Which one should I get?
Hey y’all! Today I will be getting my first product from The Ordinary which I am SO excited about! But I don’t know which serum to get! Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% or Lactic Acid 5% + HA? ✨my skin is oily in my t zone and dry on my cheeks. it is slightly sensitive to physical exfoliation as well. i have some breakouts, texture, and blackheads. i also use amzeeq and tretinoin ✨the niacinamide would help with oil control, my congested pores, and my acne prone skin. i would use this in the morning, but i don’t know if i can use it at night because i don’t know how it would react to my tretinoin ✨the lactic acid would help with the texture on my face, hydrate my skin, and would exfoliate the dead skin cells. i would use this 2-3x a week at night, but i still don’t know how it would react with my tretinoin:( let me know your thoughts down below!! i would LOVE to hear them!!💓💓
Drugstore do’s and dont’s
Being a teenager with acne I’ve had some experience with drugstore products. So I’m just going to be going over certain brads instead of products individually. 1. Cetaphil This brand as whole has a lot of simple skincare that will just do its job. Before my skin started to get really bad I used the face wash from here Cetaphil - Gentle Skin Cleanser and their simple moisturizer. Cetaphil - Facial Hydrating Lotion both we’re good and is good for people with sensitive skin or people just starting who just need a simple routine. And I feel like the drugstore doesn’t really have a lot of products that But I found when I started breaking this wasn’t strong enough for me but I know they do have some acne targeted skin care and I’ve heard it doesn’t dry out the skin like most products do targeted at acne. 2. Pacifica Their products aren’t really found every where but they do sell them at target so I’m just considering them as drugstore😂. I can’t say I like all their products but I have tried a couple and none of them have been life changing but they lived up to most of the claims on the bottle. My sister started using their products last summer and idk what it was but her skin cleared up so much!🤩 I have looked online at some of their other products and they have some pretty good ingredients in them. The only thing is that a couple of them have essential oils in it and some have a little fragrance in it but both were at the bottom of the ingredient list. 3. Clean and clear This whole brand is just a BIG NO. Like this brand is the ceo of damaging your skin. I have a very deep dislike for this brand not only because of the ingredients that they use and how drying they are but clean and clear is what started breaking me out super bad! It is what started my acne journey and I can’t even believe I put literally alcohol on my face everyday. And don’t even get me started on their new lemon line. Like I’m fine with lemon when it’s formulated right but I’m assuming if it’s 3$its not. Lemon juice is known to be really irritating to the skin and can cause inflammation and it can sensitize the skin and it had a very Acidic pH level. 4. Biore They are not like as bad as clean and clear but their definently not the best for your skin. Their ingredient list isn’t packed with alcohol but it still has some things that aren’t the best. I used to use their sodium cleanser and it didn’t break me out but I did really exfoliate my face because it had plastic beads in it😬. If you don’t know what physical exfoliation is it’s the most damaging kind of exfoliation and should be used once per week max. And I was using this DAILY because that’s what it says on the bottle and I didn’t know any better. Anyways but what their most popular for is their biore pore strips and not gonna lie they do work but I found it gives you a quick fix but it ended up giving be more black heads in the long run.
Cetaphil-Facial Hydrating Lotion