It just hit me that for how much I have talked about my skincare and acne woes on my blog, I have yet to share what my actual daily skincare regime is.
Though I’m always trying new things, and there are a few that have stayed tried and true through the long haul. And as my skin is probably the best that it’s been in a while– due partly to one of my new favorite products, and partly because I’ve gotten on birth control to help control the hormonal acne –I think this is my best routine so far, I thought I’d share!
Cetaphil Gentle Facial Cleanser/Generic for Cetaphil (I’m using Kroger brand at this moment!). A dermatologist recommended this, as opposed to acne-specific cleansers I had been using.
I swap between the Mario Badescu Special Cucumber Lotion toner at night, which is specific for further cleansing the skin as part of their acne line. And the Gylcolic Acid Lotion toner, usually in the morning, which is more for gentle exfoliating. I like to swap them out like this so I’m not overloading my face with different treatments all at the same time, because I like the acne-treat at night.
In the evening, I will move on to my current favorite acne product: DERMADoctor Ain’t Misbehavin’ Medicated Acne Control Serum. Ho-ly crap, guys. Though I’ve raved about Mario Badescu acne products in the past, this has by far surpassed those in effectiveness and ease (SORRY MARIO!! STILL LOVE YA, KISSES). I will do a whole post on this in the future for any other acne sufferers who are interested, but let’s just say this is my savior and I will bow down to the DERMADoctor Gods for the rest of my life.
In the morning, however, because my active breakouts are mostly gone at this point (knocks on wood), I skip the DERMADoctor and go straight for eye cream, which is the Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream. I’m not a giant fan, but I’m using it up while looking for something else.
In the evening, I use the Boots No. 7 Youthful Eye Serum.
Then I top it off with my favorite moisturizer, which is the Simple Skincare Replenishing Rich Moisturizer. It is so calming, and just the right amount of richness for me, so I don’t wake up in the morning with an overly oily face.
Aaaaand that’s it. Simple enough, but working for me really well at the moment.
Got any skincare favorites I should know about? Let me know!