4 PRODUCTS TO CLEAR SKIN


4 Products to Clear Skin
4 Products to Clear Skin
4 Products to Clear Skin
4 Products to Clear Skin

Hormonal Acne is no joke; it can knock your confidence and make you feel really crappy about your appearance. Up until this year I was incredibly lucky with my skin; then I came off the contraceptive pill and bam!! acne galore. It really caught me off guard at how bad it made me feel. I had always naively thought that skin is skin and who cares about a few spots? Thats clear skin Katie talking; and acne prone Katie disagrees. It was incredibly hard to deal with; especially as I didn't know how to deal with it and done everything in my power to stop it. I tried all of the typical squeezing, popping, scrubbing and the rest; which I now know is everything you should not do to your skin. 

It took me a while to find something that helped for me and I wanted to help your guys' recovery from acne go a little quicker. I searched high and low for information on hormonal acne and the Queen of Skincare herself Caroline Hirons had the best information I could find. Caroline and Dr Sam, a skincare consultant, made a video talking about skincare and hormonal acne, you can find it here. They mentioned a few products that could work for you and if they didn't then you may need to see a dermatologist and get a prescription for medication. Medication is always the last resort guys. 

The products I chose to try are pictured above. My morning routine went as such:

Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser - link
La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo serum - link
LRP Effaclar H moistursier - link

My evening routine was also super simple with:

Bioderma (to remove majority of make-up) 
Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser for a double cleanse 
LRP Redermic R (this is the Retinoid) - link
LRP Effaclar H mosituriser

Both super simple and super effective. Four products that continue to keep my acne at bay. When using the routines above I always used a clean face cloth each morning, you can use the same one again for evening, which gave enough of an exfoliation for my skin. It took around a week for my skin to completely clear up the first time and I did get a few occasional small breakouts whilst using the products during my period and other stressful times. After 2 months of continued use I started introducing other skincare products to my routine and thankfully have managed to keep my skin clear and happy. 

I still get the occasional breakout, usually when I have been lazy with my skin and not taken makeup off the night before or not double cleansed in the evenings, but overall my skin has been clear since I discovered these products. This is not a sponsered post and I purchased all of these products myself. They will not break the bank but they will make the biggest difference to your skin. I really hope they work for you too. I was considering on uploading a before and after photo but right now I'm just not brave enough. 

I would love to know if you try these products and if they work for you. Please tag me in any posts. Good luck on your clear skin journey,

Katie x

2 comments

  1. I'm loving Cetaphil at the moment and its working wonders but need other products to work just as well. Will have to try the others you mentioned from La Roche-Posay because I love the duo!

    Parie x
    Class and Glitter

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    1. It's the best cleanser ever. La Roche Posay are incredible. I love their entire range, thanks for your comment xx

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