If you know me, you'll no doubt know that I don't have the best skin. Or if you don't know, then you're either being very polite or very unobservant.
I've had bad skin since I was about 12 and a sweet 12 years on, it hasn't changed. I'm kinda bored of having the complexion of a teenager.
I'm going to Liverpool this weekend to see a Doctor about my skin; I went to a Doctor in Amsterdam, and when I said to her, I need to clear my skin up, she said to me, no word of a lie, "Ah well I don't have much experience with acne so I can't help you." Really though.
Hopefully I'm going to get put on RoAccutane, but because of my Epilepsy medication, I'm not sure that I'll be able to get on it.
Anyway, now onto the slightly more interesting stuff.
The only "high end" skin care I've used is from Clinique - the 3 Step Anti-Blemish stuff or something? At the time, (I think I was about 20 and got it as part of a birthday present) that worked, but you know how things go; you use them until either your skin clears up and then it gets shot to shit again, or you run out and you can't be bothered dropping a fairly huge amount of money on it again. I was a poor student and couldn't afford it really.
Now I'm "grown up" and got a proper job, I thought it was about time to loosen the purse strings and a couple of months ago, I bought a couple of items from Clarins. The Cleanser is super nice and I thought it started to work, but again, I think my skin got used to it and had enough of it. I was advised to get this cream, because again, I've never spent a lot on moisturiser and my skin can get pretty dry in certain areas, so I decided to fork out a small fortune and buy this one. So far so good, I can kinda notice a difference on the dry areas, but I've still got to give it a chance and even if it makes me break out so much that I look like McCauley Kulkin in My Girl when he gets stung to death by wasps, because of the price, there's no way this one is going to gather dust at the bottom of my make up box.
This weekend, I was reading up about different skin care brands and I started to think about checking out Kiehl's. For some reason, I've always had mad respect for Kiehl's; I just love its vibe. I've had about 3 or 4 of the #1 Lip Balms, which I adore, so I took a little trip to the Bijenkorf concession to talk to somebody but they didn't have exactly what I was looking for. On a separate note, the guy who I spoke to, was called GUIDO. Anyway, I took a little trip to the store near to the Singel and had a lovely consultation with a lovely girl, who advised me to get the following products: Kiehl's Blue Herbal Gel Cleanser and Blue Astringent Herbal Lotion and the Daily Skin-Clearing Treatment. I only started using these a few days ago, but they make my skin feel super fresh and they legitimately want me to take my make up off when I get home. I can't really comment on these because as I say, I haven't even been using them for a week.
Kiehl's Blue Herbal Gel Cleanser and Blue Astringent Herbal Lotion and Daily Skin-Clearing Treatment. (can't find it online)
Have any of you tried any of these? Do any of you have any advice on any other brands I should give a go?
Fingers crossed, things will change.