Tuesday, June 12, 2018

For The Love Of Cucumbers and Skincare

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Good morning and happy National Cucumber Day!

I love cucumbers! There, I said it. I like to eat them, drink them in juices and smoothies, and even like them in my skincare routine.

Over the last couple of months I've really struggled with my skin. Getting hard lumps under the skin, and rash like breakouts that were super persistent and refused to die down. I thought about whether or not I was using too many different products and clogging up my skin, or it was just down to stress or something. All I knew was that I had to give something a go and hope for it to work it's magic on my problem skin as it was getting me down.

What a day to share my love of cucumbers and my love of the Yes To Cucumber range with you cuties. Make yourself a cheese (vegan cheese if you're like myself) and cucumber sandwich and take a read about a range you'll want try! 



It may shock you to see an entire range made with cucumbers, but it's actually a pretty amazing vegetable when it comes to your skin. 

* Treats acne, lines and wrinkles
* Gives some sun protection 
* Can help to remove fake tan and can whiten skin 
* Heals scars 
* Tones the skin 

Having already been a fan of Yes To and this Cucumber range, using these products over a year ago and loving them, I was more than happy when I was asked to try out the range again and share my findings with you lovely lot who might be in the same position as me!


For the purpose of really giving this range another proper go, I locked away all other products I'd been trying out and using. I also stopped popping/attacking my breakouts, which was so hard to do as when I see one I've gotta get it! 

I'm not a fan of facial wipes at all, and follow the rule from Caroline Hirons "they're for fannies, festivals and flights". I just find that they dry my skin out and prefer to take makeup off the good old way. Having said this, I did give them a go every now and again when I was just too sleepy to wash my face, and they weren't bad. A little drying but, they did make my face feel super clean and fresh when used in the morning. They won't be featuring in my permanent skincare routine, but will most definitely be kept for trips, holidays and all that. P.S, the small packet is perfect for your handbag. 



The cleanser is perfectly described as gentle and works a treat to take off my daily natural makeup looks, and doesn't aggravate my breakouts at all. My face doesn't automatically go red, which it does after using other brands. Followed by the cleansing water on a cotton pad to ensure that every last bit of makeup is off the face, it really does make you feel so fresh and so clean *anyone else go straight into singing the song? "So fresh and so clean clean". 

Using my ring fingers I applied the eye gel underneath the eyes and just underneath the eyebrows. As a women of 30 (yeah I know, I'm sobbing right now just saying it out loud to myself) I should be using an eye cream or gel of some sort. It was really nice to use and was even better when I kept it in the fridge overnight to use in the morning. Twas a right treat. 



Now, on to the masks.

Yes To have come out with some awesome mask options which I have to say, I'm a huge fan of them all. As someone who is very consistent with using a mask every other day, I felt like a kid in a candy shop as there's so many to choose from. 

They all did a wonderful job at smoothing out my skin, calming down redness and helping to detoxify. There was no extra hard scrubbing when it came to removing any of the paste/hard setting masks, as they were surprisingly easy to remove. 

With so many to choose from, there's one for everyone. If you're not a fan of the mud/clay mask go for a sheet mask. If its under eye masks you're after, then no problem they're available too. 





After some time trying this range out I can honestly say that it does wonders with acne/blemish prone skin. It's really calmed mine down and reduced the amount of aggravated patches on my face. I'll be putting the wipes away in a drawer for, as I said fannies, festivals, and flights. But, when it comes to the rest of the products, they'll be sticking around for sure. 

If I had to pick my fav product out of them all it would have to be the DIY powder to clay mask. Not only did it give me super soft skin that was calm and really reduced my crazy red patches, but it was so fun to use and came with a tiny cardboard dish and a tiny spatula to stir it with. So extra and I loved it!

Do you have aggravated, red, acne prone skin? Give this range a go and see how you get on!

xoxo
  

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