Basic skincare review

Evening everyone,

Tomorrow is the day that I start my new job. This has come after applying for jobs for nearly a year and waiting three months to start. Now it’s finally here I am really scared, scared of the unknown and scared that I’ll embarrass myself. I’ve put a lot of pressure on myself and as a result I am really anxious. I’m not going to post a review tomorrow as I imagine I’ll want my now precious time at home to reflect and relax, but I may post a little update on how it went whether that’s positive or negative.

Today’s post is skincare, rather than food related, I just wanted to give my opinion on some products which I bought fairly recently.

I’ve tried the normal superdrug facial wipes but this time I thought I would try the combination ones, it’s around the time of year where some of my skin turns dry and I thought that this would be a good way forward for my skin. I just use these wipes for removing makeup, and I haven’t worn much lately. They are pretty good for this task, but I didn’t really notice a difference in the quality of my skin between using these and other wipes. I wouldn’t use them for cleansing as I prefer a liquid cleanser, but at 99p a packet they are great little cruelty free wipes for removing a days makeup.

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While I was at Superdrug I decided to pick up some more products to help me control my spots, recently they have been absolutely terrible, another reason I don’t want to go to work tomorrow (no matter how superficial that sounds). Firstly I got a pack of Deep Action Mattifying Shine Control Papers. This is a little book of 65 sheets, it’s small enough to keep in your handbag to control your oil all day if needed. I find that I need more than one sheet to clear my face at times and it works really well, I haven’t tried them on a face of makeup because I usually powder my face anyway. I paid £2.69 for the pack.

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I also picked up the Deep Action 2in1 Detoxifying Cream Wash & Mask, this product contains salicylic acid and can be used to wash the face and also can be left for several minutes for a deeper action. The product quite thin once you put it on the face but it’s quite creamy and does sit in place when you use it as a mask. The bottle suggests that you only use the product as a mask once a week but I have used it several times a week when my breakouts are particularly bad. It doesn’t affect my sensitive skin and it doesn’t dry it out either. To be honest I haven’t noticed too much of a reduction in my spots, in number or severity, but who is to say that using the product isn’t helping to prevent future breakouts. At £2.69 I think this product is worth using, especially as you only need a small amount to cover the face, it’s lasted me for a while.

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Finally, I bought a new scent of body wash from Natural Source, this isn’t a brand I usually buy but I saw it in Home Bargains and decided to give it a go. The scent is called Surfing Australia Tropical Pineapple. It smells amazing in the bottle, great on a shower puff but it doesn’t really linger on the skin after you dry off. That’s my only problem with this product, it’s such a great tropical scent which transports you to a different place while you are in the shower. Close your eyes and you might be on a deserted island. I love it. I paid £1 for the 250ml bottle.

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Hope you’ve had a great day and a brilliant weekend. Wish me luck for tomorrow!

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