I’ve been struggling with acne since I was 13 years old. I had no idea about the importance of skincare routine. I wish I knew better back then.
I believe that skincare should be simple and realistic. I’ve seen skincare videos where they put A LOT (it was 11) of products on their face, it’s too much to be honest. Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That!
I want to share what worked for me and hope it could help even a little.
1 – Cleanser (Morning & Evening)
No matter what your skin type is, you should always use a gentle cleanser. Don’t use any harsh facial wash or facial scrub. It will only dry your skin and make your oil glands on firrrreeee!
2 – Toner (Morning & Evening)
I use this immediately after the first step to make sure that my face is thoroughly clean. I found that this helps the absorption of the next products. You can use whatever works for you the best, just try to use alcohol-free toners.
For me, this is necessary if you wear makeup. But if you don’t, you can skip this.
3 – Moisturizer (Morning & Evening)
I have extremely oily skin, and I still use a moisturizer. And I recommend you do too! This is important, do not skip.
There are loads of moisturizer products out there, choose whatever works for you the best. And be careful not to over-moisturize.
4 – Acne Treatment (Evening only)
If you have acne like I do, I would totally recommend you this one! This is the only product that worked for my skin. It may take weeks to see improvement but this is totally worth it.
5 – Sunscreen (Morning only)
Since I live in a tropical country, I use this everyday. My acne treatment also makes my face very sensitive to sunlight and more prone to sunburn. Don’t skip!
Exfoliating Scrubs (One or Twice a Week)
I use this twice a week in place of my daily cleanser. And make sure that it’s not too harsh on the skin. This is essential to remove dead skin cells which can clog up your pores.
Be gentle when using this, don’t scrub too hard!
And that’s it! Always remember to stick to your routine. And never sleep with your makeup on.