Week 4 of Tretinoin and Spirinolactone Journey
This is the end of my fourth week going on Spirinolactone (pills for hormonal acne that I take 1x a day) and Tretinoin. This first half is a repeat of last week’s post, though I have made some slight updates to my routine. The new info will be right below my posted routine. I purchased both treatments from Apostrophe, so they have been prescribed by a dermatologist. My Apostrophe cream formula is 0.025% Tretinoin and 4% Niacinimide. I’ve simplified my routine to only include an oil cleanser, a gentle cleanser, moisturizer, the tret cream, a sunscreen, and an occlusive . I have normal skin. I’m looking to add more in as I adjust to treatment. My routine is as follows: AM CeraVe - Hydrating Face Cleanser For Normal To Dry Skin
Serums for acne
Acne scars toners
Skin hydration products
Aug. 17, 2020
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How I Tackle Maskne!!!! 😷
Put down the crazy exfoliants and let me introduce you to my favorite non-exfoliating products to treat maskne, coming from a Licensed Esthetician ✨ ✨ Glyymed Sulfur Mask ✨Glymed CBD Micro Silver Miracle ✨Cosrx Snail Mucin Essence ✨Sanitas Clarifying B3 Complex ✨eltaMD Silver Gel ✨CVS Zinc Ointment GLYMEDPLUS - Serious Action Sulfur Masque #Glymed - CBD Micro Silver Miracle[products]#[FiveStars] COSRX - Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence #a EltaMD - Silver Gel[products]#[FiveStars] #Sanitas - Clarifying B3 Complex[products]#[FiveStars] Why not exfoliate away the persistent bumps? Well it’s all about what is the cause to “maskne”, it is caused by the persistent friction along the skin creating acne lesions and other friction based reactions to the skin like redness and irritation. Applying more exfoliants risks a compromised skin barrier and even chemical burned since many of us are wearing out masks between 8-12 hours a day of not more. I would solely use any of your exfoliants at night or when you have a break from wearing your PPE. I would also reach for a rinse off or wash off exfoliant like a Glycolic Acid or BPO face wash which uses short contact therapy to help treat any breakouts but helps prevent the risk of irritation because it’s on the skin for a short amount of time. Occlusives + Pimple Patches + Coloidal Silver = maskne protection When forming a barrier between you and your make my favorite way to do this is to layer my hydrating products like serums and essences, I follow up with a moisturizer and then an occlusive to put a barrier between my skin and the irritant (the mask) as well as to lubricate the area so it can glide against the skin rather than rub aggressively. I would reach for Cerave Healing ointment or CVS brand Zinc Ointment (which is acne friendly!) If I have an active breakout I would put pimple patches on the affected areas but right before applying the pimple patches Id spot treat or apply a light layer of EltaMD Silver gel to create an antibacterial barrier in my skin. I typically use pimple patches with active ingredients like salicylic acid or centella asiática. All these products and tricks help keep my skin nice and healthy while protecting myself and those around me #wearyourmask ❤️
New moisturizer alert!✨
So I took the advice of many on my last post and decided to drop the Murad - Nutrient-Charged Water Gel . I was disappointed to do so, considering I have had such great luck in the past with other Murad products, but sadly this wasn’t it for me! Although this stuff went on like BUTTER, I found out it had some pretty heavy duty sulfate properties in it, which is a big no-no for my pores and acne prone skin. The fragrance was also incredibly strong, which I didn’t quite mind as that stuff has never truly bothered me in the past, but after a weird breakout once incorporating that product, as well as the COSRX - Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence, and reading all the kind and helpful replies, I said goodbye to the moisturizer and returned it for.....🥁🥁🥁 COSRX - Propolis Light Cream !!! Now, finally an entire K-Beauty routine!! I have only been using the cream for about two days, however, it’s genuinely as soft as the Murad moisturizer , if not more. Plus, NO fragrance! and NO sulfates!!!! The last two days I’ve woken up, my skin has for once felt so hydrated in the morning, not too oily, and not too dry! I will keep tabs on this one for sure, before I give it too much credit, but I think she’s likely to stay safe and sound in my routine 😂 Have you ever tried this product? What did you think?!
