. SUMMER SKIN RECOVERY: LA ROCHE-POSAY .
It’s been a while since I shared a beauty post with you all, but given the seasons are changing and we’re now entering the summer months, where that ‘naked’ beauty regime and natural glow are ever more desired, I thought i’d share a little update on my skincare, and how i’m preparing for the bare faced season and getting my skin into recovery mode.
As you will know if you’ve read my blog for a little while, in the last couple of years i’ve started suffering from bouts of really bad blemishes and scarring, it’s not something i’ve actually ever suffered with before now, but seemingly stress and my pill combined have had a rather negative impact on my skin. Thankfully in the last 6 or so months things are a lot better and I now suffer from the odd zit after too much alcohol and not enough sleep, opposed to the painful, irritated, boil like bastards that I had previously suffered with.
Whilst most definitely some prescribed facial cream helped get rid of the worst of it last year, I definitely think that my newly changed skincare routine also has to thanks for keeping them away and keeping my skin clear and more healthy. I’d been using La Roche-Posay sporadically to treat spots on the odd occasion i’d get one, but after finding the Effaclar A.I treatment cream so effective, I picked up a whole load more of the range when I was in France Skiing earlier this year. Expanding my product repertoire to include the Effaclar Duo and also the facial wash too.
I have to say, i’ve pretty much tried everything to rid my spots, Dermalogica, Origins, Perscribed creams you name it, I probably tried it, but for me this little magical cream has been the best so far. I apply the cream pretty much most nights, the A.I cream for when I have a spot (and it basically turns it into a Zit that can be gotten rid of, rather than a big blistering spot) and the Duo cream just for general use and around my topical areas. The face wash is also absolutely brilliant, and I use this every morning in the shower in replace of my Dermalogica Micro-foliant (which I still love, but I just find the La Roche Posay gel better for every day use, and the microfoliant better for when I really need a good facial scrub and exfoliation).
The products aren’t super cheap, but they are far less expensive than my usual skincare products, which makes it even more of a bonus that i’ve found them really good for my skin. Aside from the price (probably around £12 per item) the other thing I love about the products is that they’re actually quite gentle on my skin, previously i’d like the harsher products that burnt or stung as I felt like they were doing something, but the dry, flaky and sore after affects weren’t the nicest to have to try and cover up each day. The Effaclar products I use seem a lot more soft and gentle on my skin and leave it far less irritated, but still seem really effective at keeping my spots at bay, but also if and when I do get one, getting rid of it in a day or so, rather than weeks.
Whilst I definitely still do get the odd spot, it’s usually down to my lifestyle or diet, and easily manager, rather than the uncontrollable beasts I started to suffer from last year. I’m using the facial gel and A.I cream daily at the moment, in the hope that it keeps my skin healthy ahead of the summer and my holidays, when makeup really is the last thing I want to be caking on my face!
I’d love to know if you’ve tried La Roche-Posay and found it really effective at getting rid of blemishes? Or any other products you recommend I try that are worth giving a go?