How to deal with the side effects of Acne prescription medication

acne medication

Dealing with the side effects of prescription acne medication is tough. My experiences are with Isotane/Roccautane, a prescription only medicine used for the treatment of more severe acne. It works miracles (my skin is living proof), however it doesn’t come without it’s negative points. I often see people asking about how to deal with the side effects of Isotane, so I thought I’d put together some tips to help you look after your skin and yourself based on my own experiences. If I’m honest I actually think I still deal with a few of the side effects now from taking a long course of this medicine seven years on.

Firstly, I feel like this has to be done. I’m not a doctor, I don’t have any kind of medical degree and I took Isotane seven years a go (so things might have changed a little, but speaking to people on it now they haven’t). This is all based on my personal experiences. Cool! Okay? Lets go! Continue reading

Exfoliating Swipeys from Go-To Skincare

exfoliating swipeys Exfoliating Swipeys from Go-To Skincare are single use face pads which exfoliate the skin by removing dead skin cells with AHAs. I have been really curious about chemical exfoliation recently because I love the feeling of a freshly scrubbed face (after using a mechanical exfoliator, something with rough, scratchy bits), but have often wondered how great it really is to be scrubbing the shit out of my skin. Sure, it feels nice and it makes my skin look good, but there must be a better way? Continue reading

The rise of the Blur Creams + Garnier Perfect Blur Review

Garnier Perfect Blur cream Garnier Perfect Blur has arisen out of the huge new range of primers, blur creams and pore refiners which have been popping up all over the show lately. Is Garnier one of my preferred brands? No, but something about this product enticed me and I didn’t know why, so I purchased it to find out and it has all been a very happy discovery!

♥ So what is this Blur cream thing? Are we talking hiding in the back of a car on Police 10/7 style Blur?!?

A blur cream is designed to ‘blur’ imperfections by smoothing the face and filling in things like enlarged pores, fine lines and wrinkles. This makes it sound like a product Continue reading

My Skin Story Changer – How I got through my skin issues

laura and kitten As we all know, being a teenager is super tough. The awkward moments, the dramas, trying to figure out who you are and what you are supposed to be doing, and it all gets harder when you have acne. I was one of those ‘lucky’ ones. It seemed that as soon as the clock ticked over 12 Continue reading

What to do when your skin turns on you…

dheaYour skin is supposed to be your buddy right? Like your best friend, being smooth, bright and looking after all that gooey stuff inside. But what happens when it just up and changes on you?!? For better or for worse, it’s weird having to get use to a change when your skin has been the same type for a while. My personal experience has been Continue reading

Catastrophe Cosmetic Lush Face Mask – giving me a movie star glow

photo (3)I have recently found myself in my own kind of skin catastrophe – my skin is changing, and I think it’s for the better, but nevertheless, it’s freaking me out! Since my very early teenage years I have had to deal with every kind of oily/combination type of skin, but now it’s turning more to combination/normal-ish skin – so I turned to Catastrophe Cosmetic to help me out! Continue reading

What’s coming in, when summers out!

I know none of us want to admit it, but with a much darker and slightly colder Waitangi day yesterday, it’s clear that in no time at all Autumn will be just around the corner. I personally really enjoy that change over from summer trends to the more frostier months. Don’t get me wrong I LOVE all the pinks, pastels and brights which summer brings, but I also have a soft spot for those deeper matte shades which appear towards winter. Below are my trend picks for the Autumn months, let me know if you think I’m spot on or soo wrong! Continue reading