October 18, 2015

My current skin care must haves.

For me, as for not dermatologist or someone related with this, was pretty hard to find the perfect system of products from the first time, in which every product not only could work wonderful for its own, but also could complement each other in its properties. When I first noticed my skin imperfections, my mom took me to the clinic, when they immediately recommended me to do a hardware face treatment, which didn't work out for me and made my skin even worse. So I decided to buy treatments by recommendations from the Internet, friends etc. And this experience was successful only partly, mostly because of  the expensive treatments, that I read were very rich in different beneficial ingredients. But later I realized that these products were not even useful for me and my problem, because they were not for my skin type and contains the ingredients that didn't fight that acne bacteria (why I said partly helped is, that they helped me to keep my skin hydrated and improved my skin tone a little bit) .... And another problem of mine was also not using a tonic or some sort of  pH balancing things, which is SO IMPORTANT! So when I almost gave up on fighting those pimples I was introduced to this ah-mazing french dermatological laboratory La Roche-Posay and its line EFFACLAR, which is made specifically for oily acne prone skin. And I gotta say that it changed my skin a lot for better and changed my whole routine forever! I highly recommend it!So I can't no longer just talk about it, because the only thing I know from my experience, that it really gave me clean and healthy looking face and I couldn't even ask for more. So below I wrote you my whole skin care routine with the products that I use almost a year now and I can say that this is my favourite skin remedies that I have ever used so far! Also I wanted to mention, that a huge part in the getting flawless face plays a diet! Try to keep it as healthy as possible and drink at least 2 litres of water per day, because what you eat will indicate on your face immediately!

So these are my absolutely favourite skin care remedies:

1. Cleansing.
For cleaning I use this La Roche-Posay Foaming Gel, because it works a lot better than gels, soaps etc. for me. It;s really gentle. And I know this will get rid of excess oil without removing those special oils that act as a natural barrier for the body.

2. Toning.
So when my skin is squeaky clean, I go straight to my toner which gives a skin pH balance, disturbed earlier with the cleanser, we bring it quickly back, so face on the skin won't work overtime to restore the balance. I use Tea Tree toner from The Body Shop.

3. Moisturizing.
 I picked this one in terms of getting rid of acne marks and small pimples on my face and it really does its job. (I use it almost a year, so I can tell!) It's from La Roche-Posay, from the same line as my cleanser.

That's all, that I use daily( twice ). And now I will talk about additional products, which are working as great and helping me a lot!

As for the masks, I apply it preferably after the bath, when my skin is steamed and pores are open. In these conditions you will easily deep clean the skin. My faves are:

1. The Body Shop Tea Tree Face Mask, from the same line as my toner.
2. Freeman Avocado & Oatmeal Clay Mask. Super simple and cheap, but super effective!

Plus at more colder weather, like it gets right now for my cheeks, nose and chin areas I use a different face cream. I replace my La Roche with the one by Avene, which is called Cleanance HYDRA . Because if I don't switch my cream for more soothing and nutritional, my skin will start peeling in the places that I mentioned before. So below is the photo of this awesome cream and my favourite moisturizing lip butters (i love raspberry and macadamia&vanilla), which I use only at the night time, because they are too heavy for the daytime wear. I apply them for the same needs, mostly during the cold seasons, when everything needs an extra hydration.

I hope you enjoyed todays post and found it helpful for yourself. Write me in the comments section what skin care products are working for you the most and how you keep your face clean, I would love to read about it and I will talk to you again very soon!

Much love,
Katya xx


  1. I've heard good things about the Body Shop Tea tree oil line! I actually use regular ol tea tree oil as a spot treatment myself. And I just picked up that Avocado face mask as well--it feels quite nice.

    Peace & Love // Celestralite

    1. Yeah, I love this Tea Tree line, too! Freeman clay masks are so awesome, glad you liked it ) Have a great day sweet! xx

  2. I've added a few more things to my wishlist thanks to this post!

    Thanks for the follow on Bloglovin, Olivia xo

    1. I'm glad that you found this post helpful for yourself, Olivia! xx

  3. Great post dear! Have a nice day:)


  4. I agree 110% that you must drink plenty of water & your diet does show on your face.
    I have weird oily skin. I wash it & a few hours later OILY. Ugh.
    For very hot, sweaty, oily days I use derma e Anti wrinkle Vit A Glycol scrub
    For sensitive days I use Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish
    For normal days I use Avene Cleanance Cleansing Gel-its PERFECT for oily skin such as mine.

    I always use a serum, toner, and a light weight oil soaking moisture usually by Michael Todd

    If the weather is particularly frigid and windy I go a tad heavier. my cheeks can get red.

    I was excited to see you use Avene products too :)

    I got a sample in my Allure Beauty Box months back & saw it on the shelf in my Portugal vacation over Xmas & snapped it right up!

    new follower via bloglovin :)

    Love, Frances

    1. Thank you for such a detailed comment, Frances! I do love using Avene moisturizer, but haven't tried anything else from them yet, thank you for your recommendations and for your following sweet, it means a lot to me) Have a great day!
      With love, Katya

  5. I currently don't have a set in stone skincare routine so this was such a helpful post.

    Thank you!