Been a while guys! How is everyone doing? Today I want to share with you my skin care routine I’ve been following for the past few weeks which has left me cyst and pimples free.
It’s basically going to be a review of all the ordinary products I’ve been using lately that have been beneficial to my skin type. The link to full video with all the details would be attached below.
Let’s go into the review now shall we?
This is an amazing day time serum I’ve included in my morning routine. The aim of the product is to control sebum and minimize pores and it does just that. Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) is a known skin brightener and oil control agent. Zinc on the other hand controls inflammation and promotes healing.
Usage and review:
During the first two weeks I used it both day time and night time and I saw great results. Pores shrunk, less oil production and i wasn’t breaking out. Sometimes after that however, I began ovulating, hormones kicked in and my face was an oil block again I wondered what happened but I kept on using it anyways. Over time just when I wasn’t paying attention, my face began to adjust and the oil control was apparent. I eventually switched it from a twice a day treatment to day time only.
It is absolutely non-negotiable for combination to oily and acne prone skin to add this to their skincare routine. It’s permanent for sure in mine.
Here are a few other products I pair it with for my morning routine.
1: Cookieskin coffeee soap
2: Witch hazel
3: Isis Pharma Sunscreen
The next set of ordinary products I’ve been using are night time treatments. They include
This was actually the first treatment I got in the set. I started using it as a brightener both day time and night. Then I stopped it’s use for a while then recommenced as a night time treatment.
It has a silicone-y consistency I really don’t like and it smells like hell but very mild and not choking. Even though it’s silicon based, it doesn’t clog pores or cause any acne.
Review And Usage:
Azelaic acid is a mild form of antiinflammatory treatment and it is also effective in clearing post inflammatory hyperpigmentation and is great for sensitive skin. So redness, pimples, reactions or just generally brightening the skin, this is your guy. I really began to see the effect when I added all over again it into my current routine. I use it on alternate nights on top of my serums.
This is great to have in your collection if you are sensitive, prone to inflammation or you have post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
This right here is a holy grail product. I have used it for close to 5months now and never regretted it a single day. It is an acid toner for mild daily exfoliation made up of 7% glycolic acid, ginseng, amino acids, aloe vera extract and tasmanian pepperberry. The ingredients say it all. It exfoliates, cleanses, treats and nourishes.
I use it only at night. I swipe over neck, face and decolletage every evening after cleansing, before layering serums.
Great price for its work, lasts for months, well formulated. If you want even glowing skin and want to introduce acid toners into your routine without splurging. I recommend this.
The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin serum
Murad post acne spot lightening gel
Both do the work of lightening dark spots and pigmentation. You can read my full review of the ordinary alpha arbutin serum here.
Watch the full video down below to see demonstration.
That’s it for my latest skincare routine. I must point out that this might not be what is needed for all skin types. I’m a combination to oily skin and this what works for me at this particular time and I believe it would do the same for those with my skin concerns which include breaking out and acne scars. If you want a detailed skincare regimen to suit you, contact me via any of my platforms to book a consultation.
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