I know my posts have been extremely sporadic throughout the year and I'm really sorry about this. But it's summer now and I'm back with a massive bout of inspiration to focus on my blogging. To quickly update anyone that cares, I've just finished my first year of university and it has been an absolute whirlwind. Definitely the funnest year of my life and I am so sad to see it off. I have learnt so much about myself and definitely changed as a person in ways that are indescribable.
On a physical level though, my skin has improved drastically. This must be down to natural hormones as I can't imagine the student lifestyle of drinking at least three times a week and being out till the early hours of the morning having contributed for the better. Luckily, I rarely get active spots now, and the main problem I face is trying to get rid of scarring. This has motivated me to look after my skin much more and maximise it to its full potential. The way I see it, your skin is a blank canvas. I'm no artist, but you need the smoothest and most even blank canvas to get the best looking painting right? So my mission is to try out some new products and get my skin looking its best.
Currently my routine consists of sweeping Garnier Micellar Water all over my face to get rid of build up or makeup, followed by whatever moisturiser I have on the go. My evening routine consists of the same, as well as applying Tea Tree oil to red areas of my face. Appalling I know.
Below is a wishlist of products that I will trial over the coming weeks and do individual reviews of. I cannot wait to say goodbye to such a disastrous skincare routine and try and achieve the flawless skin I have always desired.
The Body Shop Tea Tree Night Lotion
After hearing really positive reviews I desperately want to give this a go. If it does what it says on the tin then hopefully it will help fade my acne scars, as well as double up as the perfect night time moisturiser for oily and blemish prone skin.
Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser
This is constantly being raved about in the beauty industry so I think it is finally time to bite the bullet and see what they hype is about. Both the gentle ingredients and use of the muslin cloth to 'polish' the skin seems like a good combination for sensitive skin wanting to get rid of scarring.
The toners I have tried in the past have been way too stripping and many believe it is a pointless step. Yet on the quest for the ultimate skincare routine I thought this would be perfect to trial due to the spray application and small list of ingredients.