An updated skincare routine that, once again, nobody asked for!!!!! :D AM: Cleanse: Glossier Milky Jelly Tone: Alba Botanicals Deep Clearing Astringent (lookin for a better/less harsh one, please send recommendations!!) Moisturizer: ELF Hello Hydration Cream SPF: Mad Hippie SPF 30 or Supergoop SPF 44 (I think) depending on the day PM: Double Cleanse: Bliss Makeup Melt Gel and Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser Serum: Ordinary Niacinamide + Zinc Moisturizer: ELF Hello Hydration Cream again lol Lips: I Dew Care Plush Party Weekly: Ordinary AHA + BHA treatment Burts Bees Clary Sage Hydration Sheetmask
Okay, so I’ve got sensitive skin like nobody’s business, and I just moved to a new climate, (from humid to dry) and holy cow I’m drying out so badly and almost all my usual skin non irritating products are stinging me so badly. Not interested in a new regime per-say but I’d love some recommendations on some simple, moisturizing and especially soothing products. (Cleansers, moisturizers, sunscreens, serums) my skin is so mad and inflamed! Cruelty free options preferred of course!
What I’ve learned working for a Derm... So Im an RMA/CMA working for a dermatologic/plastic surgeon. I’ve learned a lot these past few months and then came across this platform. I get a lot of patients who come in having reactions to all kinds products people are told are good for your skin by word of mouth. People get mad when we tell them to throw all they know out the window. Truth be told the more bland the better. Theres not magic cream out there, but everyone is different so some things may or may not work for you. What i do want to point out is that a lot of products do more harm then good. For example, things like witch hazel i love but have stopped using because its sooooooo drying and can irritate the skin and not actually “tone” it. Another thing is SPF. Big makeup companies will sell you the most expensive one they have, but if it doesn’t contain zinc oxide or titanium dioxide it don’t work! So throw that olay away. I can go on and on about what we recommend you do and don’t do, and always feel free to ask but to close this out...Basically you need brands like cetaphil or cerave. We find that MOST, not all, people aren’t sensitive to these brands. Really the key to good skin is wash, KEEP MOISTURIZED, and SPF**** however i will say, i like aloe vera and what it has done for my skin and i don’t find it does any harm unless you develop or have an allergy.... and yes, you can develop an allergy to things you have used all your life just fyi. But in the end its good to have a nice solid routine. Play around with affordable brands and see what your skin likes. And if you’ve got acne you cant get under control i HIGHLY recommend seeing a derm so they can help you find a routine to use in combo with any Rx. please take your time finding a good derm, not just a spa that wants to sell you a facial and their products. :)