My Breakout Buddies

Wednesday 1 February 2012

Hey Ladies,

Well me & my skin are so not friends at the moment, for some reason I have gained a few friends who have set up camp on my chin & jaw line & whilst the odd spot or two doesn't bother me when its several all at once I introduce them to my breakout buddies & I thought i'd share them with you.

Origins Clear Improvement Mask, Lush Breath of Fresh Air Toner, Alpha H Micro Cleanse & Liz Earle Spot On
Origins Clear Improvement Charcoal Mask - £19.00 rrp 
You can see this is well loved & it is for a reason, this is probably my 2nd favourite face mask that I use regularly as it improves your skin pretty much immediately, if your skin is a bit congested or suffering from a breakout this just helps to clear it up by bringing all the spots to the surface super quickly & manages to do it without drying out the rest of the skin.

Lush Breath of Fresh Air Toner - £7.00
This is a great toner to use when the skin is breaking out as it is very soothing, I think if you have a seperate spot treatment there's no point covering your face in a very stripping toner as it's probably going to do more harm than good, so I use a gentle toner with aloe vera to sooth the angry red spots & a spritz over the face does wonders during the working day!

Alpha-H Micro Cleanse - £24.00
I don't know whether it's the glycolic acid in the product or the micro beads that exfoliate but this stuff makes even the dullest skin shine, it manages to rid me of blackheads like no other product (ok well maybe one!) plus when I am in the middle of a break out it makes my skin squeaky clean & prevents further break outs by making sure the pores are without any dead skin cells ready to clog them up.

Liz Earle Spot On* - £8.50
I use the Liz Earle as my topical treatment which I can concentrate on the actual spots, its choka block of tea tree for its antiseptic & antibacterial properties & Lavender to soothe & calm the buggars. Let me say tea tree & lavender are possibly my least favourite smells in the world & Spot-on is no exception to my rule I hate the smell of it but this stuff works on my spots so I let it do its thing & hold my nose! The reason I prefer this to the other million or so on the market is that it isn't a gel (which you can't wear under makeup as they tend to peel off your face) this is a liquid which soaks into the skin so I feel it is more effective (of course this could be utter nonsense but hey it works).

So these are my break out buddies, who are yours? what do you use? I have a horrible feeling this is happening to me because I haven't been using my Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish or is it all psychological because I assumed this would happen? Either way i'm eyeing up a very good Liz Earle deal on their site for their entire skin care essentials regime for £41.00 ... Hmmm.


  1. I love the origins charcoal mask! Definitely a staple when I'm feeling a bit oily!

  2. I am not a hug fan of the Liz Earle spot treatment, I find it can sting & irritate. I currently use Alva pimple stick if you are interest you can purchase from My Pure, it is a tiny bottle but lasts for a while, it does have a strong tea tree smell. Also Young & Pure gets good reviews, it's available through the same website.

  3. Great post, I've just started suffering with adult acne... ironically i am severly allergic to Benzyl peroxide/hydroxide which is the main ingerient of most spot creams.
    I'm on antibiotics at the minute but I'm definately gonna try out the mask for bad breakouts. thanks. :) x

  4. All of these products sound really good, definitely want to try that Origins mask :) X

  5. I have Lush's breath of fresh air and I absolutley love it! The smell is amazing! I'd love to try the origins Active charcoal mask! xo

  6. I like this product because it rejuvenates my skin. It even makes my face feel like I had a vein therapy because it becomes really smooth.


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