I have sensitive, combination and acne prone skin. I have tried multiple brands and products to find what works best for my skin. We all have been through a journey to look for the right products right? Now, my skin is in the best condition is has ever been since I started getting acne. I think it is the right time for me to share with you my daily skincare routine.
My skin used to have lots of little whiteheads, blackheads, and pimples, and my skin gets red easily. But, all the products aim for oily skin and acne treatments don't really work for me. Some of them dry my skin out and/or irritate my skin. I figured I might have sensitive skin, and the acne is actually an irritated reaction. So, I started to treat my skin with more soothing and chemical free products. If I want to treat my acne, I use something that is mild and natural.
I am using almost everything from Lush. I am not saying these products will work on everyone, but it really does work on me. For cleanser, I use either Aqua Marina or Herbalism, they both works wonder for my skin. Aqua
is aim for sensitive skin since the main ingredient is calamine. Herbalism is
for acne prone skin, but using natural ingredients like kaolin and rice vinegar
for it. (The best makeup remover I've used is actually something I made myself,
nothing ever beats that. I’m going to post about the DIY makeup remover if you
are interested.) Marina
After I cleanse my skin, I use an exfoliator called Ocean Salt. It’s the best exfoliator I've ever used; It makes my skin silky smooth and help reduce blackheads. I exfoliate everyday. Yes, you read that right, everyday. I learnt from a dermatologist that people should exfoliate daily since we have dead skin cells build up everyday. By doing so, it creates soft smooth skin and prevents blackheads. But, you have to make sure the product you use is mild enough for you to use it often. Ocean Salt works for me, but there are still people who think it’s too harsh. It may not work for you, but scrubbing with Ocean Salt definitely works for me.
To moisturize my skin, I tone my skin first with Tea Tree Water, and then apply the Celestial moisturizer before the toner is fully absorbed. Applying moisturizer on damp skin can help the product spread using the tiniest bit of amount. Celestial is also a moisturizer aim for sensitive skin, which is not too greasy for my combination skin type. My skin behaves so well while I use Celestial, I can't even survive without this moisturizer.
The Tea Tree Water is a very natural product for my acne prone skin. Another product I like to use to keep acne away is Grease Lightning. There are no acid, chemical or any medical ingredients in this spot treatment. It contains ingredients like tea tree, lavender, and aloe vera, which all works well for spots. I have used spot treatments that make my skin dry and flaky before. I have also used effective product that works so well I apply more, and then end up with red and swollen face. However, Grease Lightning doesn't irritate my skin no matter how much I apply. Even though the result may not come as wonderfully fast as those chemical ones, I am glad this product is not harming my skin in anyway.
I have used this skincare routine for about a year, now. And, I have repurchased these products multiple times. I only make small adjustments for different seasons. I apply more moisturizer in winter, and less in summer. I have written a product review on Aqua Marina and Herbalism. Please let me know in the comment if you have any questions about other products from Lush.
What is your skincare routine?