I remember trying out some kind of lavender-scented face scrub from Lush for a few days straight, and I think that was the final step in really leading to some of the worst months of my life in terms of skin. I broke out very badly, and for the first time I got acne scarring. I was embarrassed and insecure about my skin, and vowed to both never use Lush face products again, and to just never use skincare products again without researching them first.
And so, after much research and many months, I've developed a skincare routine that is perfect for me and has helped my acne scars heal significantly. My skin is now happy, healthy, and glowing! Here is a list of the products I'm using right now, some new things I've been trying out, and why I like each of them.
|Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Cleanser, $6.97 on Amazon.ca|
|Paula's Choice 2% Salicylic Acid Liquid Exfoliator, 4oz for $28|
My skin is still combination so I use different products depending on what it needs.
|Cerave Facial Moisturizing Lotion, SPF 30, $27.65 on Amazon.ca|
|Paula's Choice PC4Men Night-time Repair Cream, 1.7oz for $27|
|Paula's Choice Resist Anti Aging Serum, 1oz for $36|
This stuff is so luxurious. I only use it once in a while ('cause of dat price tag) when my skin is in need of a real boost, and it feels very smooth and light. I think if I used it more regularly, in combination with the exfoliator it would work really well to give me smooth skin.
That's about it for my regular skincare routine--I don't use toner because I think exfoliator does essentially the same thing and I also think it's better to keep my routine simple. I use an eye cream and a spot cream occasionally (both from Paula's Choice, my holy grail), but it's pretty rare. Here are also some new products I've been trying, and what I think of them!
|Rose Face Mask by Fresh, 100ml for $72|
I got this mask as a birthday gift from Sephora, and excuse my language but it's the shit. It makes my skin SO happy. I apply a really thin layer on my face, let it sit for around 10 minutes, and wash it off. Baby skin for the next few days!
|Organic Coconut Oil by Nutriva, $12.99 for 14oz|