Ever since I’ve hit 30, I’ve noticed real change in my skin. My skin has become less oily and more combination skin (oily in T-zone and dry to normal on cheeks). I have adult acne and have been having more minor breakouts. These steps have helped minimize my breakouts and dry patches in my face.
First, I start by removing any makeup with a makeup wipes. I’m currently using the Philosophy simply purity makeup wipes (I’ll add I’m not too particular about makeup wipes as long as it does not burn). Typically I use the Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleansing wipes which are extremely gentle for my skin, but do not take off makeup very well. Next, I wash my face with Aveeno Clear complexion foaming cleanser, which has 0.05% salicylic acid to aid in clearing skin. After drying my face with a towel, I wet a cotton ball with Pixi Glo Tonic (you can see my previous review here). After allowing my face to dry, I put on a Repleniz 5% benzoyl peroxide and be sure to place it only in the areas that are breaking out. Lastly, I use Murad Retinol Renewal Serum which has been a miracle for the past month all over my face.
Although this has been my routine lately, I am also open to trying new products that could potential help (after doing research of course). Feel free to share some of your favorite skin products or your nightly routine.