Erm someone wanna help a girl out?
I couldn’t believe how many of you had skincare products to recommend and it left me pretty swamped with possibilities. In the end I went for Garnier’s Micellar Water, Boots’ Tea Tree and Charcoal Face Wash, Simple Moisturiser and a helping of Sudocream for spots.
It was three for two in boots and I got all of it for less than £15 which was pretty damn exciting, but now my face. Just look at it.
It’s fair to say I’ve felt prettier in my life. Mostly when I convinced my GP that my ‘acne’ was making me sad and he gave me some vinegary smelling face roll-on that made me have glowing clear skin and I felt like a supermodel. But that’s not good for your skin, right? So i’m currently trying to convince myself I shouldn’t book an appointment ASAP and get me some of that glorious death-smelling lotion.
But the thing is, just look at me.
Yes there are bigger problems in the world, Ebola and Syria and my bank balance to name a few, but i’m erupting all over the shop. I’m getting painful new spots every single day, and they’re not just in one area.
They’re lurking on my hair line, peeking out from behind my eyebrows, just chilling on my chin, and I even had a cheek spot. A cheek spot, who even gets those?
So yeah, something isn’t right. My no-make up month has made me spottier and my skin feel in a worse condition than my beloved wipes did and it’s making me sad.
I wanted to be all THIS IS AMAZING, LET’S ALL BIN OUR WIPES AND LIVE HAPPILY FOREVER, but, erm, I can’t.
Granted i’m only a fortnight in, and there could be just one product in my arsenal that my skin doesn’t agree with, but it’s making me feel a bit grotesque. Guys, I can’t even take selfies without FOUR layers of make-up on. That’s foundation, concealer, foundation, concealer, for anyone wondering, and yes, it makes me look like the sort of girl everyone laughed at at school – my hairline becomes a different shade to my skin. Mortified.
I’m holding out for my month, and then probably a bit longer because I like to stick at things a bit, but i’d love to hear if you’ve had any problems with the products mentioned above.
The one thing I can say is that I haven’t found switching to actual products a faff at all. I just wash my face whilst I shower and use cotton wool and the micellar water as I would one of my bad boy Johnson’s wipes before bed. And moisturise morning and night.
BUT MY POOR SKIN. BLESS IT.
I’ll keep you updated.
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