Day 12: My Skin Journey
Missed a day of posting, oops! I promise I stuck to my routine though. ✌🏼 Last night’s routine: Cetaphil - Daily Facial Cleanser CeraVe - Skin Renewing Vitamin C Serum CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion This morning’s routine: Cetaphil - Extra Gentle Daily Scrub Kiehl's - Ultra Facial Oil-Free Toner Kiehl's - Super Multi-Corrective Cream Cetaphil - DermaControl Oil Control Moisturizer SPF 30
Clean clogged pores
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I had been struggling with acne as a 14 year old girl for awhile & I hate it like most teenagers do. It is definitely a huge insecurity of mine. These two pictures I had taken yesterday and i’ve been using cetaphil for awhile that’s helped and then i would break out again. please if you have suggestions that ARE NOT expensive that would be appreciated. ❤️Cetaphil - Daily Facial Cleanser Cetaphil - Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion
Blackhead/Textured skin? HELP
Please excuse the shine on my face and undereyes bags, I just finished my night time skincare. I used to have horrible acne and went to a dermatologist and finally got it cleared up a few years ago. I am so incredibly grateful for how far my skin has come but I've noticed even though I don't get big clusters of pimples anymore, I usually get really tiny annoying clogged pores and blackheads now and those few little tiny bumps are the last step between my skin now and super smooth skin and I would love some help! My MORNING SKINCARE ROUTINE starts with "washing" my face with just some water. (I have over stripped my skin in the past and this better balances my oils) LANCÔME - Tonique Confort Comforting Rehydrating Toner I use this on a cotton pad just to get any excess dirt and oil off from the time I was sleeping. LA ROCHE-POSAY - Hyalu B5 Pure Hyaluronic Acid Face Serum I have seen a big improvement with the hydration and how plump my skin looks. VICHY - Aqualia Thermal Crème I just started using this because I ran out of my other one and it's fine. Hasn't upset my skin but hasn't really been wow-ing me. VICHY - Minéral 89 Eyes Hyaluronic Acid Eye Gel Cream I go in with this under my eye cream because my undereyes can get VERY dry so it helps add an extra boost of hydration so my concealer doesn't look cakey. CLINIQUE - All About Eyes Rich Eye Cream I heard this eye cream was good for hydration but I honestly haven't noticed a big difference. The Vichy eye gel I use before this has given me more impressive results. Not a huge fan. LA ROCHE-POSAY - Anthelios 50 Mineral Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid SPF 50 I do really like this one because it's lightweight and hasn't negatively affected my skin at all since using it. NIGHTTIME SKINCARE ROUTINE Neutrogena - Fragrance-Free Wipes Twin Pack I KNOW using makeup wipes is not a good thing! I'm very nervous to use an oil based cleanser to take off my makeup, but I would be open to it! For now I am using wipes to remove my makeup. Cetaphil - Daily Facial Cleanser I use this cleanser to wash my face at night and it's okay. I've just been using it ever since I was on medication from my dermatologist, so I just stuck with a very basic cleanser. LANCÔME - Tonique Confort Comforting Rehydrating Toner With a cotton pad just after I cleanse. LA ROCHE-POSAY - Hyalu B5 Pure Hyaluronic Acid Face Serum VICHY - Minéral 89 Eyes Hyaluronic Acid Eye Gel Cream CLINIQUE - All About Eyes Rich Eye Cream I do the eye step before my adapaline because it prevents the adapaline from getting too close around my eyes since there's a thick cream barrier.. DIFFERIN - Acne Treatment Gel This gel changed my life. It has helped keep my acne at bay so I love this stuff. VICHY - Aqualia Thermal Crème CLARINS - Santal Face Treatment Oil I love this oil so much.
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Do the seasons affect your skin?
