The Emergency Routine

Today I thought it was about time to pay tribute to the products that really have kept my skin from oozing off my face over the past week. Be it a product caused breakout or lack of sleep – my skin just isn’t letting me get away with anything, add a trip to Paris next week into the mix and I decided it was time to go into the emergency routine.

Morning: For starters, I’m completely bare faced. Even as I type this at my desk at work – bare faced (apart from my eyebrows, naturally). And i’ve been in bed by 10:30pm every night this week, hence the lack of early morning posting. During the day I’m spilling on the Origins Super Spot Remover like it’s going out of style and making sure I drink copious amounts of green tea and water. And eating fish for lunch every day.

Evening: The Second I get home I wash my face with my Pai Cleanser from my trial pack – it’s a beaut! Full review on it’s way – and use a round cotton pad to apply the Clarins Gentle Exfoliating Brightening Toner, something I never really saw the benefits of until now (but make sure you SPF it up if you’re going outside, kids!). It’s really helped to keep spots at bay and is the only thing I’ve ever used that has reduced black heads. After this I apply more Super Spot Remover and then continue to alter this and my Balance Me Radiance Facial Oil as instructed by the skincare queen herself – Caroline. It really does work and I’d recommend giving her post on break outs a read. Then I go in with moisturiser before bed as usual.

Extras: Every few days, post cleanse I also use one of my Origins masks depending on what is going on with my face. The Out of Trouble Mask is great for already existing spots, and the clear improvement mask is great for keeping blemishes at bay.

Add in some leafy green meals with a side of broccoli (ewwwww) and my skin isn’t looking too bad. There’s still a little bit of build up under the skin in places, but there’s been a marked improvement in my skins behaviour this week. Now I just need to pretend that chocolate and ice cream don’t exist until Monday…


  1. Rachael McClenaghan
    21 Nov 2013 / 2:23 pm

    Loved this post! I really am definitely going to try out the Pai Skincare range 🙂

    Rachael x
    All The Little Things x | Rachael McClenaghan

  2. Armi Fernandez
    21 Nov 2013 / 2:27 pm

    Loved this!


  3. Sara Chergui
    21 Nov 2013 / 2:32 pm

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  4. Amelia
    21 Nov 2013 / 3:11 pm

    Great post.
    I'm hoping to try the Origins masks soon!
    Green tea is a winner.

    AmeliaRose | Beauty Blogger

  5. Charlotte Thomas
    21 Nov 2013 / 3:37 pm

    I love this post! Skincare is my favourite…. I love knowing what other people do to save theirs, there are so many things that just *don't* do what I want and my skin is left worse off as a result. Sigh. Hard life, init?

    Charlotte – xx

  6. Chrissabella
    21 Nov 2013 / 3:38 pm

    I love posts like that!

    I'm also a big fan of the Clarins toner to keep spots at by and need to try the Origins spot super spot remover! Thanks for sharing!

    Greetings from London,

  7. Porcelain Eleanor
    21 Nov 2013 / 3:44 pm

    Good luck with your pretending! I wish I could stick to not eating chocolate and ice cream but I just can't haha! I like to use the origins masks as well, and I have the body shop mini facial brush, that's really good to use with your cleanser when you wash your face, I've found 🙂 I'll be on the lookout for that toner though, it sounds great!
    Eleanor x

  8. Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt
    21 Nov 2013 / 3:46 pm

    The Origins clay mask and drink up intensive mask are staple items for me, and keeps me skin fresh and hydrated :o). Xx

  9. Mercuteify
    21 Nov 2013 / 4:04 pm

    the origins clear improvements mask has done wonders for my congested skin

  10. Megan Lillie
    21 Nov 2013 / 4:18 pm

    I wish I could go barefaced more often to give my skin a break. I need to give the Origins Super Spot Remover a try!

    Megan xxx
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty Blog

  11. woodwinked64
    21 Nov 2013 / 4:25 pm

    Love this!

  12. Talisa Tossell
    21 Nov 2013 / 4:52 pm

    The radiance oil is the best!

  13. Anonymous
    21 Nov 2013 / 5:58 pm

    help me!

  14. gosia
    21 Nov 2013 / 6:08 pm

    I read Caroline's post and thought it sounded crazy but decided to give it a try. It works so well! It's the weirdest beauty advice ever but it works beautifully!

  15. Emma Williams
    21 Nov 2013 / 6:09 pm

    Great post! I find Origins products complete skin miracles. I've got the Clear Improvement mask and the Spot Remover and both have kept my skin pretty blemish free.


  16. Maddy
    21 Nov 2013 / 6:37 pm

    I really like the look of both the origins masks, I want to try them now! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

  17. Alewtina
    21 Nov 2013 / 7:18 pm

    Great pruducts!
    Just love your blog 🙂
    Love, Alewtina ♥

  18. Jennifer Lyons
    21 Nov 2013 / 7:20 pm

    The Origins face masks sound great, I'm definitely going to give them a try! You should try La Roche- Posay products, I swear by their Physiological cleanser!

    Jennifer x

  19. StyleItWithMe
    21 Nov 2013 / 8:46 pm

    I'd love to try few origins products but I'm not sure if they have it in my local boots, will need to check it out!<3


  20. Amy Liddell
    21 Nov 2013 / 8:51 pm

    So many great tips! I'm also drinking so much green tea it has helped my skin so much it's crazy!

  21. Asmaa
    21 Nov 2013 / 8:54 pm

    Now that's pure dedication! 😛 I need to take care of my skin as well- what with all the painful spots (urgh!) coming to say hello!

    Asmaa || JustPeachy

  22. Alis Tougher
    21 Nov 2013 / 10:23 pm

    I'm desperate to try that Origins Clear Improvement Mask!

    Tiny Alis.

  23. Emily Allen
    21 Nov 2013 / 11:59 pm

    I've been the same with my skin over the last few weeks, definitely going to pick up the origins spot remover now, it's where my main problems lie, thanks for sharing xx Emmi

  24. Shree Rose
    22 Nov 2013 / 4:03 am

    This is so informative. I have heard incredibly great things about Origins and I really need to splurge and give into the temptation.

  25. Alice May
    22 Nov 2013 / 10:45 am

    Such a helpful post, thank you.

    Alice ¦ BeautyByAlicee ¦ YouTube

  26. Zazie Bibi
    22 Nov 2013 / 1:09 pm

    i must get some origins skincare!

  27. Simplybeautifulelegant
    23 Nov 2013 / 11:35 am

    great post.

  28. B. Carraway
    23 Nov 2013 / 9:56 pm

    Oh dear, facial emergencies are the worst. I'm battling my way through one now and it's so depressing. The bonus is that I've started to use all natural products and they smell AMAZING. I guess everything has a silver lining somewhere.

  29. Nita
    24 Nov 2013 / 3:38 pm

    I have been battling ugly spots this past week and the Origins masks were my best friends! I really want to try the spot remover, but I always forget when I'm in the store.

    xsimplynitax.blogspot. com

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