Recent Skincare Additions For Dry Blemish Prone Skin

Recent Skincare Additions for dry blemish prone skin

I'm on a bit of a skincare journey right now and if by any chance you've caught any of my babbling over on my instagram stories over the last few months you may have seen some snaps of my bright red, post-facial face and my chats about the issues I'm trying to deal with.

Since January 2018 I've been collaborating with Therapié Clinic in Belfast, trialing a course of microneedling facials known as Dermapen.  Microneedling/ Dermapen facials are designed to encourage the production of collagen in the skin, plumping it out and in turn helping to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and help my two major issues ; reduce pores and help fade acne scarring .

I'll be writing a full detailed post on the blog after I complete the course of facials but in the meantime I wanted to share some of the products that I've introduced into my routine in the last few months, to co-incide with the treatments as since I've started these facials, my skin has really changed.

The Dermapen facials come with around one/ two days downtime.  My skin looks almost sunburnt on the first day then afterwards it starts to get super dry and's not a pretty sight but I know it'll be over in a few days if I use the right products.

Skincare products for dry blemish prone skin cetraben cleansing lotion

Cetraben Daily Cleansing Lotion* (buy here)
A sort of hybrid product unlike anything I've every used before.  The packaging makes it look kinda like some sort of medical grade product you might get from the pharmacy but that's not a bad thing, swearsy's.

This product is a 2-in-1 cleanser and moisturiser that is suitable for all skin types, both adults and kids and it's fragrance free.  It's marketed as a cleanser for dry, sensitive or eczema prone skin and it's been my saviour since I started these facials and it's super gentle and nourishing.

It can also be used as a moisturiser too by just gently rubbing it into the skin until it absorbs.

For my daytime moisturiser I still mix it up with a few different products but add in one extra item to the routine;

Yon-Ka Nutri+ Booster
Yon-Ka Nutri+ Booster* (buy here)
These boosters by Yon-Ka are deigned to be added into your moisturiser to help nourish dry and damaged skin - exactly what I need after my facials. 

I use just two drops in my daytime moisturiser and a few extra at night-time so it can get down to business and help regenerate my skin.  It's infused with antioxidant ingredients and just what my skin needs while recovering from the microneedling.

I also add this into my current night-time moisturiser;

Cetraben Cream Skincare additions for dry blemish prone skin

Cetraben Cream* (buy here)
Since I loved the cleansing cream so much I tried the cream moisture version too.  Although the cleansing cream can be used as a moisturiser too, I prefer to use this one out of sheer personal preference.  I keep this beside my bed, alongside the Yon-Ka Booster so apply it just before bed and it's deeply nourishing and absorbs very quickly.

La Roche Posay Efficlar Duo (+)

La Roche Posay Efficlar Duo (+)*  (buy here)
Is there anyone out there who doens't love Efficlar Duo yet?  It's one of those products that everyone seems to love but the formulation has been updated for 2018 so it's now known as Efficlar Duo(+).

Efficlar Duo(+) helps to eliminate acne scars and it's a product I've used for many years but this newer version also now aims to correct and hydrate the skin to make it clearer within 4 weeks too.

I apply this one after using my cleanser (which is why I don't use the cleanser above as a moisturiser) and it just melts into the skin to help correct any blemishes/ scarring, unclog pores, refine the skin texture and control shine.

It has anti-inflammatory properties that really help my skin recover after the microneedling too. 

The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% (buy here)
OK, I'm not even gonna try and pretend I know much about the products from The Ordinary.  Basically I wanted to try a load of products a few months ago, I sent out a tweet asking for recommendations and Boss Babe Really Ree recommended this one for me as a treatment for my blemishes.

The 10% Niacinamide is a high volume of Vitamin B3 which is said to help to reduce the appearance of blemishes and helps with congestion while the 1% Zinc helps to balance the sebum activity in the skin. It's also said that Niacinamide helps to brighten the skin tone too and I need all the help I can get these days so that's an added bonus for me.

This product feels like a serum and can be used morning and night before the likes of moisturiser.  I only use this in the evenings before bed, just out of sheer handiness. 

The last addition to my skincare routine is one that I can throw into my handbag and keep with me when I'm out and about; 
Superdrug Calm Skin Refreshing Facial Spritz

Superdrug Calm Skin Refreshing Facial Spritz* (buy here)

I've never been great at using facial spritzs in the past and I still struggle a little but since having the microneedling facials, I need the hydration during the day, especially during the week, when I'm in a dry office with a lot of central heating etc;

This product also has Niacinamide in it so not only is this spray going to hydrate and refresh me with it's Hyaluronic Acid and calm my skin with it's Chamomile, it's also going to help my blemishes at the same time.

The Calm Skin range from Superdrug has been out for a few months now and I've enjoyed using a few bits from the collection but this is the one that I keep reaching for.   I still keep blinking and winking like an idiot when applying it though ;)

Have you discovered any products to help with dry or blemish prone skin recently?

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