I wrote in this post about how I would like better skin now I'm in my 30s. I have spots, dark circles and a dull looking complexion. I wear make up everyday. And it still looks shit. I've always been prone to breakouts but my skin got especially bad during pregnancy and hasn't improved much since giving birth. So maybe it's down to hormones, lack of sleep and worry (yep, being a mum can lead to excessive worrying. The books don't tell you that) and maybe I can't control those things. But I can control what I put onto my face and into my body. So that's what I'm doing. On the advice of this blog I'm throwing away my face wipes, my trusty time-saving face wipes, and ushering in these new kinda fancy, kinda expensive products (so kinda expensive that I had to ask for them for Christmas):
Oskia Perfect Cleanser - an emulsifying balm. You massage it on (this bit is important, here's how you do it) and wash off with a hot facecloth. It's anti-inflammatory so good for hormonal spots (hello my chin).
Clarins Lotion Tonique - this one is an old favourite but I'd let my last bottle run out a good two years ago. Balances, softens, nourishes.
Alpha-H Essential Hydration Cream - soaks into my skin instantly and is packed full of good stuff: arnica, ylang ylang, peptides and peppermint which makes my face smell a little bit like tooth paste. In a nice way.
Step two: diet. Will post about this later.