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April 02, 2012

LUSH Skincare Challenge - Week 1

April 02, 2012 | , , ,
If you've seen my LUSH haul (click here) you'll know that I recently spent up big, deciding that I'd only use LUSH skincare for a month to see how my skin goes/if it clears up. I've been using the products for a week now so I wanted to check in and let you guys know what I think of it. 

My skincare regime is as follows 
  • I cleanse twice a day with Fresh Farmacy
  • I tone my face after each cleanser with Tea Tree Water
  • I moisturise my face with Vanishing Cream after toning (I had two samples, Imperialis and Cosmetic Lad, but both felt quite heavy)
  • A night I apply Grease Lightning to blemishes after cleansing, toning and moisturising
  • Twice a week I use Cupcake face mask
It's nothing too complicated, but I just wanted to let you know how I've been using each product. I won't review each product at the moment, as I want to dedicate a whole post to that, so I'll be more going through how my skin has been going.

Firstly, however, I haven't had a chance to swap Grease Lightning over yet (as I mentioned in my LUSH haul, the pump is broken) so I've only been using that every second night, whenever I can be bothered shaking the bottle furiously to get some out.

Believe it or not, I think my skin has cleared up slightly. As you can see from the photo below, I still have a lot of the pigmentation on my forehead. However, the pimples have lost almost all texture and are no longer raised. I'm sure there are more technical terms for what I'm saying but I don't know them. I hope you all know what I mean. I think this is partly due to my LUSH regime, as pimples can stay raised on my skin for quite some time.

A couple of small blemishes have appeared on my chin since using the LUSH products. I think they were already appearing though, as I started using the LUSH skincare Saturday evening and they had appeared by Sunday morning. I haven't had a breakout since (hope I don't jinx myself!) so I'm fairly sure it wasn't as a result of the products. 

My skin has been feeling smoother since using these products too, which is obviously another plus.
In my opinion, my face isn't as red as the photos appear. I think my camera really enhances redness so don't be alarmed!

Anyway, that's it so far. I'll be back next week to share it all with you again. If you have questions about any of the products I used, leave them below and I'll try my best to answer them. If you have LUSH recommendations, let me know them too 'cos I'm heading back in there on Thursday. Yes, I think I do have a problem.

Also, don't forget to enter my GlossyBox competition for a chance to win a 6 month Glossy Box subscription. Wow!

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