Hey everyone! I wanted to do a little blog post about my skincare routine. As you might know I struggled with moderate acne ever since I was in high school. I tried everything, topicals and different antibiotics to try to clear up my skin but nothing seemed to work. Last summer I decided to go on Accutane. My dermatologist okayed me for the treatment and I started my 6-month cycle in September. It was a difficult drug to be on and I had the common side effects of dry skin and lips and even suffered mild eczema which I've never had as a result. After it was over, however, my skin had never looked better! I haven't had a pimple in over 3 months!
I start by using my Clarisonic Pro with the Origins Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash. I love the way this cleanser feels and smells! I've had my Clarisonic for over a year and I can honestly say it was worth the investment. My skin is softer than ever and I feel confident that the topicals I use are really being absorbed into the skin. The Clarisonic cleanses makeup 6x better than a washcloth alone and helps products absorb 61% better. Click here to learn more about the sonicare skin benefits. If I am in a rush in the morning I will use the Olay Skin Smoothing Cream Scrub so I still get the exfoliation. Next I use the Caudalie VinoPerfect Radiance Serum. I love this product because it absorbs quickly into the skin and doesn't use some of the harsh ingredients some of the other complexion-correcting products have. Also, because it is so thin and absorbs so quickly so it lasts longer, which is good because it is a splurge at $79. Then I use the Caudalie Beauty Elixer which imparts a lovely glow and acts as a toner to close the pores before applying makeup. I also spritz it after applying all my makeup to help set it.
At night the most important thing is to make sure I get all the makeup off my face! To do this I use the Philosophy Purity One-Step Cleanser which really works to remove all the makeup in conjunction with my Clarisonic Pro. Then I apply the Caudalie VinoPerfect Radiance Serum again to really combat my acne scars. Lasty I use one of two creams: the Mario Badescu Moisture Magnet or the Olay Night of Olay Firming Cream. Both are very hydrating and I switch back and for the depending on which one I feel like using!
Have you guys tried any of these products? What's in your skincare routine?