LaaLaa’s Skincare- Guest Blogger

Todays Guest blog post comes from a really fabulous blogger that I am sure you will all love! LaaLaa writes the beauty blog Dolce Vanity  where she writes regular and super informative posts. Today she is sharing her Skincare routine which includes largely natural products. Enjoy…

I’m an natural nut.

Products that come from natural ingredients are what my skin & body live for and in the last two years I’ve managed to find so many fresh & natural ways to soothe and treat my skin. Keeping my routine fairly simple and with products that are targeting specific problems for my normal / combination skin so hopefully I can help those who also are of that skin type!
Manuka Doctor · Bee Venom Cleanser

 From the apiclear range that’s aimed to target troubled skin – that being the breakouts I’m prone too. This foaming cleanser targets blemishes by controlling the toxin build up, dead skin cells and excess sebum. It calms and clears the skin and doesn’t leave my skin feeling taut afterwards which is a plus! I use this with my Body Shop Facial Brush to make sure I get a lot of dirt and a good scrubbing. [purchase]

LUSH · Tea Tree Toner

In high school I lived by The Body Shops “Tea Tree Range” once I entered Adulthood it didn’t do much for my skin but since I was introduced to this by a fellow reader / friend – I’m going through bottles. I’ve had toners before that have felt drying and with the combination of that and a drying cleanser the skin feels like it’s being tortured. Once this is sprayed it’s cooling and calming and the cotton pad just glides over the skin removing any last traces of dirt. [purchase]

Good Things · Miracle Mattifier

Containing Blackcurrent & Goji Berry this product is suitable for vegetarians & vegans like myself. Free from mineral oils, sodium laureth sulphate and parabens it’s perfect for my skin. If you suffer from oily skin this is great as it absorbs any excess oil and hydrates your skin. Your left with smooth and matte base and the skin is less prone to breakouts. I’ve been using this for nearly 2 years and it always ends up back into my routine. [purchase]

I treat my skin to an at home facial whenever I feel it’s necessary. I know it’s been said that you should only do it once a week or a mask however often the company tells us but I think we know our skin best – just don’t over do it.

Dolce Vanity · At Home!

After cleansing I move onto exfoliating my skin. This is where most times I do my homemade recipes such as a Milk & Honey or Honey & Sugar scrub. Honey is great antiseptic product so if you have breakouts honey can soothe that.

1 tsp. of honey
1/2 tsp. of sugar ( I prefer brown but either works )
*Choose your dairy*

1 tsp Skim Milk (Oily skin)

1 tsp 2% Milk (Normal or combination)

1 tsp Cream (Dry)

1 tsp honey

1 tbsp ground almonds (optional)

Mix your chosen exfoliator in a bowl and start gently scrubbing your face and rinsing off with warm water. Proceed to steam

TIP : Use some of that honey & sugar scrub and with a unused toothbrush, exfoliate your lips too!

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Manuka Doctor · Bee Venom Face Mask

Face masks this is the part where we can really relax and let the product do it all for us. There’s so many options with face masks, can make our own or purchase but whatever we do decide make sure it’s for our skin type and targeting our needs.

With mine being spot prone I want something that is going to soothe and balance my skin out while targeting scarring. [purchase]

Hope you enjoyed this post & a huge thank you to Sabrina for allowing me to be one of the guest bloggers while she is away.

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  1. 26th August 2012 / 4:51 pm

    Manuka honey is supposed to be the bee’s knees (sorry I couldn’t resist) for your skin, will definitely be trying this out!

  2. 26th August 2012 / 4:55 pm

    the mattifying moisturiser sounds great, and i'm liking the look of the toner x

  3. 26th August 2012 / 5:46 pm

    I need to try the tea tree toner!

  4. 26th August 2012 / 7:45 pm

    Aw thanks Sabrina :o) Really glad you girls liked it xo

  5. 27th December 2012 / 1:38 am

    Great skin care routine, and I agree, all natural is the way to go. The Miracle Mattifier sounds like a really nice product, and I love things with berry extracts in them. I've used Lush products myself, and that toner along with their natural exfoliators (cornmeal) are great. What about the under eye area? Here is a great regimen for all natural under eye treatments that really works wonders.

  6. 26th September 2013 / 10:19 pm

    This is such a great post! Great skincare suggestions!

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