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  1. Beyoutiful says

    This is awesome and glad this routine works for you! Your skin looks lovely 🙂 I’ve been having a lot of acne since teenage years and still struggle with. Def need a pretty good skin routine but your tips def help!

    • LauraJ says

      Thank you girl. The first major change I found in the improvement of my skin was removing dairy. I don’t know if you’ve tried that or have any interest, but cutting down on it might help. I still get hormonal spots and apparently cutting down on sugar just before is suppose to help as well. 🙂 But finding a skin routine can be a nightmare right!

  2. LauraJ says

    Thank you! It’s great you love that toner. When I was working on the makeup counters, we were trained to consider toner as an add to try and entice a 2 unit sale, instead of just a cleanser. But even dermatologists are for and against and so I think it’s down to what works for you. xxx

  3. LauraJ says

    Thank you Maria! I’ve been to two dermatologists. The first I found didn’t really help, but the second was great. She was the only professional who mentioned dairy to me. It completely changed everything. An app. with a beauty therapist can be good too. I was advised on the best treatment when I save up to remove my acne scars. xx

    • LauraJ says

      Thank you! I guess it can be a case of trial and error. I really believe it’s part lifestyle and part product. Nothing that makes the skin feel too dry or uncomfortable. For years I was using products that just stripped my skin.

  4. crystalsandcurls says

    Your skin is looking amazing! I struggle with my oily skin and acne too and agree with all of these! I think one of the biggest game changers for me, as you’ve mentioned in here, was adding moisture. I spent years trying to dry out my skin and it overpproduced oil! xx

    • LauraJ says

      Thank you girl! So many products for oily and acne prone skin, just dry out the skin and then end up creating more oil.
      And people mix up dry and dehydrated skin all the time – not thinking that oily skin is dehydrated. xx

    • LauraJ says

      So I would wash your face after cleansing and then wait a few minutes. If it feels really dry and uncomfortable, your cleanser is stripping your natural oils. I would look for a cleanser that doesn’t require toner (it usually means that it won’t shoot up your pH).
      In terms of dehydration, oily skin usually has a lack of water and in the bodies attempts to add, it ends up increasing oil. So the dehydration is a skin condition where as dry skin is a skin type like oily..if that makes sense?
      You can buy moisturisers for oily skin that promote hydration. The Time Bomb one I’m using is all for all skin types, but it feels good and so far I’ve had it for a month and there’s still a lot left.
      Also with exfoliating, oily skin is usually recommended 3 times a week. And it’s worth buying a moisturiser that can act as a night cream. Sorry I went on but I hope that helps 🙂

    • LauraJ says

      Thank you! I know that it’s not at it’s best yet, because at my facial I was informed about my scars and spots left. But just to wake up and not have whiteheads everywhere or people commenting, just feels so good! It is a relief when you figure it out. Thank you for reading 🙂 xx

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