Recipe for Blemish Prone Skin

Whilst my skin has definitely cleared up so much since my early teens, I still fall victim to that monthly break out and it's not fun. Whenever I have the opportunity to meet makeup artists and ask what they think is the ultimate answer to flawless skin makeup, they nearly always say good skincare.

I know it's easy to say good skin is the answer to good base makeup when alot of it comes down to genetics so I decided to put together a handy list of how I'm currently fighting breakouts and helping them reduce down from an angry red to an easily concealable "thing".

Sometime last year I wrote a post on how I used to fight spots and I still love the Trilogy Mineral Radiance Mask. Mud masks are aplenty but it's rare to find one that isn't too drying. The Trilogy mask contains rosehip oil which not only helps reduce scaring but also is incredibly moisturising to it's a win. This is normally my first step as it starts calm everything down.

Then onto a more recent discovery; Lush's Mask of Magnaminty which is an absolute delight. It contains mint and evening primrose so is instantly cooling. I find this is incredibly refreshing and perfect for further reducing any redness. It's also brilliant for generally clearing out my skin as it gently exfoliates as you remove it. As it's all natural, it's incredibly gentle and perfect for skin that can be on the sensitive side. 

And finally, the Merumaya Mud Marvels Mask which is more a precautionary measure than anything as I find if my skin has been in good knick all month, then I find things aren't too bad... This mask contains AHA's which gently exfoliate and mean that your skin isn't as clogged up. Perfect for this time of year when the chilly wind can chap your skin. I find applying this and then removing with a flannel is the perfect way to reveal sumptuously soft skin.

What are your go to solutions for a breakout?


  1. OMG this is AMAZING!! I seriously needed this. Lately I have been breaking out. I am totally running to LUSH for that mask ASAP!!!

    1. you're so welcome! so glad I could help!!! x

  2. My daughter came home from college yesterday and her forehead is breaking out badly. I am definitely going to try this! she's too old to be having bad breakouts. Thanks for posting this. :)

  3. I absolutely love the Lush's Mask of Magnaminty, it is so nice on the skin and even better if it has been in the fridge x

  4. I absolutely love the merumaya mud marvels mask. It really cleared out my skin xxx

  5. That Lush mask has to be one of the best, although I love a couple of their masks... I swear my fridge looks more like a Lush storage centre sometimes haha! xx

  6. Whenever my skin is not on its best I take out a mud mask, always helps ;)

    Pink Frenzy

  7. I love Mask of Magnaminty! I have a sample of the Merumaya mask somewhere too, looking forward to trying that now :) I find Origins Clear Improvements mask fab for breakouts :)

    Jess xo

  8. Lush Mask of Magnaminty is my faveee, it works wonders!