I haven't had any skin & make up posts for a while now so today I want to share with you some products that I use for my oily & acne prone skin.
Don't get me wrong, I'm no skincare expert and my skin isn't perfect neither. However, I just want to share what personally worked for me so you can try it (I don't guarantee they will work on you too).
I suffered from oily skin and acne so much you can't even imagine. I would wake up every morning with so much oil, almost dripping from my face :( I also broke out a lot on my forehead, cheeks, and jaw areas. My skin was in a really bad condition partially because my lifestyle wasn't really the best one. When I don't have time I eat a lot of fast food, and my boyfriend likes to cook fried stuff and things with a lot of oil which has worsen my skin drastically. I also sleep late and don't drink enough water. And even I really hated my skin, I wasn't willing to change my lifestyle, simply because I have a weak will when it comes to food :(. Anyways, I hope you guys are taking better care of yourselves than I do.
So, let's start with the review.
I have a really oily face so usually after a few hours the oil will just wash off all my make up on my T zone which can be extremely frustrating. I tried all kinds of moisturizer (Garnier shine control moisturizer, Lancome and Paula's choice etc), nothing worked. So I went on google and did some research, and found out Origins have a series of products for blemish and oil control called "Zero Oil" and the reviews were really good so I purchased a toner and a cleanser (they still have blemish pads, lotion, some kind of powder etc etc). I would have purchased the whole set but because I wanted to try them out first to see if they work and also because they are a bit pricey (£18.50 for the 150 ml toner and £18.50 for 150 ml cleanser).
Back to the toner & moisturizer. When it comes to oily skin, these products do work to reduce it. I could see a huge improvement, my make up lasted longer and I didn't need to repowder as ofter. However, the cleanser wasn't the best for my acne since my skin prefers a cleanser with a scrubbing effect.
That was oily skin, lets move on to acne and blemishes.
I just newly discovered "Tea tree" range from The body shop which worked wonders for me. I bought almost all the products from this range including the mask, moisturizer, face wash, tea tree oil and a night lotion. (You can click on photo captions to buy the products).
|Facial wash (250 ml/£5)|
|Skin clearing lotion (15ml/£3, 50ml/£8)|
|Night lotion (30 ml/£9)|
|Tea tree oil (10ml/ £7)|
|Face mask (100ml/£10)|
The ones that I like the most are the mask, the night lotion and the oil. They work sooo well together that I have no negative things to point out. They are also very affordable which is a huge plus. They all have a pretty strong minty smell which I personally don't mind as long as they work.
My most favorite one is the Tea Tree oil which comes in a little bottle. But don't worry, a little goes a long way with this one. The smell might be a bit strong and unpleasant but it is totally worth it.
Try for yourself! I don't break out so much anymore, but I still have a lot of acne scars which hopefully will disappear soon. If I improve my lifestyle, I believe my skin will me clear in no time.
They still have huge variety of products that I can't wait to try. They also have a Tea tree body wash for people who have problems with back and body acne.
I hope this post helped and if you have any questions leave a comment or you can email me directly at email@example.com
P/S: This post wasn't sponsored! Just wanted to share :)