Whilst my skincare routine can sometimes fluctuate from product to product, I like to stick with some particular blemish creams/serums that are effective on my skin, for the long hall. In winter my skin is the most sensitive it can get and I often have to deal with a lot of pesky blemishes mostly on my T-zone. Today I thought I'd share my go-to and current favourite blemish solutions that are really working for me right now. What are yours? What are your main skin concerns in the winter months?
La Roche Posay's Effaclar Duo [+] (£11, Feel Unique) is a cult classic and using it is a daily ritual of mine. Even when my skin isn't blemished, I like to use it around my nose and on my forehead to protect against future spots appearing and get rid of any white heads. If you go to the gym or workout at home, the build up of sweat on your face is one of the biggest causes of spots appearing, so I like to make sure my skin is fully ready for that. Duo [+] is a step up from the original Duo, but the line has always been fantastic. My skin feels fresh, smooth and my pores unclogged after every use.
A new addition to my go-to blemish solutions is Cellnique's Skin Action Sebum Gel* (Naturawhite, £31). Oily skin on the T-zone is a key issue for me, not to mention black and white heads (especially on my nose). To achieve visibly smooth, radiant skin, I've been using this gel daily for the last while now and I really can see the difference. For those of you not familiar with Cellnique, they're branching out to the UK having taken Asia by storm (one of these tubes is bought every 40 seconds over there!), providing professional products with real results. This sebum gel, unclogs pores, softens skin and reduces black/white heads whilst always locking in the needed moisture. I highly recommend you give it a try!
My final serum is by Britain's no. 1 skincare clinic, Sk:n. On the stronger, more fast acting side of things, their Anti Blemish Control Serum* (Sk:n, £26) is my go-to saviour when my skin needs immediate help. Picture this; you wake up in the morning or take your make up off after a long day only to find several nasty new blemishes have suddenly appeared. In that kind of situation I like to rely on the Salicylic Acid in this serum to take action as fast as possible. When applying this serum after a cleanse, you get a slight tingle on the skin however the eventual effects are much appreciated. The skin is less red and those harsh blemishes are significantly reduced. Phew.
What are your current go-to blemish solutions? Tried any of mine?
*This post contains press gifted samples, all opinions are my own.