Alexa Chung credits £13 moisturiser for ‘saving her face’ after suffering from breakouts at 36

by Maisie Bovingdon · Shopping writer | Yahoo Lifestyle

Alexa Chung shares her secret to flawless skin and how she overcame breakouts at 36. (Getty Images)

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Alexa Chung has credited a £13 moisturiser for “saving her skin”, after she suffered breakouts in her thirties.

The 36-year-old presenter and model admitted her complexion had always been clear, until recently when it all “went a bit haywire” and she started to get spots.

Speaking about her beauty secrets in an interview with Vogue, she said: “I have had quite good skin forever. Then suddenly, at 36, it all went a bit haywire.

“So I’ve stepped back from too many heavy moisturisers and Florrie [White, Chung’s longtime make-up artist] mentioned CeraVe. It’s a plain [tube] – it’s not a hot one – but it is in my book, because it’s been saving my face.

“It’s literally called Face Moisturising Lotion. It’s great, it has an SPF and it’s fragrance-free. It’s no show pony but it does look reliable.”

CeraVe’s Facial Moisturising Lotion SPF 25 ticks all the boxes, as it is a lightweight cream that nourishes and protects the skin, but also restores the skin’s barrier.

The formula contains three essential ceramides, niacinamide, as well as hyaluronic acid, which works to help the skin absorb moisture.

While the SPF protects the skin against harmful UV Rays.

The moisturiser us suitable for normal to dry skin types, is fragrance free and non-comedogenic, which means it has been designed to not clog pores that is often the reason for spots and blemishes.

The Next In Fashion co-host also relies on the skincare brand’s body lotion too, which she users twice a day after she has exfoliated.

She continued: “I watched Sex and the City when I was 29 and realised I should be moisturising my body because Carrie does it, but before that I was ashy.

“A body brush changed my life – I love it, it’s a bit like the eyebrow brush – I think I was a horse in another life. Then I mix a cheap body lotion, such as Nivea or CeraVe, with a very expensive body oil, like rose – a high-low mix – and then slather it all over. No regrets. Every night and every morning.”

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