I have had problem skin for as long as I can remember. I took the whole Proactiv route, which worked for a while but became too expensive, and too much of a pain in the arse really. But after searching and trying different things, I have finally gotten a routine that seems to work pretty well for me. Now, don’t get me wrong, I still get pimples and black heads and all that stuff, but my skin seems to be healthier overall, with less marks and what blemishes I do get, they are few and far between. If you’re skin is giving you problems, maybe give these products a try, because they have been heavenly for my skin.
The first thing I do when I get ready for bed is take all of my makeup off. To do this, I use the Neutrogena makeup remover cleansing wipes. These work so well, and they are so convenient for travel and all that jazz.
Once all/most of my makeup is off, I use No.7 Beautiful Skin Hot Cloth Cleanser. I do not use the cloths that they give you-honestly I’m not really sure why, I just don’t-instead using a *clean* washcloth of my own. I take about two pumps of this and work it into my skin for a couple of minutes, removing any left over makeup and really making sure to get all over. I then take the washcloth, wet it with really hot water and wipe everything away, patting my face dry before moving on.
Once my face is cleansed, I take my La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo acne treatment cream and rub it into my skin, focusing on where I tend to break out or any problem areas I have. I have always had acne prone skin, and this has been the Holy Grail in dealing with that. It clears pimples, as well as helps to remove any marks.
Once that is all worked into my skin, I moisturize. The Effaclar Duo cream does dry your face out so moisturizing is a must! For this I use Olay Total Effects Anti-Aging Night Firming Cream. This stuff hydrates your skin without leaving it oily, which is perfect when you have combination skin like me! And yeah yeah yeah, I’m 23 and use anti-aging cream, but I don’t want wrinkles at 30 thank you very much!
Yeah, that’s about it! This routine has been working wonders for me, and hopefully it will help some of you who are struggling with your skin as well!