..and they go by the names of:-
@lizearlebeautyco gentle face exfoliator
@revolutionskincare hydrating essence spray
@bootsuk hyaluronic acid
@superdrug vitamin c
@revolutionskincare charcoal purifying mask
@lizearlebeautyco botanical drops (balancing)
@superdrug salicylic acid
@pixibeauty glow tonic
*I’d just like to clarify, these views are entirely my own and based on my own research and after trialling many highs and lows of various different products.
The amount of research I have compiled in the last year has been ridiculous. I was at such a lost cause when it came to my acne that I just didn’t know where, or who to turn to. After trialling so many different products from harsh acids and retinols, I had to completely strip back my skincare routine and start again.
These products helped to not only help clear my acne but continue to help with any redness and scarring left behind.
Generally speaking, vitamin c (either in serum, face cream or treatment) and salicylic acid are your best friends it comes to combatting acne.
Vitamin c alone has so many benefits for the skin as it’s a super powerful antioxidant that is known for fighting free radical damage to skin cells.
It helps to improve visible signs of hyperpigmentation and reduce acne-induced inflammation. On a personal level, I use it once a day, every day in my AM routine and I have noticed a huge difference in my acne scarring and overall pigmentation.
On the other hand, salicylic acid helps to reduce acne by exfoliating the skin and keeping your pores clean. It’s probably one of the milder acids to use on your skin but believe me when I say, it works wonders. I use this every three/four days alongside hyaluronic acid and niacinamide.
I will be bringing a full in-depth post of both my AM and PM skincare routines in March which will hopefully give you a rough guide as to why I use certain products and mix things up every so often!
*disclaimer: there’s no right or wrong when it comes to YOUR skin. Only you know what your skin needs so please take the time to do your own research before feeling like you have to change it up just because ‘xxxx’ told you to.