I've had a few bad skin days recently. I generally get a few blemishes here and there anyway but I think the heat has caused the breakouts to be a little worse than normal. I've managed to keep it under control with the help of a few products.
I try not to overload my skin with too many products at once as I find it tends to make my skin look worse rather than better. The main products I use for blemishes are Lush's Tea Tree Water Toner - love this!It feels light, refreshing and the tree tree really helps to soothe and clear the skin. Its not pricey either which is a bonus. I then follow up with the Bioderma Sebium Global Intensive Purifying Care, a treatment/moisturiser. I've been using this a lot recently both in the morning and evening and its really made a difference. My skin feels much calmer, spots are reduced and my skin feels less oilier. Its also got a fresh scent so I enjoy using it, especially in the mornings under my makeup. When it comes to a blemish spot treatment, I love the Clinique Anti-blemish Solutions Clearing Gel. I apply this to blemishes only and it works so well at reducing redness, blemish size and clearing spots quickly. I've also found any scarring left is minimised too - overall this is the best blemish gel I've used. Its mid range in terms of price but I don't mind paying more for something that actually works.
Makeup wise, I obviously need something thats going to provide good coverage. For a base, Revlon Colorstay is my favourite drugstore foundation. I don't find this too heavy but its very buildable in terms of coverage. If things are looking really bad,then I'll opt for the Jane Iredale Glow Time BB Creme*. Dont be fooled by the bb creme tag as this is heavy coverage and more so than colorstay. I like to really buff it into my skin and it has great coverage but doesn't look too full on if applied well. To conceal, it would have to be Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer - this needs no introduction but its such an incredible product for concealing redness and blemishes. Its also super cheap and a real steal! A little more expensive is the Becca Dual Coverage Compact Concealer. I use this for larger blemishes a.k.a the ones that need the ultimate concealing power. The becca concealer is ideal for that as theres both a medium and heavy coverage concealer in here - I usually opt for the medium coverage as it has a thick texture that covers well without looking caked on. If you have a dark skintone they have this at fragrance direct for just £4.95!
I'd love to know what your favourite products are for bad skin days?