In this post I will share my morning skincare routine with you. Skincare is always something that I am really interested in. Ever since I was younger I have always had oily and acne prone skin. Over the years I tried a lot of products, but only during the last couple of months. I really found a routine that works and actually helps prevent me from having lots of spots. So hopefully this is a post that will be helpful to you if you are suffering from acne or have really oily skin.
So let's have a little talk about my skin. Like I said, I am pretty sure that I have spots ever since I hit puberty. My face was oily, and I got spots. Me not really knowing what to do about it, I got stubborn and started using harsh products that should prevent acne and all sorts of stuff. Then my mum stepped in and got me on Vichy Normaderm, then I used Clinique, and ever since I was sixteen I started using La Roche Posay. La Roche Posay is probably one of those brands that I will be using for the rest of my life.
I used a lot of acne prone skin La Roche Posay products, but then also started using all sorts of other stuff. Such as a toner by Clarins, Too much stuff for my skin. My skin was so squeeky clean, that I had no oil left on my face, so my skin started to produce more oil. Which basically gave me even more pimples. So I did some research, a lot of research. And since December, I cut down on my routine. I came back to my beloved brand La Roche Posay. This post is not sponsored by La Roche Posay at all, I wish they did, because I absolutely love their products and find that they are the only products that help me clear my acne.
Having a minimal routine really helped clear up my acne. So I cut back and I used products for 'sensitive skin'. Because I have been using that many harsh products on my face for such a long time, my skin actually got sensitive.
So ever since December I started using products for sensitive skin. Products that aren't harsh, that don't make me break out. So every morning when I wake up I use the Kiehl's Centella Skin-Calming Facial Cleanser with a lukewarm face cloth. The three main ingredients in this cleanser are Aloe Vera, Camomile and Centella. Aloe Vera has a soothing effect on your skin, just like camomile. Centella (or Tiger Herb) is antibacterial and helps heals your skin. It's a very soft cleanser, that does not feel tight after I have used it.
Once I have cleansed my face in the morning, I move on to putting some sort of creme on my face. I have been using the La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo+ cream for absolute ages. This is one of those products that has been raved about a lot by bloggers in the past. This cream has been formulated to help correct the appearance of blemishes, and helps unclog your pores.
I had not used this product in such a long time, as I thought the effect of this product had run out for me. But I decided to get back to it and I am very happy that I went back to using it. It really has cleared up my skin and it helped unclog my pores.
I find that this La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo+ cream really works when I combine it with my La Roche Posay Toleriane Ultra Fluid cream. This is one of those creams that I only discovered back in December, but I already am seeing a massive difference. It is a very lightweight cream, that also helps to soothe your skin. It is a very hydrating cream, that does not break me out at all.
Once all of the creams have been put onto my face and I feel all moisturized, I put some SPF on. That's something that I sometimes forget, but really try to remember to put on every day. Especially now that the weather is getting better. I am currently using the La Roche Posay Anthelios AC SPF 30. It's a SPF that I discovered last year. It does not break me out, so I definitely want to stick to products that don't break me out.
That's it. That is all the products I use in the morning. I find that having a minimal skincare routine really helps to contribute to having better skin. Like you can see in the second photo, I still have some acne scars. Every now and again I do get a pimple, some are cystic. It has been a long process, but I find that sticking to these products, as well as trying to eat healhty and drinking as much as possible really helps clear my skin as much as I can. I put on some Nuxe Reve de Miel lip balm and I am ready to go.
I will be posting a evening skincare routine too. The products that I use during the evening are not really that different than the ones I do during the morning. There are a few other products that I use, that help clear my acne too. So stay tuned for that post later this week!