Thursday, 30 June 2011

Operation: Get My Skin Back On Track

I don't remember if I mentioned it before or not, but recently I've been having a bit of trouble with my skin. I don't usually get spots on my face luckily, and if I do it's usually one odd one every couple of months. But oh no, not recently. Over the past two months or so, I've had a collection of little spots just above the bridge on my nose - on my forehead between my eyes. They're not particularly obtrusive or big, but it's very annoying because I'm used to having good skin and no-one likes spots, do they? I put it down to exam stress and the awful eating and sleep habits that accompanied it, but it's been a week since I finished exams, and these spots show no sign of leaving my face. So I've taking action. Firstly, I'm going to start drinking much more water and eating healthier - which will be easier when I'm away because my dad's side of the family tend to eat more fruit and veg anyway. Secondly, I've thrown away my face wipes, because they were starting to smell a bit weird, and I don't want that on my face, and bought new ones. Granted, they're the same make, but they're new!  I have also bought new facial cleanser and toner for sensitive skin, to see if perhaps that's the problem. I don't really wear foundation or face make-up like that usually, so I'll make sure I don't use any for the next few weeks.


I've chosen The Body Shop's Aloe Calming cleanser and toner, and Nivea Visage's Daily Essentials Wipes.
I only bought them today so I can't comment on whether they work, but I'll take them away with me and see if they do the job :)
Do you have any tips for getting rid of spots or preventing them? I would love to know!


  1. If that's where you are getting spots, I would definitely suggest putting some hand sanitizing gel on your sunglasses! I'd be really interested to know what you think of the Aloe Toner too :)
    Bel' xx

  2. If you are having some spots, you might want to try the tea tree line from The Body Shop. If it's acne and not irritation, I think the aloe won't do much. Your skin may be oilier, too, now that summer has come around. You probably want a cleanser that takes away that oil and maybe a toner, followed by an oil free moisturizer.

  3. I used to work at The Body Shop, the Aloe range is a good range just for gentle cleansing but the Tea Tree range is good for treating actual spots.
    I did a post a while back on the Tea Tree Blemish Fade Night Lotion, as well as helping spots, it helps to improve the appearance of blemish-damaged skin.
    I used it for months and it completely got rid of all my acne scars!!
    I also use the tea tree oil directly on spots which is amazing :-)
    x x

    Here's the link to my post on the lotion if your interested:

  4. I always use Nivea products,they´re so good :D

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  5. Drinking TONS of water is really the best thing you can do for your skin! Whenever I have problems, I also try to eat as little sugar as possible...

  6. I love the body shop, I literally can't get enough of them. I've only been disappointed by one of their products and that was just a shampoo. Good luck with new the products!

  7. I love the Body Shop, hope your new products work well for you.


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  10. I used to rely on the No7 Hot Cloth Cleanser to keep my skin clear but recently it's started giving my breakouts on my chin so I'm looking for a new one, I've been recommended Herbalism from Lush as one that's really good for preventing spots so that might be worth a try! xx


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