As if a whole month has gone by already and we’re nearly in June! Whaaaatttt! This month for me has mostly been about finding a balance between day to day life and keeping my skin in check. As I have said before my skin needs heavy/greasy moisturisers to hyradte it. This is no problem at night but in the day when I want to wear makeup and do my hair it’s been a bit of a challenge. I’m all for the shine but when a greasy product gets in your hair just after you’ve washed it you just want to scream bloody murder! Whhhyyyyyyyy?!
Anyway, here are my May favourites that have combatted this…
- Invisi Bobbles.
I first got these bobbles a few years ago in a Glossy Box monthly subscription and I just sort of used them every now and again when I wanted to just shove my hair on top of my head. Since my big eczema flare back in November 2016 I have had a lot of hair loss so putting my hair in a tight pony tail has been a big no no. I have to wear my hair up for work so when I found my invisi bobbles at the bottom of a draw at the end of last month I was like yyyaaassssssssss! These are a dream if you have to wear your hair up all day as they keep the pony tail in place but are not too tight. I no longer get headaches from having my hair being pulled and I have noticed a lot less hair falling out! They also don’t leave a big kink in your hair when you take it down at the end of the day so they’re perfect if you need to style your hair after work! I need one in every colour! You can buy Invisi Bobbles from Amazon UK in loads of different colours and for a pack of 3 they’re around £4.
- Cetraben Cream.
Seriously why have I only just tried this? I love it! I needed a new face cream to wear during the day that would keep me moisturised but not greasy and this is perfect! I have used the same daily moisturiser for years but recently it’s just not been working for me. This cetraben cream is amazing! At first it’s a bit greasy, which I anticipated, but it sinks in quickly and my makeup sits really nice on top of it. I also feel moisturised all day. I get a few red patches on my forehead and chin and they have gone since I started using this cream. I’m definitely going to try the rest of the Cetraben range! I got my Cetraben from Superdrug for £3.99 in their sale.
- Oilatum Scalp – Anti-dandruff shampoo.
I get really bad seborrheic dermatitis around my hair line. It’s a nightmare and so embarrassing! When I first started treating my scalp I would use Nizoral 2% shampoo, which worked amazing but it dries the end of hair hair out so much. Now my seborrheic dermatitis has calmed down a lot and I have it under control I decided to google different treatments and came across this Oilatum shampoo. A lot of the reviews said that it is very gentle on the scalp and kept the hair soft at the same time. This stuff is great! It lathers up really nice and just feels like a normal shampoo. I use it twice a week and my hair is always silky soft and swishy after! It has also kept the itch and flakes at bay, perfect! This shampoo is sold at most pharmacies and supermarkets but I got mine from Superdrug for £9.99.
- Konjac facial sponge.
I have been using konjac sponges for a while but I bought this one at the beginning of the month and it’s so much better than others I have used. It’s really firm but gentle on the skin when washing the face. These are perfect for anyone with a sensitive face and neck, like me, because they cleanse and exfoliate without ripping your skin off. Wooo! It also comes with a little handle so it can be hung up without getting all stinky. Konjac is make from a potatoe like pant in Asia (mmmm chips) and is it 100% biodegradable! Even more perfect! I picked it up in Superdrug for £1.99, bargain!!
- Laura Mercier foundation primer – radiance.
I received this primer in this months Birch Box and I love it. I love it so much that I’ve used it every day since I got it! It glides on the skin and is really light. My tinted moisturiser sits on top of it really well and it makes my skin look really plump and dewy. There’s not much more to really say about it other than it’s a dreaaammmm and a little goes a long way! You can purchase a 50ml tube of his primer from feelunique.com for £30, I know this is quite expensive but it’ll probably last you 500 years!
- Cien dry shampoo.
Lidl you’ve done it again! This dry shampoo is 79p and it’s the best one I’ve ever used! It cleans my hair without weighing it down and doesn’t make it feel sticky. It’s so light I don’t even feel like I have any product in my hair and it lasts all day. I have a very sensitive scalp and this dry shampoo doesn’t irritate it at all, best discovery ever! For 79p I acceptable to go and buy the whole shelf, right? YASSS!
What products have you been loving this month?
As always if you do decide to try a new product that you’ve never used before, then it is always a good idea to do a skin test in case of allergies.