For as long as my blog has been in this world, I’ve been on a quest to reduce and prevent my blemishes and have clear skin. Obtaining clear skin for the foreseeable future is one of my long term goals in this life, and a lot of my posts are skin care based, it is truly a passion of mine. However for the past 9 months I’ve been to my local skincare clinic and been put on a skincare plan, and that is what I want to talk about today. I’ve been so excited to write this post about my skincare journey and share what has been helping my overall skin health.
In August of 2019, I had a free, no obligation skin consultation and I was recommended a number of products to help me on my skincare journey. The first being the Advanced Nutrition Programme Skin Accumax tablets. I’ve seen these tablets floating around in the influencer world, with people reviewing these after a month and hailing them a miracle product. I’ve been on these for nine months, and let me tell you, these don’t change your skin in a small amount of time like a month. The selling point of these tablets is they work from the inside out and help to nourish all layers of your skin. They don’t contain harsh chemicals (I’ve included a picture of the ingredient list for you to see yourself), and they help to support skin health thanks to the welcome addition of Vitamin A. I think I may do a whole post about these tablets because quite frankly they deserve it. I take 4 tablets of these a day, and with each pot close to £100 a pop, these are very, very expensive. To summarise, before I create a massive ode to these tablets, they’ve massively helped to reduce the number of blemishes I have, and the healing process. Alongside this, they’ve really helped to even out my skin texture, of not just my face, but also my body.
Other products I was recommended was products from the Environ Focus Care Clarity range. The Sebu-Lac and Sebu-Ace Oil were the two products I was suggested to try. Morning and evening I mix equal parts of the Sebu-Ace and Sebu-Lac into the palms of my hands, to massage into my face. The Sebu-Ace oil is specially formulated to with both vitamins and botanicals to help control blemishes and their appearances. The Sebu-Lac lotion was made to help combat the initial signs of blemishes, and to assist with improving overall tone and texture of blemish prone skin. This lotion does contain an AHA, however this is what contributes to achieve a smoother, softer, balanced skin tone and texture. I’ve also been using both of these products for since last summer and my skin texture has definitely changed for the better. Blemishes still come, but they disappear much faster, and scarring has dramatically reduced on my face. I still do get blemishes, however they are much more superficial than they used to be. The only negative of this brand is that you can only buy their products from their stockists, however if you have one of them locally, I really do recommend exploring this brand with the help of a professional to guide you.
Lastly, but probably one of the most important products in my routine is my SPF. I was recommended the Heliocare 360 gel oil free SPF 50. I’ve always been wary of using an SPF because any I have previously tried, has left a trail of cystic like blemishes in their wake. However this one is an oil free dry touch SPF, that provides full spectrum protection against UVA, UVB, blue light, and infra-red radiation-A. Not only that, but it has been formulated with an acne-prone skin tone in mind, with antibacterial, antimicrobial, and sebum controlling technology. This has not once broken me out, and does not contribute to my oily skin, making this my only go to choice for SPF protection. I use this, at minimum, once every morning.
In a nutshell, all these products are helping me stay on track to achieve my lifetime goal of clear skin. Whilst the use of constant face masks thanks to Covid-19 at work aren’t contributing to my skin health, I do feel these products are helping my skin to be much better than what they would be without. Whilst blemishes are still my main problem, I’m no longer oily. My skin texture is much more reminiscent of pre-puberty. If I did not pick my skin (I am my own worst enemy, I know), I probably would not have blemishes thanks to this combination. Alongside these products, I also mentioned a Vitamin C favourite in my March skincare favourites that I’m also contributing to my overall skin health that is helping me on my skincare journey recently.
Have you ever tried any of these skin helping products? Are you on a skincare journey?0