Spring has sprung and that means hotter weather, long nights and less make up. For me this means I need to kick my skin into shape and clear up any of those pesky blemishes and clear up some of those annoying dark spots. These products are not my everyday essentials but are definitely totally necessities to keep my skin in tip top condition.
While the warmer months often mean less dry skin, you also have to be careful that with more sun exposure your skin does really need that extra moisture. The best product to help with that is the Indeed laboratories Hydralouron. If you don’t know all of the details of Hyaluronic Acid it is basically a substance that can hold 1000 times its own weight in liquid so when applied to the skin under moisturiser it helps the skin to get all of the benefits you expect.
A product I am very afraid of running out of is my night time moisturiser the Antipodes Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream. This cream has really made a huge difference to both the appearance and texture of my skin. It is a very rich but not greasy formula which has collagen boosting properties. Now I am not at the stage where I really need to be using Anti-Ageing products but I do have some smile lines because, well my cheeks are very large, this means I am looking for products to stop this process. I have noticed a substantial difference in the elasticity of my skin and my overall complexion is a lot more even.
Moving into skin clearing remedies. I discovered the Origins Clear Improvements Charcoal Mask about a year ago and I will never go back. This is a mask specifically designed remove toxins from the skin and purify the pores. I absolutely love this product. I recommend using it two to three times a week to keep excess oils and general toxins at bay. I notice so much oil is removed throughout my T-zone and that makeup applies and lasts so much better when I am regularly using this mask. One of the best features of this product is it is not stripping or too harsh for even the most sensitive of skins.
I have unfortunately suffered from acne for some time now and that has left me with substantial dark blemish scaring that has been very difficult to get under control, the one product I have found that does really help is the Mario Badescu Whitening Mask. This product is truly great, it not only combats dark spots and hyper-pigmentation but I also notice a decrease in the redness in my face. I recommend using this mask at night as you are left with a slight residue that may interfere with your makeup.
The final product is for when my skin is just really misbehaving. The Laroche-Posay Effaclar Duo is a Salicylic Acid based Gel-Creme that combats acne and general clogging of the pores. Hands down this is the best acne fighting product I have found. I apply this product once a day when I am battling acne either under moisturiser or on it’s own if my skin is really bad. I do find this product slightly drying if used long term but in short term batches it is truly amazing.
So these are the products I use to fight all of my skin issues on a regular basis. Let me know what you love to fight your issues because I would love to know.