With a change in season comes a different temperature, humidity, wind and UV exposure which can all affect changes which the body needs to adapt to. It makes sense that as the weather changes outside your skin will react differently to it. With lower humidity— what we experience during the cold winter months—our skin’s moisture levels can drop drastically and dryness and a dull skin tone can set in. So what can we do? ￼In general skin tends to be dryer in the winter, oilier (or at least less dry) in the summer. Extremes of temperatures and humidity disrupt the surface of the skin and cause changes in the function of the external skin barrier. ￼After you have found a core skin routine that works for you, it is easier to adapt it to how your skin changes throughout the year. In drier seasons like autumn and winter, make a move to a more hydrating cleanser or balm. You will want to focus on hydration since the low-humidity climate during this time of year can dry out skin and the best place to start is with the first step of your skin care routine. Dermatologists also advise to tone less or even discontinue completely. ￼Whether you have dry skin in the winter, oily skin when the humidity sky rockets, or normal skin year-round, the one thing your skin care routine needs is a hydrating moisturizer. Not moisturizing your skin you risk stripping your skin of oh-so important hydration , which causes overproduction of oils and a gross build up of dead skin cells on your face. ￼When you start seeing the advertisements for everything pumpkin 🎃 spice (yum), Now is the time to pack away the lighter formulas and reach for the more emollient products focused on hydration and to find ways to combat visible evidence of any sun damage that may have occurred over the summer. The best part, most of the skin care routine changes you’ll make for the fall will last you through winter as well! ￼Don’t forget your body!! Apply moisturizer within 60 seconds of coming out of the shower and look for ingredients like glycerin, ceramides and hyaluronic acid. 💦 The biggest thing is pay close attention to your skin. It will start to tell you what it needs and just make sure to adjust accordingly 🍁 Some great moisturizers I recommend for the fall and winter. ￼#Cetaphil - DermaControl Oil Control Moisturizer SPF 30[products]#[FourStars] is a good one for oily skin. ￼#Jumiso - Have A Good Cream Snail & Centella[products]#[FiveStars] also for normal to oily skin. ￼#boscia - Chia Seed Moisture Cream[products]#[FiveStars] for dry skin #PETER THOMAS ROTH - Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Cream[products]#[FiveStars] normal to dry. Happy Fall Y’all 🎃🍁
AM and PM affordable barrier repair routine
So I had a recent wake up call; sunscreen isn’t supposed to tingle when you put it on and serums shouldn’t just sit on top of your skin. Who knew?! Both of these reactions were clear signs that my moisture barrier had suffered. I pared back my routine to these five products. I’m planning on sticking to this routine until my barrier is appropriately healed or at least for the next two weeks. First part of my AM routine is to wash my HANDS then splash my face with cool water, just to help myself perk up and to remove any sleep acquired gunk. Next comes #The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%[products]#[FourStars] Which I’ve been using for about ten months and is really beneficial for my oily skin and prominent pores. I like to give this a good three minutes, give or take, to absorb. Although this is an active ingredient it is also an antioxidant meaning it’s really nutritious for the skin, and can be applied twice a day. (If you’re sensitive to zinc this product might break you out) Before applying a pea+ sized amount of #The Ordinary - Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA[products]#[FiveStars] I dab a bit of water on my face. I find that applying this to slightly damp skin makes all the difference. It delivers that hydration deep into my skin. When attempting to repair your barrier frying hydration into different layers of your skin is so important. The final part of my morning routine is #Cetaphil - DermaControl Oil Control Moisturizer SPF 30[products]#[FiveStars] This is one of my favorite SPF’s. I find that when I give it a full 15 minutes to absorb it leaves no white cast and as a person with oily skin i was able to reapply this without feeling totally greasy. At the end of the day I cleanse with #CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin[products]#[FourStars] This is a new addition for me. I wanted a cleanser that could tackle my oil production without stripping my skin and further harming my barrier, and so far this has been a life saver! I definitely notice a difference in my t-zone. I moisturize with #The Ordinary - Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA[products]#[FiveStars] again. And most nights I butter myself up with #CeraVe - Skin Renewing Night Cream[products]#[ThreeStars] before tucking myself in. I love that this contains ceramides and a low dose of niacinamide. I’d like to find something with a better slip and that sinks in quicker as well. Overall it’s a great night cream though. All of these products are under 20 dollars and they’re all tailored towards repairing your skins barrier and adding extra nutrients!
