How I’m Tackling Breakouts Right Now

How I'm Tackling Breakouts Right Now

(Contains previously gifted items and affiliate links. All items marked with a * are PR samples.) My skin has been a bit of a nightmare the past few months. So I thought I would share with you how I’m tackling breakouts right now to try to get back to clearer skin.

I’m not really sure why I’m having such a hard time with my skin at the moment, but I’m really struggling with breakouts. I never used to break out as often as I do now. Nowadays, I don’t even have a moment where I have clear skin, so it’s been a completely new challenge for me to try to deal with.

Using my trusty Sudo Crem

Whenever I have a breakout, I always reach for my trusty Sudo Crem. Sudo Crem has always been a go-to for me as I know that it really helps to manage my breakouts and aid with the healing process of spots. Its properties are like an antiseptic, so it can help soothe and heal painful and red spots.

I tend to use this at night, so I can sleep with it on and let it work its magic overnight, so by morning I always wake up with visibly reduced redness and the spots have decreased in size. I also find that it helps to almost dry up the spots and this contributes to the healing process as a whole.

Trying to double cleanse

I have only been introduced to double cleansing a few months ago but I can completely see how beneficial it can be. Sometimes cleansers don’t always remove every single piece of dirt, excess oil or makeup from the day, so going in with a double cleanser can thoroughly make sure your skin is deeply cleansed.

My favourite double cleansing combinations include the Dermalogica Pre-Cleanse* and the Dermalogica Cleansing Gel*. The Pre-Cleanse* is specially targetted at removing layers of oil, waterproof makeup and any stubborn dirt. Whilst the Cleansing Gel* helps to remove toxins and debris from the skin, leaving it smooth and clean. These two work really well together and always leave my skin looking and feeling fresh.

How I'm Tackling Breakouts Right Now

A recent duo that I have been loving is from Freshly Cosmetics. The first part of the cleansing process starts with the Fresh Green Micellar Water* which you can imagine is really refreshing and helps to detoxify the skin, whilst regenerating cells. I like to use this to remove any stubborn waterproof makeup.

Then I like to use the Rose Quartz cleanser* as the second part of the double cleanse as it really helps to work into the skin and remove any stubborn dirt or makeup. It’s also so light and gentle on the skin but still leaves you with freshly cleansed skin. Another cleanser I like to throw into the mix and switch up from time to time is the Clinique Take The Day Off Balm. It’s an amazing cleanser to ‘take the day off’ and leave you with hydrated, clean and radiant skin.

Going back to a minimalistic routine

My skin has always preferred a minimalistic routine over a super complicated in-depth one. I’ve tried to go back to just using a cleanser and then a moisturiser within my skincare routine. I always used to do just this and never had any trouble with my skin, so I’m trying to go back to this and give it a break almost.

I don’t really suffer from dry or oily skin, so I don’t really have any other requirements for my skin as it’s pretty normal, other than the breakouts I’ve been experiencing. I’m hoping that stripping back my skincare routine and going back to the basics will help prevent future breakouts.

How I'm Tackling Breakouts Right Now

Not picking those breakouts

At the start of the year, I set myself a beauty resolution of not picking my breakouts to try to aid the healing process of any spots that I had and prevent making them worse. I will admit I have picked a couple since the start of the year, but nowhere means as I used to and I have been good at letting angry and red spots heal on their own.

It’s such a bad habit to have, but one I know I can work on and do less of because it is important I just leave them be. If I keep picking at them, I know I’ll only make them worse, so it is best I just use alternative methods to help prevent and heal them.

Treating my skin often

Even though I’ve gone back to a minimalistic routine, I still like to treat my skin more often than not. This might mean doing a facial scrub once a week, doing a 10-minute face mask or applying an overnight mask. I think it’s important to keep this up as I know how beneficial it can be for my overall skin, not just those pesky breakouts.

I love being able to treat my skin to revitalise it, but also to remove any toxins and dirt. I’m loving keeping my skin hydrated at the moment, especially as it’s been winter recently, so I try to use my The Body Shop Vitamin E mask a couple of times a week to maintain that.

How do you tackle breakouts?


    • laurennvictoriaablog
      March 1, 2019 / 2:45 pm

      Aw thank you so much, Charlotte! I’m so glad you love it. I hope your new routine is successful xx

  1. March 1, 2019 / 1:40 pm

    Having a steady routine is so important when it comes to breakouts!

    • laurennvictoriaablog
      March 1, 2019 / 2:43 pm

      Most definitely! It is so important xx

  2. March 1, 2019 / 2:06 pm

    Sorry you’re getting breakouts lovely. I get the odd one bit not so much. I agree, you can’t beat Sudo Crem! I have a silver Chitosan product by 47Skin which is fab for any blemishes. My daughter swears by it too. Hope your skin clears up soon. Maybe the Warner month’s will bring improvement. x

    Samsntha |

    • laurennvictoriaablog
      March 1, 2019 / 2:43 pm

      Thanks so much! Oh, that sounds like a great product. I’ll have to check it out. Thank you so much. Yeah I’m hoping it will ease off soon xx

    • laurennvictoriaablog
      March 4, 2019 / 10:52 am

      Me too! Makes such a difference xx

  3. March 3, 2019 / 10:20 am

    The scent of the rose quartz cleanser is amazing, and it makes my skin feel so soft after use!

    Lucy | Forever September

    • laurennvictoriaablog
      March 4, 2019 / 10:52 am

      Oh it’s such a gorgeous scent, isn’t it! I know right. So smooth xx

  4. March 5, 2019 / 11:06 am

    When I breakout I use tea-tree oil directly on the spot before I go to sleep and it always works! I wake up the next day and the spot is hardly noticeable, or has disappeared completely! I also love masks from the body shop!
    Chloe X

    • laurennvictoriaablog
      March 6, 2019 / 10:08 am

      Oh, I haven’t thought to use tea-tree oil on my spots! I will definitely have to give it a go. Thank you so much for the recommendation, Chloe. I’m so glad you’ve found something that has worked for your skin. The Body Shop do some amazing products xx

  5. March 10, 2019 / 5:30 pm

    Double cleansing and stripping it back are two fab ideas! Breakout’s are the worst and it’s hard to know what causes them.. I find Freshly skincare really great for my skin 🙂 xo

    Char |

  6. March 10, 2019 / 10:33 pm

    I completely agree keeping skincare routines simple is best. I always find sudocrem makes my breakouts worse, which is so annoying as it seems to work wonders for everyone else! I love Caudalie too <3

    Kathleen /

    • laurennvictoriaablog
      March 14, 2019 / 3:11 pm

      Oh, no way! I’m really surprised by that. But it just proves everyone’s skin is different. Caudalie is such a nice brand xx

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