Sunday, January 19, 2014

Skin Routine for Acne Prone Skin

Hello my Sirens! 

It has been a long time since I've updated my blog but I have something so great to share with you all and I couldn't resist. 

This post is about my daily skin routine and how I keep my skin clear. 
Before I enlighten you here is a little background about my skin. I have oily combination skin meaning my skin gets oily in my T-zone area, which includes the forehead, nose and chin. My cheeks don't usually get oily but they aren't dry either. I also struggle with acne here and there and have to constantly be on top of keeping my skin clean or it will break out. 

For years I've struggled with buying products that do everything but clear up my skin. I can honestly say that I've tried all brands and lines with minimal success. Finally I began educating myself and learned that the ingredients that help cure and heal acne blemishes are the following: Salicylic acid, Benzoyl Peroxide, and Sulfur. (Search for these ingredients while shopping for cleansers and moisturizers)

Here is my skin routine:

First I wash my face with BiorĂ©’s Pore Unclogging Face Wash it has Salicylic Acid. I squeeze a half dime sized amount onto the tip of my fingers and massage it in gentle circular motions onto damp skin. I do this for about 15-30 seconds and then rinse with warm water and pat my skin dry with a clean facial towel.

 Then I grab one of Neutrogena’s Acne Skin Pads which has Salicylic Acid and rub it onto my skin using moderate pressure making sure I focus on my T-zone and then let my skin air-dry.

 Lastly, I apply one small pump of Burt Bee’s Acne Lotion which has Salicylic Acid and distribute it evenly all over my face until the skin absorbs it completely.

I do this process in the morning when I wake up and at nighttime right before bed. If I do happen to have a blemish I do apply, Neutrogena’s Benzoyl Peroxide Spot Acne Treatment directly on the blemish. I pack it on during night time and during the day I make sure the product disappears on the blemish so no traces of product is visible.

Once a week I do apply a sulfur based mask to soften the skin and medicate it. I leave it on for no more than 15 minutes and then rinse with warm water.

These products have changed my skin completely and I hope it will help improve yours as well.

Until next time my Loves! Xoxo