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✨My Favorite Shower Combo
Cetaphil - Extra Gentle Daily Scrub Aveeno - Positively Radiant 60 Second In-Shower Facial Cleanser This is my favorite shower facial combo! I start off by using the Cetaphil scrub to wash off my nighttime skincare products and to exfoliate my face for a fresh start! Then I follow up with the Aveeno facial cleanser and I usually leave this on for about 5-10 minutes while I shampoo and condition my hair! Since I've started this routine I've noticed that my skin appears to be more youthful and looks replenished! This combo also makes my skin feel super soft and hydrated!
soo i’m 16 & i’ve been struggling w acne for as long as i can remember to be honest rn i just started using CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin & Cetaphil - Extra Gentle Daily Scrub& i haven’t been swing results sooo any recommendations or advice will be amazing
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My Accutane Routine- Plz Critique
MARIO BADESCU - Witch Hazel & Rosewater Toner This is actually an empty to be honest. I just refilled it with witch hazel because ai love the container. But while I was using the actual product my skin was great. RATA & CO. - Rose Water & Witch Hazel Facial Mist Toner Honestly I don’t even know if this works. It just feels nice and is kinda fun to use. It has Vitamin C and aloe vera but I will have to use it more. CeraVe - AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 Boring I know but it gets the job done. The pumps are kinda small though, I have to apply to wet skin in order to cover my whole face but It kinda reacts weird with water. Like it doesn’t blend into my skin. CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion I love the texture to this product and have no genuine complaints. HAWAIIAN Tropic - Silk Hydration Air Soft Ultra-Light Sun Lotion SPF50 I feel like this isn’t very good. I love the scent though and the color makes it unnoticeable. I don’t feel like I’m wearing sunscreen. Very lightweight. CeraVe - Retinol Face Serum For Post-Acne Marks I have seen a noticeable difference in my acne scarring but have to use it more. CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser I LOVE how gentle this cleanser is. It feels super nice. That’s it. #Studio 35 Beauty - Vitamin E Skin Oil[products]#[FourStars] Very heavy but I only wear at night. Also with being on accutane, the first few weeks I would wake up with very dry skin. But my skin isn’t dry at all in the morning while applying this on parts of my face along with the vitamin C serum. NATURE'S TRUTH - Professional Vitamin C Serum I wake up glowing when I apply this at night. Bio-Oil - Multiuse Skincare Oil No I don’t apply this to my face but just in general my whole skin gets super dry with the medication, so this also acts as a moisturizer for stretch marked parts of my legs and works amazing. Aquaphor - Healing Ointment Skin Protectant Holy grail for dry lips and recommended by my dermatologist. ChapStick - Total Hydration Moisture + Tint Lip Balm This came in a gift basket for a white elephant last christmas. But the color is great and it’s just fun to use. Gets the job done, especially before Zoom classes. Vaseline - Lip Therapy Rosy Lip Balm LOVE THIS!!!! World’s best lip balm. Cetaphil - Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream Works wonders for dry accutane skin on your body. Let me note that I have no idea what I’m doing. Please give me any advice if I’m doing something wrong, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you!❤️
Updated skin care routine
For those who asked, yes I have updated my skin care routine. I have a simple one i do on my lazy days and an in-depth one i do when i truly have the time and patience. I start by cleansing my face with CeraVe - SA Smoothing Cleanser which I have loved since I’ve gotten it. It’s a gentle cleanser that cleans out my pores and keeps my face clear and smooth. I started using acne.org - Treatment (Benzoyl Peroxide – 2.5%) And I have seen a huge difference in just a few days with the small break out I had due to my wonderful cycle lol i love this stuff. For toner I use FENTY SKIN - Fat Water Pore-Refining Toner Serum It’s some days I skip this step because i don’t find it necessary, i haven’t seen anything special about it but I use it some days when I do my extensive routine. I go in with 3 products from the ordinary during my in-depth routine The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 10% + HA The Ordinary - Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% The Ordinary - Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG Honestly i am not sure if i have seen a difference using these but i just want to clear my hyperpigmentation. Moisturizers: CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion OKAY SO IM GUILTY OF USING THIS AT ALL TIMES OF THE DAY AND NOT JUST AT NIGHT! but it’s just so nice 🥺 FENTY SKIN - Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen I use this and i love the fact that it has sunscreen in it but i still use sun bum - Clear Zinc SPF 50 at the end of my routine Simple Routine: in order CeraVe - SA Smoothing Cleanser acne.org - Treatment (Benzoyl Peroxide – 2.5%) FENTY SKIN - Fat Water Pore-Refining Toner Serum CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion sun bum - Clear Zinc SPF 50 Deep routine: CeraVe - SA Smoothing Cleanser acne.org - Treatment (Benzoyl Peroxide – 2.5%) The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 10% + HA The Ordinary - Ascorbyl Glucoside Solution 12% The Ordinary - Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion FENTY SKIN - Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen sun bum - Clear Zinc SPF 50 If anyone has any questions or suggestions comment below.. I’m usually really good about responding 🥰
