ADVICE TO MY TEENAGE SELF

As I approach the end of my journey to clear skin, I often wish I could go back in time and tell my younger self what I know now. I could have saved myself a lot of heartache and time feeling miserable about my skin. That being said, a lot about what makes me a…

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WHERE TO BUY YOUR SKINCARE

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 endorsing…

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SKINCARE TRIALS & TRIBULATIONS

Because I have acne, people assume that I don’t look after my skin. Well, this couldn’t be further from the truth. In my early teens I concentrated on just cleansing and toning my skin, using brands like Clearasil and Clean & Clear.  Once I had started using medication to treat my acne, my skin became extremely…

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3 WAYS TO CONCEAL ACNE

Since starting my blog Beautiful by Breakfast, a lot of people have admitted that they never knew I had problems with my skin. I have been covering up acne for thirteen years now, so you could say I have got pretty good at it! Working in the beauty industry; I have been exposed to a lot…

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7 STEPS TO PREVENT YOUR ACNE SPREADING

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’. CLEANSING When you wash your face,…

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ENVIRON FACIAL FOR ACNE SCARRING

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 recommended…

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MAKEUP TIPS FOR MEN

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!

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3 WAYS TO PREVENT ACNE SCARRING

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 look…

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DETOX YOUR MAKEUP

How long have you been using makeup? If I think back to my first eye shadow, it has probably been around fifteen years. Before you read this next blog, I want you to grab your makeup bag. Get everything out and organise your cosmetics into three groups: Makeup you wear everyday Makeup you wear for…

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5 SUPPLEMENTS TO PREVENT ACNE

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 week…

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THE IMPORTANCE OF BEAUTY SLEEP

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. Sometimes I would notice that my cheek…

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