Updated Skincare Routine

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Hello Everyone!

Today I  thought I would share my new skincare routine with you all! I finally think I have found my holy grail skincare brand at long last. Ive been dying to share these two amazing skincare products with you after the first week of usage because they were so amazing and I noticed drastic improvements, but thought I’d wait about a a month before I gave them a review. So lets get started…

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The whole month of December and beginning of January my skin was at all time low, constantly breaking out with them really big, sore, lumpy spots – you know the kind? But to be honest my skin has been a bit of a roller coaster ride since my long flight from LA to Dublin, back at the beginning of September. Nothing I did worked and no cleanser, toner, or topical treatments were working. I tried the Effaclar range (which I swore by about half a year a go) but this just stopped taking effect on me? I tried tea tree products and spot band aids but nothing seemed to work.

So, early January I was in the market for a new skincare line, I was thinking maybe Clarins or Origins or Clinique? But seriously didn’t know where to begin. I found myself walking around aimlessly picking things up, seeing the price tag and running away! Because I just didn’t know wether I wanted to spend huge amounts of money on brands that I know have a lot of chemicals and fragrances in their skincare. Fragrances and alcohol are a huge red flag for me as I have very sensitive skin.

I had heard about Kiehl’s before and heard about their amazing product “Midnight Recovery Oil” I think its called? So I decided to go over and have a look and the lovely girl at the counter came over straight away to help.  She tested the oiliness of my skin and I discussed my skin issues with her and she was totally relatable as she was my age. Theres nothing I hate more than and older woman who obviously doesn’t have the same skin as me, and they’re  standing there telling me what to buy – cause they aint got no idea!

I have combination to oily skin but my skin is also very sensitive so she advised me that the Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash was the one for me. What I loved is that it was fragrance free and soap free so it wouldn’t irritate my skin. She also told me that because my skin produced enough oil to keep itself hydrated, I should be using an oil-free moisturiser. Seems like a no-brainer, but I honestly never assumed an oil-free moisturiser was the answer!

I ended up purchasing the Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash and the Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream. There was also a toner to match the cleanser which looked amazing but it was a little on the pricey side so I said I’d see if the cleanser and moisturiser were worth it first before I splurge on the toner.

Hand on my heart, my skin cleared up drastically within a week! I don’t know what sort of magical ingredient these two products contained but the results are amazing. I completely stopped suffering with the large and sore spots on my chin and my uneven skin tone has almost completely cleared. At the moment Im just trying to get rid of some scarring around my mouth area but over all my skin is looking the best it has in about 6-7 months. I’m not worrying every morning when I look in the mirror if Ive gotten some new nasty pests on my chin or cheeks and my confidence to wear less or no make-up when Im out and about has risen dramatically. Im no longer afraid to look people in the eye when wearing no make-up because this cream has helped and cleared up my skin so much.

I couldn’t recommend Kiehl’s anymore and I will definitely be sticking with this brand for the foreseeable future.

If you can relate to some of the skin issues I had I would say definitely try these two products out. The cleanser and moisturiser were both €27.50 each. You get 230ml of the cleanser which I think is amazing for the price! I’d love to know what works best for your skin? OR have you tried these two products before?

Hope you enjoyed reading,

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