Teenage skin.

As a teen and up until about twenty four, I had good skin. Really good, clear, flawless skin. I started cleansing, toning and moisturising at an early age after being encouraged to do so by my stepmum (thanks Liz) and I'd like to think this is the reason my skin was so clear. When I did get a spot, it was usually only one and disappeared after a few days. I was never unfortunate enough to suffer from acne or the like. Needless to say, I was pretty smug when all my friends were walking around with a shit load of spots. I didn't even own a concealer.

So what happened?

I'll tell you what happened, the spot God decided that I'd gotten away with it for too long and now was my time to discover what teenage skin felt like. What an arsehole. It probably has a lot to do with the fact that my nights are often sleepless, my cup always contains caffeine and my belly is hardly ever full of anything other than crap. My excuse? My fifteen month old.

Damn child.

So I'm trying to drink more water and eat less crap, I have nothing to say about getting more sleep. It would appear it's completely out of my control (we are on tooth number 8 - 12 to go...). I'm also treating my skin better although any advice on a good cleanser and toner would be much appreciated. I'm currently using Kiehls Herbal Cucumber Alcohol Free Toner and I think it's pissing my skin off although I'm not sure why. Maybe because all I seem to pump my body with after 7pm is alcohol? Possibly another reason my skin is so shit at the moment.

So please, please, PLEASE... any advice is welcome. Tips? Products that are good for sensitive skin, cleansers, scrubs, masks etc. Don't be greedy, share them with me PLEASE? I'm desperate.


  1. Sounds like my skin. I never really understood when people would talk about teenage skin, my 'teenage' skin started at age 23!

  2. I looooove Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish and Body Shop's Melting Cleansing Gel is good too. Soap & Glory's Fab Pore Facial Mask is good for de-gunking pores and it exfoliates too. X

  3. Snap. I highly recommend Dermalogica, especially the clay cleanser for when your skin decides to be a major bitch. (the Jersey Beauty Company is usually the best priced)

  4. I think liz earle is brilliant too. it's not cheap, but it lasts an age and has no junk in. so feel free to pump it in else where.....

  5. Eugh - these bloody hormones are killing my face too. Thank god for Sudocrem!