it after every shower when my pores are open).
Here is the list of products that I love-
Avene Cleansing gel RRP £10.50– https://www.superdrug.com/Avene/Avene-Cleanance-Cleansing-Gel/p/715108
Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc PCA 1% Serum RRP £5.00– https://www.victoriahealth.com/product/Niacinamide-10-Zinc-PCA-1/12186/brand/The-Ordinary/1053
Ordinary Advanced Retinoid 2% RRP £8.00–https://www.victoriahealth.com/product/RecentItems/12195
Body shop Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Glow Mask RRP £17.00– https://www.thebodyshop.com/en-gb/face/exfoliators-masks/himalayan-charcoal-purifying-glow-mask/p/p002002
T Zone Clear Out Nose Pore Strips RRP £2.00– http://www.fragrancedirect.co.uk/t-zone-clear-out-nose-pore-strips-x-6-0046567.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=merchant&utm_keyword=foo&istCompanyId=17773c4e-a26f-4631-9b91-73e6422dbe77&istItemId=xiwptwlqm&istBid=tztx&gclid=CjwKCAjw6szOBRAFEiwAwzixBQDbAet02g3bNc-zLDWhNMVIRHyxxOVklx69m2QhH0Ibi7bHuihx7hoCmgsQAvD_BwE