HOW I’M WORKING ON ACHIEVING INSTA-WORTHY SKIN

We’ve all seen that ‘insta’ glowy complexion plastered over the gram. And yeah, we shouldn’t go too far deep into these expectations. But I’m taking it more as an inspiration to get my ass into gear achieving glowy skin.

There’s definitely a love hate relationship between me and my skin. Every month I tell myself it’ll be the month I work on my skin, and at some point in every month I still go back to my lazy old ways. Luckily my skin isn’t too bad, but there’s definitely room for improvement. So this autumn I’ve made an active pledge to really look after my skin to achieve that ‘Instagram’ complexion. Or just nice glowy skin with less obvious pores, to sound less like a twat. And although it’s still in it’s a figuring out process, here’s what I’m working on to achieve this.

glowy skin

HAVING A ROUTINE AND STICKING TO IT

I hear wayyy too many rules and tricks about getting clear, glowy skin. One minute you need to exfoliate, the next you can’t use exfoliators. One day it’s all about cream cleansers, the next it’s oils. So now I’m ignoring the Pins and just creating my own routine. It takes a bit of experimentation which we’ll get to in a bit. But I’ve never had an actual skincare routine I do in the morning, evening, weekly etc. It was more of an as and when, which obviously isn’t great. So I’m making sure I have my routine, and then sticking to them. It’s all good and well having a skincare regime, however sticking to it is another story for me. It lasts about the grand total of a week and then I end up sleeping with my makeup on and we’re back at square 1. So I’m committing myself to sticking to my skincare routine and making sure I take care of it. And now it’s in writing so I have to.

KNOWING WHAT WORKS

Knowing what my skin type is and what does and doesn’t work for my skin was important for me, mainly because I have quite sensitive skin. And my skin reacts weirdly to different products and ingredients. So to have a solid skincare routine it includes suiting it to my skincare type and to my target areas. I try go for all natural products, mainly hydrating and brightening properties and anything gentle but deep cleansing. I found that vitamin E works a dream for all of these, and has quickly become a lead player in my routine. I’ve also wanted to target my under eyes, large pores and sun damage on my nose, thus have found products that will specifically treat just that. Don’t get me wrong, I love skincare blogposts. They’re one of my go-to binge reads. But not everything that works for someone will work for you so you need to tailor your own routine to your own skin.

glowy skin

glowy skin

DOING THE OBVIOUS

I’m terrible for just doing the obvious. You know the ‘eat well, drink plenty of water, get a sweat on’ obvious. But I’ve been so lazy with it and I forget the skin benefits that doing these things has. And when it comes to my sort of skin, it’s not that deep. Less is definitely more and just by doing these little everyday tasks has big implications on my skin. So I’m bringing the water bottle out and getting my 2 litres in, eating healthy and exercising when I can. Once again, it’s in writing now.

So there we go, how I’m trying to achieve Instagram worthy skin. Yeah, the term ‘Instagram worthy skin’ is a bit of a gross phrase, but just nice glowy skin & not so large pores so I don’t have to wear makeup as much. I just didn’t know how else to phrase it. You feel me? Anyways, I’m enjoying writing about skincare so I’ll hopefully do some more, maybe about the products I’m using or something?

What are your go-to products at the moment? I’d love to know!

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14 Comments

  1. 16/10/2018 / 3:34 am

    I’d loooove to see more about your skincare on the blog! You have gorgeous skin, so I’d love to see what products you use! I have super sensitive skin, so I literally stick with the same handful of products always, otherwise I’m guaranteed to have irritation and/or a serious breakout.

    Sharni | http://www.agirlandgrey.com

    • Emilybecca
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      17/10/2018 / 12:13 pm

      Ahh thank you! I’m the same everythings so hit or miss with my skin! x

  2. Brooke Nicole Clarke
    16/10/2018 / 12:29 pm

    The Superdrug Vitamin E range is incredible! It’s super cheap as well. Definitely worth having a look x

    Brooke | brookeclarke.com

    • Emilybecca
      Author
      17/10/2018 / 12:13 pm

      Yesss I love their range! x

  3. Macey Gloria
    17/10/2018 / 3:07 am

    I totally get where you’re coming from in terms of referring to that glowy, poreless skin as insta-worthy! I’m finally back on a consistent skincare routine myself as well as going to the gym at least 4 times a week. It’s made such a huge difference, and the only thing I really need to work on is fading the blemish marks that have been leftover :/ Loved this post! xx

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    • Emilybecca
      Author
      17/10/2018 / 12:14 pm

      Ahh I’m so glad! Ahhh well done gal! Thank you! xx

  4. 18/10/2018 / 1:57 pm

    I’m constantly trying out new skincare but I love finding products that actually make a difference to my skin. I definitely don’t follow any sort of ‘tricks’ or ‘routines’ I just do my own thing and find what works for me!

    • Emilybecca
      Author
      19/10/2018 / 11:10 am

      Yess I think that’s the best way! x

  5. 18/10/2018 / 8:50 pm

    It can be so tempting, especially as a blogger, to want to switch up products and try new things every few months but that can be so difficult when you’re trying to get into a solid skincare routine, especially as it can take weeks for your skin to get suited to certain products!

    Lucy | http://www.lucy-cole.co.uk

    • Emilybecca
      Author
      19/10/2018 / 11:11 am

      Exactly you constantly want to be on board with new products but I think it’s best I just get my routine down first! xx

    • Emilybecca
      Author
      29/10/2018 / 12:49 pm

      As am I! It’s so easy getting caught up in the new products! x

    • Emilybecca
      Author
      06/11/2018 / 9:50 am

      Aww that’s good to know, I’m definitely getting a solid skincare regime together so I’ll put a post up very soon! xx

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