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PM skincare routine with Differin!
Hi friends❤️ In this post I’m going to walk you through my PM routine on the nights that I use Differin! Step 1: first cleanse If I am wearing makeup I use the THE inkey LIST - Oat Cleansing Balm This is by far my favorite product in my whole skincare collection! I cannot say enough good things about this product. I would give it more stars if I could! It gets ALL of my makeup off including mascara and also feels soooooo soothing on my skin. The texture makes it so relaxing to massage on my face after a long day. The smell isn’t great but it doesn’t bother me at all, just smells like oats. Possibly the best thing about this product is the value! It is only $10 for a huge tube that has lasted me almost 3 months and it’s not close to running out. I highly recommend this product because it is the best price for a first cleanse that I’ve found and is very soothing on my dry skin! Step 2: Second cleanse For my second cleanse after my makeup is off, I’ve been loving VANICREAM - Gentle Facial Cleanser This product is super gentle and doesn’t leave my face feeling dry after! I was on vacation a few weeks ago and forgot a cleanser so I picked this up and ended up absolutely loving it! Step 3: moisturizer I have been using the CeraVe - Skin Renewing Night Cream on the nights I use Differin first because I have dry skin to start out with, plus Differin really makes my skin flaky! I have had this night cream for awhile and it is good. I switched to using the CeraVe - CeraVe Moisturising Cream but it made my face sting and I think it was making me break out more 😭 so now I just use that on my body. So now I’m back to finishing the renewing night cream. I gave this product 4/5 stars only because I’m not in love with it. It is good but I will probably try a different moisturizer for night time when I finish this tub! Step 4: Differin Gel I have only been using DIFFERIN - DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel every other night consistently for the past 2 weeks. This is the only reason I have given it 4 stars, I don’t know what my results with this product will be yet! I will keep you all updated on how it is helping my skin. This is my last try before going to a derm about my acne. I am hopeful that it will help, but I do know it can take a few months! ❤️❤️❤️
SKIN UPDATE #3 🙌
my skin is looking so glowy so far! But still some acne and dark spots. My acne is definitely decreasing! Especially the ones deep under the skin. I also have a almost completely new skincare routine which I will be making a separate post on but I linked all the products in this post too!
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I don’t know what to do
The first photo to the left is my left side of my face on November 3rd of 2020, the second photo the right is the left side of my face today Janurary 10th 2021 November 2nd is the first day I started tretinoin 0.025% Around December 15th I believe I decided to switch to differin instead because I had lost my Health insurance so I couldn’t afford it. Since then my skin care routine has comepletely changed Im not sure why my skin just keeps getting worse. My cysts and spots will go down and as soon as they are looking good I get a bunch of cystic spots all over, every single one of my closed comedones are turning into big red cysts and pimples that take forever to go away, none of my acne goes away within a few days. I feel like it’s just spreading and I’m getting more and more closed comedones as well. This is my routine *i started with tretinoin Nov 2nd 2020, I used it every 3 nights for a few weeks and then went on to use it every other night up until around December 15th 2020 I started using Differin i started using that every 3 nights for the first week and some, then I used it every other night for a few weeks and now I’ve been using it every single night consistently the past few weeks* AM •DIFFERIN - Daily Deep Cleanser BPO 5% OR VANICREAM - Gentle Facial Cleanser •LA ROCHE-POSAY - Toleriane Double Repair Face Moisturizer UV SPF 30 PM •VANICREAM - Gentle Facial Cleanser •e.l.f. - Holy Hydration! Face Cream - Fragrance Free •DIFFERIN - DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel My routine as you can see is very simple, my face is just getting worse and I don’t know if it’s because I’m purging still, or something is making me breakout?! I’m feeling hopeless 😩 my PIH and scaring is so bad already and it’s just getting worse :,( please help I’ll take any advice I could get. I’m seeing a derm on the 18th of this month I finally saved some money for. I’m hoping they can help me :(
Started this routine faithfully for about two weeks all together using these all together at night. I’ve been using Arbonne cleanser and night cream for years but have added the other things in too. Arbonne Cleanser- I love this anti aging cleanser for its ingredients, texture and it gets all my makeup off too. So I use this first. DIFFERIN - Daily Deep Cleanser BPO 5% I use this cleanser after my makeup is off and scrub jt around with my face scrubber pictured. I also let it sit on my skin for a couple minutes so it can soak in and work then I wash it off. insta natural - Organic Rose Water I forgot to picture this but I use this as my toner. I never notice if one toner works over the other but I always make sure to use a toner after I wash my face. De La Cruz - Sulfur Ointment, Acne Medication, Maximum Strength I honestly use this more before I do my morning routine but sometimes I do it before my nighttime routine after I cleanse my face. I leave it on for awhile to dry up my zits. Sometimes at this point I use a serum, I alternate between insta natural - Dark Spot Corrector or insta natural - Age Defying & Skin Clearing Serum or insta natural - Skin Brightening Serum, Anti-Aging or ARBONNE Renewal serum or ARBONNE Spot correcting essence..... or I do The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution Then I use my ARBONNE NIGHT CREAM. I use my DIFFERIN - DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel on top of my night cream so I don’t overly dry out my skin. I don’t use this retinoid the same night I use The ordinary peeling solution though. I may have a couple times but it will definitely make your skin red and hot which I don’t want to overly irritate my skin either. The Ordinary - 100% Organic Cold Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil I use this with a drop of emu oil to help lock in moisture, help my acne scarring and help heal whatever acne I do have. I noticed a slight difference using the emu oil (definitely leaves your skin so soft in the morning) but the minute I started using insta natural - Age Defying & Skin Clearing Serum whether morning or night and DIFFERIN - Daily Deep Cleanser BPO 5% DIFFERIN - DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel I noticed a huge difference in my acne, inflammation and texture of my skin. I hope this can help someone else like this app has helped me! It’s so nice to finally see some improvement in your skin.
