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A few months ago I addressed my experience of having acne in this blog post. But today I thought I would share my skincare routine as someone who has combination & Acne-Prone Skin. Over the past few years, I’ve picked up a few ideas and tips to help reduce and keep on top of my acne. So hopefully this post might be helpful to somebody and I hope you enjoy!
Also this post is a collab with Luci from lucibarker.co.uk! Her blog is amazing and she is absolutely lovely, make sure you check out her blog and skincare blog post too!
The main thing that I have learnt through my experience with acne is that more is less when it comes to skincare products. I tried and used so many products over the years but I finally realised that that was just making it all worse as I began to experience dry skin too, whereas usually it was just oily. However, I have finally narrowed it down to the bare minimum products which is working amazingly for me!
I have been using the Neutrogena Visibly clear Pink Grapefruit daily scrub and oil-free moisturiser for a few months now and I am loving them! Not only do they smell AMAZING but the scrub makes my face feel so clean and as the moisturiser is oil-free, my pores don’t get clogged and it feels incredibly light on your skin. They are available in Boots and Superdrug and are often on offer such as 3 for 2 so don’t break the bank either!
A common mistake when it comes to spots and acne is to stop using moisturiser completely but this is bad idea! This is just going to make your skin dry and uncomfortable, so an oil-free moisturiser is the perfect solution. If I’m not feeling like wearing moisturiser, I do like to use the Superdrug Vitamin E hydrating mist for a quick spritz to wake yourself up and make your skin glow!
I do however currently use a gel prescribed by my GP called DUAC. I used to use this all of the time for about a year but now I just use it as and when I need it. It worked absolute wonders for my acne so if you experience pain or your spots start to affect you daily, I definitely recommend getting help. Not only was my skin much clearer but my spots hurt less and my confidence was completely boosted!
When it comes to removing makeup I like to keep it simple! I use the Simple cleansing facial wipes to get the thick of it off then go in with the Garnier Micellar cleansing water on a cotton pad to finish up. I don’t really like the feel of this when it is left on my face so I usually wash my face after with my daily scrub.
I also use a hell of a lot of lip balm to keep my lips nice, soft and smooth. My favourites’s include Palmer’s and Vaseline, I can’t leave home without them!
What are your go to skincare products? Do you use any of these? Let me know!
As always, thanks for reading!