How to Face up to Your Acne

Hi everyone and welcome back to my blog! I think one thing that we can all agree on is… growing up with acne sucks! At the grand age of 18 years old, my skin has finally started to clear up its act and I wanted to share some of the products I use, my daily skin care routine and most importantly, some top tips on how to deal with acne.

I understand that blemishes can make you feel really self-conscious and want to cover them up, but wearing little or no makeup can really help to improve your skin! Top tip: if I’m wearing makeup during the day, I will always make sure that I wash it off as soon as I get home, rather than waiting until I go to bed.

For the best full coverage results, you need to find yourself a fab primer to create a smooth base to build your foundation on. My go to primer is the Maybelline Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser which gives your skin that lightweight, airbrushed feeling. I’m defiantly a drugstore makeup girl, but when it comes to my skin, I think it’s only some of the pricier products that provide long-lasting and full coverage. I avoid using MAC products or any brands that animal test as much as possible, but when it comes to getting that flawless finish, I’ve found that the Pro Longwear Foundation set with the Studio Fix Powder provides an amazing full coverage that will last all day!

I carry out my skin care routine twice a day, when I wake up and when I go to bed. I start by using the Clean & Clear Deep Cleansing Lotion which removes everyday build ups of dirt etc. from your pores. It’s such a refreshing product to use first thing in the morning, really wakes you up! Next, I use a Tea Tree Exfoliating Scrub and finally, I use the Sanctuary Spa Moisture Spray, which is an amazingly light, hydrating spray. Occasionally, I will apply Bio-Oil onto my acne scars and leave it to absorb overnight which can really improve their appearance long-term. However, I would not recommend this product to anyone that suffers from oily skin.

The most important thing to remember is that you are not alone, 80% of people aged 11 to 30 are affected by acne. You are far more aware of your imperfections than other people ever would be. I mean… how often do you find yourself noticing other people’s flaws? Never, because you are far too concerned with your own! There are lots of things that you can do, besides using skin care products, to improve your complexion, like drinking lots of water and eating lots of fruit and vegetables. If you have tried everything and nothing is working for you, then don’t stress it! Acne won’t last forever and you should never ever let it get in the way of your confidence.

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Lottie x