'Spot' the difference

Well hello there,

I've made a few awesome clothes purchases recently but haven't been able to take any photos of myself in them to show you all so I've had to think about something else I can write about in the interim (lest you all worry I'd fallen off the face of the blogging earth!!).

Some of you may already know that the skin on my face is a constant source of aggravation and disappointment to me. It is usually very dry but during times of stress or the slightest hint of a hormonal imbalance whatever lies beneath the epidermis gets rather miffed and wages full-scale biological warfare, resulting first in very red spots which then - even with minimal poking and squeezing, and yes I know the cardinal sin of beauty is to fiddle with your spots but sometimes I just can't help it!! - develop into large scabby, dry patches.

Up until now I've never found anything which calms and heals this issue, most anti-spot products being too astringent and then anything moisturising only making the oil issue worse. Then last night I was rummaging around in my parent's bathroom cabinet to see if they had any Sudocrem as my mother had said it's the hot new beauty essential everyone is raving about as it's great for spots. She read this in the Daily Mail. So obviously it must be true.

Now, I didn't find any Sudocrem but I did find this Tisserand cream instead:

And it's brilliant!! The combination of antiseptic tea tree and soothing manuka honey means it keeps my spots from drying out but doesn't make my skin greasy and prone to more spots either. Even under full make up of primer, then foundation and concealer I barely notice they're there whereas before putting make up over them used to irritate them dreadfully.

Also feeling rather pleased as my latest purchase from Boots afforded me a £5 off voucher for their No.7 products. Now I love Boot's No.7 as it's very sympathetic to my sensitive skin and it's predilection for diva strops! So I bought myself this:

It really smoothes out my skin, covering any lines and unevenness so when I put my foundation on it looks a lot more natural and 'radiant'.

So that's nice.

A more interesting post coming soon, promise!!

TTFN!! xx
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  1. oooh where can I get some of that cream from? Sudocrem is really greasy as it's supposed to soothe babies bums and stop them getting dry and chafing too. Therefore it's great for the tops of thighs if they rub, but I wouldn't use it on my face as it never absorbs properly!

    1. Bollocks, just been looking online for it and I don't know if they do it anymore!!!! They do an anti-blemish stick. I'll have to make my pot of cream last a really long time! Here is good though for that sort of thing; http://www.hollandandbarrett.com/pages/categories.asp?cid=81&showAll=true

  2. I feel your pain. My skin was horrific for years. The best thing I've ever tried is Angels On Bare Skin by Lush. x

    1. It's so strange, as a teenager and in my early 20's my skin wasn't too bad. It's only been in the last 3 or so years that it's gotten so tetchy!! Thanks for the Lush tip, will have a look (plus their stuff smells amazing!!).


  3. I sympathise, as a teenager up until the age of about 23 my skin was just awful. It took 2 courses of Roaccutane to make any real difference. I would definitely recommend it - maybe its something you can discuss with your GP? xx


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