Okay, so I’m not one of those people who are blessed with amazingly flawless skin. I suffer from oily patches and breakouts and I thought I’d share my own personal life savers!
About 5 years ago now I developed mild acne and after trying every single foundation, concealer and cream out there I finally stumbled across a few products that actually worked (hurrah!) and have stuck to them ever since!
I must also add that I tried different skin treatments too, from microdermabrasion to chemical peels, they definitely do work or help at the very least. Unfortunately having a mortgage means these luxuries are now a rarity! If you can afford them then definitely have a chat with a dermatologist to see what they recommend, but in the meantime these purse friendly options are a must-have in your beauty regime!
1. AVÈNE CLEANANCE MAT MATTIFYING EMULSION
An amazing moisturiser that is specially formulated for oily skin. It has an immediate mattifying effect, helping to control shine and oily patches, it’s more likely you’re make up will stay put for longer.
The key ingredient is Avene Thermal Spring Water, it’s perfect for sensitive skin and gives your skin a lovely soft feeling. I would also recommend their Avène Thermal Spring Water Spray too!
2. VICHY DERMABLEND CORRECTIVE FOUNDATION
In my opinion, THE best foundation you will ever find. It’s so light which is perfect for all day wear while giving you flawless coverage that really does last.
It sinks into the skin so that you can build up fine layers on any problem areas, redness or scars. A little goes a long way and it even has an added SPF too!
3. VICHY DERMABLEND CORRECTOR STICK
A high coverage concealer which covers any imperfection with a natural looking result. It’s easy to build up coverage while still hydrating the skin, plus it is also rub-resistant which is just incredible!
Like most Dermablend products it’s ideal for sensitive skin and this nifty little stick can even be used to hide tattoos – now that’s a concealer for you!
4. VICHY DERMABLEND CORRECTIVE COMPACT FOUNDATION
How can you resist this cute little compact?! Its perfect size makes it is a necessity for all handbags. Again, it covers all skin imperfections, applied with the sponge it easily glides onto the skin for a natural looking finish. It’s the ultimate for touch-ups during the day if needed.
5. VICHY NORMADERM BB CLEAR
This product was probably the best discovery, created for blemish prone skin it is made up of salicylic acid to help treat spots while keeping oiliness in check. As it helps to reduce the appearance of imperfections it works as a fantastic primer for your skin. It doesn’t clog your pores and is available in two shades, light or medium, for a radiant glow.
Use this before applying your Vichy Dermablend Foundation and you are good to go all day long!