I had not long gotten my skin care routine down before lockdown started, but I’d had some struggles with it because I had recently changed my lifestyle. Going from either being in my house or at work, to being at those places, going to the gym a few times a week, and swimming in a chlorinated pool a few times a week, meant that my skin really changed, and I had to change what I used.
Obviously, I’m back to not doing those things, and that means my skin has changed again. I rarely get pimples, but the first few weeks of lockdown my skin was just filled with spots. I’ve practiced enough self love that it didn’t really bother me, I just took it as a sign that it was time to switch up my skincare again.
The T-Zone Spot Zapping Gel was my first port of call. I used this a handful of times in my teen years, when I had a spot or two before a party or something else I wanted to look good for, and it always worked wonders. It’s still brilliant, it doesn’t quite hold up to its ‘4 hour action’ for me, I usually put it on a spot I notice in the morning, then go about my day, and it does definitely reduce any pain and redness, but I put it on again before bed and it’s the next morning that the spot is truly gone. Not as fast as promised, but fast enough for me.
I got this cannabis sativa cleanser next, from Avon, and I’m going to do a full review of this soon so I don’t want to say too much, but I love this product. It smells great, feels amazing, and it works so well for my skin. I’m really considering picking up some of the other products from this range, I’m genuinely impressed by this and feel like it’s work even better combined with the other items in the range.
You’ve seen this one from me before, but the Simple Kind to Skin Replenishing Moisturiser seems to work perfectly for me regardless of how my skin is doing or what my routine is like. It sinks into my skin quickly, so I’m not shiny for too long, but I can still kind of feel that it’s there, like a protective, moisturising layer. It also works perfectly to moisturise all parts of my face, even though I have issues like oiliness around my nose and dryness on my forehead and cheeks.
There you have my easy, low cost, and super simple skin care routine for lockdown! I’m never going to manage having an extensive routine of creams and oils and balms, so I’m really glad I’m able to find products that work this well! Do you have any products you’d recommend? I’d love to hear about them in the comments!