Currently I switch off between MaryKay’s Timewise miracle set and Kate Somerville products, depending on the time of the month.
My skin always tends to want to breakout once a month. To clean my pores and keep them exfoliated, I use Kate Somerville’s Exfolikate 2 times a week. It can be a bit pricey, but it usually lasts me 6-8 months. A lot goes a long way.
For those times that you can tell your skin wants to breakout or if you’ve just been wearing a lot of makeup or (big no no) goto bed without washing your face, I use Kate Somerville’s Detox daily cleanser. For me it’s when I’m stressed or been eating badly.
Then I’ll use this mask:
To really try and prevent any breakouts. I’ll use it when I’ve broken out as well.
For spot treatments I like to use tea tree oil, applying using a q-tip. or a spot treatment cream like mary kay’s
The tea tree oil works great and it’s all natural. I get mine from Trader Joe’s or whole foods and one small bottle lasts a long time. Just make sure you dilute it with water before applying because it’s strong stuff. I dip my q-tip in water then the tea tree oil.
Another trick I learned from my esthetician a few years ago was baking soda. I know lots of people mix it with a gel cleanser to apply as a mask or other products, but I just use baking soda and water. I mix a paste then apply to clean skin and let sit while I wash my hair and shower. The baking soda really gets rid of blackheads and brightens your overall complexion, plus it’s super cheap!
Looking great always starts first with you skin and I’m a big believer in taking care of the skin you have. Makeup can do wonders, especially these days, but why have to pile it on? I like the option of foundation or au natural.