Face it!

Winter really wreaks havoc with our skin! with heaters, aircons, the fireplace, and staying indoors, your skin barely needs free radicals to dehydrate and give us some serious insecurities, when our stuffy indoor air does it perfectly! Drinking your 6-8glasses of H2O just does not cut it!

From reading my prior posts, you know I am currently recovering (Alhumdulillah) from acne due to an allergy from a well known high end cosmetic product. I initially thought it was a food allergy until I used the product again, and lo and behold! my acne had cousins and distant relatives.

Now some scarring later, I used a number of items to get my skin back to its former clarity. I thought it would be a good idea to share them with you!

The only item that helped relieve the allergy and reduce the pimples were Cuticura ointment( available at any pharmacy or retail supermarket), another cream from Fordsburg (which I shall reveal soon), and ofcourse avoiding use of the culprit product. I have always used this ointment every night before bed on the insistence of my mother, and have her to thank for my good skin days! I have to include it in my routine again, the smell of the ointment is an acquired taste, but not too bad...I'd Say more medicinal. It is has a balmy consistency and looks oily on the skin when applied, so avoid use during the day unless you plan to stay indoors.

I also wanted to get rid of dehydration and acne scarring too, sooner rather than later. Swiitch beauty founder and owner Rabia handed me a precision pore cleansing pad at their booth at the Eid Shopping Festival. I have to say, I love it! and am so thankful she handed me a complimentary one, no strings attached! It is easy, practical and effective! I've put aside my sorbet cleansing brush until I'm no longer lazy enough to charge it. The precision pore cleansing pad is a simple silicone item, that requires no fussing over. It has a little grip at the back to hold between your fingers for ease of use and no batteries needed. To contact Swiitch beauty and get your hands on one..
click here: Swiitch Beauty their prices are so reasonable!

I use circular motions to wash my face with my favourite cleanser Neutrogena 2 in 1 wash or mask. For brightness, I team the cleansing pad with my Nimue Exfoliating Enzyme atleast once a week.
My skin is alot smoother as the pad proved effective in providing a gentle exfoliation. If you have particularly oily skin that's prone to acne, definitely give Vichy Normaderm gel cleanser a try...you will not regret it! Smells divine! My husband will vouch for the effectiveness of this product!

I decided to team my above regimen with Coconut oil for hydration, which I apply at night before I go to bed. The next morning my skin is noticeably brighter, smoother and more hydrated, and best of all the acne scarring has lightened quite alot and my makeup sets like a dream. I use the Lemcke brand in a white tub as featured below. Hey! if it's good enough to eat, it's good enough for my skin! I strongly suggest you give the above a try.

Another item or items that have made its way on my list are sheet masks from Shades of Mink store, the very first and specialists in bringing you sheet masks. Find them here:Shades of Mink Store
They are inexpensive (in fact the most reasonably priced at under R50...talk about value for moola!) yet utterly good for your skin and effectively hydrate, brighten, lighten, you name it...there's a sheet mask for it. Tip: you should buy more than 4, not only will you reap the amazing benefits, Shades of Mink rewards their clients! I need to get more! If you want to get some...Speak to Yasmin and she'll advise you, her service is brilliant!

As you can see, my huge Shades of Mink Haul

Your Face It list!:
1. Neutrogena 2 in 1 wash and mask / Vichy Normaderm Gel cleanser
2. Cuticura ointment
3. Lemcke Coconut oil
4. Swiitch beauty Precision Cleansing pads
5. Shades of Mink store Variety of specialised Sheet masks
6. Nimue Exfoliating enzyme

I have a ton of reviews lined up because I have been soo busy with work...I figured I owe it to you guys!
I will let you know about the Fordsburg Cream soon. In the mean time, don't forget to follow me on Instagram: https: Stylexplora on Instagram
and check out my latest Hijab tutorial on YouTube: Stylexplora on Youtube

Love and Salaams as always!

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