Friday, 18 May 2012

Tender, Loving Skin Care.

I thought I would share my quick solution to skin suffering from post-dissertation/exam stress/poor diet/late nights/caffeine and chocolate and haribo overload, pretty much neglected skin. I have always been prone to outbreaks especially on my chin, however, the following routine has worked a treat for me and worked very quickly at that too! 

Step 1. Product: No.7 Beautiful Skin Melting Gel Cleanser for Normal/Dry Skin Priced at £9.00 for 150ml. 

I was recommended this new No.7 product when the cleanser I had been relying on for years was discontinued. Although I would normally choose cleansers for oily skin I was pleasantly surprised by how well this filled it's shoes. As you massage the gel onto damp skin it turns into an oil which successfully washes away make-up without drying out the skin. My skin is left clean, while remaining soft. The product also has a lovely sweet and refreshing smell which I think cleansers usually lack which tops it off and makes it my new favourite cleanser. 

Step 2. Product: No. 7 Purifying Sauna Mask  Priced at £11.00 for 75ml. 

This is a recent discovery and oh man I am so glad I came across this saviour of a product. It is ideal for blemish prone skin as it is gentle yet leaves your skin feeling clean and fresh. It is super easy to use as you simple massage it onto damp skin, the product warms up when in contact with water which feels lovely and refreshing! You then leave it on for 2-3 minutes then splash it off with warm water. Afterwords, my skin is left not only feeling pampered but the blemishes I have on my chin were notably faded and really dried up, this was all after one use

The above two products are a really good combination as the gel wipes away make-up and moisturises while the sauna mask exfoliates and deeply cleanses. So at this point the skin is left feeling ultra clean! 

Step 3. Product: Simple Spotless Skin Anti-Blemish Moisturiser Priced at £4.99 for 75ml. 

I usually use a No.7 day sorbet to moisturise but as I am trying to budget the funds I thought I would try something a bit more affordable. I have always been a fan of Simple moisturisers since I was a teenager as they are cheap and essentially do the job. This new product is actually pretty impressive, it sinks into the skin immediately which to me is important as I do not have the patience to rub and rub my face until the lotion finally absorbs. So, if like me you are on a budget I would recommend this as it is certainly value for money.  

As you can see, the above products are affordable and relatively cheap in the skin care market and coming from someone who has blemish prone skin they really are effective! 

Hope some of you find this useful :) 

Hollie x 


  1. I really really wish we had Boots/No.7 over here... They have all those lovely brands (like Soap and Glory) we don't have. When I am in the UK, I always pay a visit to Boots, maybe I will try some of your recommended products! :)

    1. Aw I know, No.7 and Soap and Glory are two of my favourite brands and they are fairly cheap aswell which makes them so good :)

  2. That mask sounds amazing! I am such a sucker for products like that! haha x

    1. It honestly is Laura you should try it out! x

  3. lovely blog!!:*


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