Beauty update: Skincare products for sensitive skin10:00 AM
Some time ago I shared with you some skincare tips I was following with my prone-to-acne, super sensitive skin and which were pretty effective on me. Today, and as I've been asked by some people lately on how do I take care of my skin, which redness has almost gone away forever, and where I do not have scars or acne signals anymore (and almost any pimple) I'd like to share with you and update on the skincare products I'm currently using. Because, my daily skincare routine is not the same as it was three years ago when that post was written, although it basically has evolved from that, let's call it "first stage". As I always say, if you have problematic skin, my opinion and daily skincare routine may work for you but, first go to your dermatologist for some advice!
Today, I still have a very high-maintenance skin, pretty thin, prone to peel off during winter (yes, like I was a petite, long-haired brunette lizard, which is not very fun), and prone to sensitive zones mixed with oily areas on my T-zone. I've kept the basics on my daily skincare routine, which is disciplined and strictly fulfilled: no cheat days! That doesn't mean I'm obsessed or touching my face every other minute: instead, I follow a three step routine twice a day (morning just after waking up or having breakfast, and evening before heading to bed) which is sometimes completed using a moisturizing lotion by mid-afternoon (only if I feel my skin too tight or dry) or a super specific anti-acne cream just in case there's a lingering zit bothering around.
My three-steps routine is pretty easy and keeps mostly the same morning and evening. First, I softly wash my face with Lush's "Angels on bare skin" cleanser with mild-warm water. There's no need to use a lot of the cleanser since it works well just using a little bit! (That's why I keep it on the fridge for almost three months!). Then, I spread "Tea Tree water" around my face (Lush's too. The amount of product on all the containers is pretty good for its price, they're sensitive-skin friendly and freshly handmade, so it's great!) and let it dry. After dressing and having my breakfast, before doing my makeup I would put on a little bit of Clinique's "Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion", since I've been using it for years, and it still keeps working well for me.
And last but not least, these two cream/gels were prescribed to me by my dermatologist. Hyséac "Restructurant" entered my vanity case when I suffered from a terrible, massive peeling around my mouth after last summer (weather and temperature changes, you know). It's been around for a while since the peeling disappeared, but I keep it since it's like a 200% concentrated moisturizing lotion for the worst days. Tactuoben gel was my salvation on my worst acne moments, since it dries anything it touches (remember the lizard?). I remember putting it all over my face to control acne outbreaks, but now it's super useful for unexpected and punctual pimples on my chin or mouth. Just a little bit overnight, and byebye!
Is there any skincare routine you follow? Do you believe in cheat days, or you keep a strict routine like I do?