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Natural makeup look
Unless I am going to some type of event, I usually stick to a more natural makeup look that doesn’t take much effort. First, I just follow my normal morning skincare routine: •Washing my face with CeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser •Next I putCeraVe - Skin Renewing Vitamin C Serum on my face and neck. •I follow that with LA ROCHE-POSAY - Toleriane Ultra Face Moisturizer for Sensitive Skin on my face and neck. • Next I putCeraVe - Eye Repair Cream under my eyes. •Lastly, I use CeraVe - Face Sheer Tint Hydrating Sunscreen SPF 30 on my face and neck, which will act as a primer. *Note: This is my every day routine, so if you want to skip it and just use a moisturizer and primer/ sunscreen that will work.* Next, I begin to apply the makeup. •I used to use ANASTASIA Beverly Hills - Brow Wiz Eyebrow Pencil in “Medium brown” but I recently switched to NYX - Micro Brow Pencil in “Auburn” which is literally like the same thing but much more affordable. •I will then put Too Faced - Born This Way Super Coverage Multi-Use Concealer in shade “Nude” ONLY on my blemishes, and let it sit for a couple minutes before blending. -I spray my beauty blender withPETER THOMAS ROTH - Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud Hydrating Toner Mist to prevent any unwanted crustiness or creasing, then blend out where I put the concealer. •I then put a light layer of MAYBELLINE - Fit Me Matte + Poreless Powder in “Buff beige” on my whole face. •Next I use MAYBELLINE - Fit Me Blush in “Nude” on my cheekbones and nose. •For my lips I use NYX - Suede Matte Lip Liner in “Mauve” and NYX - Butter Gloss in “Tiramisu” and blot my lips. •I finish off by spraying MAC - Prep + Prime Fix+ Primer and Setting Spray Matte Finish lightly on my face. *Note: I get my lashes done, but I would suggest either putting on mascara or using falsies.*
👨⚕️Vitamin C can save your skin!!
Scratching you head and wondering why those bloggers always have that dewy, beautiful skin that never matches with their ages🧐 ? Attention girls❕ Best beauty secret in town! No need to be jealous of others anymore😍 !! The comments below are all from our users and they reveal how their beauty secret – vitamin C – can save your skin. @Sara.Rudnick“You're looking for a bomb vitamin C serum - here I am - try CeraVe! I have been using vitamin C on my skin for a few years. Vitamin C serums is one of the products through the years that I can say actually makes a difference with my skin. My skin just looks brighter and better. The CeraVe vitamin C serum contains 10% pure vitamin C and also some Hyaluronic Acid. It also helps your skin better absorb following moisturizer over it. Though it's only 10% (some other products contain 20% or more vitamin C) but it's totally enough for me and actually it's safer to use for sensitive skin. The Cerave comes in an enclosed tube so the product stays fresh and doesn’t oxidize which is an issue with Vitamin C. You should definitely try it!!” @ALONDRAMEDINA"I highly recommend Naturium vitamin C 22%. It's so good súper gentle and very hydrating. A little goes along way. It's only $20 and it's fast shipping. I love it, it have seriously change my skin for the best. I have been have acne for 15 years and finally found something that can help me. I highly recommend this. " @StephanieLaplanche“Start off with the basics: cleanser, toner, serum, moisturizer, and sunscreen (for when you go outside). Definitely add a solid vitamin C serum for the dark spots. Paulas choice has an amazing vitamin C serum that has 15% pure vitamin C!! I keep the moisturizers very basic because I find that a lot of the higher end moisturizers have either too much fragrance for me or they sink into the skin soo much that I have to reapply every other hour.” @GlowPrincess“What helped me the most was me being consistent with my day & night skincare routines and also knowing how to apply my products, for example applying my vitamin C serum after my toner and then my hyaluronic acid serum & then my liquid exfoliator. Layering the right skincare product is very important because if you dont apply them correctly, you can have breakouts & redness that can lead to hyperpigmentation.” Apart from our beauty experts’ testimonies, scientific research has shown that vitamin C can protect skin cells, even out skin tone, lighten hyperpigmentation and brown spots, and enhance skin radiance 👏 ! Leave your comments below if you know some more hidden talents of Vitamin C!
