Ever since I can remember I’ve been experimenting with different kind of skincare products. At the age of 18 years old my perfectly smooth skin turned into a real life hell. Over the past 5 years I have tried A LOT of things to get rid of my ‘adult acne’ and not a lot of thing seemed to work. From going vegan, to trying different kind of medicines and experimenting with birth control: there wasn’t one factor that suddenly made it disappear.
After a long journey, and a hell of a rough one, I now have seemed to calm my acne down a bit. I’ve narrowed it down to a few things that always makes my skin calm down again. Here’s what works for me:- Cut out any greasy foods from my diet. Whenever I crave in to my sugar addiction, I always see my skin getting worse. My skin reacts very heavily towards any food type that contains a lot of sugar and unhealthy fats. Say goodbye to my cake addiction.
– Cut out any greasy foods from my diet. Whenever I crave in to my sugar addiction, I always see my skin getting worse. My skin reacts very heavily towards any food type that contains a lot of sugar and unhealthy fats. Say goodbye to my cake addiction.
– Drink. Ya. Water. Yes, it truly helps to keep your body hydrated because with that comes a hydrated and healthier skin.
– Find a skincare routine that works for you and eliminate anything that does not seem to do anything for your skin. For me that’s tea tree oil; my skin does not react well to it. However skincare products that contain more natural ingredients DO go well! It takes a long time of experimenting, trying out lots of different products and yes, wasting money on things that do not work!
In light of that I decided to share some of my favourite products by Kiehl’s that have helped me in getting rid of my acne. Please note that every skin type is different and there is not one solution to a perfect skin. Sometimes it’s luck, sometimes it’s a change of habit and sometimes it’s just genetics: which yes, sucks. But as someone who always loves to read about other’s experiences, I decided to share my acne journey nevertheless!
Kiehl’s has been a brand that I’ve been lucky enough to work with over the past year, which means some of these products were sent to me for free. I am very much aware that makes trying these products out way easier for me, but as always all opinions are my own and I am in no way sponsored to write this blogpost! Now let’s dive into my top 3 products.
1. Glow Formula Skin Hydrator
This was actually the first product that I’ve been sent by Kiehl’s. This facial moisturiser infused with Pomegranate Extracts and Illuminating Minerals is the perfect base for an instantly glowing skin. I’ve been using this product to mix in with my foundation to create that perfect dewy and glowing skin! I also find that because it’s a moisturising product my make-up seems to last longer throughout the day.
2. Midnight Recovery Concentrate
In light of firsts, I believe this was the first product I ever purchased by them. I stumbled upon a Kiehl’s Shop in Edinburgh on a citytrip to Scotland with my mom. I walked in there and wandered around and asked about any products that would help me with getting rid of any acne scarring. The kind lady recommended me this product, as it supposes to visibly restores the appearance of skin. I have been using this for almost every single night and already went through an entire bottle and it’s still one of my favourite products I own!
Insiders tip: they have an entire range on the Midnight Recovery products; I am also a huge fan of their Midnight Recovery Cleansing Oil!
3. Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash
This product has not been in my collection for too long. For a long time I was using the facial cleanser by FRESH, but since this brand is unavailable in The Netherlands and it was crazy expensive to ship it from the US I decided to search for a better dupe. I decided to take look into Kiehl’s their cleansers and came across this one: a highly effective foaming cleanser that replenishes and soothes skin. It cleanses my skin, gives me the perfect amount of foam and is super gentle on the skin. I’ve been using this for the past few months and honestly it makes removing my make-up ten times easier!
So there you have it, my top 3 product’s by Kiehl’s! I could probably go on for a while talking about their products, but I wanted to narrow it down to only a few so you don’t feel the need to purchase the entire store just yet. If you’re looking to expand your collection I am also a MASSIVE fan of their face masks and lip balms!
I hope you enjoyed reading this and until next time.