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Tips from a derm for exercise induced acne
With a new year comes resolutions, many involving healthier lifestyles and exercise. So why let exercise induced acne hold you back from achieving these healthier choices. Exercising can cause excessive sweating-leading to increased oils, dirt, friction, and even bacteria on your skin leading to acne. This can manifest as facial or truncal acne (think backne), often known as acne mechanica or folliculitis. Cleansing properly is incredibly important for preventing exercise induced acne. It’s important to remove all makeup prior to working out. Gently shower with lukewarm water immediately after sweating. If a shower is not available, reach for a cleansing wipe. Clean, loose-fitting moisture wicking attire is key. This helps prevent friction and additional bacteria and sweat from dirty clothing. In addition to wiping down all gym equipment, don’t forget about the stuff that hits your skin regularly such as headphones, watches, and headbands. Most importantly, don’t forget sunscreen and gentle moisturizers. Favorite OTC products: Cleansers: PanOxyl - Acne Foaming Wash Benzoyl Peroxide 10% Maximum StrengthCeraVe - Acne Foaming Cream Cleanser Wipes: Simple - Micellar Make-Up Remover WipesLA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Clarifying Oil-Free Cleansing Towelettes Treatments: LA ROCHE-POSAY - Effaclar Adapalene Gel .01% Topical Retinoid Acne TreatmentDIFFERIN - 0.1% Adapalene Acne Treatment Gel Pump
Acne scars, blackhead, whitehead treatment
DIFFERIN - 0.1% Adapalene Acne Treatment Gel Pump I have been using this for a month and look how my face brightened and my scars and skin is hydrated. My eyes are also not as dull and my crows feet is pretty much gone. My skin is less textured and my white and blackheads are disappearing.
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It really works!!!!! Differin update
I have been using the whole differin collection for some months now and I’m definitely happy with the results. I hardly get any acne anymore . I stuck to a routine and saw results almost immediately! I’m confident my acne won’t be returning, now I’m just working on my dark spots and hyperpigmentation.
