Thank you to everyone who has noticed and complimented me on the improvement of my acne. You know that I actively work on making it the best it can be so receiving your confirmation that my current routine is making a difference is music to my ears! I’ve largely been following the same skincare routine as always, but its a bit more simplified that it was last year this time – I don’t do the “extras” as often as I once was, for time sake. But the basic regimen remains and my product rotation has not changed for months.
Daily I wash my face and exfoliate simultaneously using Purely Clear Facial Cleansing Concentrate and the Clarisonic Mia 2 brush. Although this face wash is only available online, my skin loves the ingredients and it works really well in conjunction with the Clarisonic brush so I continue to remain faithful to what works. After cleaning my face, I tone using witch hazel to remove any last traces of dirt, oil and return my skin to its normal pH. Lastly I moisturize using Mario Badescu Oil-Free Moisturizer with SPF 30. I should mention that while traveling, I use the Mario Badescu Special Enzyme Cleansing Gel, which agrees with my skin but is not a foaming cleanser so that is why I don’t use a full size at home, non-foaming cleansers do not work well with Clarisonic brushes.
Once or twice monthly, I use a facial mask which changes depending on my skin’s needs, which I outline in the video below.
- For deep pore cleaning and toxin removal, I use Morrocan Ghassoul Clay.
- For breakout relief and clearing, I use Ain’t Misbehavin’ Intensive Skin Correcting Sulfur Fighting Mask
- For texture improvement and scar fading, I use Lady Soma Berry Antioxidant Masque
For more info about these face masks, my thoughts and how they work for my skin, check out the video.
There are times when I need to be a bit more diligent so I step up my skincare routine as needed to include a facial at home, using my Personal Microdermabrasion system and of course always trying to drink as much water as possible. While I may not use the masks or PMD every single week like I once was, they still are a necessary part of my routine when I have breakouts or a special occasion arises. Thank you again for your comments on my skin, I am enjoying the slow and steady changes I’m seeing and hope it continues!