At least once a year I find a new range that I start using, my spots start disappearing and I declare that I’ve finally found “the one”; the one product line that my skin finally accepts as the treatment to submit to and I can finally start planning my make-up base routine around what sort of finish I’d like on my skin other than having to go for whatever delivers the absolute highest coverage. It’s ridiculously unfair as I’m someone who really likes the natural look; I like skin and make-up to brighten my face and make me look healthy rather than heavily made-up, yet you can’t really get away with that look when you’re wearing a heavy base; it’s sod’s law!
One thing I’ve recently come to realise is that there will never be “the one” and there can only ever be “the one for right now” as I have recently realised that no matter how many amazing products I throw at my skin, it was always find a way to fight them; whether that’s within the first few days or a few months down the line, I will always be acne-prone and the quicker I learn to accept that, the easier it will be for me to plan accordingly. Therefore, I need to put together a collection of ranges that I can circulate to keep my skin on its toes and, in theory, never allow it to build a tolerance as it has done. By this I mean maybe 3-4 times a year I need to change-up my routine, but I need to try and stay within the product lines that my skin responds and reacts well to (mainly Jan Marini, Skinceuticals, Biologique Recherche, Elemis and currently La Roche Posay among a few others) and try to learn to spot the tell-all signs that my skin is preparing to revolt against the current routine. In a few short months I’ve learned how to spot the very early signs that Teddy is tired so I can get him down for a nap before he reaches the overtired phase. If I’m able to quickly learn these almost imperceptible signs in a baby then I hope I’ll be able to do the same with my skin.
The point I’m making is that I think spotty skin is always going to be spotty skin; it’s almost impossible to cure and instead can only ever really be controlled which is what I’m currently trying to do. So if a skincare line works for you for a few months and then stops working, put it aside and get back to it at a later date (as long as it’s still usable) and hopefully this will keep your skin at bay whilst stopping you from wasting money on new products all the time like I have!