No Repurchase!! I tried them so you don't have to...
I have used a lot of Kiehl's products before but I didn't really end up repurchasing most of them. So this is a review of Kiehl's products I would not buy again. And one product I really like from Kiehl's. #Kiehl's - Ultra Facial Cream[products]#[FourStars] has a milky white ice cream texture and is scent-free. A little pinch of it is enough for the entire face. It's a little greasy at first, but it's moisturizing and it allows my foundation to go on smoother without caking. However, it always causes acne breakouts so I won't repurchase it. #Kiehl's - Ultra Facial Oil-Free Toner[products]#[FourStars] doesn't smell nice, and for me, it causes peeling easily and is too harsh for my sensitive skin. I will never repurchase this product. #Kiehl's - Ultra Facial Toner[products]#[FourStars] is a bit sticky but refreshing when it's patted onto my face. It offered great results when paired with their ultra facial cream in winter but started to irritate a little when spring came, so I will not repurchase this product. #Kiehl's - Midnight Recovery Concentrate[products]#[FiveStars]is a facial oil with a transparent texture and a lavender scent. Two drops of it are enough to apply to the entire face. Pat this onto your face at the end of your skin care routine before going to bed. This method is especially suitable to use after you stay up late as it brightens your complexion the next day. I will repurchase this product.
Week 1 done! Some changes
Week update. I switched this up from last post. AM: CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 I love this stuff!! I 10/10 reccomend! I had such dry spots around my mouth which I feel was causing my breakouts and this helped the hydration! Oily peeps, hydrate yo skin. Follain - Mattifying Moisturizer: Oil Control I love this stuff! I probably would repurchase. CeraVe - AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 again does the job, but is greasy. Will use up my container and may explore other sunscreens! ————- PM: DHC - Deep Cleansing Oil I have been double cleaning to remove all oils and sunscreen from day. I have been using this product for many years, but picked it up again as part of my night skincare routine. PanOxyl - Acne Foaming Wash Benzoyl Peroxide 10% Maximum Strength This is was recommenced by my Dermotologist to use nightly if tolerated. I see a big difference in my acne reduction! The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 I use morning and neither after cleansing!!!! Every other night tretinoin 0.025% Legit love this stuff. It’s why my skin texture is overall smooth! FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Cream I have loved this stuff for years and saves my skin when I am drier!!! So far I have seen a huge reduction in my acne and scars actually. My skin is a lot more controlled when it comes to my oils. It is that time of the month and I tend to break out on my forehead/temples for some odd reason! Oh and my pores aren’t as inane as last week. I hope to do these weekly!
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Drug store favorites you can’t pass up!
