The month for me has mostly been about trying to slowly introduce my skin back to normal life after my 6 month flare. Don’t get me wrong, my skin still has a long way to go but for the moment it is relatively clear, except for this one 10p size douche bag on my chin that just won’t do one… other than that I’m feeling positive! This month has also been the first month since late October that I have actually been able to have a shower for longer than 5 minutes, who knew something so mundane could be so exciting! Wow, I sound boring but I don’t care! 15 minutes showers waaahooooooo yesssssss!!!
Anyway…here are my April favourites.
- Hydromol ointment.
I get Hydromol prescribed through my doctor and I love it. My skin soaks up creams and emollients so quickly that I have found only really thick greasy products work best on dry patches and this one is like butter. When I first got prescribed it my skin was in desperate need of moisture so I would put this on all over my body at night. Now I use it in the shower as a soap substitute because when you add water it goes really creamy and silky. I would definitely recommend to ask your doctor about this if you have extremely dry skin.
- PHB Brightening hand cream- neroli and ylang ylang.
I received this hand cream in March in the LoveLula monthly beauty box. I’m always a bit sceptical of hand creams at first because my hands are so dry and sensitive but this one is lovely. It’s really nice and thick and smells so fresh, perfect for this time of year! It sinks into the skin really quickly but still leaves it’s protected. The PHB Ethical Beauty company are amazing too and 20% of their profits go to charity, what absolute babes! I never thought I would love a hand cream but I will definitely be buying another bottle!
- Balm Balm 100% organic eau de parfum in lavender.
I love Balm Balm. They’re products are amazing and I personally feel they have changed the game regarding beauty products, but I think I need to leave that for another post! I received this eau de parfum in the LoveLula December beauty box but I have only really started using is consistently this month. I’m very sensitive to perfumes, as the name of this blog might suggest, but a few sprays of this on your pillow at night is a dreeeaaaammmmm…honestly I sleep like a baby now! The eau de parfum is very light so it’s not too overpowering, it’s just beautiful.
- Cien sensitive face wipes.
Face wipes have been getting a lot of stick recently in the beauty world, I know they’re not the best thing to put on your skin to remove your makeup but lets face it they’re convenient and you can go to bed at least 2 whole minutes earlier than if you were doing a hot cloth cleanse. Don’t get me wrong, hot cloth cleansing feels too good to pass up on but every now and again for speed I grab the face wipes. I discovered these bad boys from Lidl this month for 79p!!! 79p! Incredible! My face didn’t react at all to these wipes when I first used them, which is weird when your face is allergic to life! They’re gentle, they’re fragrance free, they take your makeup off really easily, they’re 79p, what’s more to be said?!
- No7 Skin Illuminator.
At the beginning of this month I was in Boots, you know, minding my own business, wishing I could eat all the bread in the meal deal section, when a lovely cashier lady told me No7 are giving each a customer a free gift when they buy certain items. YES! I love free gifts! Well in the pack was this skin illuminator and oh my god it is amazing. I’ve been adding it to my tinted moisturiser and I am now a glowing, dewy goddess! It’s also hypoallergenic for us flaky gals! I’ve used this everyday since I got it so I would definitely recommend!
As always, if you do come across a new product you would like to try, then please do a patch test in case of any allergies.
I would recommend to ask your doctor/dermatologist about Hydromol ointment and you can pick up the face wipes from Lidl UK.