Skincare

Face First Update: New skincare routine!

After months of using multiple moisturizers (see previous post here), I decided to dial it back and use less. My ultimate hope was that by reducing the layers of lotion on my face, that perhaps my chronic adult acne would clear up or at least improve.

This was also influenced by a sample size of H20+ Oasis Ultra Hydrating Cream in my Ipsy bag. I fell in love fast, because a little bit went a long way, it felt weightless on my skin, and it left my skin super soft and moisturized. I rarely buy full size products based off of samples from my monthly beauty subscriptions, but H20+ was an exception!

By reducing the number of moisturizers, adding a vitamin C serum to my routine, and finding an acne face wash that actually works for me (yay Clearasil Rapid Action!), I’ve definitely improved the look and feel of my skin, and the acne has improved–to a noticeable degree.

Here’s my current regimen:

morning routine 4-12-17 with text

Morning
-Wash and massage face with Clearasil Ultra Rapid Action Daily Face Wash (if I’m experiencing acne) OR H20+ Elements Keep it Fresh Face Cleanser (if my skin is fairly clear)
-Massage in vitamin C serum (was using this and I’m now using this, but it’s all personal preference!)
-Moisturize with H20+ Oasis Ultra Hydrating Cream all over face and down neck
-Moisturize with Pond’s Dry Skin Cream on neck, lightly on cheeks and forehead
-Moisturize/protect with Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture with Sunscreen (Broad Spectrum SPF 35)

night routine 4-12-17 with text

Night
-Remove makeup as needed with Makeup EraserMakeup Eraser (review upcoming!) or micellar water and cotton pads
-Wash and massage face with Clearasil Ultra Rapid Action Daily Face Wash (if I’m experiencing acne) OR H20+ Elements Keep it Fresh Face Cleanser (if my skin is fairly clear)
-Massage in Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 8% AHA Gel
-Gently massage in Garnier SkinActive Ultra-Lift Miracle Sleeping Cream

My skin is reacting so well to consistent product use and a regular routine. I’m also very happy with H20+, and I’ll be trying out more of their products. I highly recommend the Oasis Ultra Hydrating Cream–it’s well worth every dollar, and because a small amount goes a long way, it will last you a good amount of time.

Happy cleansing and moisturizing!

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