I find that whenever I’m having more of the sugary stuff, it really makes a difference to how my skin’s looking. I’m not talking about those little bits here and there, because I’m all for treating yo’self. But when you’re reaching for a little bit of something sweet after every meal, thats when it starts to become too much of a habit. I find reaching for fruit and nuts throughout the day much better, and helps keeps the spots at bay too.



This is something I just keep forgetting to do, but I try to wash my makeup brushes and sponges at least once a week. Its such a boring chore, right? I don’t wear makeup every single day but it always feels much better using clean ones, rather than those that might have icky bateria on, even the thought makes me shudder a little.



When we are sleeping a lot, making sure we drink enough water, and have less ‘life stresses’, our skin always looks its best. Unfortunately, its not always as simple as that, but we can control some things. Aiming to drink 2 litres of water a day, and getting your 8 hours a night are goals we can always aim for. After all, they benefit much more than our skin.



Whenever I have a breakout looming, I either go all in with the masks, toners, facial sprays, or completely strip it all back and only use a number of products that I know won’t do further damage. Usually, I found the latter works the best. Not giving my skin too many products to contend with, and especially leaving it alone and not messing with it, always makes it clear up and be back to normal much quicker.


Do you have any tips for breakouts?



  • I definitely want to get my hands on some Clinique skincare they are known to be really good

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

    • Their stuff is really good! I would definitely recommend! x

  • Washing brushes is so important for me! I never used to do it, and then I started washing my foundation brushes every week and my skin finally cleared up! Great tips 🙂

    Anika xo | anikamay.co.uk

    • Its something I always forget to do but need to remember! x

  • These are some great tips! I find washing brushes so boring but I know it’s worth it. I always try to wash my make up sponge (with a cleanser) every day too instead of just wetting it.
    Keeping my skincare simple is something that I’ve found really works for me too! Some products/brands can just be too harsh.

    Madi x


  • I agree with you totally on the sugar thing! I’m actually on a no refined sugar break and will be blogging about it soon. You’re right when you say our lifestyle choices can affect our skin, I find that when I’m really stressed I tend to break out. Last point is pretty apt too, most times less is more when it comes to skincare. Nice post 🙂
    Coco Bella Blog

    • Thank you so much, I love your comment! I hope your sugar break is going well and isn’t too tough, I would definitely find it hard! x

  • Such great tips and all really helpful and do actually work! I always notice a change (for the worse) in my skin when I’ve been eating more sugar than usually. Dairy is also something that now makes me break out ever since going 99% dairy free. Something I would add to this list is changing your pillowcase frequently, it can have such a huge impact! xx

  • I definitely notice a difference in my skin when I’m stressed! x


  • I definitely need to wash my makeup brushes more regularly! It’s just such a chore hahah xx

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

  • Lisa Autumn

    Moisture Surge is my all time fave!

    xx Lisa | lisaautumn.com

    • I want to try more from that range, but I’m loving the moisturiser! x

  • These were great tips! definitely got to wash my brushes more x

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  • My skin is terrible at the moment but I always find these good things to do to calm it down a bit, so definitely think these are great tips! I put off washing my make up brushes every time but it is so important – I really need to do it at the moment actually! xxx

    Sophie | Sophar So Good

  • Amanda

    I definitely need to cut down on the sugar, so bad for you.


  • I am the absolute worst at cutting down sugar and not washing my makeup brushes enough and my skin clearly shows it! Thanks for the tips x

    Reine | Sincerely Reine