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[REVIEW] My Mini Empties
Hey y’all! I recently decided to actively work on emptying skincare products I’ve already opened. In this case, I was able to get through quite a lot of sample and mini/travel-sized products and here is my two cents on these empties! Enjoy ❤️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ *Note: I have oily/acne-prone skin ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🍃 YTTP Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser - Great cleanser if you like the scent of leafy greens (i.e predominantly kale and spinach) - Non-stripping and lathers nicely - Really expensive (perhaps overhyped) for a cleanser - I like it but I would not purchase the full size for myself unless it was on sale ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🧼 REN Perfect Canvas Clean Jelly Oil Cleanser - Great cleanser if you like a balm-to-milk texture - It is super thiccck (hard to get product out) - Again, quite expensive for a cleanser - I prefer cleansing oils and I noticed that I used a lot of product and had to aggressively scrub my face; I would not purchase the full size ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🌾 VSPINK Lavender Hand Cream with Shea Butter - Great product if you like a fairly quick-absorbing and lavender-scented hand cream - A little goes a long way! - Fairly affordable for a hand cream - Loved this hand cream! I am looking forward to trying the coconut version! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🧴 CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion - Great gentle moisturizer for all skin types (especially oily skin like me) - Easy to spread and quick-absorbing - Affordable for the amount you get - Loved this moisturizer! Great for daily use and especially when my skin becomes irritated. I would definitely consider purchasing the full size. YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser REN CLEAN SKINCARE - Perfect Canvas Clean Jelly Oil Cleanser CeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin
✨HOW I MOISTURIZE W ECZEMA✨
Hello! I suffer from eczema, more so in the winter after shaving than any other time. I do use a prescription cream for my terribly bad areas, but a very tiny amount. The OTC products I use are available at your nearest drugstore, or Walmart. I use the Vaseline eczema care cream, and I mix it with the cerave lotion. I will sometimes switch it up & use the Vaseline coco butter lotion (not pictures) when I feel my skin doesn’t need the cerave one (aka when I haven’t shaved). I use 2/3 Vaseline, 1/3 Cerave, so about one pump. This has been working super great for my skin. My eczema usually comes on my elbows, torso, and knee area. Any trips and tricks you’ve learned with eczema? Comment below 😄😄😄 #Vaseline - Eczema Care[products]#[FiveStars] CeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin
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Completely erase your deep wrinkles with this
I have struggled with harsh lines since my 20’s. The furrow line in my forehead is so pronounced I didn’t believe there was a skincare solution. I’ve switched my nighttime and daytime routine around three times since I started Cherie because of the knowledge I’ve gained from Cherie members and board certified dermatologist Dr.Dray. Here is what I do; Morning Routine 💙I rinse my face with water - DO NOT CLEANSE (I have an article on my page as to why you should not cleanse in the morning please check it out) 💜 AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) this product makes your skin smooth and brighten and it actually preps the skin to allow better absorption of the next product 💛Vitamin C serum is applied, vitamin c helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines 💚hyaluronic acid it plumps my skin up 🧡neutrogena hydro boost with spf 50. This is a water gel lotion with hyaluronic acid 🤍I finish with Avene moisturizing protecting lotion, this lotion I swear by it. It doesn’t claim to reduce fine lines but as soon as I put it on all my forehead wrinkles smooth right out. ➡️sometimes I add Vaseline to the sensitive areas of my face if I’m staying home the under eye where crows feet are and the furrow in my forehead. Doing this protects the skin barrier because it locks in the moisture from your products and slows down their absorption rate which means you benefit more from them. Nighttime routine 💛oil based cleanser. Oil based cleansers break up makeup, sunscreen and sebum more efficiently than regular gel cleansers 💙gel based cleanser next, it completely cleans the face from any left over oil cleanser ♥️ toner maybe twice - three times a week but not everyday as it’s winter the air is dry, toner can be even more drying 💚Retinoid serum comes next, but the face should be dry. 🧡Niacinamide to reduce the appearance of pores and fine line. 💜Vitamin E at the end of the day helps your skin barrier restore itself from the pollutants and uva and uvb exposure 🤎moisturizer is second to last on my routine, 💖last but not least in fact one of the most important things is SLUGGING! petroleum jelly is smeared on my face focused on the underlines where crows feet show, the furrow on my forehead - I don’t do my neck. I explained up above why this benefits you. ❇️so after 1 month of doing this my wrinkles have erased and my pores look great❇️ Fourth Ray - Reveal 10% Alpha Hydroxy Acid Serum TruSkin - Vitamin C Serum Fourth Ray - Hyaluronic Hydra Duo Skincare Kit Neutrogena - Hydro Boost Water Gel Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 Avene moisturizing cream DHC - Deep Cleansing Oil CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser Neutrogena - Rapid Wrinkle Repair Retinol Oil Fourth Ray - Remedy 10% Niacinamide Serum Vitamin E from TrueSkin Avene moisturizing cream Vaseline - 100% Pure Petroleum Jelly, Original
