The Effaclar Range
I have already expressed my love for La roche posay’s efflaclar H. The ultimate anti-redness moisturiser, that actually works after the first use! But isn’t the only good product that is produced la roche posay. I have soon discovered that their entire effaclar range is amazing, particularly for those with acne prone or sensitive skin. Black friday sales made me crazy with this brand this year, my derma centre (which I will tell you now is an amazing retailer of la roche posay and vichy, particularly in the sales!) had a huge 40% off, and I spent barely anything and got lots and lots of different la roche posy products and samples. Of course I stocked up on two or three effaclar H’s.
I apologise for the lack of updates, starting uni again has been hecktic and much harder! I’m going to start aiming to post every few weeks, but hopefully once or more a week! I mentioned a few posts ago that my daily skincare routine has changed a little since finishing roaccutane. One of my favourite new products is this Eau Thermale Avène Cleanance Cleansing Gel.
I’ve been waiting to write this post for a while, I wanted to include all about my skin from the start. Finally explain all the different medications and products I have tried over the past 4/5 years. I also wanted to see how my skin was doing after stopping taking the roaccutane…
So these three products I am going to discuss I could absolutely not live without, they form part of my daily skincare routine, and are essentials. I know some people get lazy with their skincare routines, ie skip the moisturiser or often sleep in make up after a night out, but it’s really important not too. Trust me, I bet the majority of you break out after you sleep in your make up! I make sure every day I stick to my routine morning and night, and these are the 3 main products I require. This is also the order I use them in!
1. Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser
I alternate my use of this cleanser with my Clinique soap which I have reviewed here, depending on how dry my skin is that day. I love this cleanser because I feel when I started using it that it improved my skin a lot and helped it clear up. I stopped using it for a while due to starting roaccutane and my skin being really dry, but have started using it again recently and had no problems and think it has made my skin clearer! It contains purifying micro pearls to help purify your skin, and it also contains ‘Tamarind Fruit Acids to frees pores of trapped make-up, excess oil, pollutants and dull-making dead cells’ You can read more, and purchase at their website for £19 -here. They also have some offers of free products at the moment if you spend a certain amount!
2. L’Oréal’s Micellar Water
I have been using this for at least a year or so now, and I cannot cope when I have run out. I use this every single morning and night after washing my face (with clarins/clinique) to remove excess dirt, make- up ect. Now you may say it just feels like water, but if you look at the cotton pad after using it it’s very clear that it removes so much more make up and dirt even after cleansing and washing your face. I also love it because it’s perfect for sensitive skins, it’s hypoallergenic, not perfumed and contains no alcohol and would definately not cause any inflammation. I also use this as my to go make up remover, for after nights out or when I don’t have the time for my full routine to quickly remove make up. I am a massive hater of facial wipes, I find that every time that I use them it causes a break out and I don’t think they’re good for your skin. I know this may not be the case for everyone! But I do think you should give this a try if you haven’t already! You can get this from boots or super drug but it is so much cheaper if you pop to body care! Read more about this on the L’Oréal website here.
3. Cetaphil Oil-Free Moisturiser
I always think an oil-free moisturiser is the way to go, whether you suffer with oily skin or not. This is because they are so much lighter and less likely to clog your pores and are much less greasy. This is one of my favourites as it causes no problems for my skin and removes any dryness I have. Its fragrance free and non-comogenic! It comes in very large pump bottles so for the price it lasts a really long time! This can be a problem when trying to take it anywhere with you on the go! You can order this on their website for £8.99 -here.
Hope you give some of these products a try, if you do and have any comments please let me know!
– Abbie x