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Skincare routine. Hormonal acne/oily prone skin

Hey ladies! Wondering if anyone can help me with a skincare routine for hormonal acne/oily prone skin. New to this whole situation of a routine.. don’t know where to start, which order of products.. etc. TIA!

Re: Skincare routine. Hormonal acne/oily prone skin

In order to have perfect skin, there are many things to do. Of course, buy top skin care products. Sleep well and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Take vitamins to avoid vitamin deficiency and to support all the body functions. Just consult a nutritionist to figure out which vitamins to take. 

Re: Skincare routine. Hormonal acne/oily prone skin

@JordannaKach If you're just starting out, you'll want to move slowly so you can keep an eye out for negative reactions. The base of any good routine is cleanser, moisturizer, and sunscreen. You'll want to get those in place before adding in treatments so you can keep your skin protected and healthy. Also, try to wait at least a week (preferably two) between introducing new products. That way, if you experience a negative reaction, you'll have a better idea of which product is the culprit. Once you have your base routine in place, you can add in treatments for the acne and oiliness. Often BHA/salicylic acid is a good place to start for dealing with acne. And also adding in hydrating toners or serums can help balance out the skin to deal with oiliness. Double cleansing with an oil cleanser before your regular water-based cleanser can also help keep pores clean. 


Here are a few product options to check out:



philosophy Purity Made Simple Cleanser 

First Aid Beauty Pure Skin Face Cleanser 

fresh Soy Makeup Removing Face Wash 

Youth To The People Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser 



belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb 

Caudalie Mini Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet 0.66 oz/ 20 mL 

OLEHENRIKSEN Sheer Transformation® Perfecting Moisturizer 

Kate Somerville Goat Milk Moisturizing Cream 1.7 oz/ 50 mL 

CosRx Oil-Free Moisturizing Lotion



MDSolarSciences Mineral Crème Broad Spectrum SPF 50 UVA-UVB Sunscreen 4 oz/ 113 g 

COOLA Mineral Sun Silk Crème SPF 30 1.5 oz/ 44 mL 

Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40 PA+++ 



CosRx BHA Blackhead Power Liquid

Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant 4 oz/ 118 mL 

SEPHORA COLLECTION Clarifying Peel Pads 60 Pads 


oil cleanser-

Shiseido Perfect Cleansing Oil 

CLINIQUE Take The Day Off™ Cleansing Balm Duo 

Banila Clean It Zero

The Face Shop Rice Water Light Bright Cleansing Oil



Drunk Elephant B-Hydra™ Intensive Hydration Serum 1.69 oz/ 50 mL 

Benton Snail Bee High Content Skin

Benton Snail Bee High Content Essence

Etude House Moistfull Collagen Toner

Elizavecca Hyaluronic Acid

belif Hungarian Water Essence 2.53 oz/ 75 mL 


Re: Skincare routine. Hormonal acne/oily prone skin

@JordannaKach , I have had the skin type you are referencing for my entire life, and have tried many of the products @quspork listed, which are all excellent recommendations. Here is a simplified version of products that work for me currently:


belif Problem Solution Cleansing Foam 3.38 oz 

First Aid Beauty Pure Skin Face Cleanser 

Tatcha Pure One Step Camellia Oil Cleanser 5.1 oz/ 150 mL 

First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads 

Missha Time Revolution First Treatment Essence 

The INKEY List Niacinamide Oil Control Serum 1 oz/ 30 mL 

Dr. Zenovia Skincare 5% Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Spot Treatment 

OLEHENRIKSEN Banana Bright Eye Crème 0.5 oz/ 15 mL 

belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb 

fresh Seaberry Skin Nutrition Booster 0.5 oz/ 15 mL 

Tatcha Silken Pore Perfecting Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 35 PA+++ 2 oz/ 59 mL 

Re: Skincare routine. Hormonal acne/oily prone skin

I use lots of products from Laroche posay. Clinique also has great products.
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