Overall not bad and does what you want
DHC oil is a good first (aka oil based) cleanser that will definitely take on spf to your more heavier make up looks. I give it three stars because this is my first oil based cleanser once finding out more about skin care and am unsure how it stacks up compared to other brands. I recommend this more for dry skin since it does feel a bit more hydrating and I could imagine it being a bit heavy for oily skin. Sadly, it is not fragrance free. DHC oil does contain Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil. Since it is a wash off treatment, it should be ok for your skin, however if you already have sensitive skin and/or allergic to fragrance, I would refrain. It is my personal beleif that fragrance and essental oils don't have a place in good skin care so I'll empty this guy out and look for another brand ❤️
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Adult acne update round 2
I have just finished my 2 month round of antibiotics, and boy was it rough but the look at my skin! Scarring isn’t great, but that can’t be tackled till acne is officially gone. I haven’t gotten any new cystic acne bumps and I’m using the same products NEOSTRATA - Foaming Glycolic Wash Clindamycin wipes elta md SKINCARE - UV Elements Broad-Spectrum SPF 44 And when my skin is extremely dry CeraVe - Healing Ointment I have my next dermatologist appointment in a month and we’re then focusing on scarring, fingers crossed my skin stays clear!
Winter slugging 2.0 🐌❄️
In Canada winters are harsh and the Cerave products are hard to come by (always sold out in Montreal anyways) so I used to slug with just vaseline. It works fine, but I decided to upgrade after finding this baby at the drugstore. I was surprised to find the cerave baby line also had a ointment and skincare junkies seem to not have found the baby aisle just yet! CeraVe - Healing Ointment The ingredient list is a bit different from the regular one but it’s very similar. It contains: Ceramides that support healthy skin barrier ✨ Panthenol which is a humectant that has anti inflammatory properties 🧴 Hyaluronic Acid that helps the skin retain moisture 💧 Mineral oil & petroleum that are amazing occlusives 🚫 Since slugging with it a couple nights a week, my wind burns and sensitized skin is so much better (my skin can’t tolerate much actives and I sometimes push a bit too far). I try to use it the night before I wash my hair because it does travel. I also don’t usually cleanse in the morning but If I used petroleum the night before, I will use a gentle cleanser in the morning. I would not recommend slugging to someone with active acne or super oily skin. Petroleum is non comedogenic if you apply it on clean skin but it traps everything in the skin (the good and the bad) so if you produce alot of sebum or have severe acne, maybe it’s not for you. * I do NOT believe in « clean beauty » and couldn’t care less about your fear mongering about petroleum, mineral oil and all of the « harmful ingredients » you think is in this product so please don’t even bother. I will not get cancer from it, i’m fine thank you. ☠️
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Please help me to get rid of dark spot on my nose. Also i have a blackhead and pore. ￼PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator ￼cetaphil moisturizer ￼cerave CeraVe - Hydrating Face Cleanser For Normal To Dry Skin
Products that helped my acne
I’ve struggled with acne since 7th grade (I’m 20 now). I have used a lot of products and there are a handful I want to share that have really helped me get closer to my clear skin goal. PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator this is by far the best product I’ve ever used. My skin looks smoother and my acne has subsided tremendously. I can’t get enough of this. (I use it twice a week, working up to three). I really do believe this product is essential for clearer skin! CeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin this moisturizer has been my go to for about 5 years. It always keeps my skin hydrated and really helped when I was on acne prescriptions because my skin would always get really dry. Curology - Curology formula I have a whole post dedicated to this, but it really did help me a lot. I like having dermatologist prescriptions over other treatments. So, this was a great option for me and worked wonders! CeraVe - Hydrating Face Cleanser For Normal To Dry Skin I used to use the harshest face washed out there and strip my skin completely. This cleanser really helped me repair my moisture barrier and was gentle. My skin started looking really good after about 12 uses of this. The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% this stuff is a miracle in a bottle!! My face is way less sensitive and my oils are under control. The redness from my acne subsides with the help of this product and I find it to help my acne heal and become smaller faster. Kate Somerville - EradiKate Acne Treatment this treatment really helped me when I had minimal breakouts. This dried out my pimples over night and helped them go away faster. This was a really nice treatment and I plan on using it again when my face is clearer and I no longer feel the need to continue curology!!