UPDATE TO ORDER OF PRORUCTS- As of 9/19/20 this is the new order of products - 1. Cerave cleansing wash 2. Toner of choice I use Clinique 3. The ordinary Niacininide and zinc - pat in and let dry 5 minutes 4. Retinol moisturizer - olay 5. Eye cream - olay 6. Kiehls midnight recovery oil. I noticed putting the oil on top of my moisturizer helps it to set in and leave me less oily! So I am a fan of buying things for a good price. And I understand getting what you want for your skin can be difficult - but these saved my skin. 1. CeraVe - Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser after MANY a recommendation to try this I caved and pulled the trigger. For about 15 dollars at Target I found a new foaming Cleanser. It’s got a quick clip open and close which makes it easy instead of a cap like some of my other face washes. It’s got a thin consistency but foams up when you rub it in. Over the course of two weeks my skin is nice and clean. Barely any visible acne in site 2. OLAY - Regenerist Retinol24 Night Eye Cream now the eye cream I’m new too. I started this on Monday so only a few days but I absolutely love the consistency. Easy application (I use my pinky) dab in the cream and swipe under my eyes. Unlike kiehls it isn’t thick and absorbs very quickly. 3. Kiehl's - Midnight Recovery Concentrate - for someone who had extremely oily skin I was hesitant about this product. But after using it for three months straight - it has helped even my skin and nightly oil production. I wake up and my skin is even. It smells wonderfully of essential oils and I use it on bug bites - so dual purposed ! It leaves a nice layer of oil but I let it sit for about 10 minutes before applying my nightly moisturizer. It doesn’t leave me greasy. It’s not drug store and a bit of a splurge but well worth it to me. 4. Last but not least - the product that i am so happy to end my day with - the OLAY - Regenerist Retinol24 Night Moisturizer . This product gets me through the day. For some of you it’s lunch time - for others of you it’s working out but for me - I look forward to use this product. Wild - I know. But it’s so greAt. So after applying shes 1-3 I add a dab to my forehead and cheeks and rub in. This is thick but not overbearing for my oily skin. This cocktail is absolutely amazing and has left me feeling clean and polished. And the next day you can tell it has done it’s job! Any questions drop em below and I’d be happy to respond! Good luck all and for drug store prices - you can’t go wrong !!
CeraVe-Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser
My quick a.m routine
My morning routines are quick and straight to the point. I used CeraVe - Hydrating Facial CleanserCeraVe - Hydrating Facial Cleanser 🧼, HERITAGE STORE - Rosewater Aromatherapy Water Rose Petals as a toner and CeraVe - AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 that has SPF 30 . Stay tuned for my pm routine with my serums ❤️ @cherie
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Game Changers! 💞As An Oily Skin, These Products Changed My Skin...
For oily skin like mine, it is SO important to use the right products and the right techniques to get the best results! Having kept this in mind over the years, I have narrowed down my TOP THREE favorite products, of all time, in a list especially for you! The first product I am going to credit, is the L'ORÉAL - Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser. It is very refreshing for the face and has a great soothing effect. I like it mainly because it contains Salicylic acid, which helps in dissolving the type of skin debris that clogs pores and causes acne. With oily skin, clogged pores are ever so common, and anyone with oily skin can attest to this. But fear not! This product is AMAZING because the Salicylic acid in this micellar water can directly dissolve the plugs and I can literally feel the change after just a couple of uses! My pores become smaller and my skin has a smoother texture overall! I am not lying when I say the texture of my skin completely changed after a month of using this product! The second product that I HAVE to highlight, is a good moisturizer. With oily skin, you might feel that a moisturizer is not necessary, but I’m here to tell you that you NEED to moisturize! This is because other cleansing and toning products meant for oily skin usually do more than necessary, especially if you have make up on and need more than one go to get it off, and strip away the necessary oils from the face. I like to use the CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion as it moisturizes throughout the night and helps restore the protective skin barrier. It is also beneficial for acne prone skin. I’ve noticed that it completely removes all the smaller pimples and comedones and leaves my skin even all around. When I use this product, I KNOW that I will wake up the next morning with skin as soft as a baby’s! The last of my TOP 3, is a serum. I have been using ADVANCED CLINICALS - Tea Tree Oil! I use this serum on a clean face, then lock it in with a good moisturizer, which results in soft and beautiful skin. The oil is blended with Vitamin E Oil and Witch Hazel, both of which have worked miraculously for my skin. It took only about a week to reduce the redness and scarring on my skin, and now it has become a staple in my routine. If you have oily skin, I strongly recommend these products because they have been magical for me, and I’m sure that they will work well for you!
