Skincare update

Ok so skin update… if you read my last post you will know that things were going pretty well, until I gave into my cheese demons and I’ve now started to break out again. I’m trying not to stress too much about it though because I know what I have to do to get back on track!

Over the past few months my skin has been on a major journey and I got to a place where I was actually starting to feel comfortable with it. Not only did going dairy free assist in this but I think it was in a large part down to the products I switched to.

March:

April (Tuesday 4th went dairy free):

May (super stressed and not well / stopped taking pill/ mimosa skin consultancy Tuesday 23rd, got testers of the products):

June:

July (bought full size products):

August (didn’t take a progress photo but here’s my burnt face on holiday/ started eating dairy again):

September:

After going for a skin consultation at Mimosa Beauty with the lovely Jennie she recommended some products for me to try. I was given a load of little testers to take home and after seeing such great results I went back and ordered a couple of the full size babies. (They aren’t the cheapest but also not massively expensive – when you find something that’s helping your skin you just go with it!)

My skin care routine now consists of:

Take make up off (usually with just water and a flannel, my fave being the make up eraser!)

Cleanse with Vitage revitalising daily cleanse

Leave cleanser on whilst brushing teeth and rinse off with flannel

Apply Vitage Aloe Vera gel

I do this morning and night and my skin is soft and supple and way less red that it used to be! I had planned to get the Medik8 ultimate recovery cream too but it was out of stock. I also have some testers of the masks left over which I will occasionally wear overnight if I’m feeling particularly dry.

It’s without a doubt the best skincare routine I’ve ever had and my face is definitely thanking me for it. Finding products that help hydrate rather than dry you out is a huge bonus and something that Jennie is passionate about promoting.

I would highly recommend going for a chat at Mimosa Beauty because Jennie is a self confessed skin geek and an expert in this field, I’m so glad that I found her and massive plus is they’re basically next door to me!

Find what works for you! I’m not saying a have perfect skin now and have cracked the code, in all of the months I’ve photographed above I had good and bad days but I think we can all agree it’s going in the right direction!

Peace and love xoxo

N.B. Just a quick little brain dump as I wrote this post a few days ago now. I have had the most painful under the skin spot next to my eye that has swollen and made me look mental. My skin in general is a bit of a mess right now and I honestly put this down to the whole eating dairy again thing. However, this time around my skin is less cracked, dry, itchy and painful – I mean this spot hurts like a bitch I can’t even raise my brows in peace but my actual skin isn’t painful (those who suffer with acne will understand that!) These products really are a dream for me and if I can just get myself back on track food wise I know it’ll look so much better.

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  1. Jaclyn
    September 18, 2017 / 6:27 pm

    Hi! I ran across your blog and wanted to say you are gorgeous!! I am currently suffering with crazy crazy acne all around my mouth, nose/cheek and hairline area. I had been on birth control since i was 18, but came off of it in January 2017 since my husband and i were going to start trying for a baby. Welp… March rolls around and we found out we were expecting! My skin from January- March was still clear, but as i progressed in my pregnancy, my hormones FREAKED. I have the same acne surrounding my mouth that has been here for 7 months, YAY. I’m hoping it can get back on track after delivery. What are you doing to settle yours?

    • admin
      April 12, 2018 / 12:07 pm

      Hi Jaclyn! Soooo sorry I never got back to you here, I had issue’s with my comments but didn’t realise until now. Thank you so much for your lovely message, bad skin sucks doesn’t it 🙁 How’s your’s doing now?
      I’ve found that cutting out diary has helped massively, as well as stripping back my skin care routine and using bare minerals make up. I also find that sugar/alcohol causes me to flare up but a girl can only do so much right haha x

  2. October 14, 2017 / 8:55 pm

    Ah wow you just wouldn’t know you have gone through this. Seeing you today I mean it really wasn’t visible.

    Checkout a company I’ve recently worked with called Frezyderm. They work with dermatologists and are becoming a gonto product for many.

    Lovely to meet you today.

    • admin
      April 12, 2018 / 12:02 pm

      Thanks Cassie! and so sorry for the ridiculously late reply I’ve had issues with my comments 🙁 x

  3. Sophie Harvey
    June 20, 2018 / 4:43 pm

    Hi Laura! I got myself down to Mimosa in the last few months and had a facial and ended up buying the same daily cleanser! It’s so so lush isn’t it! Really creamy yet doesn’t feel at all sticky or drying like most cleansers do. My skin has been going through a weird ‘over oiliness’ phase since coming off the pill (nearly 3 yrs ago now! And happy to see the back of it!) whereby my entire face by 11am would be practically dripping and I’d have a layer of cakey slime where it would make my makeup slide off. Yuck. I used to have to face wipe everything off at lunch and start again, but since properly washing my face with this stuff AND moisturising (cause I used to ignore this stage as I assumed it would only make it worse *spolier alert* moisturising actually decreases the amount of oil! – I never knew this!) I can get to the end of the working day without feeling disgusting. Yay! Glad you like these products and a great little post. Lots of love x x x

    • admin
      June 26, 2018 / 7:51 pm

      Oh amazing!!!! I love it so much in there, they really pay attention to you as an individual and what works. The cleanser is great isn’t it! I’ve actually run out of that AND the moisturiser so my skin is crying at the moment 🙁 Glad your skins feeling better lovely xxxx

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