Let’s talk about skincare. I am a firm believer that no amount of makeup can replace a good skincare. A bit of a background story, few years ago, as I was in my teenage years, I started having a bit of acne. It was never anything too intense but it made me very self conscious. I started doing some research online and tried all kinds of different products. Finally, I did find a miracle skincare line that cured my acne. Please let me know if you would like a whole post about acne skincare. Anyways, this is the skincare for my actual skin. I don’t suffer from acne anymore but have combination oily skin.
This is probably the most important step, I first start off by washing my face with the ACNE.ORG, Cleanser.
Than three times a week, I will exfoliate my face with the BODY SHOP, Vitamin C Microdermabrasion.
To rebalance the pH of my skin after the cleanser, I will tone with the PIXI, Glow Tonic toner.
Every three days, I will follow this step with a mask. The mask I choose will depend on how my skin feels. If that time of the month is approaching I will use the KIEHL’S, Rare Earth Pore Cleansing Masque to keep the little pimples from reaching surface. I leave it on for 20 min than wash it off with a warm muslin cloth. If my skin feels dry or just needs a pick me up the AVENE, Soothing Moisture Mask is great. I even sometimes put both one after the other.
If I haven’t applied my moisturizing mask, I will apply my ORIGINS, Eye Doctor and my CLINIQUE, Moisture Surge however I like to switch it up with my ACNE.ORG, AHA+ (alpha hydroxide acid) on the days where I haven’t mechanically exfoliated. AHA is a great chemical exfoliant that also hydrates the skin and combats acne (it even reduces fine lines). However, I have to issue a warning, this is acid (it is safe for skin use) so your face will itch and be uncomfortable when you first start using it, but with time your skin gets completely use to it and it radically changes your skin’s texture. It’s really worth the small discomfort at the beginning because it is a miracle for the skin.