26 February 2017

My Face My Story

In today's post I'm going to take you back to one month ago, the 31st of January to be exact. It was a rainy grey day and I had just finished the morning shift at work which started at 6:30am so I was feeling pretty tired and definitely not looking my best! My skin was feeling terrible, in fact, the worst it had ever been. Throughout my teenage years I was always very lucky with my skin. I got the odd breakout but nothing that couldn't be covered with a little concealer. It's only been in the last year or so that my skin has started to be a problem. I thought your skin was supposed to get better after your teens not the other way around! So there I was, just finished work with the worst skin ever (I'm talking spots all over my chin and jaw and a mountain on my cheek!) looking at the grey, gross skies. All I wanted to do was go home and hide my face from the world but instead I had agreed to let a lady analyse it...oh yeah and I was going to film the whole thing for my Instagram story too!

Despite my trepidations (the last thing I wanted was for anyone, let alone a beauty therapist to be touching my gross face!) I went along to the Look Fantastic salon in Worthing for my Dermalogica Face Mapping experience. I had no idea what to expect but as soon as I met my skin therapist, Emma, I started to feel at ease. She explained to me the different sections of my face and what she was going to be looking for. She would then prescribe to me the Dermalogica products she thought would best help my skin. The face mapping divides your face into 14 sections and is very thorough.

Something Emma picked up on immediately was de-hydration, especially in my forehead area. I was surprised by this because I'm always drinking (my mum calls me a fish!) but apparently just drinking lots of water isn't enough for our skin. It's very important to use a hydrating moisturiser to help our skin keep hydrated.

The first thing that Emma did to my skin was use a pre-cleanse. This is something I hadn't even heard of before! I was also wary about using it because it is oil based and my skin can get quite oily, but Emma reassured me that oil attracts oil so using an oil based product is actually one of the best things you can do as it helps to bring the unwanted oils out and get rid of them!

One of the biggest pieces of advice Emma gave me was to double cleanse. She told me it's one of the most important parts of your skin care routine.

I came out of the face mapping experience feeling totally different. Despite my breakouts, my skin felt smooth and refreshed. I went home happily and emailed preen.me with my prescription and they soon sent me some products to try. They include:

- Dermalogica Precleanse

- Dermalogica Dermal Clay Cleanser

- Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant

- Dermalogica Active Moist Moisteriser

Overall my face mapping experience has taught me so much about my skin and the importance of looking after it. If I neglect my routine for even a day then it shows!

If you would like to know more about the products I received and my daily skin care routine then you can watch the video below!

I hope this post and video has taught you something about your skin! Do you have a favourite Dermalogica product?

See you soon,

Beth x

*The products featured in this post were sent to me for review, however all opinions are and always will be, 100% my own

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