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The BEST skincare routine that I’ve ever tried/followed for acne prone, combination skin… products, tips and much more! Hope you find this helpful and if you do – let me know in the comments :)


The other channels I mentioned in my video, Cassandra Bankson AND Ruth Crilly – both models with Youtube channels! Also – Michelle Phan, who I learned many tips from which REALLY DO work!

Hey everyone! So I finally got around to filming/editing my skincare routine video, I really hope some of you find this helpful and take something from it. This video contains information on everything I’ve been doing for my skin over the past few months; it’s currently clearer than it has EVER been in my entire life! It’s still difficult to talk about this sometimes as it can feel like such a lonley, isolating, embarassing problem – but guys, it really isn’t! Acne is SO common and if you feel alienated, STOP right now – reach out to me and the tons of other Youtubers like Cassandra Bankson, Jess Bunty and Ruby Golani who have/used to have acne & who make videos about our experiences with it :) Comment, like, subscribe and stick around for more videos in the future about confidence, my acne story, the acne TAG, dealing with haters, self-acceptance & much much more!

***DISCLAIMER! I am NOT a skin expert or a dermatologist etc. My skincare routine works for ME – everyone is different and there isn’t one thing that will work for everybody.***

The three tips from the first half of my video:

Drink a LOT of water!
Drink green tea :)
Cut down on milk products and items containing powdered milk.

You can Google a TON of info on these acne tips – they have made a HUGE difference to my skin and I hope that some of you will benefit from making these changes in your lives also. Please watch the full video for my thoughts on food intolerances etc & for what I use in place of milk :)

The products mentioned in the second part of my video:

Coconut oil
Normaderm range by Vichy (Micellar Water, daily hydrating care moisturizer, 3 in 1 mask etc…)
Ageless Total Facial Cleanser
St Ives Apricot Blemish Fighting Scrub
Vichy Aqualia Thermal Night Spa
T-Zone nose pore strips
Freeze Frame Hyper White (you can purchase this here:
Effaclar Duo (now using Effaclar Duo Plus (+)
Benzoyl Peroxide
Weleda Skin Food

I don’t over wash my face and often only wash my skin once in the evening – some mornings, I’ll splash my face with water & pat it dry then apply the Normaderm moisturizer :)

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The bit of the song used at the beginning and end of the video is by Irish musicians HEATHERS (song name: WAITER) used with full permission :) Check them out, their music is AMAZING!

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  1. Emdadh Syed says

    I’ve been using this face wash for about two weeks now and I’ve been
    getting a couple of spots not more than 3 which disappear after a couple of
    days. What should I do?

  2. heeja young says

    Dear ,you’re saved my life :) this is so so so helpful ^^ i’m very tired
    with acne and acne scar :( will try follow all your tips :) hopefully it
    work on me xD and i already tried green tea scrub (homemade) and it worked
    on me ^^ just put 1 green tea bag , 1 spoon of honey and 2spoon of rice
    flour , mix all together and put on your face for 5-10 minutes^^ then wash
    it and you will different on your skin ^^
    **love you always mile ♥♥♥

  3. NakedWithoutMyLippy says

    Rosehip oil is supposed to be amazing for anti-wrinkles. Apparently Miranda
    Kerr swears by it and the girl’s skin is FLAWLESS. Your skin looks amazing
    by the way. I love Vichy and La Roche Posay products. I’m definitely going
    to buy some coconut oil and start using it to remove my makeup. That is so
    cool Cassandra is coming to Ireland. WHEN? :) X

  4. Rodrigo Sosa says

    Very cute English!!! … in which city you live?,i saw a couple of videos
    your personality is amazing’re very strong and cute and your sister too ..
    I can not judge your personality because I do not know you in person, but
    what I see in your videos give me a sign that you are very strong and
    dedicated to what you do or in person I imagine how lovely you must
    be..hopefully everything goes well because you are a respect ,I
    send you kisses from Paraguay, South America and keep going!!!

  5. Simply Joanna says

    Thank god for your videos! Very informative and nice as usual, you really
    are an inspiration so never stop doing what you do! You make my thoughts
    about my own skin even brighter! :)

  6. Nana Himnae says

    Hi Mela I just discover your channel and is absolutely fantastic… because
    my country has a new and restrictive politic about internet shopping and
    thats is so bad for me arrrghh BUUUUUT…. then you came here like a angel
    with products that I actually can get in every cosmetic market here… so
    fantastic… I used the Vichi line in the past and was pretty good so I
    will prove the new ones now, Also you are such a funny and cute girl.
    Thanks so much… tomorrow I will buy it ALL haha 

  7. Rose Kimberly says

    I’m so happy you can help more people! Your beautiful inside & out. Loves
    ya tons!

  8. PlanetExpress says

    What kind of honey is the best for face? I’ve got local multiflorous and
    lime tree honeys and I don’t know which is better :)

  9. Sarah Beth Yoga says

    Thank you Mela! I weened myself off of prescription topical creams for my
    acne and it got so much worse (not surprised.) So I’ve been steadily trying
    new products and I’m finally getting results with a benzoyl peroxide wash,
    salicylic acid pads (for after yoga) and honey/cinnamon/nutmeg masks. I
    didn’t even thing about the whey protein!! I’m not touching that stuff
    again, looking back I totally see the correlation. Thanks again girl! 

  10. SuGaRy BlOsSoM says

    MA LA NIIEEEEEEEEEEE … thank u so much for this amazing video <3 .. i
    noticed that my skin goes outrageous whenever i drink milk everyday ( my
    forehead ) .. thanks again for your efforts =D .. 

  11. Jenni Wren says

    Hi Melanie, this video was so helpful! I’m definitely going to cut down on
    milk to see if it helps. I’ve been using the effaclar duo for the last 2
    weeks now and my skin/acne looks so much better =] i use the vichy
    normaderm toner too, it’s so refreshing. x

  12. KaylaGaffney_ says

    Try the anti wrinkle cream from lidl, sounds mad but my nanny swears by it,
    she’s 80 and has barley any wrinkles!x

  13. samdetroit89 says

    How to rid of acne? First if u have alot of acne, take clindamycin pills
    first weeks and than ur acne will go away than stop talking those pills.
    And than start eating healthy food and drink alot of water. In the morning
    2 hot glass of water, afternoon, evening, and night. Stays away from theses
    food, cookies, chips, chocolate, milk, greasy foods. Im not saying don’t
    eat these foods only on weekends. Not everydays. Try to eat vegetables some
    time if u can, Apple, Orange very good for to treat acne. If u following my
    step u don’t have to spend alots of money. 

  14. It's Rosatron says

    Dairy is definitely bad for the skin!!! It really aches me when it’s always
    advertised as a health product when it causes people more problems than
    anything else. UGH. anyway, I love this video!! I’m gonna definitely have
    to try out some of the skin care products. I love coconut oil :)

  15. Melanie Murphy says

    Ahhhh so glad this is getting so many views, guys, THANK YOU! Please thumbs
    this video up & share it as that really helps me to get my message out <3
    HUGS xx

  16. maeva fabulouis says

    thanks very much for your videos =) you makes me more confidence because i
    have lots of acné too. I’m french and i didn’t understand very much if the
    Effaclar duo+ removed the scars and the red mark? because i would test this
    cream maybe =) i don’t drink milk but i have lots of acné like you on the
    cheek. I will test the honey too =) thanks so so much! =) you’re very
    beautiful and perfect like you are