I ❤️ OATS! (Acne routine)
Hi everyone! Since I’ve been struggling with maskne recently, I’ve tried to be minimal with my skincare using ultra-soothing products. Here’s my current routine: AM: ￼Aveeno - Calm + Restore Nourishing Oat Facial Cleanser Love this new cleanser! Super gentle but still effective. ￼FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Wild Oat Hydrating Toner I ❤️ THIS TONER! I live in a college dorm and the bathroom is down the hall, so I use this as soon as I get back to my room after washing my face. Fragrance free (yay!) and soothes my cystic acne. ￼Aveeno - Calm + Restore Oat Gel Moisturizer This gel-cream is great! I’ve used Neutrogena - Hydro Boost Gel-Cream and PURITO - Deep Sea Pure Water Cream as gel moisturizers in the past, but I’ve really been enjoying Aveeno’s new oat version! ￼Clindamycin gel (prescribed by dermatologist) - topical antibiotic, similar to benzoyl peroxide’s antibacterial properties. ￼DIFFERIN - Oil Absorbing Moisturizer SPF 30 Just got this a few days ago. Sunscreen is essential, especially since I’ve been using tretinoin. PM: ￼Same cleanser, toner, and gel-cream. ￼CeraVe - Skin Renewing Night Cream I use this as a thicker moisturizer on top. Non greasy and does not cause breakouts. ￼Tretinoin (prescribes by dermatologist- I wait for my moisturizer to dry and soak in completely, and apply tretinoin after. I find my skin is least irritated that way. I hope bringing my routine back to the basics lets the tretinoin and clindamycin work their magic. I’ll keep you guys updated! 😊❤️❤️
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night night routine
My night time skin care roitine is a ritual. It's my "It's time to decompress, remove the day and transition to a relaxing evening" time. I start by using my micellar water and baby washcloth and remove me eye and facial make. Then, I wash my face with my Cetaphil face wash. After patting my face dry, I pat on some Revolution Bakuchiol Serum. Then I move on to the Revolution Hyaluronic Acid. After that, I get a drop of Revolution Targeted Under Eye Serum with Caffeine and Hyaluronic Acid and tap it under my eyes. Then I use Revolution Collagen Skin Firming Solution on my face. After that it's Revolution Niacinamide Blemish Refining and Moisturizing Serum. Then, I moisturize some more with CeraVe PM Ultra Moisturizing Lotion and finish off with a sample of Sunday Riley High Dose Rentinoid Serum. After that, I am finally ready to lay down for the evening and go to bed. Final thought, you probably don't need a complicated skin routine at night. and certainly, have a less complicated one on standby for those nights when you just can barely put one foot in front of the other. As my mom used to say....night, night, don't let the bed bugs bite. GARNIER - Micellar Water Facial Cleanser Sensitive Skin I love, love, love this stuff! it's gentle on my skin. It takes off the toughest mascara without irritating my eyes. I use it as a pre cleanser before washing my face. Cetaphil - Daily Facial Cleanser While I use this every night, I am only using it until I finish the bottle. I am not crazy about the scent and there is a slight sting on my cheeks when I first lather the product on my skin and I am not fond of that feeling. REVOLUTION - 2% Hyaluronic Acid Serum REVOLUTION - Targeted Under Eye Serum 5% Caffeine REVOLUTION - 15% Niacinamide Serum REVOLUTION - Skin Firming Solution Stabilised Active Collagen Serum I've enjoyed all of the products I purchased from Revolution, they will all be empties. I am going to try The Ordinary next but the price comparison is about the same. DIFFERIN - Dark Spot Correcting Serum I haven't noticed a bit of difference since using this. how long do you have to you this before you notice your spots lightening?SUNDAY RILEY - A+ High-Dose Retinol Serum
I don’t really know much about skin care and have little products that I use daily. I have combination skin, slightly sensitive. I wash my mask every other day, I think it has something to do with my pillow because the acne is grouping on the side I sleep on. I don’t wear much face makeup, the occasional light blush. I also have a theory about some of the acne around my hairline, recently I’ve started to wear my hair naturally and have been adding more product than usual. So this could be happening because of build up or maybe season change. Morning~ ST. Ives - Calming Daily Cleanser Chamomile DIFFERIN - Dark Spot Correcting SerumAveeno - Positively Radiant Sheer Daily Moisturizer SPF 30 Night~ ST. Ives - Calming Daily Cleanser Chamomile #Clean and Clear - Advantage Acne Spot Treatment[products]# #Suave - Silkening Lotion[products]#
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Back to the basics. Nighttime Routine🌙
As someone who loves trying new skincare, like so many of you, my skin was kind of in a bad place from the switching of products. 🙃 So two days ago I decided to cut all the “non necessary” steps out and stick to the basics I know really work and love! Step 1: cleansing oil / balm. As someone who wears not only sunscreen every day but also makeup (not everyday) this first step is critical to my nighttime skincare routine. I have a love for my DHC - Deep Cleansing Oil but I recently bought this Inkey List Oat Cleansing Balm because of the great reviews. So far I am really loving it but only complaint is they should have put it in a tub because it can be hard to squeeze out. Step 2: water based cleanser I think everyone on here knows about the two step system where you go in with an oil to get the makeup and sunscreen and then with a water based cleanser to finish the job! I love the Krave Matcha Hemp Hydrating Cleanser because it doesn’t dry out my skin and it doesn’t break the bank! Step 3: treat I’ve also been going in after my water based cleanser with the cerave acne foaming cream cleanser, this cleanser has benzoyl peroxide to really help clear the skin of any pesky spots. I am loving this one by cerave because it isn’t too strong at only 4% and actually hydrates my skin while treating! A newfound love! (I don’t use this everyday) Then I go in with the item I would take with me of stranded on a desert island (well, besides sunscreen) differin adapalene gel. Can’t say enough great things. Step 4: moisturize I have really really dry skin so this step is very important to me and the health of my skin come morning time. But also for some reason my skin is sensitive to some moisturizers making me break out so the simpler the better. This differin restorative night moisturizer is has super simple but great ingredients that don’t irritate my skin and keep my hydrated all night long!
