Have a Break (Out), Have a Kit Kat!

Breaking out is not hard to do.

Especially when kit kats, Vintage Cheddar and Onion Red Rock Deli chips & toasted sandwiches have been flying down your throat at hyper speed.

Whoever said that what you eat is unrelated to the state of your skin must be giving Pinocchio’s nose a run for his money by now.

So I’ve been slipping up, I admit it, I’m far from perfect! But the past week has seen a big effort to get back on track.

RRP $58 AUD, available at Mecca Cosmetica

Yesterday I tried the REN Jojoba Microbead Purifying Facial Scrub. I’d previously been using a cheap and cheerful teenage staple, Aapri (which is a bit rough for my skin), and felt like I finally graduated when the thousands of tiny smooth REN jojoba beads glided easily across my face and got down to work.

The scent of this product is really mild too, despite having peppermint and juniper oils doing their dance in there, which is nice.

Post-exfoliating, my skin felt VERY smooth and even a tiny bit tight, but the tightness soon passed. It really felt like a breath of fresh air and if my cells could smile, they probably would. I now realise that temporarily forgetting about the wonders of exfoliation was a grave error.


My skin still feels smooth and more glowy today!

In addition to re-discovering a great exfoliant, I’ve been smashing frozen berries in smoothies (bought a 1kg bag of blueberries – so excellent!), eating lots of avocado, drinking 2+ cups of decaff green tea a day plus heaps of water and generally trying to clean up my diet by eating more wholefoods and cutting out dairy / chippies (weaknesses!).

My skins been on the naughty mat for a while now, hopefully these changes will get it behaving again!

Do you change your diet when your skin plays up?

What’s your favourite exfoliant?

Be well!




  1. June says:

    Ooh, Ren! I had a sample of their vita rose day cream and absolutely loved it. I’m sure this product is fab as well – it certainly sounds fab! Just wish they weren’t so pricey!

  2. Annette @ Wellness WA says:

    Hi June, thanks so much for your comment!

    Even the name ‘Vita Rose Day Cream’ sounds yummy.

    I used this scrub for the second time today and love it even more now! They are a bit pricey, but having skincare you love is one of the little pleasures in life 🙂 x

  3. mia says:

    mmm kitkat… chocolate is my weakness so I am in the process of switching to carob!
    And yes my skin definately plays up when I eat more rubbish than I should .. My trick is to start eatinga little less, up my water intake to 3Lt. and dandelion tea dandelion tea dandelion tea… to help my liver out (which as I have discovered is directly related to the health of your skin.) There is a great book called ‘The Skin Diet’ by Karen Fischer.. It talks a lot about skin health and body ph.. I would really recommend this book to anyone who is suffering from skin ailments- anything from acne to eczema. Her website is http://www.healthbeforebeauty.com/.

    With this glorious weather , I’ve reverted back to my morning smoothies.. hooray! And have been switching up my usual flaxseed oil for Chia seeds, for their high protein, omega 3 and fibre content… Amazing little seed they are, and you can definately find some Aussie grown ones..

    In regards to exfoliants, I do love my trilogy rosehip face scrub, it smells very earthy and is very gentle. I used to be a fan of the St. Ives apricot scrub but I think my skin is a bit too sensitive for the larger granules..

    Thats my 2c anyway… Hope your skin clears up soon!

  4. Annette @ Wellness WA says:

    Hi Mia!!!

    What an informative comment 🙂

    I too own a copy of the Healthy Skin Diet, it’s such a great book!

    We have dandelion tea at my work but I have to admit I haven’t tried it yet… I hope you’re enjoying your haircare treats xox

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