My skin has been a fair disaster zone of late - if I'm honest, since I had Evie! Lots of sore, red breakouts around my chin and jawline, that take ages to clear, and just keep right on coming! And sadly, I know it's going to be that way for a while as the cause is hormonal.
You see, I am currently stuck on the dreaded mini-pill as I am still feeding the tiny terror once a day. Once that's over and done with, I can shout hurrah, bin the mini-pill and go back on my regular pill, happy dances all round.
Until then, here are the magic potions I have been relying on to face the day...
My current arsenal!
• Ella Bache lait enrichi is a gentle but thorough cleanser. Despite the break outs, my skin remains annoyingly dry and sensitive, and this cleanser caters to that perfectly.
• Ella Bache gommage - honestly, this was a gift with purchase and I don't love it. Certainly I wouldn't purchase it! It is inoffensive, but just meh. Doesn't seem to do much at all. Recommendations for a good gently, effective exfoliant?
• Dermalogica intensive moisture balance - this is my current HG moisturizer. It is so rich and nourishing, but surprisingly our. Definitely not greasy. I have been using it day and night, year around.
• Ella Bache creme intex no. 2 - my secret weapon! This stuff is the bomb.com for those lovely little hormonal pimples that lurk beneath the surface and taunt you. Clears them up so quickly, hallelujah and praise jeebus.
I laugh when I remember I was the girl who used to use the OCM, and finish with a few drops of rosehip oil - how times have changed! Needs must, and I would rather shell out for good quality products that work, and be able to actually leave the house without a paper bag over my head.
The worst part is, my skin was amazing during pregnancy, all clear and glowy - bit of a change and a shock! Here's hoping it goes back that way soon.
Did any of you find that pregnancy or the post-natal period wreaked havoc with your skin?