L'ORÉAL-Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser
NEW MORNING ROUTINE 🌞
1. CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skin I love this cleanser! Prior to using this, I was spending a fortune on dermalogica - Special Cleansing Gel and was not seeing the results that I expected from a “high-end” cleanser. I began my skincare journey in March 2020, which is when I discovered CeraVe products. This cleanser has been a staple in my routine ever since. At some point, I would like to try CeraVe - Renewing SA Cleanser For Normal Skinbut I am hesitant because I’m unsure if this cleanser can be used daily or in conjunction with other acids/actives such as Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) or Azelaic Acid. 2. FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Wild Oat Hydrating Toner Prior to this toner I was using dear, klairs - Supple Preparation Unscented Facial Toner but I was not impressed so I wanted to try something different. I have not yet tried this product but I will post an update next month with my thoughts! 3. Mad Hippie - Vitamin C Serum Right now I’m using Mad Hippie but I plan on switching to The Ordinary - Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2%and giving this one a shot once I’m able to get my hands on it. Right now it’s sold out at Sephora and Ulta, which are the two main stores that I purchase my products from. As for the Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum, the smell is great and it feels very refreshing but I do find that it leaves my face feeling VERY sticky for quite a while after application. I’m hoping TO isn’t so sticky and that perhaps I experience some added benefit from the Alpha Arbutin. Stay tuned for an update on The Ordinary Ascorbic Acid 8% + Alpha Arbutin 2%! 4. The Ordinary - Natural Moisturizing Factors + HAAlthough I am a die hard CeraVe PM lotion fan, I decided to give this product a try due to the rave reviews. I haven’t tried it yet so I will let you know what I think later on. 5. Dr. Jart+ - Every Sun Day Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50+ I absolutely love this SPF. In the beginning of my skincare journey I purchased CeraVe - AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 and had an allergic reaction to this product where my entire face broke out into hives. At that point, I began to question if I was allergic to sunscreen so I started researching different SPF’s and ended up purchasing this one and it has been amazing. One thing that I do noticed is that it depends on what products I pair this SPF with because certain products can cause pilling while others do not. Let me know if you have any questions, comments, concerns, or advice! See my next post for my new PM routine!
CeraVe-AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30
what worked for me
background: all my life i thought i had oily skin because i had acne but recently i’ve noticed my skin is dry and sensitive. i used Aveeno - Clear Complexion Foaming Cleanser for 2 years. the cleanser did have some good ingredients that kept my cysts at bay but overall i found it very stripping and i still had acne. my doctor recommended a water based moisturizer so my mom picked up Neutrogena - Neutrogena Hydroboost Water Gel Moisturizer and i used it for 2 years as well. with a constant skincare routine i thought that my acne would settle down but it did not. i asked my friend whats she did to control her acne and she said that she popped her pimples with a hot needle so i tried it. to nobodies surprise, i got acne scars. i went back to my doctor and she prescribed a 2.5% benzoyl peroxide cream mixed with 0.3% adapalene (tactupump) and that cleared the whiteheads but it gave me very bad chemical burns all over my face. what worked for me cutting out fragrance was the best decision i’ve ever made!!! i change my pillowcase every night and only use a cleanser at night. i have a really bad habit of sleeping on my hands so i use hand sanitizer after i put my phone down for the night and i don’t touch anything else. products i use The Ordinary - Squalane Cleanser i use this as a cleansing balm to remove my makeup. super hydrating and non irritating YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser it’s not overly stripping and still has a little bit of a smell due to the natural ingredients but is non irritating The Ordinary - Retinol 0.2% in Squalane i alternate between retinol and chemical exfoliation every night. as i just introduced retinol into my skincare routine i’m starting with a lower percentage to build up a tolerance. The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 10% + HA i apply the product after i finish with my squalane cleanser and then wait 10 minutes for the acid to do its job then follow up with my superfood cleanser. it has done wonders for my acne scars and pores!! it’s great for my sensitive skin The Ordinary - Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA i use this as a “primer” for my moisturizer. because this product is filled with humectants, it does a really good job of making sure that my moisturizer really penetrates my skin. because i live in a dry climate, using this as a moisturizer by itself wouldn’t be enough CeraVe - Moisturizing Cream For Normal To Dry Skin SO GOOD. this is the only moisturizer that can make my skin not feel like it’s been grilled on a bbq. it offers amazing ingredients and protects the skins moisture barrier CeraVe - AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30 it’s not very moisturizing and it’s hard to spread but it gives good sun protection. it has a little bit of a white cast but it’s not terrible
CeraVe-AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion SPF 30
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