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April 19, 2012

LUSH Skincare Challenge - Week 3

If you've seen my LUSH haul (click here) you'll know that I recently spent up big, deciding that I'd use only LUSH skincare for a month to see how my skin reacts/if it clears up. I've been using the products for three weeks now (click here to see my week one results), so I just want to let you all know what's going on and if there's been any progress. 

Just so you all know, my skincare regime is as follows 

  • I cleanse twice a day with Fresh Farmacy
  • I tone my face after each cleanse with Tea Tree Water
  • I moisturise with Vanishing Cream after toning 
  • At night, after cleansing, toning and moisturising, I apply Grease Lightning to blemishes
  • Twice a week I use Cupcake face mask
It's nothing too complicated, but I just wanted to let you all know how I've been using each of the products. I won't be reviewing each product individually yet, as I want to dedicate a whole post to that, but I'll be going through how my skin has been going.

Unfortunately this week's results have been very disappointing, especially when compared with Week 2's results. 

A lot of small blemishes have appeared on my forehead this week, as I'm sure you'll be able to see in the photos below. I've also had two killer blind pimples rear their ugly heads this week. I use the term 'blind pimple' loosely, very loosely, as they're more like red, unconcealable mounds chilling on my forehead and chin. Oh the joy.

It's a bit disheartening, to be honest, as last week's results we so much better. Oh well, I can't give up! I must admit that earlier this week I was tempted to go back to using my Garnier Pure Active ExfoBrusher but I decided to stick it out. I'm not a quitter! 

I've almost run out of Fresh Farmacy so I'm heading into LUSH on Sunday. I've decided that I'll take the opportunity to grab some new skincare products (to replace my mask and cleanser, both of which have run out) and change my routine a bit because, well, this is obviously not working for me. Sadface. I'm not going to tell you guys what I plan on getting because, knowing me, it'll change again. It doesn't matter though, I'll be uploading a haul on Sunday night!
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!

I know I said I wasn't going to comment on any of the products, but I'm going to let you in on a little secret; I don't think I like Grease Lightning. It's not a a definite, but I think it could be making my skin worse, not better. I've stopped using it now though, so we'll see!

Anyway, that's it so far. I'll be back next week to share it all with you again. Next week was going to be my last week but, because I'm switching the products up, I'll be keeping you guys updated for five weeks now and then doing a follow up post where I evaluate my skincare routine.

Also, what do you think of my skin? Do you see how it's negatively changed over the past week? Any ideas as to why?

As usual, please give me your recommendations, LUSH or otherwise. I'm heading into the store on Sunday so, if there's any products you think I need to check out, don't hesitate to put them in a comment below.

Always look your best,

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