While I'm no esthetician, it sounds to me like all you're doing is stripping your skin of any possible oil production, so you're not giving your skin time to catch up. The products that you're using are also VERY harsh and drying on your already dry skin. I see no moisture in your skin care routine...
Best answer: While I'm no esthetician, it sounds to me like all you're doing is stripping your skin of any possible oil production, so you're not giving your skin time to catch up. The products that you're using are also VERY harsh and drying on your already dry skin. I see no moisture in your skin care routine at all and using two different products, while not unheard of, doesn't seem to be working with you at all.
The common mistake that people make with skincare is they use the product for a week, then stop it because they are "breaking out," not seeing results quickly, etc. This is a HUGE mistake, as the skin typically has a 28 day cycle and it needs time to get used to something. You also do not need a deep pore scrub every single day, more like once a week. Again, your skin needs its own oils to regenerate. When you completely strip your skin of oil, all it does is try and produce more and more oil, causing clogging in your pores which results in, say it with me: BREAKOUTS.
Also, many people don't have tried and true acne; they mistake a clump of zits or random breakouts for actual true acne. If you feel so inclined, see a dermatologist. All skin is different and not everything works the same, so you may need a few months to find something that works for you. I get "that time of the month" breakouts, so I don't use anything with salicylic acid or other acne fighting ingredients because I don't have full-blown acne. My routine is:
-I use Trader Joe's face wash. It's light, easy to remove, works wet or dry, and removes makeup fairly well.
-Day time moisturizer with suncreen
-At night, I use a battery operated face brush ($29.99 on Amazon) and use the same cleanser.
-I make a solution of 1 parts apple cider vinegar, 3 parts water, rub on my face, let sit for 20 seconds, then rinse off
-Heavy moisturizing night cream follows
-Once to twice a week, a face mask of honey and cinnamon.
I'm an old hippie, what can I say? If you want to exfoliate safely everyday, get a face brush with soft bristles and a mild cleanser. Also, GET MOISTURIZER! This will save the hell out of your skin. Any outbreaks can be treated by dabbing raw honey on spots.
And good skin starts from the inside out. Drink more water and eat more fruits and veggies. Good luck.
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