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Emergency Breakout Routine!

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By “breakout routine” I am not referring to any kind of dancing. Whatsoever. I’m really quite an odd dancer – I’m not sure whether I can even call what I do when I dance dancing. It’s more a series of weird jerks and body rolls with an embarrassed, self-conscious grin stuck to my face. Whenever Mr AMR needs a good laugh, he gets me to do a dance. I could probably join the circus freak-show with my dancing!

Where am I going with this? Oh yes – breakout routine. This is my skincare routine for when I feel a spot beginning to form its evil little pustulating body beneath my skin. I treat spots a bit like I’d treat rats down the drainpipe – tackle them early, before they can spread, and pour as many killer-ingredients on them as I can possibly muster! Joke.

The video is pretty self-explanatory – it takes you through my whole skincare routine for when I need to get rid of rats, fast. SPOTS, I meant! Ha, I’ll leave that in, just so you can see how painful my editing process usually is. God. I don’t know where my head is at today!

So yes, the video will tell you pretty much everything you need to know about my regime for treating spots and blemishes, but I’m also going to link to some of my new categories that I’ve been creating. The first is “cleansers” in which you can see all of the cleansers that I’ve reviewed. The second is “blemishes“, and that contains posts about anything spot-related. I’m trying to form categories for all product reviews so that when I launch a new menu system you can find everything really easily.

Links to all the products are below the video pane – makeup was the same as in the June Faves video, I think.

Alpha-H Clear Skin Cleanser: http://tidd.ly/a7ebdcd2

Omorovicza Deep Cleansing Mask: http://tinyurl.com/c7f6cgq

Murad AHA Cleanser: http://tidd.ly/4ffc1e69

Dr Nick Lowe Spot Gel: http://tidd.ly/b9a31109

Dr Perricone Super Activating Lotion: http://tidd.ly/e7c91a0b

Manuka Doctor Serum: http://tidd.ly/150b4ab1

Alpha-H Clear Skin Gel: http://tidd.ly/d2eb43b4

Vichy Normaderm Anti-Age: http://tidd.ly/4f2e4702

MD Formulations Anti-Oxidant Gel: http://tidd.ly/a208cdda

Dr Hauschka Normalising Oil: http://tidd.ly/a848c9df

Cover FX Clear Prep Primer: http://tidd.ly/a7dad87f

Murad SPF15 Mattifier: http://tidd.ly/852bfa1

Omorovicza Concealer Pencil: http://tidd.ly/d031fc42

Shiseido Concealer Pencil: http://tidd.ly/6effd75d

Foundation: discontinued unless you can find in Boots stores! Sorry, didn’t know.

Estee Lauder Matte Primer: http://tidd.ly/af13b6a5

Good Things Miracle Mattifier: http://tidd.ly/8ee6346

Alpha-H Liquid Gold: http://tidd.ly/7288363

Tisserand All-Over Wash: http://tidd.ly/3f8cf902

Dior Bikini Nail Polish: http://tidd.ly/39bed46b

Link to Deep Cleansing Mask Video: http://youtu.be/Glwc1qS6VcU


  1. Ruth! I have quite oily, sensitive and acne prone skin so i have been on the hunt to find something to cure this. Any acne cream, face wash or moisturiser breaks me out except cetaphil gentle cleanser and herbal remedies. I recently purchased Alpha H liquid gold in the hope it would be my HG. I used it twice, but found by the end of the week i had a horrible breakout around my chin area.. do you know if this product is meant to do this initally? I’m not sure if i should stick with it or stop using it… !

  2. Hi Ruth, I have been trying the alpha-H balancing cleanser recently and really love it! I am keen to try some of their other products and have been recommended the clear skin wash, the clear skin gel and the advanced hydration cream to help my sensitive break out prone skin. Do you think it would be too much for me to add the liquid gold in there? lovin your beauty updates! X

  3. Hello Ruth can I know what Cleanser and Moisturizer do you use in conjunction with the Alpha H Liquid Gold? :) xx

  4. Thanks Ruth! Keep up the good work :-) x

  5. Hi Ruth
    Thanks for this post / video. I previously found it really hard to get unbiased skin car advice. I normally have at least one spot and a red marks where spots have been and I’ve just stated my second tube of La Roche-Posay Effaclar K – Daily Renewal Fluid For Oily Skin. I have found this to work wonders and has greatly reduced my oily tzone but now am feeling like my skin needs a bit more hydration even though it is oily. Can you recommend anything that’s hydrating but light for my sort of skin? Sorry if is a hard one! X

  6. Hi Ruth,

    Just have a question for you, i recently started using the Liquid Gold at nights and completely adore it, but just was looking at this blog and capture my attention the Vichy Normadern Anti-Age mosturizer. Can I use this mosturizer during the day even though I use the liquid gold at night. Just wanted to see if my blackhead problem reduces by using this product as well. Especially when that time of the month comes.

    Thank you,

    • Personally I wouldn’t, because you don’t want to overdo things. LG is designed to be used once every couple of nights because that’s the optimum amount for most skin… I think you can use the Normaderm more frequently, so you could give the LG a rest for a while and see how you get on with the Vichy? I would be interested to know your findings! x

  7. Hey Ruth))) love your videos))
    i have question my skin is dry and i have clogged pores and i dont know what are good products like a cleanser or mask to help get rid off clogged pores. Please help me

  8. Hi Ruth,

    By chance, have you tried the EH, Facial Detox Purifying Facial Mask? If so,just wondering what your thoughts were?

    I have some acne scaring and am prone to cystic breakouts (chin and cheeks).

    BTW, I have tried the AHA Cream cleanser with Aloe and adore it. Perhaps I will venture out and order the Liquid Gold Mask as it looks intriguing.


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