Happy 2016 everyone!
Before we go ahead with fresh new things for the year, I wanted to give a shoutout to the products that saved my skin in 2015. I never really had a lot of skin problems throughout the year as I was very good with my skincare habits. I removed my makeup every night (properly with a makeup remover and then face cleanser); I applied toner, eye cream and moisturiser (sometimes even with an overnight mask or serum) and I stayed away from products if they break me out. Then in December something happened. My skin rebelled and had a full on breakout mode. I woke up with three massive zits on my face and new ones kept on appearing every morning. They were centered around my T-zone and at one point, my chin looked like a murder scene - it was red all over. I am not sure what it was that caused the reaction but I suspect it's the mask that I used for the first time and didn't get on with. This went on for two weeks and that's when I decided to go back to my tried and tested products for acne-prone skin.
I went back to my old cleanser which is the REN ClearCalm 3 Clarifying Clay Cleanser. This is a cream cleanser that works to deeply clean the skin. I use this as my second cleanse after I use an oil to remove my makeup. I follow it up with the Celeque Acne Spot Corrector Gel which I need to replace soon as I'm all out. I apply it directly to my zits and it helps to calm them down and dry them out faster. Then I use the VMV Hypoallergenics Super Skin 2 Monolaurin + Mandelic Acid toner which is a deep cleaning, acne-managing and mattifying toner. Then I follow it up with my usual eye cream and night cream so my skin doesn't dry out. I also use the Origins Out of Trouble mask once a week as it is a mask for troubled skin. I also use the Aesop Parsley Seed Mask which is deep cleansing but I didn't include it in the photo as I feel like the Origins one worked better.
All in all, they helped calm down my skin and while I still have scars from major spots, I'm happy with where my skin is at right now. I will keep on using these products until I'm sure my skin is back to being good. So I wouldn't be featuring new skincare products in the new few posts but makeup is a different matter. I will make a post about them soon (I hope!).