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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.
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.
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)
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.