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An Updated Skincare Routine and Acne Story

http://modernhomesleamington.co.uk/blog/itemlist/category/8-contact?format=feed I always love talking and writing about skincare. Possibly because it’s been such a long journey for me with my skin and I think that’s why I get excited when I find new products that actually do what they promise.

opcje binarne prawda czy fa_sz When I was 14 I first started to get acne, and ever since then, I’ve been through just about every skincare product and hack to try to clear my skin. When I was 19 I went on roaccutane (comment if you would like a more detailed post about my experience of that) but I have never quite managed to completely stay spot free. I get breakouts, particularly when I’m tired, stressed or travelling. I’ve also found myself throwing away my oily skin products and desperately searching for things that can deal with my ever-changing combination skin which it seems to have turned into.

Last month I had an incredible FaceTime session with someone who has really had a huge impact on my skin and the way I’m approaching things. I got to meet Louise Thomas-Minns who, spurred on by her own acne journey, founded Skin Lounge which approaches skincare with a scientific, nutritional and holistic philosophy. I was excited to chat to her because she’s very honest and knowledgable and I’m often disappointed with some products in the UK that just don’t seem to be able to do what I need.

strategia opzioni binarie touch She’s an ambassador for Panasonic Beauty, so alongside the nutritional information, I was given the most amazing Panasonic skinalysis and a recommended routine using their premium beauty devices. Louise has so much knowledge about skincare, and her passion about finding products that actually work made me excited to try this new routine. Until then, I didn’t actually know that Panasonic did skincare but it’s a brand I have used for years and really trust so I was intrigued to see what all the hype was about. So, my skincare concerns were along the lines of keeping break outs at bay, but also helping me with dehydrated patches and also I am really trying to get my skin a little plumper as I’m approaching 30. I don’t know what’s happened but it just seems to have lost it’s bounce!

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generic Orlistat 120 mg no prescription The first thing she recommended was the new Panasonic Facial Steamer EH-XS01. Now I used to steam when I was a teenager so I already knew I was going to love this, but last time I used one it was fiddly and hard to store. I didn’t think it was possible to make skincare tools beautiful, but Panasonic has done what they do best and created a line that is pretty incredible. So this steamer uses nano sized particles, much smaller that regular steam particles. It basically means it’s far less messy to use but more importantly it gets much deeper into your skin. If you’ve ever steamed before you’ll know how relaxing it is, and it’s a great thing to help prevent breakouts and really give your skin a good glow and boost. There’s a 3 minute option too which is genius because the one I had years ago literally felt like it took all night! All the Panasonic Beauty products are shaped around you and what suits your lifestyle so even if you have a really busy day it doesn’t’ have to mean you can’t look after your skin. I keep it on my dressing table because it’s actually really pretty with the white and rose gold.

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http://pianoforte.com.au/?porawa=binary-options-free-trading-account&97c=4f The next most important thing for me was my diet. So Louise introduced magnesium as a supplement to help with my adrenal glands and stress. What was most interesting was the part about hydration because there’s a big misconception that only water hydrates you. She actually recommended things like walnuts, pumpkin seeds and oily fish which I love. And thankfully I was allowed to keep drinking all the tea I love, which all counts towards my 2 litres a day!

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Lastly, Louise recommended a few more bits that I could pop into my everyday routine. The Panasonic 3-in-1 Micro-Current Facial Enhancer has actually become my favourite new beauty tool. I’ve never tried anything like it and you know I love a multi-use product! It works around a really clever titanium head which warms up. Honestly, it’s like being in some sort of spa I’ve got a little bit addicted to doing this every morning. So you put a little bit of toner onto cotton wool and attach it to the device, and by doing this it gets up to 60% more dirt from your pores. I’m almost out of my Sanoflore toner, this is the first product I’ve used from them and I’m hooked. It’s the only toner I’ve used that feels like it’s really cleaning my skin as well as toning. Then you can moisturise with this. So after applying your serum or product you gently move this over your face and the micro-current stimulates the ingredients and moisturises deeper into the skin. I’ve been using my AragoSpa face cream which is from Korea. It’s incredibly cheap (around £25) and rivals my favourite Elemis one but is so hard to get hold of because it always sells out! Then I use my favourite Origins Gin Zing eye cream which is really good for brightening, it’s like a really subtle concealer. You can use the enhancer for this too. Then there’s a cooling mode which is really good to tighten and firm.

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Louise also recommended skincare with hyaluronic acid in so I’m on the hunt for that. The main thing was that I wanted something that would fit into my daily routine, which isn’t always long particularly in the morning. The Panasonic Beauty products are so easy to use and to fit seamlessly into my routine, with the option to have a longer pamper session if you have the extra time. The difference already in my skin is really quite noticeable – I haven’t had one single breakout and I’ve been having lots of late nights and enjoying a few gin and tonics! Panasonic also do a Micro-Foaming Facial Cleansing brush which I’ve used a few times and love. It comes with two different brushes, one which is good for problem areas. It’s a cleansing brush as we know and love but Panasonic made sure it was much better. There’s a makeup removal plate which heats up gently so it’s easier to take off stubborn eye makeup……we don’t have how lucky we are, 15 years ago I wish I had access to things like this, it’s genius!

