Perfect skin, is something that nearly everybody strives for. Regardless of the fashion you follow. But Lolita fashion is so heavilly associated with the porcelain doll aesthetic that it becomes a major part of the look to have clear, flawless skin.
Now, my skin is not perfect. Of course it's not, is anybody's?
But I have a few preferred products and tips and tricks that I think have really helped me keep my face clear of spots and such over the years.
"Clean and Clear" spot fighting solution (sensitive skin formula). I've used this almost every day since my early teens, and it works well. Then, it very obviously reduced spots and helped my skin. Days when I didn't use it really showed.
Now that I'm passed the teenage years, it's still the best cleanser I've ever used. It just brightens up your face and prevents blemishes and other nasty things like blackheads.
Cleansers can be very drying, but honestly I think moisturiser is a must regardless of skin type. Someone once said to me "oily skin is not the same as moisturised skin". I remember it, because at the time I didn't know that!
Ta-Da. Clean and Clear also make a moisturiser. I could swear by this stuff, and it's not expensive (£3-something each).
Recently though Soap and Glory came out with a similar spot-fighting moisturiser called "Clear Here". As a big fan of soap and glory products, I got it to try.
It works just as well as the clean and clear one, which is good. But it is 4x the price, and the tube is half the size. Not as happy with it as I'd hoped to be, but hey, it still does what it's supposed to do :)
Now, a Soap and Glory product that is absolutely worth every penny is the face mask/scrub; "The Fab Pore"
This stuff works wonders for me, especially on bad-skin days. Everything looks and feels brighter and smoother and more healthy.
A small tip I wanted to share, is something my Mum taught me when I was a teenager frustrated with my face.
Change your pillowcases more often.
Your shed skin and oils are pressed into the pillow every night, and if your skin is prone to breakouts then lying down to rest on yesterday's shed skin isn't going to be good for you!
At the moment I change my pillows two to three times a week. But if you have particularly problematic skin, or are still suffering teenage skin, consider changing them every single night if not every second night.
It made a difference to me, and I hope it can make a difference to some of you!
Do you have any skincare tips or favourite products?