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What should I be using on my face??

(10 Posts)
Somehowsomewhere Sat 18-Feb-17 12:46:43

I need some help with a skincare routine. I basically have no idea what is 'good'.
Last year I bought a cleanser, toner and moisturiser from Clarins, which seemed fine. However I went for a facial and the therapist asked if what I was using was 'creamy' (it was) as it seemed like it was too heavy for my skin. She talked conned me into buying a cleanser from there which was fine, but my skin didn't seem any better or worse than it did with the Clarins. After that I used Nutriganics from the Body Shop. Again fine but my skin still felt a bit clogged up.
My skin is fine overall, id say it's 'normal' but I develop milia if I don't exfoliate properly and get hormonal spots just before my period.
Anyone got any recommendations for a really effective skin care routine?
I'm 32 by the way.

BifsWif Sat 18-Feb-17 12:52:25

I have used everything on my skin. Dermalogica, clarins, Elemis, simple. Everything.

I have combination skin, slightly dry in area and prone to outbreaks around my chin and cheeks when I'm on my period.

I've been using Superdrug's Vitamin E hot cloth cleanser alongside the nip and fab range. So I use the cleanser every day, the vitamin e toner, Nivea moisturiser and the nip and fab glycolic pads before bed. I also use the nip and fab glycolic scrub twice a week, nip and fab eye cream and the overnight clearing gel. My skin has never looked better. It's all usually on offer at superdrug too.

Somehowsomewhere Sat 18-Feb-17 12:56:47

Thank you! I'll check them out.

LadyOfTheCanyon Sat 18-Feb-17 17:45:20

If you're getting milia then your skin cream maybe too heavy/creamy or you're not removing it well enough. Start using a BHA ( salicylic acid) toner to help clean inside the pores as well as exfoliate, which should sort the milia ( you'll be able to squeeze them out)

Somehowsomewhere Sat 18-Feb-17 17:57:28

Thank you, yeah I squeeze them out (well DH does blush). I'll look into BHA toners.

Chocolou Sat 18-Feb-17 18:44:40

If they're proper milia you won't be able to squeeze them out. A proper milia needs removing by gently piercing the skin then you can squeeze it out and it will come out in a hard pearly ball.

LadyOfTheCanyon Sat 18-Feb-17 18:47:23

Paula's choice do a few.

Somehowsomewhere Sun 19-Feb-17 08:00:39

Yes Chocolou that's what I do. I had some removed professionally before my wedding and she showed me how to do it myself.

Dulcimena Sun 19-Feb-17 08:54:52

Re milia, I find it more satisfying to leave them alone, let them reach the surface and then roll them off. It's a lovely feeling when they lift off and come away. Haven't had one for years though, sadly.

pinkblink Sun 19-Feb-17 08:59:02

Micellar water, my skin has never been better

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