The Skincare #41: Serum Substitutes
Wednesday, 8 January 2014
The festive period has had an detrimental effect on my skin. Gone are the days of lounging in my PJs for the afternoon, thinking that leftovers, M&S party food and chocolate constitute an acceptable meal and getting up no earlier than 10am! To get my skincare routine back on track, I've been found the perfect duo to give my skin a much needed boost.
With my skin on the oily side of combination, I would have balked at the idea of using serums a year ago, thinking that they would make my acne prone skin worse but I've seen the error of my ways and have been happily slathering on serums ever since. Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair II is one such serum that I can't imagine not having in my stash. This stuff is bloomin' amazing. It helps take down redness, has vastly improved the texture of my skin and I feel that it keeps any lurking blemishes at bay and those that do pop up heal faster. I use this at night, after cleansing and toning I apply a generous layer from my neck upwards and wake up to more radiant skin. The consistency is light so it is easily absorbed, if you have dry skin I think this would work well under makeup too for a more dewy finish. For dark spots and old acne scars, I've been turning to the Kiehl's Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution. This water like serum has been helping to lighten the dark spot of pigmentation left from old acne scarring, has drastically reduced redness and works to keep my skin looking clear - more glowy than ghastly.
That's skincare sorted, just to tackle the rest of me! Now where did I put my gym clothes?