Guest Post: Skincare Routine for Dry and Sensitive Skin by BetLou

Thursday 14 May 2015

Hi Everyone!

Words can’t describe how excited I am to be writing a post for! I deliberated for a little while over my topic and then it hit me, do a skincare routine!

For many years now I have suffered with really bad dry skin on my cheeks, forehead and around my mouth, but my nose and chin area is where I suffer with oiliness and spots.  I have never understand how one part of your face can be so different to another and up until last year, how to keep it all under control.

I tried all sorts of different remedies to dry out my spots like putting toothpaste on them or putting Sudacrem on them… they didn’t work. 

Then I tried different face washes and exfoliants ranging from Dermalogica, Clinique, and Elizabeth Arden. Still I was suffering with dryness and spots. 

Nothing was working and I was getting so frustrated with everything that I took a break from makeup for a while…. And again that solved nothing.

I was wandering through Boots with my mum one day and I saw that Nivea face wash and exfoliant was on buy one get one half price, and then I remembered seeing an article on the internet about Nivea VS Crème De La Mer and Nivea had come up trumps.   

I suggested going halves with my mum and without sounding corny… we have never looked back!

The Face Wash Gel          

Currently half price in Boots £1.94

This face wash comes out in a gel like consistency (really like shower gel) but lathers up pretty well.

I just take a teaspoon amount on my fingers, add a drop of water, rub my hands together and then rub all over a damp face. It removes all impurities and makeup (even night out makeup!) and leaves the skin feeling refreshed afterwards.  

It contains Vitamin E & Hydra IQ which leaves your skin feeling enriched with moisture. The packaging is pretty simple and minimal but I wouldn’t expect anything else with it being so affordable. I do like that you can see how much product is left though!

The Gentle Exfoliating Scrub       

Currently half price in Boots £1.99

The exfoliant feels very much like the gel but with little exfoliating balls in it. I love a good scrub to use 3 times a week and I love to feel it removing all the excess skin, it just makes me feel so much cleaner and like it’s actually doing something. 

I normally follow my face wash with this scrub, again I use a teaspoon sized amount and rub around a slightly damp face (avoiding the eye area) and focusing on areas that have broken out.   

Again the packaging isn’t much to write home about but it is cheap and I love that you can see how much is left in it.

Nivea Crème     

£3.99 in Boots

After I have cleansed and exfoliated I use this very thick moisturiser. I only use it once a day, on a night.   

I don’t use a lot either, just a dab on the chin, nose, cheeks and forehead and then massage in. I have to say I love it. I wake up in the morning with a glowing complexion that isn’t too oily. 

My skin looks and feels hydrated. Since using this as my night cream I haven’t had to prime my face for foundation, I can just go ahead and slap it on. It’s brilliant. I have had this 200ml tub for 6 months and it looks like I have barely touched it!

I can honestly say that these 3 products have turned my nightmare skin into something I could only dream for before. I am no longer dry on my cheeks, forehead and around my mouth and strangely enough I am no longer oily on my nose or chin.

I would highly recommend trying these products out. They are so affordable and are highly nourishing.

That’s it from me.

Bethany Louise

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