hi everyone!! In my first post I shared my skin journey form when I had a really bad allergic reaction. Here is the update from May-August: When I first got home from school and started quarantine, my skin was still healing from a break out and here is the progress! **When I got home, I did change my diet a little because in the dorms I was eating a lot of dairy and junk food which does affect my acne and I also drink about a gallon of water a day ** My current routine: In my previous post I did mention the products I use but that has changed because my skin began to dry out with the product I was using to wash my face (Differin daily cleanser with BPO) Here is my current routine: Am: No cleanser (just water) Tone with Apple cider vinegar Moisturize with DiffDIFFERIN - Oil Absorbing Moisturizer SPF 30 - I love this moisturizer bc it has SPF and doesn’t leave my face feeling weird! PM: DIFFERIN - Daily Deep Cleanser BPO 5% I still use the Differin cleanser but I only use it at night because the BPO really dries my skin out Moisturize with DIFFERIN - Restorative Night Moisturizer To help clear up acne scars I use the ACURE - Brightening Vitamin C & Ferulic Acid Oil Free Serum I only use a little bit on my face (1 layer) it can get a little sticky, but this stuff has really cleared up my scars **Disclaimer: I am taking the antibiotic Minocycline, that was prescribed I me by my dermatologist.** I am very happy with my progress 😌 Though my skin has cleared up I still struggle with a little bit of texture oil bumps, and acne scars! When I figure out how to rid those I’ll update y’all again :) That’s my full routine! Please feel free to ask questions ✨✨
HOW IM GETTING CLEAR SKIN
This is really working!! All these products at together and fighting my STUBBORN honor all acne. I’m very pleased and this is what is working for me. My derm recommended all these products to me includes the medicine spirolactone which helps fight hormonal acne. Try these products out they are all very reasonable priced and easy to get. Except the spirolactone you will need to get this prescribed my a doctor.
DOUBLE CLEANSE ESSENTIALS
Oil based cleanser from the ordinary The Ordinary - Squalane Cleanser I rub this in between my fingers to turn the gel like consistently into an oil. Then I put it on my DRY skin that has makeup in it and then 1 minute of massaging in I rinse all the gunk. Then I take the Differn Gentle cleanser. DIFFERIN - DIFFERIN Gentle Cleanser for Sensitive Skin I LOVE this product so far because it’s a Ph balancing cleanser and that really good because the Ph of my water is at an 8 and our skin should be at a 4.7-5.75. After applying this cleanser my face feel so soft and hydrated. After using this for only a couple of weeks I see a HUGE difference. DONT USE MAKEUP WIPES!! USE THIS MEHOD PLEEEEASE.
Rate my routine!
Hey everybody! I recently joined this app and I’m so happy I did. I just started using these products on my normal to oily skin. Before this, I used to use DIFFERIN - Daily Refreshing Cleanser and OXY - Acne Medication With Benzoyl Peroxidebut I felt like it wasn’t doing the job. The first slide is my daily and nightly routine. The second slide is the face masks I use about once a week. I also use DIFFERIN - DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel as a spot treatment, but I forgot to include it in the photo🤦♀️. The pads in the second slide only come in handy if I have a major breakout on my face (they do the job) and I only use the pad in that area. Otherwise, the Clearasil - Rapid Rescue Deep Treatment Pads are too strong for me and sting. Please give me all of your feedback! I love hearing from others and I want to make sure I’m on the right track❤️ @cherie
New products coming soon..
My skin care birthday day wishlist... I have learned a lot about skincare these past few month and now that it will soon be my birthday of course I’m going to stock up on skin tear products Here is the list: The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% The Ordinary - Lactic Acid 5% + HA NATURIUM - Alpha Arbutin Essence 1% The Ordinary - Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2%The Ordinary - Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% The Ordinary - Azelaic Acid Suspension 10% The Ordinary - Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution COLOURPOP - So Juicy Plumping Gloss PAULA'S CHOICE - On-the-Go Shielding Powder SPF 30 PAULA'S CHOICE - Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Gel Exfoliant DIFFERIN - Acne Treatment Gel With Pump DIFFERIN - Oil Absorbing Moisturizer SPF 30 PAULA'S CHOICE - Oil-Free Moisturizer FIRST AID BEAUTY - Eye Duty Niacinamide Brightening Eye Cream VERSED - THE SHORTCUT Overnight Facial Peel VERSED - PRESS RESTART VERSED - WEEKEND GLOW OLAPLEX - No. 0 Intensive Bond Building Hair Treatment Kit I included photos of my skin now and as soon as I get these products I will start posting weekly progress :)
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All of my retinoids As an acne sufferer, sometimes you get to a point where you’ll try anything, and retinoids are a clinically proven treatment. I started out with the TO Granactive retinoid emulsion, and it worked really well for me. If you’re new to retinoids, I would highly recommend it as an introductory product. Now I use Differin gel daily and I love it - if it was easier to get my paws on, I would even go to a stronger prescription strength retinoid. Really curious what your experience with retinoids has been? Do you have any product recommendations?
