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Although I don’t believe products play the largest role in clearing up acne, I do think that they are an important element in the healing process. Most of all, I think that the wrong products for your skin type can reek havoc on the skin. So today I’m discussing my favorite facial products for both morning and nighttime. For reference, I have oil/combination skin.
- PCA BPO 5% Cleanser-
I use this cleanser when I take my showers at night to take off any makeup I wore that day, and to give my skin a good, clean base. It contains 5% benzoyl peroxide which is a great ingredient to fight breakouts. I have been consistently using this facial wash for about five months, and have seen wonderful results because of it.
2. Derma E Purifying Daily Detox Scrub
3-4 times per week, after cleansing, I use this exfoliator to give my skin a deep clean. It has activated charcoal in it, which I feel helps detoxify my pores and extract dirt and residue from the day. I have tried many different face “scrubs”, and can hands-down say that this natural one is my absolute favorite. It’s gentle enough, but still does it’s job, and when my skin feels like it needs an extra boost, I just leave it on for about five minutes as a face mask while my conditioner is sitting in my hair.
3. Aveeno Clear Complexion Daily Moisturizer
After washing my face, I never skip moisturizing. When I first purchased this product, I was very uncertain about how my skin would react to it since it is only an over-the-counter lotion, but I have been very pleasantly surprised with my results. This Aveeno moisturizer has activated soy, which sounds weird, but I believe it’s done wonders for my skin. It is made for acne-prone skin and I use it morning and night and it has never left my skin feeling dehydrated.
4. PCA Acne Cream
After moisturizer, I use PCA’s spot treatment that has salicylic acid in it. I have used this product religiously for the last six months, and it has yielded great results. It does an amazing job at stopping pimples when you first notice them and killing the bacteria on the skin. It is my favorite spot treatment I’ve tried so far.
5. MinErbs Charcoal Face Cleanser
I use this face cleanser every morning. It is made locally in the Rogue Valley with the best natural ingredients. It is gentle, yet leaves the skin feeling squeeky clean and refreshed. I couldn’t recommend this product enough, and I’m all about supporting local small businesses. It’s perfect for my morning routine when I don’t want something too harsh.
As always, I hope this post was helpful for you. Don’t forget, I know what it feels like to struggle with acne and the horrible feelings it brings. You are not alone, and it does get better with time and dedication, I promise. I am happy to answer any personal questions or go into further depth of my story and tips I have for fighting acne. Please comment below or send me a message on my social media platforms.
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