29 June 2014

Clear Skin: How To Achieve and Maintain

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Since I had the recent delight of my right jaw breaking out,  I've been trying some new tricks in the attempt to clear the pesky suckers away as quickly as possible, and to keep my spot prone skin, a spot free zone.  In my not so long two weeks of trying these out, I have actually seen improvement.  The break out cleared up faster than normal and I haven't even seen many new ones appearing.  'So, what are these said tricks?' I hear you ask.

Using a clean towel to dry your face:
I'll admit, you do go through a hell of a lot of towels doing this, so it's not the most resourceful of things, but you need to try and cut out any cross contamination.  

Cleaning your makeup brushes after every use:
This leads me on to my next point of using clean makeup brushes.  Very important!  Now, I'm not talking a dreaded deep clean with soap and water each time.  Ain't nobody got time for that.  Instead, just pick up some makeup brush cleaner from boots, and the deep cleaning can be saved as weekly ordeal.  Just like with the towels, it will stop any cross-contamination, but you need to get rid of all the bacteria that builds as well.  It's no secret that bacteria is the cause of the spots, so we don't want to be painting it all over our faces!

Regularly using a clay face mask:
I'm so flaky with face masks.  I go through phases of being really good and treating myself to one every other day but most of the time I'm so lazy and don't bother.  Clay is really good at drawing out impurities and giving your pores a good ol' deep cleanse.  I've been using Liz Earle's Deep Cleansing Clay Mask every other day, and I have to say it's worked a treat!

Drinking enough water:
We all know the benefits of water for our skin, so I won't drone on about them here.  I've been trying to drink 2 - 3 litres of water each day, and it's definitely showing!

Do you think you'll try these out?  I really want to try and stick to them, but I'm not sure how long it will last!


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  1. Thanks for these tips, need to get our skin ready for summer!
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  2. Glad you found a way to get those breakouts to hear! I think I'll try the clay mask tip because I never use face masks at all! I need to give it a go because I'm always moaning about my skin!

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  3. You just reminded me I had a new Liz Earle mask hiding in a box! I'm going to use it tonight, I think diet/drinking water is key!

    Tara x

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  4. I really need to start getting my skin better and using some of these! They look great! Would you like to follow eachother? I love your blog!

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  5. Such good tips, wish I was well behaved enough to clean my brushes more often!

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  7. Nice tips!

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  9. I used to love Liz Earle but my mum stopped buying it and there isn't a counter near me so I just forgot about it. Thanks for reminding me!
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  10. These are great tips! I definitely need to drink more water x

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  11. Thanks for sharing these tips. I've never heard of clay face mask before. Sounds interesting.

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  12. Such a helpful post, thank you so much for sharing your beauty tips with us.
    xx
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  13. These are such helpful tips! xo

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  14. Gorgeous post!

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  15. Great post! I usually only use my clay mask of choice once a week because I'm a little lazy. I'm so glad I got used to drinking pretty much nothing but water a couple of years back! I know people who absolutely detest the taste but I couldn't live without tap water. :)
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  16. Couldn't agree with these more! I have very sensitive skin and I'm prone to spots so I find that avoiding harsh chemicals in skin care products is really important!

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  17. Wow this product looks great! :) will definitely give it a try! :)

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  18. I agree with drinking lots of water, the more water you drink the better your skin looks in my opinion- it deffo helps! x

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  20. These are really good tips, I especially need to drink more water,
    I always forget about it and most of the time I am too lazy
    to clean my brushes, I definitely have to check out this makeup brush remover you were writing about - I hope we have something similar in Germany as well. (:

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  21. I really need to get into the habit of drinking more water and washing my makeup brushes, I'm terrible!!


    This sounds like so much fun and you look so adorable!! <3

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  22. <3333 nice post !
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  23. I really love Liz Earle products but haven't used their deep cleansing mask. I opt for their cleanse and hot polish which does wonders to bring my skin back to life Lucy

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  24. Yes! I will try these. I have adult acne and it's killin me. I always had great skin until I turned 30 and had my children, so I like to blame it on hormones or aging but who knows. I digress... thanks for the tips!
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  25. i totally agree with all these tips!!! i try and do all these!! :D

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  26. great tips!
    i need to get into using face masks
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  27. Great tips!
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  28. Gosh, I read the first sentence wrong the first time around - I thought you meant you'd broken your jaw!
    Great post, I'm lucky enough not to get spots very often but when I do they are rather angry ones XD

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  29. Great tips, especially in the summer when we all want nicer, smoother looking bodies. xx

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  32. Sorry to learn about your jaw. I hope you're better now. I always clean my skin very carefully and moisturize it. This is my basic skincare and I think it works.

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