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I was told I had beautiful skin today : )

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whitebits Wed 12-Nov-14 18:28:46

Sorry to sound so smug....but after feeling like a spotty old bag for the past God knows how long and having battled acne for a number of years I could have literally kissed the woman in Starbucks who said this to me grin

Gem124 Wed 12-Nov-14 18:42:39

Fab compliment!!

yazzy85 Wed 12-Nov-14 18:45:57

That's awesome!! Please share your skincare tips with us too smile

go on go tell us what your regime and products are envy

LackingCommonSense Wed 12-Nov-14 20:37:40

Please do! What a lovely thing for someone to compliment on smile

whitebits Wed 12-Nov-14 22:08:03

It's all pretty basic to be honest as I am skint grin

I have quite oily skin but can get a bit flaky round the nose. Ditched all my cleansers a while back and started using coconut oil to double cleanse at night and I take it all off with a muslin cloth (boots or asda baby range, not expensive ones. I also cleanse this way in the morning and then slap on just plain old Olay after my sun screen (Soap & Glory). At night I use Superdrug's Naturally Radiant Glycolic Overnight Peel maybe twice a week and bung a wee bit of rosehip oil around my eyes.

Make up wise I've ditched the primer and have started using a tip I saw on Goss Makeup Artists youtube channel. After letting your moisturiser sink in he recommends applying a light dusting of loose powder over your skin BEFORE you apply your foundation. Then I apply the foundation (Max Factor Facefinity) and rest of my make up as normal. If you're really oily you can also put on a wee bit of powder on the oily areas. During the day I've been trying to resist the urge to powder constantly at the first sign of shiny skin and have been blotting instead (picked up Kleenex blotting sheets in Home Bargains for about 60p). This has definitely improved the look of my make up during the day and stopped the cakey look you can get when you apply powder over oily skin.

I've been walking about with a big grin on my face ever since that lovely woman said this to me !

prettywhiteguitar Wed 12-Nov-14 22:10:12

Lovely ! I like the sound of some of those tips thank you

SirRaymondClench Wed 12-Nov-14 22:10:32

I think being told you have great skin (as a woman) is the biggest compliment you can receive! Well done Op! As another previously spotty old bag I salute you! grin

AlfieandAnnieRose Wed 12-Nov-14 22:58:44

Your skin care regime sounds great, where do you buy the coconut oil from? I have the same skin type as you including the flaky nose! So I'd be interested in trying out your regime as my skin is suffering and it's really getting me down.

yazzy85 Thu 13-Nov-14 00:35:03

Thanks!! I didn't know Superdrug did glycolic stuff, will look into that.

whitebits Thu 13-Nov-14 17:58:21

Alfie - I just buy coconut oil off the shelf in Tesco in the World Foods aisle. I think you can get fancy organic stuff from Holland and Barret but its the best part of a tenner. I got mine in Tesco for about £1.60.

Chaby Thu 13-Nov-14 19:03:53

is it just neat rosehip oil that you use under your eyes?

whitebits Thu 13-Nov-14 19:14:12

Yes, just neat rosehip oil. Sometimes a I just slap a bit of the coconut oil all over my face too....I must smell lovely in bed (not)....

AlfieandAnnieRose Fri 14-Nov-14 16:32:03

Thanks whitebits I'm going to give the coconut oil a try, will look out for it in tesco. Also will buy the muslin cloths, I want the same results as you! smile

TheCandleLoverLady Fri 14-Nov-14 16:39:08

envy YABU to have such lovely skin! Your routine sounds very simple and refreshing. Where do you get rosehip oil from?

Coconut oil is great- lovely for hair too.

£2.25 in Tesco for 500ml

£2.29 in Superdrug for 125ml

My local Caribbean salon sometimes has good sales on and sells 2litres for £3.

Mini05 Fri 14-Nov-14 16:52:25

Whitebaits when you say double cleanse, you just mean you do it twice?

Re the coconut oil, is it the hard solid stuff in a jar your talking about?

OttiliaVonBCup Fri 14-Nov-14 17:03:42

Apparently Kim K uses coconut oil.

On her arse, in her case, but still.

whitebits Fri 14-Nov-14 17:09:44

When I was a bit flush I bought the Triology rosehip oil but it's on the pricey side. I'm currently using up a bottle that I got whilst on holiday in Lanzarote, think it was only about 5 euros. There's loads of different suppliers on Amazon. I've also used Rio Rosa Mosqueta Rosehip oil in the past and it's been good.

Yes, by double cleansing I mean I just do it twice, once to get all the makeup and grime off and then another time to really work the coconut oil into my skin and get rid of any wee flaky bits. The coconut oil is the hard white stuff in the jar. With regards to the stuff Superdrug sell, it's labelled as coconut oil but I'm sure when I checked the ingredients there was other stuff in there too so you might want to check that before buying. The stuff I use is 100% coconut, nothing added. I've also read that it's great to put on your hair before you bleach it (just whack the bleach on top of it !) as it stops the bleach from doing so much damage so that's next on my list.

whitebits Fri 14-Nov-14 17:10:46

Ottilia - well if it's good enough for my face it's good enough for her arse I suppose grin

OttiliaVonBCup Fri 14-Nov-14 17:50:22

I'm just saying we need to stock up, seeing the quantities she needs!

whitebits Fri 14-Nov-14 18:31:30

grin Ottilia

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