Skin Diary

Okay so at this moment in time I have exams looming and I’m stressed to the max.  My skin does not cope well with stress.  In the past 2 weeks I’ve had a succession of nasty breakouts which have left my skin spotty, rough, bumpy, and red. This obviously has gotten me down somewhat and yesterday I decided that I had had enough.  I went out to my local Debenhams and purchased Clinique’s Anti-Blemish Solutions Cleansing Bar, it has rave reviews on Makeup Alley, Boots, and the Debenhams website so I decided to give it a try.

So I’ve decided to track my progress on here, I’ll update once a week with pictures of my skin and notes on how it is , hopefully, clearing up.  At the moment it is rather painful, inflamed, and unpleasant looking.

So not exactly the image of glowing youthful beauty right now. But you can track my progress with this top product, my routine is basically just a mild cleanser to remove my makeup and a light exfoliation, but now I’ll be using the Anti-Blemish Bar as a treatment of sorts.

Typical Clinique packaging, the colour is one of my favourites and to get completely off topic is the colour I want to use in my bedroom.  Back to the bar, you get a 150g of product which is a large amount, I didn’t realise quite how big it is until I was washing my face with it.

The Bar comes with a lovely and well made soap holder, this is a stroke of genius by Clinique as I can imagine there would have been some very angry customers left with a rapidly disintegrating bar without it. For £13 this is the level you really expect, well done Clinique.

Beautiful packaging, reminds me that Clinique put effort into their products.  If you haven’t realised by now,  I’m quite taken with my first Clinique product.

Well I’ve used this three times and so far my initial thoughts are that this is slightly too large for my liking and I may have to cut it in half, however the actual bar leaves my skin feeling really clean but not stripped, soft and moisturised not coated and greasy, and I feel it is already soothing and calming my redness.  There is a slight smell but to me it’s nice, to me it smells of cleanness.

I have a doctors appointment in 3 weeks for the problem, so it’ll be interesting to see if this bar can clean up my skin by then. I’ll update next week some follow up pictures and will be strict with myself to use this twice a day.