My Skincare Routine

Hello everyone! It’s been almost a month since I last posted something and I feel really bad for neglecting this blog but I had a couple of stressful weeks and then writer’s block hit me so blogging was the last thing I wanted to do. Today I am back with a skincare post because a few days ago I went to the dermatologist and besides getting a chemical peel I was also recommended some new products that are supposed to help with my skin problems.

If you’ve read my review on Lush Mask of Magnaminty then you might know that a few months ago I started breaking out a lot on my jawline and on my cheeks due to a hormonal imbalance. Luckily, most of the spots are gone now but they’ve left some scars behind. Besides telling me to keep it up with the birth control, my dermatologist put me on a simple skincare routine, consisting in three products that target marks left by my acne and future spots.

1. La Roche-Posay Effaclar Gel

I use this cleanser twice a day, morning and evening, and I leave it on my face for about four minutes before washing it off. It doesn’t remove makeup but it does a good job at getting rid of excess oil and dirt without drying out my skin. I’ve used this cleanser before and I remember getting along well with it but I like trying out new products so that’s why I never repurchased it.

2. La Roche-Posay Effaclar A.I

This is a targeted imperfection corrector which is basically a cream that I only used in the morning when I first started this skincare regimen because it contains salicylic acid which could be quite drying. Because my skin didn’t get flaky, I am now using this product twice a day wherever I have redness or blemishes.

3. Avène Triacnéal

An evening moisturiser for acne-prone skin which is considered to be the kinder, gentler version of Retin-A. Triacnéal contains Retinaldehyde, a vitamin A derivate that is both anti-aging and anti-acne. Score! Besides retinaldehyde, the other important ingredient in this product is glycolic acid, which gives skin a gentle exfoliation to improve tone and texture.
I haven’t been on this routine for long enough to see big changes in my skin as it takes between four to six weeks to get a 30-40% improvement so I might give you guys an update in a bit if everything goes well!
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5 Comments

  1. July 16, 2016 / 1:24 pm

    I love La Roche-Posay, I use their Effaclar duo and it works wonders for removing scarring from spots!! :)x

  2. July 17, 2016 / 8:29 am

    Yes! The Effaclar duo is an amazing product! x

  3. September 19, 2016 / 7:59 pm

    How do you take your makeup off? I've been washing my face with Neals Yard Remedies Palmarosa facial wash and using sudocrem on a night time (which believe it or not has cleared so much of my acne!). Think I might try some of these products though they sound great!

    Liv x

    http://www.livymegs.blogspot.co.uk

  4. September 20, 2016 / 10:34 am

    I use the Yes To Cucumbers face wipes. They remove my makeup pretty well and they are really soft and soothing which is really great if you have sensitive skin. I highly recommend them x

  5. November 28, 2016 / 2:38 am

    This seaweed is a form of kelp and is commonly found in the Japanese diet, one of the reasons the Japanese seem to have such good skin right into older age. French beauty tips

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