Skincare For When You're At Your Worst

Despite it being summer outside, I'm at the tail end of one of those sore throat/cold things and am this close to clawing out my throat in the hope that it fixes everything. But there's something about being poorly that also makes my skin feel bleugh and sometimes you just need to reach for feel good products that make yourself feel just a little bit more human.

First step is always a face mask, preferentially a deep cleansing clay mask that makes everything better. My current favourite is Lush Mask of Magnaminty that also has coffee grains which means it seriously exfoliates as you take it off which leaves your skin feeling baby soft and ready for the next step (and helps soak up any moisturiser or serum like no tomorrow).

Then I love something chemically exfoliating to reduce any redness or spots and just sort of 'heal' my skin. A favourite that I've repurchased numerous times is the Bravura Lactic Acid Peel. This contains rose and lactic acid and really helps to rejuvenate and replenish my skin as the rose sooths any spots or anything like that. I leave this on as long as possible before buffing it off with a rough flannel. I often use this after an exfoliating mask to really make sure it sinks in.

A nighttime favourite has to be the Kiehls Midnight Recovery Concentrate which is ideal for a serious moisture hit as it's incredibly nourishing and really packs a punch if you need a moisture fix. It's quite a dry oil which means it's great for any skin type. This is also great for application after an exfoliating mask.

And of course, a sore throat often results in chapped lips so at night I apply the Nuxe Ultra Nourishing Lip Balm which leaves you waking up with super soft lips. 

What are some of your favourite bad day skincare fixes?

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