Since my early teen years I have struggled with hormonal acne. It has always made me extremely self-conscious and for years I have tried just about everything to help clear my skin and even my skin tone. Recently I made it a goal to switch to cleaner & safer skincare products. I was worried this would make clearing my skin and keeping breakouts at bay much harder. However, I ended up discovering products that I love which have made a huge difference for my skin.
I know everyone’s skin is different and there are very few products that work for everyone. What works for me may not work for you, but if there is a chance I can help you clear your skin or find products that you love then its worth sharing!
Here is the routine I’ve been using for 4 months that has helped clear my skin.
Every morning I wash my face with this Nourishing Cleanser (if I feel a breakout coming on I use this clear pore cleanser instead to help exfoliate and clear out my pores). I follow up with a Vitamin C oil which has really helped even and brighten my skin tone. The trickiest part for me was finding a moisturizer that actually hydrated without causing me to breakout more since I have combination skin. I LOVE this adaptive moisturizer. It is designed to give your skin the exact amount of hydration it needs. After moisturizing I use this eye cream which has done wonders for my “sleep deprived new mom” eyes.
At night I wash my face with this cleansing balm. It is VERY hydrating without being too heavy or making my skin feel greasy. Then 2-3 times a week I follow up with this resurfacing peel. I think this is what has really helped even my skin tone and fight breakouts! Then I follow up wit the same moisturizer. If I need a bit of extra hydration, on the days I don’t use the peel I will occasionally use the intense moisture serum too.
I should also note that during this 4 month period I wasn’t really wearing makeup so my skin was able to breathe. I wanted my skin to really have a chance to heal without clogging my pores. And honestly now that my skin is so clear I don’t feel the need to wear any makeup at all. A few other things that I think have helped make a difference is drinking LOTS of water and sleeping with a silk pillowcase which is so much better for your skin.
For so long I thought that clean products would be ineffective, but this routine has worked wonders for my skin. I know that everyone’s skin reacts to products in different ways. I have spent years trying different products that people “swear by” to find that they just didn’t work for me. But this regimen has been a game changer for me. Not only are the products clean and safe so I can feel good about using them but they are effective!
If you have any other questions about this skincare routine or want to try any of these products yourself (or any Beautycounter products for that matter) let me know! And if you are interested in switching to cleaner & safer products you can fill out this questionnaire and I will help you find safe skincare that works for you!