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Klairs toner 🍃
Klairs toner is a very moisturizing product. Once it touches your face it will automatically make it dewy and hydrated!!! This can also be used for all skin types.
Tretinoin and Spironolactone Progress July-Dec
I’m back! And wow what a difference! I’ve since switched upped my dosage to Apostrophe 0.05% tret with 4% Niacinimide cream forumula beginning in November. I’m also taking 50 mg of Spirinolactone now. My face has definitively gotten a lot drier, with some mild peeling throughout the day (any tips are welcome!) I’m going to see how waiting 15 mins before apply tret after moisturizer and 15 minutes after tret will work Overall, I feel like my forehead has a smoother texture, and I’m seeing less breakouts. I now definitely want to start working on reducing the appearance of my acne scars, but with my face so dry right now, I’m not sure if that’s an option. I’m going to wait a while and talk to my derm about adding in any actives. Also very sad about the Purito sunscreen scandal :-( Here’s my routine below: Morning (focus on hydration and barrier) CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser dear, klairs - Supple Preparation Unscented Facial Toner COSRX - Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence PEACH & LILY - Glass Skin Refining Serum HONEST - Hydrogel Cream BRUJITA - Hechizo Facial Serum BRUJITA - Vegan Crema Supergoop! - Glow Stick SPF 50 Night (applying tret nightly-wondering whether to reduce to every other day ) DHC - Deep Cleansing Oil HONEST - Gentle Gel Cleanser (or COSRX - Low PH Good Morning Gel Cleanser ) dear, klairs - Supple Preparation Unscented Facial Toner COSRX - Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence HONEST - Hydrogel Cream Then putting BRUJITA - Vegan Crema on my driest areas Apostrophe Cream BRUJITA - Hechizo Facial Serum BRUJITA - Vegan Crema
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WORK IN PROGRESS, but things are turning around!
AM: Cleanser: CREATE COSMETICS - 5 Elements Cleanser Toner/essence: ETUDE - Etude House SoonJung pH 5.5 Relief Toner Treatments: The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% NATURIUM - Vitamin C Complex Serum Moisturizer: REN CLEAN SKINCARE - Evercalm Overnight Recovery Balm Eye cream: philosophy - Take a Deep Breath Eye SPF:Aveeno - Ultra-Calming Daily Moisturizer SPF 30 PM: Cleansing balm: VERSED - DAY DISSOLVE Cleansing Balm Second Cleanser: CREATE COSMETICS - 5 Elements Cleanser Toner/essence: ETUDE - Etude House SoonJung pH 5.5 Relief Toner Treatment: The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% The Ordinary - ''Buffet'' + prescription retinoid** Moisturizer: REN CLEAN SKINCARE - Evercalm Overnight Recovery Balm Eye cream: philosophy - Take a Deep Breath Eye 2x/week: cyberderm - Cyberderm Exfoliant Reveal - AHA Facial Exfoliant and/or (alternating) ORIGINS - Out of Trouble 10 Minute Mask to Rescue Problem Skin
Beat Acne With This Simple Guide
( This is not my photo but I have tried most of these combos)✨ Comedones: these are flesh or white colored bumps (usually most common) Bakuchoil: gentle alternative for retinol. THE inkey LIST - Bakuchiol Retinol Alternative Moisturizer Azelaic Acid: amazing acid (I just reviewed). Great for acne and pore exfoliating! The Ordinary - Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% Granactive Retinoids: lower irritation than retinol (less strength) The Ordinary - Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion (I find using Differin gel can help to but it can be irritating and shouldn’t be paired with other active ingredients) Oil Production: Niacinamide: vitamin B3 that helps with oil production (especially paired with Zinc) The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% Bacteria: Bakuchiol Azelaic Acid Inflammation Niacinamide (best as serum) Bakuchoil (best as moisturizer) Azelaic Acid (better in cream form (especially if you have sensitive skin) Granactive Retinol: (better as serum) Remember to always layer from lightest to heaviest! My personal routine for active acne: Morning ☀️ Cleanse Tone Serum (The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% in oil areas) Treat (The Ordinary - Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% everywhere) Moisturize Aveeno - Ultra-Calming Daily Moisturizer SPF 30 (great for sensitive skin and when mixing actives) Evening Cleanse Tone Serum (The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% in oily areas) Treat (DIFFERIN - DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel ) Moisturize CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion mixed with Cliganic - 100% Rosehip Oil ) I have used alternative retinol, but I found my skin to get used to it and I wanted something stronger. If you mix these products together (as suggested by the guide) stick to granactive retinol and using bakuchiol. Less chance to experience irritation.
