For anyone considering antibiotics to treat their acne, don’t be put off by my experience. Apparently bowel related symptoms affect 5% of patients. You might have better results seeing a dermatologist rather than your general practitioner. It still bothers me that as a child I was prescribed antibiotics for over a year to treat a skin condition. If you speak to a dermatologist about antibiotics, make sure you ask for their advice on replacing the good bacteria in your gut.
When I was first started using Zineryt at fifteen, I had never had a skincare routine. As a skincare professional now, I remember how overwhelmed I used to feel choosing skincare products as a beginner. Everyone was saying different things. It was so confusing but I was too embarrassed to ask anyone for help. That girl is the reason I started Beautiful by Breakfast.
Whatever your goal, believing YOU CAN means you’re already halfway there! But it’s not easy to stay optimistic when you feel like you’ve tried everything, and nothing works. The first few weeks of the LYS journal is a fresh start and the beginning of achieving the results you want. It’s time to put aside yourContinue reading “HOW TO USE YOUR LYS JOURNAL”
Just when you get into a good skincare routine, the weather changes and so does your acne. Yes, learning how to love your skin in the summer months is hard when you have spots! This is especially true if you are trying to conceal your breakouts in the heat. Oh what you would give toContinue reading “SUNSCREEN FOR ACNE-PRONE SKIN”
When my acne was at its worst, foundation ranked highly in a list of items that I could not live without. You could say that over the years I’ve established a very unhealthy relationship with makeup! Like other blemished beauties experience; there are times when I can’t leave the house or even answer the doorContinue reading “FOUNDATIONS TO CONCEAL ACNE”
Guest Post From Kirsti, Founder of My Routine Edit. My Routine Edit is a skincare service helping clients navigate a new way to achieve healthy, happy skin! We have teamed up with Beautiful By Breakfast to offer all lucky readers a huge 50% discount on all bespoke skincare plans purchased by 28th February 2019 (detailsContinue reading “PERSONALISED SKINCARE ROUTINES”
I’ve lost count of the amount of times I have been asked that question. And like so many others I grew up believing that only people with dirty faces got acne. While this is simply NOT true; establishing a good cleansing routine will help prevent further infection. When I first started getting spots in myContinue reading “HAVE YOU TRIED WASHING YOUR FACE?”
An essential part to clearing your acne is finding skincare that works for you. With so many skincare options to choose from, it isn’t easy knowing which way to invest your money. So many of us fall into the trap of buying the product that has the best television commercial or our favourite celebrity endorsingContinue reading “FINDING SKINCARE THAT WORKS FOR YOU”
It is not uncommon for most of us to grow up with a ‘life plan’, anticipating where we will be professionally and personally by certain milestones. Most of my friends planned to be married by the time they reached twenty-five and others mentally scheduled the date when they would start a family. We all know that havingContinue reading “MY CLEAR SKIN GUIDE”
Dairy When it was first suggested by a colleague over ten years ago that I stop drinking milk, I said no straight away. I loved milk and was not prepared to give it up. They say dairy (like sugar) is addictive and like any addiction; you have to want to give it up. At thatContinue reading “DOES SUGAR & DAIRY MAKE ACNE WORSE?”
A real turning point in my journey to clear skin was when I first discovered the effectiveness of LED lights for acne. I was invited to try it by EF MEDI SPA in London and like most things, I was sceptical with no expectations to see results. The lamp that they used was called DermaLux and by allContinue reading “ACNE LIGHT THERAPY”
When you have spots, the last thing you want is MORE SPOTS. Every time I think my skin is improving, another flareup is waiting just around the corner. There are several EASY ways to prevent your acne from spreading, helping you to get a few more ‘good skin days’. 1. CLEANSING When you wash yourContinue reading “7 STEPS TO PREVENT YOUR ACNE SPREADING”
Today I treated my skin to an Environ Facial. There is nothing quite like being pampered on a heated bed whilst it is cold and raining outside! When it comes to having facials, I am very particular about which skincare brand is used. If I don’t like the products or the treatment hasn’t come recommendedContinue reading “ENVIRON FACIAL FOR ACNE SCARRING”
An interview with War Paint founder; Daniel Grey. He explains how wearing makeup has given him confidence to be himself.
Applying makeup for the first time can be a daunting prospect, no matter what gender you are. These helpful tips will have you applying like a pro in no time!
One of the most frequent questions I get asked is: “How do you get rid of ACNE SCARRING?” Those red and pitted marks effect my confidence nearly as much as the spots they stemmed from. Though my skin has recently just broken out, these days I am mostly covering up scarring. Every time I lookContinue reading “3 WAYS TO PREVENT ACNE SCARRING”
Quite possibly one of the most frequently asked questions in the acne community! There are many ways make-up can make your skin worse but if you are removing it properly each day and following my tips below; you should be able to wear it guilt free! Before you go scrolling off, I want you toContinue reading “DOES MAKE-UP MAKE ACNE WORSE?”
Over the last few weeks I have increased my intake of fresh fruit and vegetables and cut out foods high in sugar and dairy. While I would prefer to get all of my nutrients from food, sometimes it isn’t always possible to eat a variety of fresh, vitamin and mineral rich fish, fruit and vegetables all weekContinue reading “5 SUPPLEMENTS TO PREVENT ACNE”
How many times have you wished that your acne will be gone before you go to sleep? When my skin was really bad, the first thing I would do in the morning was touch my face to check if my skin felt as painful as the night before. Whether you suffer from acne or notContinue reading “THE IMPORTANCE OF BEAUTY SLEEP”
Whether you have been dealing with acne for six months or six years; at some point you will have felt ugly. It is easy to slip into periods of self-loathing and depression but what you may not have realised is how guilty you’re feeling. Are you feeling guilty that you’ve let down another friend on accountContinue reading “PERSPECTIVE CHANGES EVERYTHING”