Sunday, 19 January 2014

#2014BloggerChallenge: Skincare

Hey Guys, 

So the second instalment of the 2014 blogger Challenge. This post's topic is all about skincare! 

I have been racking my brains all week thinking how the hell I am going to go about this post, as when it comes to facial skincare I'm absolutely clueless! I mean I'll tell you now I am terrible at looking after my face, I've only just started using a cleanser on a daily basis and I've only just stopped using baby wipes to take me make-up off. Naughty beauty blogger. Until while watching the Snooker Masters Final it clicked,,my body is covered in skin why just restrict to my face. I use so many different products on my body especially my legs, why don't I talk about that?

So I am going to take this skincare opportunity as a cry for help for my face and my approach on tackling dry skin, especially on the legs!

I'll give a brief background about my skin, I have has a few problems to say the least where I had to take antibiotics for nearly 5 years. Until I realised that the doctors really had no clue what was wrong with me. So I took matters into my own hands and eventually discovered the problem was mainly down to my contraceptive pill. Good one national health. 

However my skin is very dry and quite sensitive so I have to be very careful of what I use as it may aggravate my skin. Anyways back to this post I am going to show you what I use, some new some old products, and what I like to use to battle my dry skin. 

Soap&Glory Clean On Me/ MĂ­AFLORA Coconut Oil/ Dermal 500 Lotion/ Soap&Glory The Righteous Butter/ Boots Extracts Cocoa Butter Sugar Scrub/ 

First up lets start with showering:
On a daily shower basis I've recently been using the Soap&glory Clean On Me and I love it, it smells amazing and feels equally good too. In the past I would normally use a sensitive body wash which did me fine until I was given this for my birthday and I've never looked back! My skin feels so silky and nourished, which my dry skin just drinks up.

Also in the shower maybe twice I week I like to give my skin a bit of a buff and a scrub. In the past and a personal favourite is the Boots Extracts Cocoa Butter range. What I really like about this scrub is because it's a sugar scrub it's more gritty than beady, if you know what I mean. I like this because the sugary texture feels a bit more oily than a beady based scrub which I feel sometimes leaves my skin feeling tight and drier.

At the moment I'm using the Palmers Cocoa Butter Scrub, this one doesn't leave me skin feeling too tight which is good however I'm very undecided on the smell as it's very sweet.

Boots Extract Cocoa Butter Sugar Scrub/ Palmers Cocoa Butter Scrub/  

Next up: out the shower and daily moisturising, now I have three different types of products depending on what state my skins in.

When I feel I just need a bit of moisture but my skins feeling extra sensitive I call on my Dermal 500 lotion which is prescribed by the doctors. This one has a light constancy which quickly sinks into the skin leaving no residue, very good for sensitive skin. It's also designed for use on rashes and after shaving which was good for me when I had my skin problems.

When my skins behaving, which is most the time nowadays I like to call on a body butter as a moisturiser doesn't always cut it with my dry skin. At the moment I'm using Soap&Glory The Righteous Butter which I really like, it's not too heavy with a kind of soufflé feel and dries fairly quickly leaving no oily traces. It has the standard S&G smell which I've always liked so a big thumbs up from me.
Other body butters I really like are the Boots Extracts Cocoa Butter and The Body Shops Almond or Coconut body butters.

Last but not least my beloved coconut oil! This stuff is a life saver, it does take forever to soak into the skin but the results are worth it. This stuff helps dry skin, ingrown hairs, reduce redness, helps scars, heals cuts- the works! (You can read my full post on this stuff here)

I'd also like to give a mention to this product, Jergens Cocoa Butter, I've currently run out but with an overwhelming amount of body stuff for Christmas I haven't re-purchased just yet. Although this stuff is great. Normally moisturisers don't do much for me but because of the cocoa butter aspect this is great on dry skin. I also like the skin firming one in the range but tend to only use that on my stomach and arms. 

Right that's it for this post, for what I thought would be quite short I've managed to waffle on for a long time! I hope you've enjoyed this post about skincare and please do let me know if theres any products which you recommend. 

Also if anyone reading who has a clue about skin care for faces then please help me, my skin is very dry and acne prone towards that girly time of the please. haha. 


  1. You honestly don't need a complicated face care routine - you could just get some jojoba or sweet almond oil & use them as both a make up remover and face moisturizer (on damp skin and gently pat on). Braggs Apple Cider vinegar & water makes a wonderful toner which will not only restore your skin's PH level, but keep blemishes at bay. A good morning cleanser is raw honey - add a tiny bit of water to emulsify and massage into skin. It can also double as a mask for extra hydration. And baking soda makes a wonderful face scrub (add a bit of water to make a paste), you can also use it as a toothpaste. Coconut oil is my favorite body moisturizer - I slather it on right after I step out of the shower while my skin is damp. This seems to help it absorb quicker. I hope this helps! :-)


    1. I'll have to try a few of these! Thank you so much! xx

  2. Like the look of the cocoa butter scrub, yum! Great post, mine will be up tomorrow :)

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  3. The coconut oil sounds fabulous! I'm a huge fan of the boots extracts range too.
    Laura x | Life and Lipstick

    1. I also get the Boots stuff for xmas. Coconut oil is a must so good for hair too! xx