Saturday, April 25, 2015

Skincare Routine + Tips

Hey Everybody! 
I was recently requested to do a skincare routine and that is why in this weeks blogpost I am sharing the products and items that I use to keep my skin happy! kinda..., well better than what it looked like couple months back. I am blessed with cystic acne, even though its not all over my face it was targetted in the worst place possible, the nose area. If there are any other tips and tricks that can benefit acne prone skin feel free to share them below to share your knowledge and experiences with others.

Step One: Cleanse
Cleansing your face is one of the most important parts in a skincare regimen, cleansing your face allows your skin to remove all of the dirt and bacteria buildup that has been built up since the last wash. In the past I used to use foaming cleansers, because after I washed my face it felt tight and I thought it was working however I think from this it made my skin more irritated thus causing more breakouts and causing even oiler skin if that makes sense. 

Step Two: Tone
A couple months back my dermatologist told me to stop using alcohol toners as it can be really drying to your skin causing it to be more sensitive and prone to dryness. Now I know in the beauty industery toners are used to balance the Ph levels making your skin levels more balanced, this only works if you are using a more natural base toner without alcohol. Since then I have converted to more of an natural toner, the one that I have here is Witch Hazel that is a cooling agent that soothes the skin.

Step Three: Moisturize
In the morning I use this lotion as it is very lightweight and does not clog my pores as it both hydrating to the skin preventing my skin from peeling causing amounts of pain. I like to stick to the simples brand for daytime moisturizer as it provides very good nutrients for your skin.

At night I use the garnier cream with vitamin e as it contains many healing properties that is able to heal acne scars that were caused by growing up and the raising of hormones on that glamorous time of that month. I really think that this product really helps fade my acne scars that I have on my nose that was caused by cystic acne, this also doesnt irratate my skin which is definetly another plus for this product.

Step Four: Sunscreen
Sunscreen is an important factor to prevent long term damage to your skin that can cause many harmful properties to your skin. I have to admit I hardly use sunscreen thus the amount of dark spots on my skin, I am determined to apply sunscreen on days where I am exposed to sunlight for long periods of time.

Step Five: Acne Treatment 
Before I went to see a dermatologist, I relyed on over the counter acne treatements for example: tea tree oil and benzoyl peroxide. However with the acne that I was dealing with which were deep in to my skin needed to be treated with something much stronger that can target bacteria deep under the skin tissue. The product that I was given was clindoxyl gel. I used to use a range of different products at the same time, but I never finished a product fully. I have learnt that you don't actually see the benefits unless you use the product over a long period of time.

One of the most important steps is to exfoliate your face, especially if you have oily skin this will help get rid of the dead skin cells giving you soft and supple skin. I think this was very important when I suffered cystic acne because it prevented the clogging of pores causing an infection in my skin, and this product also contains salicylic acid which is really efficient to dry out ongoing acne that is on your skin.

Step Seven: LipBalm
Moisturising your lips is an another important step as it can represent proper hydration and youth. One of the lipbalms/butters that I have enjoyed so far is the nivea/labello lip butter as it is very moisturising and also smells amazing. I really like nivea products in general, this product is alsmost half way down and I only got it at the end of last year, I think it is a must try for people who have easily chapped lips

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  3. Cleansing is such an important step in everyones skincare routine.

    LindaLibraLoca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking


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