My Bye Bye Acne Skin Care Routine ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿพ

Let's talk about skin baby! For the past 2-3 years my face has been going through it. I was holding off on skin care related post until my face started showing progress. And ladies let me tell you, in 2 short months my face has made a complete turn around. All thanks to Marie, at the Skin Science clinic, who since May has been helping me through this process. My first visit was a 1 hour consultation where she evaluated my face, identified the causes of my acne, reviewed my makeup/skin care products, edited the products in my routine and recommended future treatments.

There are a lot of factors that contribute to the success of my routine besides the products I use morning and night. Here are just a few  ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿพ 

  1. Clean everything that comes in contact with your face before every use. This includes your hands, makeup brush, and towels. They are all a breeding ground for germs and bacteria that you don't on there. I keep a stack of clean white hand towels in my bathroom solely to dry face. I toss them in the laundry after every use.
  2. Say deuces โœŒ๐Ÿพ  to pore clogging products and ingredients such as primer (silicone), BB & CC creams, anything long lasting, Glycerin, and oil ( oil combating oil is a lieeee! ). Make sure to research the ingredients in your products because some ingredients have alternative names such as silicone (aka dimethicone). We oily skin gals are already prone to experiencing blockage in our pores so we do not need to add to that. 
  3. Start steaming. Your products will absorb better with nice clean and opened pores. At night I precleanse, cleanse, and exfoliate in the shower to allow the steam to release everything my skin has absorbed throughout the day. Because I'm EXTRA I also use a facial steamer 2-3 times a week on nights I apply my face mask to create a relaxing at the spa kinda vibes.

Now that we got through the preliminaries here is my morning and night skin care routine: 

Morning time  

  • Light Steam with warm rag or hot shower
  • Cleanse - Skinsceuticals Blemish + Age Cleansing Gel 
  • Tone - Clear Cell Salicylic Clarifying Tonic (this stuff is magic and it doesn't dry out my skin)
  • Treat - Lancรดme Genefique serum  
  • Moisturize/ Protect - PREVENTION+ Daily Matte Moisturizer SPF 32
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Night Time Skincare Routine

Night Time  

  • Pre cleanse - Purity 3 in 1 cleanser (Forget baby wipes this is my holy grail everything remover)
  • Cleanse - Skinsceuticals Blemish + Age Cleansing Gel
  • *Exfoliate - Rocky Mountain Soap co Vanilla Coconut Revitalizing Face Polish 
  • *Steam - Dr. Dennis Gross Facial Steamer Solutions 
  • *Face Mask - depends on what my skin needs that day
  • Tone - Apple Cidear Vinegar & Kangen beauty water mix (compliments the next product better than Clear Cell Salicylic Clarifying Tonic)
  • Treat - Tacupump (treatment prescribed by my physician) 
  • *Sheet Mask - I follow up with one if I do a clay or clarifying mask
  • Moisturize - Image Clear Cell Mattifying Moisturizer for Oily Skin and Rocky Mountain Soap co Beech Tree Bud Eye Cream 

*completed 2-3 times a week  

This complete routine has made a huge difference in cleansing my pores, treating my inflammation, and preventing future pimples. I can't say these exact products will work for your needs but it worked for me.  In my consultation Marie discussed with me the ingredients in my makeup and skin care products to educated me on how they affect my skin. Now I have a better understanding on how each products works and to pay attention to why purchasing new items. I'm so happy I took a leap of faith and put my complete trust in Marie. She has not failed me ๐Ÿ™‚  

Do you have a solid skin care routine? What's helped with your acne? What products have changed the game for you. Comment below!

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