SAVE MY SKIN!!!
I’m 18 and my breakouts started happening when i used this one moisturizer. I stopped but it left a bunch of acne marks and continued multiple zits. I then used this serum for the acne but it also made my face break out. I stared researching skin care routines and started using Paulas Choice. Right now I only use a cleanser, toner, exfoliate (2 days a week), and then my morning sunscreen/night moisturizer that’s CereVe. I’ve been using this routine for about a month and i still don’t see a huge difference or clear skin. PAULA'S CHOICE - Pore Normalizing Cleanser PAULA'S CHOICE - Pore-Reducing Toner PAULA'S CHOICE - REGULAR STRENGTH DAILY SKIN CLEARING TREATMENT WITH 2.5% BENZOYL PEROXIDE CeraVe - Ultra-Light Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 For Normal To Oily Skin CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion
CeraVe-PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion
Can someone rate/review my skincare routine?
Hey everyone! Throughout the years I have been sucked into skincare trends and marketing to try and help my skincare concerns. Although trying many different products, I haven’t noticed any difference in my skin. So within the past couple months I have started to do research online and watching Skincare By Hyram. I have gradually been buying products that are highly recommended and wanted to know what you guys think. I have combination/oily skin, acne-prone skin, hyperpigmentation on my cheeks and chin, and tiny bumps on my forehead and around my mouth (which I think is fungal ance?) The products that I am using atm are: AM: CeraVe - Salicylic Acid Facial Cleanser The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% CeraVe - AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 PM: GARNIER - SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Cleanser & Waterproof Makeup Remover I use this with a cotton pad to take off the makeup and sunscreen. CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% CeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin **Please let me know what I am doing wrong, what I need to add, or any tips for acne/hyperpigmentation! Thanks!!
CeraVe-AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30
So I should start by saying I’ve been meaning to see a dermatologist for like 2 years because my situation has just gotten worse and worse. But I’m looking for some RELIEF... I have pretty red, sensitive, textured, dry skin. I stopped using a face scrub about a year ago when a esthetician friend turned me onto skin script products. They helped me for about 9+ months! My redness and texture were minimized and breakouts were never a huge concern. But I’ve moved to a different climate since and I can’t get my face to settle down much. I’ve used SkinScript cleanser, anti aging serum, toner, and lotion for a while and my skin seems to be immune to it now (this happens all the time, something will work great for a few months or so then I restock because I love it and BOOM my skin says “nope I’m over it” so I’m at a loss). I’ve recently been using this app to try new things and I’ve added a couple Dr. Jart products that feel amazing, I just need help as to what to add next! I have pretty textured skin, I don’t get much acne except for the occasional on my forehead and the white heads all over my cheeks. I want some hydration for the night time so I don’t wake up with bone dry skin, and something soothing for inflammation I get. I’m slightly positive I have rosacea But I obviously haven’t had a DR confirm. Thanks for reading. Pics are of what I’ve been using and liking.
SKIN SCRIPT-Acai Berry Moisturizer
Week 3 of Tretinoin and Spirinolactone Journey
This is the end of my third week going on Spirinolactone (pills for hormonal acne that I take 1x a day) and Tretinoin. This first half is a repeat of last week’s post. The new info will be right below my posted routine. I purchased both treatments from Apostrophe, so they have been prescribed by a dermatologist. My Apostrophe cream formula is 0.025% Tretinoin and 4% Niacinimide. I’ve simplified my routine to only include an oil cleanser, a gentle cleanser, moisturizer, the tret cream, a sunscreen, and an occlusive . I have normal skin. I’m looking to add more in as I adjust to treatment. My routine is as follows: AM CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser CeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin Aveeno - Ultra-Calming Daily Moisturizer SPF 30 PM DHC - Deep Cleansing Oil CeraVe - Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin Apostrophe formula (using this after moisturizer so I can have a buffer between the tret and my skin) CeraVe - Healing Ointment Can we say progress that only I really see?! I love how the texture on my forehead and cheeks is getting smoother as time goes by. A lot of the redness I was dealing with has gone down as well. Also, my smile lines aren’t as prominent as before, which is nice. I just transitioned to using Tretinoin every other day, and so wanted to add some minor adjustments to my routine to make sure my skin was getting the hydration it needs. As you increase your usage of any active, you must similarly use more products that can help hydrate and and keep your skin hydrated. I needed to add an oil cleanser to my routine for to make up for this summer heat, and the sweat 😓 that results. My skin always feels so grimy so I needed an gentle cleanser I could add on to my routine. I’m also using the Cerave healing ointment as an occlusive to help seal in moisture on the days I’m not using Tretinoin to protect my moisture barrier. I feel like I could begin to purge soon, as I’ve been noticing some whiteheads appearing in areas I already have acne in and in the exact spots I have had breakouts in the past.
