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Any Suggestions? 15% off is coming

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 Hello.

I have a combination and dry skin. I use these products for 1 month now.

 

philosophy The Microdelivery Exfoliating Facial Wash  The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5  The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%  belif Moisturizing Eye Bomb  #fresh Lotus Anti-Aging Night Moisturizer for night.  and IT Cosmetics Jumbo Confidence in A Cream 4 fl. oz/ 120ml  

 

I don't see any change on my acne and blackheads. Finished the ordinary serums and 

I want to get these serums instead. 

 

Youth To The People Superfood Antioxidant Cleanser #, Youth To The People 15% Vitamin C + Clean Caffeine Energy Serum 1 oz/ 30 mL #and  Glow Recipe Plum Plump™ Hyaluronic Acid Serum 1.0 oz/ 30 mL  OR  Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow PHA +BHA Pore-Tight Toner 5.07 oz/ 150 mL 

 

Can you help me for what to use to have clear skin🥺?

Are these serums good for under skin acne? mine are not white head they just hurt but don't pop😒

It is my first time doing face routine. 

 

Thank you in advance. 🤗

Re: Any Suggestions? 15% off is coming

@ElHaam I use Herbivore's Lapis Oil and lapis mask when I break out. The oil is super and really works for me. I like Philosophy's daily micro exfoliant but Fresh soy face wash is good too. You can always try just using a washcloth in the shower if cleaners are too drying. Kate Somerfield? weekly exfoliator and Drunk Elephants Babyface are really good to me and are two stronger products. Dr Jarts Ceramide cream, Algenist moisturizers and Tata Harper doesn't break me out. I've been forced to switch to tinted moisturizers and CC creams instead of foundation. Most have sunscreens. Really recommend the mini Lapis set overall. Hope all this helps clear the complexion.

 

Re: Any Suggestions? 15% off is coming

@ElHaam I think you're on the right track with what you're using and planning to switch to (a gentler cleanser is a good idea, you can still use the microdelivery a couple times a week for physical exfoliation if you want). That said, none of your products target acne so it's not surprising that you aren't seeing improvement there. I'd recommend looking at a BHA (salicylic acid) serum to target acne. Maybe the Paula's Choice Mini Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant 1 oz/ 30 mL 

 

ETA: if you're not already using a sunscreen when you go out, I'd highly recommend getting one.

Re: Any Suggestions? 15% off is coming

So a good skincare routine has different products for morning and night. Ideally in the morning you'll use an astringent cleanser or gel cleanser followed by your serum and day cream. At night you'll want to use a creamy cleanser, and more hydrating products like a richer night cream, since your skin stops producing oil while you sleep, and richer products help prevent water loss. 

   I would recommend exfoliating no more than three times a week, because over exfoliating can dry out your skin causing more breakouts. I think keeping your products simple to start will also help you figure out what works for your skin. So a face wash, serum, and moisturizer. I recommend the Soy Cleanser from Fresh, it's a nice basic cleanser that won't strip the natural oils from your skin, and gives a nice healthy glow. I'm also a fan of the Lotus Youth Moisturizer from Fresh that you're using. 

    A good thing to note while layering products, is that if you're using an oil it goes underneath a moisturizer. Since it's molecularly smaller than a moisturizer it won't be absorbed if it's placed on top. 

 

I hope this helps!

Re: Any Suggestions? 15% off is coming

Thank you a lot. actually I didn't care that it was Exfoliating face wash I was like it cleans better. but after using I realized it's very harsh and drying.  I want to use a gentle face wash and anew serum.

Re: Any Suggestions? 15% off is coming

Totally. Then I would recommend trying the Soy Cleanser from Fresh, and a calming serum. The Edible Beauty Probiotic Radiance Serum looks really nice. Probiotics are great for acne, and a calming serum will help with redness and inflammation. Good luck! Finding a good skincare routine is a process! 

 

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