Today, I’m going to share my skin care routine which I follow every single day without fail (even during those days when I’m dead tired and sleepy). I have oily skin which is like an acne magnet and I tried everything, from oily skin face washes to oil free moisturizers and nothing seemed to worked. I finally found the right kind of skin care regime which actually helped to reduce the acne(s) and redness I had on my T-zone. Soooooo, without further ado, I’ll just list my skincare routine step-by-step.
I wash my face with Ponds Pimple-Clear White and pat (do not rub as it irritates the skin) my skin dry then I gently rub Ice cube all over my face and neck (it acts as a natural skin toner which you should use before applying your make-up since it helps to close your pores and acts as a protecting shield against the harsh chemicals which are present in some of the beauty products) . After that, I apply Benzoyl Peroxide Gel IP 2.5% (its available in most of the pharmacies in India) on problematic areas and wait for 15 minutes to let it dry completely and then I go ahead and apply Clean and Clear Skin-Balancing Moisturiser ( applying Sunscreen after it dries if I have to go out, be it winter or summer, applying Sunscreen is a must).
I make sure I remove my make-up and prefer to use olive oil to do so since it’s a non-harsh natural product and does not burn my eyes. Then I simply wash my face with the same face wash (and I do not use a cleanser since I haven’t found the right product for my skin yet, if you have any suggestions please comment below!) and rub Ice cube once again and pat it dry. After this I dab a cotton ball inside my homemade Apple Cider Vinegar toner (which consists of mixing equal amount of water and Apple cider vinegar in a 300 ml container) and wait for it to dry, then I apply my moisturizer and read a book, watch a movie or sleep like a log!
The mantra for this to work is consistency and patience, the acne(s) won’t go away after one or two days of application. I started noticing the difference only after a month, so, please do not lose hope =) and make sure you do not touch your skin often ’cause the bacteria accumulated in our hands and fingers will cause more acne and pimples to pop-up and we do not want that! Drink lots of water and fruit juice and cut down on aerated drinks. I hope these tips and routine proves helpful for your skin as well =)
P.S : Do not forget to do a patch test for the Benzoyl Peroxide Gel IP and the homemade Apple cider vinegar solution. Thanks!