As you all have probably noticed, I get extremely dry skin, so a body exfoliator is an essential and there are 2 I am loving at the moment. The smell of coconut is my favourite Summer scent and Bodyshop create it perfectly. These 2 products are amazing to use together! Exfoliate while you are in the shower or bath and then apply the body moisturiser after, it leaves your skin feeling amazing for a good few days.
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Coconut Exfoliating Cream Body Scrub – The 50ml pot is only £6!! How amazing, you can have smooth skin on a budget.
Coconut Nourishing Body Butter – Again, you can buy a 50ml pot for £6 and it lasts long enough. The pot in the photo is 200ml but you can also buy a 400ml pot if you really like the product.
The exfoliating cream is definitely my favourite, it works like a dream!! I have been trying to apply it at least once or twice a week.
Why do you get blackheads?
Blackheads form when a clog develops in the opening of hair follicles in your skin which produces oil. This oil is called sebum and helps keep your skin soft. Dead skin cells and oils collect in the opening to the skin follicle, producing a bump called a comedo.
So recently I have been suffering from a lot of blackheads all over my nose and my chin. I did a bit of research about it as I have never really had a blackhead problem before. Blackheads are formed by blocked/clogged up pores which is really strange as I am normally extremely good at cleaning underneath my skin. I came across these two products in Tescos which were at an affordable price, especially for a student, so instead of getting stressed about why I had them, I thought I would give them a go.
The Visibly Clear blackhead eliminator is the cheapest out of the two products. I have only used one of this companies products before at that was a face exfoliator and I loved it, so I new I would love this product as well. So I have now been using this blackhead eliminator for two weeks and it has worked a charm. My blackheads have definitely decreased as the scrub goes straight into your pores.
CLEAN & CLEAR
This product is even better. It is a slightly thinker scrub so you know it is really cleaning out your skin. It has tiny, blue bits in the scrub which you can feel whilst rubbing it into your skin. Instead of just using this blackhead clearer on my nose and chin, I have been using it all across my face as it has left it feeling so fresh.
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I have been using my Vanity Planet electric brush to get the scrub deep into my skin as it gives your face more pressure than just using your hand. This is a product in which I will never regret buying, it has worked wonders on my skin and I can rely on it to clean underneath my pours.
Let me know of any products you have used to reduce your blackheads.
“Aveda skin care has kept my skin feeling hydrated and healthy”
Recently I have come across this incredible brand called Aveda. They range from products for your skin, shampoos, treatments masks and they even have a mens range. This is a skin care kit in which I got in a pack of 3. A gel cleanser, toning mist and intense hydrating soft creme. So I thought it would be a good idea to talk you through how I use these products as a Spring skin care routine.
FIRSTLY: Firstly I wet my skin with water in the sink with my hands. I try not to use flannels as I don’t want to put too much pressure on my skin whilst I am trying to cleanse my skin, especially as you are going into your pores. I then wash my hands and squirt a teaspoon of the gel cleanser onto my fingers. Rub it all over your face until you feel like it has been absorbed by your pores. Sometimes I use my …… This will also exfoliate your skin and make it feel the best it can. I recommend one of these, they always come in handy.
SECONDALY: I try and use a facemark around 3 times a week, especially when i have been busy. This is my perfect way to relax as it makes you feel completely refreshed afterwards. In this Spring skincare routing I am using the …. which is one of my favourites at the moment. It is a green tea flavour and re hydrates your skin, especially when you have had a long weekend boozing with friends or at University.
THIRDLY: After leaving the face mask on for 10-15 minutes I remove it and leave my face to dry. I then use the intense hydrating soft creme to moisturise my skin and close up my pours before I spray the toning mist all over my face.
This is my skin care routine which I am loving at the moment. Clearing my skin and getting it back to normal through my time off University has been a struggle and these are the products which have majorly helped. Also eating clean play a massive factor and drinking lots of water.