Skincare is a thing I will never, ever skip. I had problem skin growing up and after a 7 month stint on Accutane, I am done with acne. It might not be done with me (lol), but I am done with it. So, here are a couple of my secrets on kicking it, and some other skin problems, straight to the curb.
1. Sunday Riley Martian Mattifying Melting Water-Gel Toner
Oily skin girls: LISTEN UP. This is the first thing I put on after washing my face (I typically use a gentle face wash like Cetaphil). It is a water-gel toner which means instead of being super water-y like most toners, it feels more like a gel and you can pump it into your hands and then rub on your face instead of using a cotton pad like you would for a traditional toner. It melts into your skin (hence the name) and truly keeps your oil at bay ALL DAY. Not to mention, it tightens pores, fights acne, and the green tea in it soothes redness. It is an absolute must if you have oily or problem skin. It is also safe for sensitive skin!
2. Sunday Riley Good Genes All-In-One Lactic Acid Treatment
I like to put this on after toner because I want it as close to my bare skin as possible without other products acting as a barrier. This is great for oily, dry, or combination skin. It fights dullness, uneven texture, fine lines, and brightens dark spots. It doesn’t smell great, but I promise the results are worth it. The lactic acid gently exfoliates the surface of your skin and leaves it looking plump, youthful, and more vibrant than before- trust me.
3. OLEHENRIKSEN Truth Serum
This is safe for all skin types and is the BOMB.COM. It’s more affordable than other vitamin c serums I have tried, but the results are just as good. It is a super powerful antiaging serum formulated with vitamin C and collagen, which means it brightens and hydrates the skin.
4. Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream
Are you sensing a Sunday Riley theme here? Because it’s amazing. This moisturizer is safe for all skin types. It is hydrating, plumps my skin, and brightens any discoloration that I have from previous acne scarring.
5. Murad Rapid Relief Acne Spot Treatment
Contrary to popular belief, Accutane does not fix your skin forever. Although my acne used to be cystic, and now it is not, I still get an occasional surface breakout. This flattens it right out. I have used this stuff off and on for probably about 5 years, but I keep coming back to it because nothing ever beats it. When I see a pimple coming, I dab this on and it is flattened in about 4 hours.
These are my 5 skincare fixes- let me know what you think in the comments!