Bedside BeautySaturday, 17 September 2016
There is nothing like the feeling of taking all your make-up off when it comes to the end of the day, giving your skin a much needed breather and pamper. But when it's time to shut those peepers, there are a few products that I like to keep by my bedside as my essentials.
Bio-Oil is a new discovery of mine despite being around for years, I've only now realised how amazing this product is for scarring etc. As a long-time acne sufferer, and as a result of this suffering my minor scarring across my cheeks. Bio-Oil has started to reduce this and speeded the process of healing. They also have just launched a new "Scars Uncovered" campaign, that tells the story of the emotional impact of scarring-which I think most can relate to. So Bio-oil is now on a mission to help people with scars feel more confident in their own skin. You can check out the full video here.
Continuing on the theme of acne another must-have product is one I picked up from a trip to Target (the mothership) whilst I was out in LA last. Despite not being the most "prettiest" tube of acne treatment, let me tell you this little tube works wonders...it's basically 10% Benzoyl Peroxide and in the US it is available prescription free. Being someone who has tried over half of the so called miracle spot treatments in boots, in addition to the receiving numerous prescription topical lotions. None of which have caused any drastic improvements. This one has never been offered. Despite this it is advised to be used with caution as it can causing dryness and irritation. That being said and have quite sensitive skin I apply this just before I go to bed using a cotton bud, dotting it onto the areas that need it. I've linked a similar one below as which is more readily available in the UK.
The last couple of items are definitely two that have doubled up as handbag essentials. The first being the Blistex intensive lip treatment, which is admittedly my new favourite lip balm. As its saves your lips from dryness and cracks. The second is a product that I've featured on the blog before and needs another mention as I LOVE it so much. It may just look like a spray bottle of water but the Eau Thermale Avene Water Spray is great to use to refresh your skin, as a toner or if you need something to smoothe your skin.