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Adult Acne Skin Woes!

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This was a little video update on the state of my skin, but actually, I’m rather late in posting it here on the website. The worst of my skin problems seem to have passed for the moment (touch wood) and I have the breakouts under control! Woohoo. I’m going to do another post and video this week with the final “routine” that I stuck to in an attempt to clear up my complexion and also go through some of the products that were entirely ineffective. I hope to God that Mr AMR doesn’t read this, but I have to admit that I used my skin as a bit of a guinea pig at first, using the breakouts as an opportunity to test out things that had previously been unsuited to my skin. (Him: “You’re not trying out loads of crap on your skin, are you? That’ll make it worse!” Me: (angry face) “Of course not! I’m not stupid you know!)

All in the name of research.

Anyway, it seems ironic that earlier this year I was struggling to properly review things for my Teen Skin series and then BAM! Spots a-plenty. I think that my skin problems have actually been stress-related, or that stress affected my hormones, because all is fine and dandy on the health front, and now that I have my new “zen” attitude towards life (ie, have cut my working hours to under 70 per week) my body seems to be getting on with me again.

 (Thank you man in the sky, whoever you are.)

Do enjoy my scary skin close-ups! This was actually not filmed in the worst part of my Bad Skin Season, because that would have been entirely gross. Pustules a-go-go. But enjoy nevertheless! Those who can’t see the video pane can click HERE. PS – soft-veil-glow effect on my skin is the Clarins powder foundation, see info below!

I  hope that this video is useful to some of you. I have always had very good, blemish-free skin until recently and I’m convinced that my spots were caused by stress and poor diet during the time running up to my MA submission deadline! Trying to reduce your stress levels is difficult, but it’s quite simple to cut out excess sugar from your diet and pare back your skincare routine so that it’s simple but effective. I’ll let you know an update soon!

Products Used:


Melvita Purifying Mask: http://tidd.ly/db376f4d

Liquid Gold: http://tidd.ly/b75aac2e

Liquid Gold Serum: http://tidd.ly/2774800d

NUXE Creme Fraiche de Beaute Light: http://tidd.ly/6fad959

Elemental Herbology Moisture Milk: http://tidd.ly/9be59628

Clarisonic Mia: http://tidd.ly/cc2234f

Alpha-H Balancing Cleanser: http://tidd.ly/74fc5a21

Decleor Fresh Purifying Gel: http://tidd.ly/ddd16af7

No7 Tinted Moisturiser (Fair/Medium): Boots

Clarins Powder Foundation in Sand: http://tidd.ly/e977af


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