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Are your skincare products ruining your skin?

My skin has changed dramatically since I had my babies. I had my twins 3 years ago, but my skin is still yet to go back to how it use to be. I have had a hard time dealing with the changes in my body and skin. The pregnancy and the parenting books did not prepare me for the many changes I experienced and still experiencing. I guess there is no way to fully prepare yourself for all these changes, because we all have different experiences.

 

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I went many shades darker, and I am still dealing with a lot of hyper pigmentation. I battle with pimples and spots every now and again, and my skin has just been up and down. I took it as one of those things and tried not to worry too much about it, but it became more and more difficult to ignore.

I found it hard to understand how and why a 30 year old woman would still be dealing with teenage skin issues. I didn’t think twice about my skincare products, and the fact that I may have outgrown them. And that they may be the cause of my skincare misery.

As a beauty blogger, I review a lot of skincare products every now and again. Some of the products become products I swear by, some become products I use on regular basis, and some become products I never use again. I also have skincare products I have used for donkey years, long before I even thought of blogging, and still use, well not anymore.

I have used a particular brand (F&W) for my lotion, body cream, serum and soap for over 15 years now. I have used this brand in my daily skincare routine for this long, and only just realised that I have outgrown it.

All the products now do nothing for my skin, so I have stopped using them all, but I only just realised or should say, it only just clicked, that the soap I have been using exfoliates my skin, in other words, it is an exfoliating soap. Now this was ok to use 15 years ago, even though I believe exfoliating your face everyday is a no-no regardless of your age, but it is definitely not a great idea for a woman my age.

 

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Here are a few reasons why you should not exfoliate your skin every day

  1. It would strip the skin moisture (lipid) barrier layer resulting in dehydration, dryness, flaking, redness and inflammation.
  2. It causes your skin to age quickly due to chronic and prolonged inflammation.
  3. It destroys healthy cells.
  4. It causes the stimulation of melanin activity possibly resulting in an increase of hyper-pigmentation/brown spots and patches.
  5. It could irritate the skin, leading to acne and other skin problems.

 

These are just a few of the reasons why exfoliating your skin regularly is a bad idea. I have had to learn the hard way, and my skin is still recovering from the many years of daily exfoliating.

I would advise you to go through your skincare products to make sure they are doing what you need them to do. I have done that and changed my entire skincare products. I will be sharing more on that in a few weeks so look out for the post.

Thanks for reading and have a lovely day.

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Product Review: DECLÉOR Aroma Solutions Prolagene Gel

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I fell in love with the DECLÉOR range so years ago, and I have always looked out for the products to add to my skincare routine. So I was extremely happy when this DECLÉOR Aroma Solutions Prolagene Gel  knocked on my door. I recently reviewed a DECLÉOR product – – Prolagene Lift Intense Youth Concentrate, which was amazing, so I was confident this product would be as amazing if not more amazing.

Here is what DECLÉOR has to say about this product:

A complete body treatment to smooth skin imperfections – both natural and accidental – and an iconic hero in the DECLÉOR range.

Prolagène Gel supplies the deep tissue with the active ingredients necessary for the reconstruction of its natural collagen. Prolagène Gel has a visibly firming effect that builds up with regular use to smooth skin imperfections. Acting on the whole of the skin’s structure it helps speed up cell renewal to improve the look of stretch marks and scarring in addition to loose skin.

Here are my thoughts on this product:

PROS

  1. I like the cool texture of this texture. It feels amazing.
  2. The skin absorbs the gel, and it leaves a moisturised, matte finish.
  3. It tones, repairs and revitalise the skin.
  4. I love the packaging a lot.
  5. It helps reduce and diminish the appearance of marks.
  6. It is great for the entire body.
  7. It is great for all skin types and tones.
  8. It is so easy to use. All you need to do is massage the gel into the skin.

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CONS

None.

I can’t fault this product at all. I have noticed a visible difference in my skin since I started using DECLÉOR Aroma Solutions Prolagene Gel. I will definitely be buying another once this runs out. You can grab this product now at Beautifully Gorgeous for £30.60, and save £6.40.

Have you tried this DECLÉOR skincare product before? What are your thoughts? Do sound off in the comment section.

Thanks for reading.

 

*PR sample.

Product Review: DECIEM Products

Hey peeps. Another week, another review post. I had the pleasure of receiving some DECIEM products some months ago. I have been using them regularly for months, and I am now able to give you the low down on all 3 products. Here is all the information you need about the products:

DECIEM Products

 

Hylamide Low-Molecular HA

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Hyper-strength rehydration serum with 5 forms of hyaluronic compounds with varying molecular weights to target visible skin rehydration at multiple levels.

Apply once or twice daily as adjunct skin care to offer short and longer-term below-surface and surface rehydration, and for a plump, youthful and Inhicomfortable skin appearance. Can be used as part of any skin care regimen before the application of moisturizers and/or makeup. Ideally used after application of Hylamide SubQ Anti-Age and SubQ Eyes.

 

Inhibitif Face Serum

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Our face serum combines proven actives that help reduce visible hair regrowth, density and prominence for a smooth look that lasts longer.

Use twice daily as part of your regular beauty routine. Apply and allow to dry prior to applying other topical creams. Reduce application to every other day to maintain results.

 

Grow Gorgeous Hair Growth Serum

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The best-selling serum by Grow Gorgeous has been boosted by 40% concentration of 9 studied technologies to visibly increase hair density, length, thickness and fullness.

Apply 20 drops to the scalp once a day, either in the morning or the evening. Massage thoroughly until all the serum has been absorbed into your scalp.

 

Here are my thoughts on the products:

 

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PROS

  1. I love the beautiful bright packaging.
  2. It is quite affordable at £18 for a pack.
  3. I started noticing a healthy glow and an overall improvement in my skin tone after using this product every day for two weeks.
  4. I love the fragrance.

CONS

None.

 

Inhibitif Face Serum

PROS

  1. I used this face serum every day for about three weeks, and I started to notice a visible reduction in the appearance of my facial hair.
  2. It is great for all skin types.
  3. It reduces irritation and redness after having my laser treatment sessions.
  4. It is great for targeting ingrown hairs.
  5. It is quite affordable at £20 for a pack.

CONS

None.

 

Grow Gorgeous Hair Growth Serum

PROS

  1. I applied 20 drops every evening and my front hairs started to come back to life.
  2. This serum stopped my scalp from being dry and flaky.
  3. It was easy to apply.

CONS

  1. It could be pricey for some people at £45 for a 60ml bottle, but if applied correctly, the bottle can last up to 2 months.

 

I love all 3 products, they fulfilled all the promises and more. I recommend these products.

Have you used any of these products? What are your thoughts? Drop me a comment, let’s chat.

Thanks for reading.

 

*PR Samples included.

 

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