Saturday, 27 September 2014

#TeenBlogSeries - Week 5- Skincare routine and skincare must haves for teens!

Teen Bloggers Anouska Millar and Beth have decided to start a project called #TeenBlogSeries. Its aim is to bring together lots of the teens/young adults in the blogging community. For the next ten consecutive weeks, over 80 bloggers will be writing every Monday at 6:30pm about many different things, all beauty, lifestyle or fashion related. You can view everyones posts by going to the hashtag on twitter "TeenBlogSeries". If you would like to get involved email: 

Being a teenager, spots can REALLY suck! We all get them now and again (and if you don't then you are very very lucky indeed!) and some suffer with them more than others. But with hundreds of treatments and cleansing products around nowadays, it can seem hugely overwhelming to choose the right one for your skin. Today I'm going to show you some of my favourite products to combat those sneaky spots and make sure to check out the other teen bloggers' posts on the #TeenBlogSeries hashtag to find even more recommendations!

To give you a clearer general idea of my skin type: My skin is generally quite oily around my nose, chin and eyebrows but very very dry on my cheeks and especially around my eyes. I do get spots; not as much as I used to but definitely get the odd one here and there (especially around my time of the month, my face goes all red and pimply). I generally get spots around my nose, chin and sometimes around my temples. I also have very sensitive skin.

Now to give you the low- down on how I treat my skin: 

Every morning I wake up and splash my face with cold water (mainly to attempt to wake myself up). I wash my face with Philosophy Purity Made Simple 3 in 1 face wash which I think is the best cleanser/ makeup remover/ toner that I've ever used! It lathers up so nicely so you only need a very little pump to use. It really cleanses deeply into the skin and also softly hydrates it which is great for anyone who also suffers with dry skin. I definitely think that it helps with preventing spots as I've noticed such a difference since I started using it last Winter. Also, because its a 3 in 1 product it saves you from spending on other products like separate makeup removers and toners. I use this every morning and evening.

To moisturise I like to use the Nivea Rich Moisturising Day Cream for an every day cream- its super hydrating for skin but doesn't leave it feeling greasy; Its also a great base for makeup!
However, if my skin is feeling super dry and a bit patchy I like to use Bio-Oil or the cheaper version, Aldi's Recovery Oil (only £3.99!). These oils are so great for my skin and make my face appear smoother, more radiant and even toned, just over night!

Another product that I like to use on my skin is the Simple Skincare Kind To Skin Smoothing Facial Scrub which I use once a week to exfoliate my face. This facial scrub is very gentle to my sensitive skin, and as its packed with beneficial vitamins it leaves me with a radiant glow every time.

Its not only skincare products that I use to try and keep my skin at it's best; I also make sure that I eat plenty of fruit and vegetables, along with drinking lots of water (and green tea!) as I've definitely noticed that this is one of the main factors to keep my skin looking nice. In addition to this, I also take HRI Herbal Clear Skin Completion Tablets twice a day; These include natural active herbs, Sarsaparilla and extract from Blue Flag and Burdock Root which are very beneficial to the skin- it helps with not only spots but also eczema and blemishes too.

What products do you use on your skin? Let me know by commenting below or tweeting me @LittleEllieMae :)

Have a great day!

Ellie Mae x

P.S. Sorry that this post was a bit late! I really injured my toe on Monday so I had to put this back a few days!

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