Let’s talk about spots. Miss T has recently been suffering from quite a few breakouts, now we’re not talking acne but bad enough for her to feel conscious of them – it’s allowed, she’s in year nine.
Over the last couple of years Miss T has tried a lot of spot treatment products, some very expensive some really affordable, but no matter what she used she still kept breaking out and nothing, apart from a very strong range with retinol in which I stopped her using when I realised how strong it was, seemed to stop them.
However, this last breakout I actually sat down and got her to talk through her skincare routine with me, it turns out she wasn’t cleansing her skin at night she was just getting the make up off with wipes and then using a normal face wash in the morning.
Ok, time to step up the spot fighting action, So, being a little bit obsessed about sticking to a skincare routine myself, I planned one for Miss T which included products with the spot fighting ingredient Salicylic acid in them. Here goes…
1 At night take your make-up off with Bioderma Sebium H20 Michelle Solution, £14.80.
2 Then wash your face using Clean & Clear Advantage Clear & Soothe Daily Scrub, £4.99
3 In the morning use Clean & Clear Advantage Clear & Soothe Foaming Wash, £4.99, then moisturise skin.
And, so far it’s working. After two weeks of sticking to the routine, Miss T’s spots are clearing up, no new ones have appeared and her skin looks healthier than it’s looked for a while. I’m impressed with the new clear & soothe range as it clearly fights spots but is also gentle enough for teenage skin.