Thank goodness for Eucerin! It seems that, regardless of what skincare concern I’m currently faced with, Eucerin has a product to treat it. It’s no secret that I’ve always struggled with hormonal breakouts, and this time of year always seems to make it worse.
I don’t know whether it’s my poor eating habits or the fact that I’ve been working non-stop to try and get on top of things, but my skin is not happy. Gone is the clear, glowing complexion I flaunted just two or three weeks ago, only to be replaced by angry breakouts and a rather dull and lacklustre appearance. Whenever my skin starts to act up, I turn to Eucerin’s DermoPURIFYER Oil Control range to help soothe and calm my inflamed skin, while decongesting pores and slowing down the production of excess sebum.
I’ve used the Eucerin DermoPURIFYER Oil Control Scrub (R149,99) on and off for years, as and when my skin most needs it. The oil-free formula contains lactic acid and fine micro-particles that help to clear the gunk out of your pores while removing any dead skin cells at the same time. Not only will it help reduce breakouts, it will also leave your skin looking brighter and more radiant.
I know just how tempting it can be to scrub your skin almost daily – especially when you’re battling a particularly bad breakout – but the gentler approach is always best. Eucerin’s DermoPURIFYER Oil Control Scrub is very gentle, so it won’t strip your skin or damage your skin’s natural barrier function, but it’s better to stick to scrubbing your skin just once (maybe twice) a week.
I’ve also been using the new Eucerin DermoPURIFYER Oil Control Mattifying Fluid (R199,99) every morning and evening to help soothe and treat any spots or blemishes, and to reduce shine. It contains salicylic acid to help reduce existing spots and to prevent new ones from cropping up, while an ingredient called Licochalcone soothes any irritation and inflammation, and reduces redness. I find that it really does help my skin to look less red and angry, and after just a couple of weeks of using this moisturiser, I’ve found that persistent, angry spots are a lot less obvious.
True to it’s name, the Eucerin DermoPURIFYER Oil Control Mattifying Fluid contains mattifying particles that promise to keep shine at bay for up to eight hours, so it’s a great pick for use during the summer months. I also find that it’s the perfect canvas for my foundation – no primer needed! One thing to remember is to apply a separate broad-spectrum sunscreen after you’ve applied the Mattifying Fluid, since this product doesn’t contain a built-in SPF.
WIN! WIN! WIN!
The festive season can be particularly damaging on your skin, what with all the work deadlines, end-of-year madness, stress, unhealthy food choices, traveling, parties… you get the gist! So I’ve partnered with Eucerin to give one reader the chance to WIN a little SOS Rescue Kit for your skin this festive season… breakouts and blemishes, be gone!
All you have to do to enter to WIN these skin saviours from Eucerin is leave a comment down below telling me what your single biggest skincare faux pas is… whether it’s forgetting to remove your makeup before going to bed, or picking at your spots, I want to know all about it!
Once you’ve left a comment, consider yourself entered into the giveaway… but if you’d like an additional entry or two, you can also do the following:
- Find the Eucerin giveaway post over on my Instagram account, here, and follow the steps.
- Find the Eucerin giveaway post over on my Facebook page, here, and follow the steps.
Entries close on Friday, 22 December 2017, and the winner will be announced on Monday, 25 December 2017 (that’s Christmas Day!) The prize will be sent out during the first two weeks of January 2018. Ts and Cs apply. Good luck!
Photographs by Carien Rooseboom