Sunday, 26 January 2014

My Controversial Skin Care Routine.


Uhm, yeah, so like, thats it.


Since the age of about 12, I have had the worst skin.
I've always been ashamed of it.
My spots blemishes are hormonal based, i've been to the doctors but unfortunately I can't go on controception to fix it as a resul of other medical problems.
So since then, for eight years, I've tried everything.
I've been from Clearisil, to Witch, To Freederm with everything in between.
I've also tried Origin, Clarins and some high end products to.
Do any of them work?
No.
At most they work for a week or two, and then the breakout hits again.

So, I thought forget it, I'm not wasting any money on more useless products.
Since December last year, I've simply been using Sudocrem for breakouts, and Cold Cream (a traditional skin care moisturiser) 
The No.7 cleanse and care removes my eye make-up beautifully.

And my skin has honestly never been better.
My skin takes a while to heal so bar a few little red blemish marks my skin is looking pretty clear.

I completely understand this will go against many people's ideas of skin care, and would by no means work for everybody.
But; for me, I have found my absolute perfect skin care routine!


22 comments:

  1. I agree with you, when we have real problems with our skin nothing of those expensive products work properly. There is only one way out, to find one product which will be really appropriate for your skin. Thanks for your advice, you never know untill will not try!

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    1. Most definitely, and once you find it, stick to it religiously ;)

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  2. Oh my god we have literally the same skin haha, although mine only got really bad just over a year ago. My spots are completely hormonal, I've spent sooo much money on high end stuff and my skin doesn't react badly to any of it.. it just doesn't react at all haha. I also can't go on the pill because of family history which sucks. I might actually try sudocrem, recently I've gone right back to basics like that and it seems to be doing ok. I'm seeing a doctor for the first time next week so we'll see if there's anything they can do!

    xx

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    1. Really! I often feel like such an abnormal person!!!
      Exactly, I've spent a small fortune and really can't afford it anymore.
      Same here, as a result of strokes and migraines, its a BIG no! :)

      Really do try it! I hope the doctors goes well <3

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  3. I am literally exactly the same. I've tried so many high end products which generally just make my skin worse. Nowadays I just exfoliate every couple of days, take of make up with micellear water, and occasionally tone with my Loreal toner. I've been doing this for a couple weeks now and my skin is actually looking so much clearer. I really need to try sudocream for spots, I've always used gels and stuff in the past that just make them worse and dry my skin out!

    Lovely post

    Katydesu.blogspot.co.uk

    Katy

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    1. Yup, my skin seems to flare up alot with most products!
      Sounds like a really great routine, I do want to try Micellear water but unsure where to start in terms of brand!!

      I've used the gel's and they don't seem to have much of an affect!

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  4. I'm the same. Products work for a week or two then are pretty much useless. The last year I've been using some Body Shop products, Savlon cream and sudocrem and my skin has never been better!
    xx

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    1. And in between changing products my skin beaks out! Eeep.
      I have quite bad reactions to some Body Shop products but I know they work amazingly for many people, they have such a good ethos to! :)

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  5. Sudocrem can work brilliantly. I've always called it 'magic cream' since I was little as my Mum always told me it works for everything!

    Jenn | Photo-Jenn-ic

    x

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    1. I think the term Magic Cream is SO appropriate. I use it for everything to! Rashes, Cuts, Burns.....

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  6. I've never had that bad skin but sudocrem is great for spots :)

    http://daisychainprincess.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I think it's really versatile for everyone isn't it!

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  7. I have the exact same problem, I've had awful skin for nearly 5 years now, I can barely remember a time where I didn't have horrible red blemishes :( I've had to strip back to basics too, I might try and get my hands on some Sudocrem though, I heard it can work wonders! I'll try anything right now to be honest :L
    Megan x
    http://mynamesmegan.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Yup, I know just what you mean, and even if you have no spots I have all the scars to remind me :(
      You really should, its so cheap to, you have nothing to loose :)

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  8. need to try sudocrem then...
    http://exitwonds.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Seems to be the common consensus! :)

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  9. I had bad skin for the longest time so I completely understand that when you find something that works for you, you have to stick with it! <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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    1. Completely,
      In a way I hate it, as I have no gorgeous products to blog about!
      But I need to stick with what works :) <3

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  10. I also use sudocrem for breakouts - it works so well! And so cheap too.

    Alice x

    http://alicepalacee.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. Kelly,

    Ive recently started using Savlon antiseptic cream to clear up my dry skin and spots (Chloe, my co-blogger is going to kill me when she reads this as she set me up with loads of expensive products to use!!).

    However, I've been using it for about a week now and I am starting to see an improvement so fingers crossed, touch wood and all of that malarchy! If I begin to have break-outs though, I will definately give Sudocrem a go! Don't worry, you're not the only one with a strange skin routine!!

    Annie xxx

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  12. So freshing to see a beauty routine that doesn't involve 2 million products!

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