10 August 2012

The full tale about my face….

"Once upon a time, on an important day
my face erupted…."

- Hi Everyone! 
I apologise for my posts being a little sporadic this week, I have been super, super busy working away on a little project.
And in amongst that I have been shopping with my mum to loot all of my university living goodies
(6 days till results argh!)
And then…….
 spending every other free second catching up with my friends who have been on holiday over the summer and seeing boyfy as every day that passes is another day closer to not seeing him.
Sad face!

This afternoon I have ventured inside and out of the sunshine to talk about my face.
Ahhhh lovely!

Okay, so as you know my face and I have not been friends latley.
It all started with 'Porefessional Gate' and ever since that day things have no longer been the same!

I have always preached on about having nice, clear skin and only having to deal with the occasional blemish here and there.
Karma certainly came and bit me on the bum with that one!

I figuired that cleansing my skin morning and night with a select few products
 (all from the same line in  a 3 step series)
would help and my face  return to it's normal self.
In reality my skin which has never been acustomed to being cleansed DAY and NIGHT went into culture shock and started erupting all over the bloody place!
It was even worse than it was in the first place.
And all at a time when I really, really needed my face to be nice and clear!

I quit the extreme cleansing and began some very drastic tactics.
And I know I shouldn't have done it,
 I know, I know.
I am sharing this in the hope that you do not do the same!

To start, I just used my old faithful Cleanse and Polish on an evening, just like before.
Taking my makeup off with a face wipe and then finishing off with the hot cloth cleanser.
That all sounds good and dandy so far right?

Then the extreme antics began…
(Please do not try this at home)

I dried off my face and doused it in neat TCP. Not watered down, no, NEAT TCP.
Not only was the smell deathly but my face felt like I had been stung by a million bee's and a trillion wasps.
But I figuired, no pain, no gain right?

Burn you nasty spots, burn away…

Secondly I put a large helping of my arch nemisis 'Panoxyl' on top of my angry, red, bulging spots which were popping up left right and centre by the second!
Not only did this add to the pain but I already hate this evil stuff for being so drying and horrible.
But my reasoning was,


Before I hopped into bed I rubbed a good helping of savlon all over my face.
When I awoke in the morning, I was greeted by a rather strange sight.

I wouldn't be lying if I said that I resembled an extremley sunburnt, peely person crossed with someone who had undergone several chemical peels.


So now I still have red spots but they are also neighbours with extreme dry patches that my foundation clings to, my face is tight and sore and generally looks horrendous.
Can anybody suggest some skincare that is good for oily skin?
My skin has certainly changed and it is too much for me to handle!
Love, Holl

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  1. Sounds strange but try an oil based cleanser - I've been using Dr Bronners oil cleansers for ages and my skin has improved so much! You add a little water to it and it foams up great but it helps balance out oily skin - I use it every morning and it leaves my skin smooth and oil free without being tight and I only need a little bit of moisturiser - its amazin, you can get it from feel unique :)

    Hope it helps

  2. Ouch! That sounds nasty! I personally have badly behaved combination skin. Seriously, it's bipolar, one second i'm greasy and covered in spots and the next I feel like i've done a full day in the desert without suncream. For the dry patches, I strongly recommend Ultrabland from Lush for taking off your makeup as it's fantastic on my flaky dry patches but doesn't break me out. For a night/day moisturiser,if you live near an ASDA, you could try their Young Skin matt finish moisturiser, which I use every day, keeps my spots at bay, prevents further breakouts, and is only 90p. :) Oh, and I also swear by Lush's Grease Lightning and Montagne Jeunesse mud masks for zapping spots. I'll be posting a DIY on a gentle spot fighting treatment soon which i'd be happy to link to you when it's done, if you feel it'd help.
    I really hope you have happy skin soon! :) x

  3. Don't know of you've ever tried it, but Clinique do a thing called 3 step for skin. There are different things for different skin types and it's worked wonder for me! If you don't want such a long term thing they also do an 'anti-blemish spot gel which I swear by!:)x

  4. That sounds seriously painful! I have really oily skin which is seriously sensitive and I stick to simple's skincare range. They have a range of cleansers, toners and moisturisers which get the job done, don't break me out, are gentle to my sensitive skin and wont break the bank. There's also an oil balancing range which does face wipes for easy makeup removal, yay! To get rid of the painfully dry area's I'd go for sudocrem each night before bed, it's a serious miracle worker! Throw some on the spots too, it'll help them to clear up :) fingers crossed your skin is back to normal before long xx

  5. I'm trying a oily skin care range from Clinique so far so good but they are expensive but I have hardly used any and had it for a week now and it's helping! They do a travel size which is cheap but I do recommend it. I used to use one that was a 2 in 1 wash and mask the garnier which is for oily skin as it has a scrub in it too so it's more like a 3 in 1 wash haha but I recommend it if you don't want to try the Clinique! Hope this helps :) xx

  6. Aww no way, that sounds awful! :( No products to advise you to use, I say just leave them as much as you can & they'll soon go! xx

  7. get yourself to Caroline Hirons blog....she is a skin care goddess who will offer excellent and to the point advice!!! for my oily skin i have seen a huge improvement with the new REN clearcalm clay cleanser and their oily skin toner and the Manuka Doctor range has really helped shrink my spots and fade scars at the same time!! if you can afford it Omorovicza is amazing, their deep cleansing mask, cleansing balm and light moisturiser will change your skin instantly if not then try the above!! good luck!! x

  8. I'm having a similar problem with my skin at the moment. I don't usually get spots so don't know what's going on - must be something in the water! I've been using my trusty old Witch Hazel stick - stings like a mo-fo but does the job! xx

  9. i have never had any problems like that with my skin, so maybe you should just leave it alone and hope it will sort itself out, just use a wipe to remove your makeup and a moisturizer after and sometimes i use the Neutrogena Visibly Clear Spot Stress Control Hydrating Spot Treatment, hope i helped xx


  10. I have oily skin and since I've started using Soap and Glory's Peaches and Clean cleanser the oiliness has reduced dramatically! Manuka Doctor api nourish Repair Cream is amazing too, it's really helped keep the spots at bay for me aswell as fading my acne scars, it's pricey but it's a real wonder product! The My Skin range at Tesco is also great for tempremental skin and its crazily cheap. Hope you find something that works for you! x


  11. Anything by ren, try out their clear calm 3 clay cleanser, i used to have oily skin but its more on the normal side now :) and its really calming and anti-blemish.


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