What is your beauty routine?

I’ve always had blemish prone skin. Luckily, I haven’t had severe acne, but I have always had clogged pores, some blackheads and occasional pimples. Over the years, I’ve tried different routines – which have helped clear up my skin, but after a while, they lose effectiveness.

Here is my current routine – it is working for me for now. I will update if that changes. Burts Bees seems to suit my skin – it doesn’t irritate it – and I love how most products are usually at least 95% natural!


Wash with Burts Bees Orange Essence Facial Cleanserthis cleanser is very oily, which seems counter-intuitive for use on oily skin – but it makes my skin look dewy, eliminates the need for a morning moisturiser, and hasn’t clogged my skin up at all.

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Use Sonicare toothbrushis great for removing plaque – I never need to get my teeth scraped during my dental cleanings now. Also, it really whitens teeth. The sonic effect really makes a difference.

Source: Drugstore.comApply Clinique SPF 25 moisturizer (if I’m going out) – a friend gave this moisturizer to me. I don’t love it, but it doesn’t irritate my skin – and I’m just using it up.

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Wash with Burts Bees Orange Essence Facial Cleanser using Clarisonic face brushOf course I had to get it in pink! This brush has made a huge difference in my skin. I have very few clogged pores now, and it also makes my pores appear smaller. Even my facialist asked me what I have been using – as my skin is so much better than it used to be. And coming from her (she’s very blunt) – that’s an honest compliment!

Source: Drugstore.comApply Burts Bees Garden Tomato TonerI use this to remove some of the oiliness of the Orange Essence Cleanser – and it also catches any mineral make up that has been left on my skin.

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Use Burts Bees Herbal Blemish Stick where necessary – I used to use Juvenil by Yonka – this is way cheaper, and very effective.

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Apply Burts Bees Repair Serum with Attar of RoseI would highly recommend this product – it is full of natural oils that are great for your skin – including rosehip oil and jojoba oil. It is really light, but I feel like it is the most effective moisturizer I have ever used. Definitely *Holy Grail* material!

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Dab on Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque on any acne scars – the proactive method recommends using kaolin clay to deal with acne discolouration. This has kaolin clay in it – but the lightening effect is very subtle. I may go back to my Christian Dior clay mask after I finish this.

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Use Sonicare toothbrush

What is your skin care routine – and what products have you found to be the most effective?


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