I figured I would blog as often as I could, so as I have some time to spare, why not fill you in on my day to day skin routine and how I help myself with the big issue of self confidence. Sadly enough, not everyone has bags of confidence and I'm incredibly jealous of those lucky sods who do! In order to give myself that little boost I do what most girls and women do, use makeup. You're probably all screaming at your computer/laptop right now, 'stupid girl it'll only make her acne worse!!!' Don't worry I know how stupid it is of me to wear makeup, but I find it's the only way I have the confidence to leave the house, pathetic as that sounds. In a world full of artificial advertisements and the idea of 'perfection' it seems concealment is the only way to get by.
So, here goes, the run through of my everyday routine...
Morning; I'm currently taking my dianette tablet in the morning as it is the only guaranteed time that I will remember to take it. Next, I cleanse my face using 'Clearasil' facial exfoliante, followed by 'Simple' toner. Next I used 'Oilatum' moisturiser as my face can get incredibly dry and I find this is the only moisturiser that soothes this. Next I apply the 'Witch' anti-blemish skin clearing primer and then follow with my makeup application.
Evening; As soon as I get in from college and or work, I remove all of my makeup using all of the above products. Of a night I usually apply 'Sudocrem' on spots I can feel beneath the surface in an attempt to hinder the evil beasts before they rupture the skin. Finally, once a week, usually of a weekend I use a face mask laden with tea tree oil and aloe vera in order to offer my skin a therapeutic break and helping hand.
I've attached an image of myself post- morning routine to show you that though my acne is partially covered it is still quite visible. Makeup it seems can't offer you the 'perfect face' it constantly is shown to promise. Chin up, it wouldn't be the first time the beautiful girls on the telly lied eh? haha.