My skin is fudging up.

I’m not sure if its to do with *that* time. I haven’t been eating or sleeping out of the regular, or anything else that I think will affect it. Its just kind of having a ‘eff you I’m stressed’ moment.

For the past couple of years my skin has been pretty good, so I forgot what a knock of confidence it can give you when its not looking as good. It makes you feel SO much more vulnerable. Well, it does for me anyway. I try not to cover it up with makeup either as I don’t think it helps it heal.

When it’s in one of those moods I never know whether to go IN on all the face masks, skincare products to try help it, or go minimal and only use the basics. Keep a simple routine. I usually reach for the stuff I know will not irritate it any further. One of which I’ve run out of! Oops. (It’s the Lancome Hydra Zen Anti-Stress Moisturiser BTW*). Its a bit pricey at £40, but I think I might just have to bite the bullet and make a repurchase. Its my skin I’m investing in after all.


What do you do when your skin is having a moment?


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  • sorry about your skin products. You just have to get a good product and use it day and night.
    It’ll be fne.

    The Glossychic

    • NatalieLeanne

      Thanks for the tip! xx

  • I love to use less is more. It is best to not get rid of your natural ph balance on your skin with too many products. I use a lot less and my skin is nice which I love when it feels so nice and natural. 🙂 I have sensitive skin so I have to be careful what I use. Stay away from thick masks or anything that is too harsh. I hope your skin gets better love your post 🙂

    • NatalieLeanne

      Thanks so much for your tips! 🙂 xx

  • Yiotou_La

    I think it’s best to use less products or more natural ones and leave it to ‘rest’ for a while, that’s what I do when it is that time of the month and my skin feels awkward! I also use sheet masks at night to give my skin moisture and help it feel refreshed without the heavy texture or scent of our regular products! x


    • Yes I feel like letting it do its thing is best! Unpopular opinion but I really hate sheet masks! They make me feel claustrophobic for some reason! xx

  • Less is more yes but I always go for face mask! I love the L’Oreal Glow Mask or Origins Out Of Trouble Mask 🙂

    Fatima x

  • A great post and I can relate to this, I have combination skin and my t-zone is the problem area. I do find that using a good clay mask non stop for two weeks works well, I used the Charlotte Tilbury Goddess clay mask and literally helped my skin along with the magic cream. I didn’t have to wear any foundation at all it was great!

    I have recently used DHC skincare cleanser and a Ren face cream, impressed with both. I’ll be doing a skincare inspired feature over the next couple of months so do keep an eye out as i’ve been testing out a fair few products for troublesome skin.

    Laura xo

    • Oh I have that mask too 🙂 thanks for the recommendation! Can’t wait to see your post on it! Xx

  • Pai has always been my absolute skin saviour-always instantly fixing any problem, such a life saver.

    Katie //

    • I’ve got a post coming soon about my first time testing them 😉 xx

  • Katarina

    Very nice skin care products!

  • Steph

    My skin is currently ‘in a moment’ but that’s because I’m heading towards THAT time of the month. TMI? Sorry!

    For the first time, I’ve started medication for my skin- it was that bad that I needed some help. Although, so far, it doesn’t seem to be helping.

    Bad skin can definitely be a self-esteem deflator at times, but I guess it just comes with being a teen at the moment.


  • I get you, whenever my skin is looking good I get such a confidence boost! When my skin is not having the best time I try to eat as healthy as possible and also make sure I use moisturiser every day! x

    Ariadna || RAWR BOWS

  • The Sunday Mode

    I’m the exact same, when my skin breaks out I have to resist the urge to slather absolutely every breakout remedy I own on my skin. I tend to go for the minimal approach now though, just using my Mario Badescu drying lotion on my breakouts and then making sure I’m cleansing really well.

    Julia // The Sunday Mode