CeraVe-Daily Moisturizing Lotion For Normal To Dry Skin
Thoughts on Morning Skincare Routine?
Hey everyone! I’m so impressed with the Cherie community and how much I’ve learned from others on this site already that I thought I would share my morning skincare routine! For context: I am a 24 year old who in the past year has struggled with moderate adult acne (only along the chin/jawline). In the past few months I have become very passionate about skincare and finding a skincare routine that works for me! Please leave any comments below if you have suggestions for me to add/replace in my routine! I am still somewhat new to the skincare community so any and all suggestions and comments are welcome!!☺️ First I cleanse with CeraVe - Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser while I am in the shower and I leave this cleanser on for about 2 minutes before washing it off. I love benzoyl peroxide because I found it is one of the only ingredients to be effective in fighting acne (salicylic acid didn’t do the trick😭). Second I follow with The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution for my daily exfoliation. I know it’s controversial to use glycolic acid in the morning but I’ve had a lot of people tell me it’s okay to do as long as you are following it up with a good moisturizer and sunscreen! I have some acne scarring (just redness) along my chin and jawline and I have found overtime this product has worked wonders to diminish those scars! Third I use 1% clindamycin which was prescribed by the doctor for my acne and it has been absolutely amazing combined with the benzoyl peroxide! Fourth I apply NATURIUM - Niacinamide Serum 12% Plus Zinc 2% I love this formulation and I use it mainly to help with the acne scarring that has occurred. Although it can be a little sticky, it gives your face a really nice glow that I just love. Fifth I apply NATURIUM - Vitamin C Super Serum Plus this product contains a cocktail of fabulous ingredients, and I find that the combination of this with the Niacinimide has just strengthened my skin. Sixth I apply one of my favorite products ever CeraVe - Moisturizing Cream For Normal To Dry Skin This product has been a life savior as it is non-comedogenic, fragrance free, and so hydrating! Truly an incredible product! Finally I apply elta md SKINCARE - UV Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 46 I absolutely love this sunscreen because it’s formulated by dermatologists specifically for people with sensitive or acne proned skin. I absolutely love that it comes in a tinted version so it doesn’t leave a white cast, and it’s a great base for makeup! My one complaint is that it is a bit expensive for a small bottle. However, if you’re willing to pay the money it’s definitely worth it! That’s my routine! Please comment and let me know what you think/suggestions you have:)
CeraVe-Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser
✨NIGHT SKINCARE ROUTINE✨
CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin I first use this to get rid of all the dirt and sweat on my face from throughout the day. It does a really nice job of hydrating the skin and definitely does not over strip; it’s super gentle! This is my new favourite cleanser. PAULA'S CHOICE - Pore-Reducing Toner I use this occasionally in my night skincare routine when I feel like my face and especially my pores need a deeper clean. PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator THE HOLY GRAIL ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I cannot go a day without using this. It really helps control my hormonal acne that I get every month, keeps new breakouts at bay and diminishes the size of my pores! If you get anything from this, it would have to be this product!!! PAULA'S CHOICE - Antioxidant Pore Purifier I like this product a lot as it has salicylic acid in it which is really good for those hormonal breakouts of mine that I get! It calms the skin down with white tea extract too. CeraVe - Moisturizing Cream For Normal To Dry Skin I love this moisturiser! With using the PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliator it is important to keep my skin moisturised after any sort of exfoliation, and this sure does do the trick! It’s not too thick at all and leaves you glowing. MARIO BADESCU - Mario Badescu Drying Lotion For me, I do like this product and use it every night when I can feel a breakout coming in that area or for any whitehead that I currently have. It definitely shrinks the whitehead and also helps keep some of my bumpy skin at bay!
PAULA'S CHOICE-Antioxidant Pore Purifier
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