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My Secret To Clear Skin


I used to struggle a lot with breakouts in the past. I was really self-conscious and hated my skin. I tried every product under the sun and nothing seemed to do the trick. My skincare routine went from one step to a hundred steps, and my skin was still bad.

secret to clear skin


Every skin is different and what works for me might not work for you, but if you are struggling with your skin its worth following these simple 3 steps.

Keep your skincare to a minimum. You don’t need 40 steps in your night time routine, your skin doesn’t need all those chemicals and you are just going to irritate your skin.
I only use 3 products (cleanser, oil, treatment) and that’s all I need.
The best cleanser for problematic skin that I have tried, and believe me, I have tried them all is La Roche-Possay Effaclar Cleansing Gel. This product is the best for two reasons: it´s incredibly gentle and it doesn’t leave your face stripped of all moisture. Cleansers for oily or acne prone skin tend to me very harsh. These type of cleansers will make your skin feel dry which will lead to an increase of oil product, and will contribute to the development of spots and acne. The bottle pictured is a travel size, I tend to use the 400ml bottle which has very handy pump.

La Roche-Possay Efflaclar Cleansing gel


Keep your skin hydrated. After cleansing forget about toners, specially ones marketed for oily or acne prone skin, again that will only make your skin feel drier, irritated a react by producing more sebum. Just apply a light moisturiser or face oil. I prefer oils, I know it sounds weird but trust me it’s the best thing for your skin. Oils sink in quicker and are much lighter than moisturisers. My favourite day time oils are the Nude Progenius Rescue Oil and the Sarah Chapman Morning Facial. At night I tend to use either the Kielh´s Midninght Recovery Oil or the Sarah Chapman Overnight Facial. I have reviewed all these oils on my blog if you want to check them out.

Mario Badescu Drying Lotion


Targeted treatment. It is also important to use a product to treat spots and acne. I love using Tea Tree Oil in the morning. This oil has antibacterial properties and it will prevent the spot getting worse and the surrounding area getting affected. At night my favourite product to use is the Mario Badescu Drying Lotion, this product is stronger but its amazing. It contains Calamine and Salicylic Acid so it helps reduce the spot by drying it out. Spots are considerably smaller and less noticeable the next day and usually gone within 3 to 4 days.

The Body Shop Tea tree oil

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  1. It's always nice to discover what works for you, thanks for sharing!
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  2. I prefer oils too, so much more hydrating on the skin! x

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  3. This is so interesting! I don't tend to suffer with breakouts very often, *touch wood* as I have really dry skin, but I'll have to keep these in mind for when I do!xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

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  4. These sound like great products. I also use tea tree oil for my skin too.
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  5. I'm a big fan of the Mario Badescu Drying Lotion! x

    Maiya | http://www.maiyabellexo.co.uk

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  6. wow your blog is amazing! i love your style! thanks for sharing

    jadieegosh

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  7. Love your blog aesthetic! I'm still yet to pick up the Mario Badescu Drying Lotion but it's been on my list for the longest time! I've been using Sudo Cream on my breakouts and scarring. (P.s I replied to your comment on my blog x)

    -Sophie xx
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  8. It's good to go back to basics when it comes to skincare. The Drying Lotion sounds great and a must have for those emergency moments x

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  9. Great products,thanks for sharing
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  10. The products sounds great! Thanks for sharing!!
    xx
    Mónica Sors
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  11. I totally agree that most products marketed towards oily skin can be really stripping and drying and terrible for your skin. It’s really unethical for companies to create and sell products like this, and I really can’t imagine that if they’ve done a significant amount of research into the effects of different ingredients that they actually believe they’ve created a good product – so they really need to just do away with terrible drying products that only irritate the skin more. I’ve not tried that one from LRP but I do really like their Toleriane cleanser because it’s a lovely simple cream cleanser and I tend to favour creams over gels as a second cleanse at night just for personal preference. And I tried one of the Mario Badescu spot treatments a while back and found it really effective, but I do prefer my Salicylic Acid from The Ordinary these days because it works just fine for me and it’s super affordable and not too drying. But I totally agree that a good spot treatment is essential if you get pimples.

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  12. I always use Tea Tree Oil if I get a spot, I find that works best! x

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  13. Obsessed with Mario's over products especially the spray, feel like I might have to try the drying lotion now.

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  14. Been hearing a lot of good reviews about Mario Badescu products!

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  15. these are my favorite products <3

    Dee
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  16. Thank you for sharing this! So helpful!

    Best, Nikoleta. / https://nikoletalj.blogspot.com

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  17. So happy to hear you've found skincare products that work well with your skin! I used to experience terrible breakouts too, though managed to kick most of them out of my life this year with the right products, and also eating healthier! Hope you're having a wonderful week so far! :)

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  18. Wow thank you for sharing your products, it is always hard finding the perfect products that works for you.

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  19. Everyone raves about the tea tree oil I need to try it!!

    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT

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  20. I've been trying really hard to clear my skin up recently, this was so helpful! Xx

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  21. Totally agree with you on the Mario Badescu Drying Lotion. I used to have so much trouble finding a product that would work to heal my spots and I went from using natural products that were too gentle to products like Benzoyl Peroxide (I think that's what it was called) and that was WAY too harsh...plus it also bleached my towels... :/

    Drying Lotion is perfect though, that's something I'm probably always going to repurchase :)

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

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