Ever since sharing my struggles with adult acne and rededicating to working on my skin, I’ve received so much positive feedback! Thank you for noticing the small improvements. I wanted give an update on my regimen and some of the adjustments I made. If you need a recap, you can check out my original post describing my full skin care regimen.
Over the summer because I was playing tennis in direct sunlight, I stopped using the PMD system and glycolic containing products. For those who do not know, those products increase your skin’s sensitivity to sunlight and if proper care is not taken can actually cause adverse effects. You absolutely must use a broad spectrum SPF and take care to avoid direct sunlight when using one or both products. During tennis sessions over the summer I spent up to three hours at a time in the sun so I thought it would be best to discontinue using these products temporarily.
Throughout the summer, I washed with Purely Clear Cleansing Concentrate, toned with witch hazel and moisturized regularly. I also increased my water intake tremendously which I believe helped my complexion improve.
Now that it is fall, the sun is not as strong and has the evenings I play tennis. So I have reintroduced the more aggressive products back into my regimen. Over the weekend, I gave myself a facial: Washed with Purely Clear, Toned, Steamed with my Conair Facial Sauna, applied Lady Soma Anti-Oxidant Facial Masque (contains AHAs) and followed with Lady Soma Renewal Serum (contains hyaluronic acid). My face instantly felt brighter, cleaner and smoother.
I purchased replacement discs for the PMD (see original review here) will be using it as soon as they arrive. I’m really pleased with my progress and anticipate it getting even better now that I am using stronger products again. I also ordered some Rhassoul (Morrocan) clay to implement into my regimen as well; After I posted about the benefits of clay for hair I realized I wanted this item for my skin!
So my current regimen is as follows:
- Sunday: Home Facial and microdermabrasion with the PMD system followed by Avon Retexturizing Wipes.
- Wednesday: Rhassoul clay mask
- Twice Daily: Clean with Purely Clear Cleanser (once with the Clarisonic Mia), tone with witch hazel and moisturize using SPF.
I was very hesitant to invest in a lot of popular tools for skin because they were so expensive but I have to tell you, my cleaning brush, PMD, and facial sauna really do enhance my regimen and improve the performance of my products. They are all must haves for me.