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Wednesday, 18 May 2011

My Current Favourite Spot Treatment

The stress of exams, revision, interviews and deadlines can take a toll on your skin and you may even be too busy and neglect caring for your skin. So before you know it you’ll have breakouts and blackheads across your face! Here’s my current favourite product for treating spots...

I was fretting around for around 2 weeks with deadlines and interviews to meet and prepare for so I was not only over stressed, but I was also not sleeping much or drinking enough water. I had breakouts across my forehead and whiteheads around my nose, and there is only so much make up can do.

At this point you need to time out and let your skin breathe:

1. Don’t smother your face in makeup, or even better don’t wear any makeup at all!

2. Rehydrate from the inside, and drink plenty of water.

3. Get enough sleep, set a bed time and find out how much sleep you need to not feel tired for the day.

4. My current favourite product for treating spots:

Neutrogena – Spot Stress Control 3 in 1 cleansing lotion

The perfect solution for oily/combination skin types, as this not only cleanses it reduces excess shine too. I would advise people with sensitive skin to maybe give this one a miss though because I think that it almost removes all your dead skin from your face. So some people may find this quite harsh on their skin. Just tip it 3 times onto a cotton pad and gently brush over your face, if you only have an oily T-zone like myself you may only need to use it on only the oily parts of your face. It advises to use it only daily but I find that you can use it all over in the mornings and then in the evenings you can soak a cotton bud with it and dab it over your spots/whiteheads/blackheads. I saw a difference overnight on the first application and I am still using it now after 2 weeks. I also do think it helps slightly with reducing shine at the start of the day, and then you only need half of a card-sized blotting sheet to remove shine from the T-zone.

I will update if there is any more to add/change after 1 month of using this~


I forgot to add that it does contain a sort of alcohol so it has a strong smell, which has been masked slightly with a cucumber smell. It isn't too much of a bother though because it sinks into your skin in a few seconds and you won't be able to smell it anymore.

After a while of using this, if i do get any spots they are normally quite small (no bigger than 3mm dia.) and they're on the surface of the skin so it goes away in about 2-3 days.

Special Guest Blogger: Emily Patterson

Guest Post from webzone1.co.uk

Spots Spots Spots fashion Tips for AW11.

We are slowly starting to see the AW11 styles coming down runways, and although we don't want to be thinking about darker nights and colder day in the midst of summer. The fashionista in us all need to know what to start looking for one of our big tips this season is Spots.

With Stella McCartney, David Koma and Marc Jacobs all presenting us with a dream for Cruella De Vil, we are inclined to swear by them.

A personal favourite of mine is the laser cut discs that have been seen at Stella McCartney before thought the clustered look that is used this season is divine.

For the spotty look we suggest that you combine pattern like a pro.

Top Spot Tips:

1: Think about spots as an all over pattern. We have seen spots as an all over pattern, making the 60s look weak in comparison. Think legs, arms, even your head (head scarves or bows :) of course) We found these on Shopalike

Pamella Mann

2: More modern less twee. The infamous polka dot might be a good starting point but this season sees more of a contemporary vibe rather than a throwback fashion revival, we see 60s hints but a definite step towards the modern metropolitan (well at least with spots.)

3: Personally we can see this being more of a monochrome trend though flashes of colour have been seen with the spots. We suggest a black or white base and to accessories well.

4: Texture is definitely a major player for AW11 so our suggestion is not to be to scared of

layers and different pattern size.

5: Don't just pick one thing this AW11 if I have seen anything of what is happening for AW11 I have seen a huge variety of styles colours patterns textures, it seems a rather chaotic Aw11 but a fun one so, we would say enjoy the bold choices and embrace the anarchy.

Check out Emily Patterson's blog here for more of the simmilar posts you just read on fashion, tips and highlights!
And I agree spots are a cute trend to flaunt for a touch of 60's vibe for the coming AW11, and don't be scared of clashing patterns of smaller and larger spots and varieties of different colours~
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