I always say to people, there’s no point in having nice makeup if you don’t look after your skin. Investing in skincare like this invaluable, and if you’ve been on a journey like me then it’s even more important to spend your money where it matters. I’d really recommend checking out Louise’s site too which I’ll link here, and having your own skinalysis so she can help with your own journey. It’s been the lift I needed just before we go into the colder months!

Love Becky xxx

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Budget Korean Skincare & Health Update

I can’t believe it’s been a week already since the first ‘Sunday Cuppa’ blog. I’m really enjoying writing these and doing a kind of ‘week in focus’. There have also been two budget skincare products that have completely shocked me and I’ve made a part of my everyday routine which I’ll come onto at the end of this post which every girl needs in their skincare collection!

I’ve spent a lot of time this week at home. I haven’t spoken out much about my health apart from being coeliac, but the past 12 months I’ve been battling something that has really changed my lifestyle, health and self confidence that I decided I wanted to keep private. Consequently, my immune system isn’t great so I can get quite ill and since February I noticed something wasn’t right. I know this is embarrassing for a lot of women to talk about, so I wanted to talk about it here as a place to share our stories and advice with each other. I was in a huge amount of pain in my pelvic area, my urine had blood in it and I would regularly lose control of my bladder. This happens often when I’m in public places and I’ve started to need to go to the toilet up to about 6 times an hour. I went for tests earlier this year but they sent me away with a few pain killers. I’m a true believer in not giving up when it comes to healthcare, so I went back and asked for more tests. Turns out I have a kidney infection, so as painful as it is, I’m relieved to finally know what it is.

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So I’ve had a lot of ‘me’ time this week. We had so much rain and one night I decided to sleep up in the loft. It was amazing falling asleep and waking up to the sound of rain, I find it so comforting. Then last night Dave and I spent time outside wrapped up in blankets watching the meteor shower. I had to drag him outside but it was so worth it. If you ever get the chance to do that, take the time to go outside and look up. It’s the most beautiful thing you’ll ever see and share with someone, shooting stars and the whole sky lighting up with meteors. I don’t know why but I feel incredibly close to those who aren’t here anymore when I look at the stars.

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Dave surprised me with a delivery of gluten free bread mix this week when I wasn’t feeling well. One of the things I miss the most being coeliac is freshly baked crusty bread. He found an amazing company called Rana’s Artisan Bread. After her diagnosis she set out to create the most amazing bread mixes that people could easily make at home, and she did it. I baked my first sourdough loaf this week, and I was blown away at how good is tasted and how much it smelt and looked like bread! You just mix it with water and then put it in a bag that they give you. Pop it in the oven and then 80 minutes later you have your very own gluten free loaf. It’s genius and given me so much pleasure waking up and having marmalade toast! Plus the house smells so good after I’ve just baked it.

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We went for a beautiful walk at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire this week. It’s one of my favourite places to go and I’d really recommend you visit if you ever get the chance. We thought about it for a wedding venue, but I think it’s a little too grand for what we are looking for. We are still so stuck in terms of the venue, so please leave any suggestions below! I’ve just posted our wedding planning video which you can watch here, we are away in Paris in the video and I’m really excited to share this first step with you all.

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And finally, onto all things beauty! First of all there are the two skincare game changers for me that I talked about above. First of all, a bit of Korean skincare. I’ve heard a lot of hype around Korean beauty products and I have to be honest the ones that I’ve tried have really disappointed me. I decided to give it one last try, this time with the AragoSpa aqua deep cream. It uses a type of thermal water which is really lightweight but fast absorbing and hydrating. First of all it smells gorgeous, quite citrusy but not too overpowering. The cream is one of the best day creams I had EVER used, both Dave and I are now fighting over it in the morning. This is good for combination or dry skin, it’s quite thick so if you have oily skin I’d look to see if they have an alternative version for you. It hydrated immediately, left my skin softer than most of my high end ones do, and is on sale for £16 if you can find a site that hasn’t sold out because it’s that good!

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The second is one by Marks and Spencer beauty, Formula Absolute Ultimate Sleep Cream, that I’ve been using as a night cream. This claims to make you look like you’ve had 8 hours sleep even if you haven’t, and has sold out a number of times mainly because of the £22 price tag! I was so sceptical about this because when I haven’t had 8 hours sleep I look dreadful and no cream can help me with that! I love the texture of this, it’s incredibly moisturising, again I would say only use this if you have either combination or dry skin. Unlike the one above, you need to stick with this for about a week until you really SEE the difference. You’ll feel it straight away but after about a week I genuinely felt much better about my skin, especially because I was ill. It still doesn’t beat my all time favourite Elemis Marine cream, but it’s a winner for me if you don’t want to pay the price tag of that and I love the rose  packaging!

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Becky xxx

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