My relationship with my skin has always been a rocky one. As a teenager, I had constant breakouts, but as I hit adulthood my skin was clear but instead red, itchy and dry. I really lack confidence with my skin and it takes a lot of courage for me to leave the house without foundation on because of the redness I have across my nose and cheeks, and scars on my chin. Since Ted has been born, the breakouts have been back, and I’ve put this down to a lack of caring for my skin more than anything else. I’ve fallen into the ‘I’ll just use a wipe’ trap when really I need to look after it more than ever with sleep deprivation and constant dehydration from breastfeeding.
I have committed myself to a Tropic skincare routine, and over a week in I am already happy with the results. My blemishes are almost completely gone and my skin feels smoother and softer. Have a look below at my routine:
- Firstly, I use the ‘Smoothing Cleanser Complexion Purifier.’ I simply massage a small amount onto my face whilst still dry, and wash off with warm water. Initially I was really impressed, as even with make-up on it felt as if it came straight off, but I still reapplied to ensure there was no excess as indicated on the packaging. I’m really not a fan of floral smelling products, so love the smell of this cleanser and how it instantly made my face feel fresh.
- Next up is the ‘Vitamin Toner Pore Refining Mist.’ The only ever spray toner I had ever used previous to this one was a Dermalogica product which always felt heavy on my skin. This one is much lighter and there is no need to wipe any away unless you really overdo it.
- Lastly, I use the ‘Skin Feast Nourishing Cream Concentrate.’ Again, I’m impressed by the lightness of the product and how far the tiniest bit can spread. It leaves me with a lovely glow and has a fruitier smell than the other products, which I love.
The best thing about Tropic has been the confidence it has given me to go make-up free. I’ve actually left the house without wearing make-up this week and been brave enough to post these before and after photos! I’ve noticed when I am wearing foundation, the application is so much smoother because my skin is better.