Summer is (hopefully) on its way and we all know what it’s like to be wearing a face full of heavy makeup in the sun. It’s not nice. But, if like me, you suffer with uneven skin tone and you need a load of concealer and foundation to cover it up, the summer sun can be quite a nuisance.
I used to use the LUSH facial scrub every which was lovely at first, but I soon found that rather than buffing up my skin, it was drying it out and making it particularly red around my cheeks and nose. I find that it is best to use weekly rather than every day. My housemate bought a brightening polish which she said worked well and so I thought I should maybe try something new for my skin.
I bought the Boots Botanics, Purifying Face Scrub, All Bright (£3.99). It aims to buff away impurities to reveal brighter skin for all types, it also contains brightening hibiscus. It is recommended that you use it 2-3 times a week, but I used it for 3 or 4 days in a row because my skin was really uneven and red. The scrub is not too harsh on your skin and so while it gently exfoliates it doesn’t damage your skin. I found that after using this for 3-4 days my skin was much less red and it also felt smoother.
Another product that I found helpful was Bio Oil (Primark £6.90, Superdrug £8.99). Most people assume that Bio Oil is just for stretch marks and pregnant people, but it actually good for skin too. I have been using it on the red blotchy parts of my face and it has definitely helped improve it. It’s quite expensive but you really don’t need to use a lot and so it will last for ages.
The last new products that I added to my skincare regime were Superdrug’s own Vitamin E Moisturising day cream and Nourishing night cream (£2.99 each). Before these I was using a day moisturiser both in the day and in the night which I don’t think was doing my skin any good, however since using these creams my skin feels much softer and I haven’t had any dry skin. The tubs smell like sun cream which is amazing and you really don’t need to use that much so they will last you for a good amount of time.
Since using all of these products, I have definitely noticed a difference in my skin tone, I don’t need to wear as much concealer to cover the redness and my skin is soft and even. I would recommend all of these products to anyone with uneven skin tone.