Differin Day 30-something
I’ve been using Differin Gel for about 30 days now...and this is what my skin looks like. The makers of this product say breakouts are common 2-4 weeks I to using the product and this is my fifth week, so I’m hoping my acne starts calming down. I’m going to keep using Differin and I still trust that this will work for me. DIFFERIN - DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel
DIFFERIN-DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel
⚡️EXFOLIATION NIGHT ROUTINE⚡️
On Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays I exfoliate!! Monday nights are the days I apply my retinol, while Thursday and Saturday I use my regular chemical exfoliant ✨ 🌿CLEANSER- Krave - Matcha Hemp Hydrating Cleanser I LOVE this cleanser! I have combination-oily skin, but recently I’ve been trying to hydrate my skin more and it’s done WONDERS for my oil production! This cleanser is not stripping at all and leaves my skin soft and hydrated! ⚡️EXFOLIATOR- 💙RETINOL (Monday’s)- DIFFERIN - DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel I’ve been prescribed this by my doctor about a year ago and saw a huge difference with my acne. I just started using it again, and I forgot how much it helps. The only con is that I forget how drying and irritating it can be. Once a week is a good spot for me right now at this dosage. ☕️CHEMICAL- YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Kombucha + 11% AHA Exfoliation Power Toner This is my first chemical exfoliator and it’s lasting me a longgg time. I enjoy using this as it’s very good at deep cleansing my pores and getting extra dirt out of them. It has a ‘natural’ smell, aka not an amazing one. But still gets the job done! 💧SERUMS- ☁️The Ordinary - Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% I LOVE THIS it’s absolutely amazing at controlling my oil production and evening out my skin!!! I will say though, I haven’t noticed it help with my acne, but I don’t believe niacinamide is supposed to treat acne. 🌊The Ordinary - Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5Just started using this, so can’t really rate it. But I love hyaluronic acid serums so I’m sure it’ll be great :) 💦FIRST AID BEAUTY - Ultra Repair Hydrating Serum this could be so good, but I’ve noticed that it burns my face, especially my cheeks when I apply it. Shame. 👀 EYE SERUM- The Ordinary - Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG I’ve struggled my whole teenage life with bags under my eyes. It seemed as if it didn’t matter how much sleep I got, I was always puffy and baggy. This is helping reduce the bags so much!! Bless the ordinary 🐘MOISTURIZER- DRUNK ELEPHANT - Protini Polypeptide Cream I have been using this for about 2.5 weeks, and i just love the look and feel of my skin after I use it and when I wake up in the morning. It’s plump and hydrated 👄LIPS- LANEIGE - LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask this is only 3 stars because honestly I get the same results if I put on carmex before bed. It’s a nice experience with the spatula applicator and everything, but it’s not worth the money.
The Ordinary-Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG
I had a horrific breakout that came from biotin supplements. They wrecked my skin with inflamed, deep cystic acne all around my chin and cheeks. It looked like a beard of acne. I drank loads of water to flush out the biotin but the acne kept coming. I tried benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acids but nothing worked to stop them from coming. I purchased the Differin and it calmed them down and cleared my skin completely within a few weeks. I have since bought 4-5 tubes! It also seems to keep my skin looking radiant as the Adapalene is a form of retinol. It didn’t dry my skin out too much as I am oily but for dry or sensitive skin, you may have to apply less often and use a buffer. I have recommended to anyone I know who suffers from breakouts.DIFFERIN - DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel
DIFFERIN-DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel
DIFFERIN - DIFFERIN Acne Treatment Gel pm The Ordinary - Vitamin C Suspension 30% in Silicone am The Ordinary - AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solutionweekly, pm CeraVe - Foaming Facial Cleanser For Normal To Oily Skinam/pm CeraVe - PM Facial Moisturizing Lotionam/pm Bioré - UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF50+am
The Ordinary-AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
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