We know that our skin is our biggest organ and it is so important to take care of our skin every single day. Over the years I’ve tried a million things. Some good and some not so good, but through all the trials, I think I’ve come up with a good routine that hopefully will stick.
To give a background on my skin, all my life I thought I had combination- oily skin. Halfway through the day, my nose would be so shiny, and I also suffered from acne on my cheeks. A few years ago, I switched to a more gentle skincare routine. I started to notice the products I used were stripping my skin and causing more breakouts.
I decided I needed to get back to a basic skincare routine to be able to determine what was causing my skin to react. A basic skincare routine for me consists of a cleanser, toner, and moisturizer. I also discovered that I only need to wash my face with a cleanser at night (to include double cleansing when I wear makeup) Spoiler alert my skin cleared up.
In the last couple of months, my skin started to freak out again, but instead of breakouts, I had fine bumps all over my face, mostly concentrated on my forehead and around my eyes. Being that I have a PH.D. in Google University. I discovered that I may have been suffering from dry skin.
To remedy, my supposed dry skin issue, I decided to keep my routine the same but to add in a hydrating serum. So far it’s been working. My skin looks glowy and healthy.
Hindsight, I should have known that I had dry skin. I would break out from over washing, lack of moisture would cause my skin to overproduce oils, and using oily skin products would cause me to break out as well because I was stripping my skin of the moisture it needed.
If this resonates with you, here are the products I am currently using. Fair warning, I do plan to try other products just because it’s fun but I do plan to continue to use these types of products.