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As I’ve mentioned in my most recent article, acne and skincare have been my biggest focus in my beauty routine at the moment. I’ve always struggled with acne and I continue to do so, but at the moment I’ve found a routine that works for me. It’s simple and pretty fast since I usually don’t have too much time.
I’ve condensed it down to 5 simple steps, which don’t include my weekly derma-rolling or face scrubs
STEP ONE: REMOVE MAKEUP
This step is and always will be my number one step. No matter how much my routine changes I have always removed my makeup with makeup remover wipes. It preps my skin to ensure that I remove as much makeup as I can. My ride or die wipes are the Neutrogena makeup remover cleansing towelettes.
STEP TWO: CLEANSE
Cleansing the skin of any makeup or dirt is the goal. Your pores soak up all the makeup and debris throughout the day, that’s why you must cleanse your skin with a cleanser that targets your skin care needs.
Like I mentioned, I struggle with acne so I’m using the Clarisonic Mia cleansing brush to further remove my makeup. I pair the cleansing brush with Clarisonic’s Pore and Blemish Gel Cleanser. This cleanser has 2% salicylic acid which is great for acne-prone skin like mine.
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STEP THREE: EYE MAKEUP
Once I’ve removed my makeup I will go in with Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water, the blue one which removes waterproof makeup, and a cotton ball to remove the excess eye makeup. The reason I do this is that the skin around my eye is too delicate to have a sonic cleansing brush around it.
I will dampen the cotton ball with the cleansing water and place it on my eye for about 3-5 seconds and begin to slowly rub away the excess eye makeup.
STEP FOUR: SPOT TREATMENT
Now that I’ve ~sort of~ perfected my skincare routine, I have minor breakouts which only need a little spot treatment here and there. I use the Neutrogena On-the-Spot acne treatment and just dab it on where I have a blemish or feel one coming on. It’ll usually subside overnight or by day 2.
STEP FIVE: MOISTURIZER
Moisturizer is essential but even more so when you are putting benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid on your skin. These chemicals are pretty drying so adding moisture afterward is needed. I use St. Ives Renewing Collagen & Elastin Moisturizer.
As you can see you don’t need an extensive skincare routine to see results. I’ve seen amazing results with just these five steps. What are your skincare secrets?