a combo girlies clear skin routine - patience/consistency is key!
USA, East Coast
skin: combo, oily T-zone + dry/acne prone cheeks. hormonal/cystic acne on cheeks. forehead breaks out if oil not dealt with.
disclaimer: what works for me might not work for you. please see a derm. and/or study your skin type/how it reacts to products for best results.
in the AM, clean with cold water first. "cleansing" toner can be swapped with micellar water in a pinch. heavier moisturizer during dry/cold season. aim for oil-free moistrizer to reduce oil production (there are some exceptions)! in PM, oil cleanser used BEFORE reg. foaming cleanser if sunscreeen and/or makeup. not sure why skinsort wont let me change the order :')
exfoliation + sunscreen a MUST for dark spots! exfoliation in general just helps with so much. just make sure NOT to overdo it and damage skin barrier. (i have done this.)
NOTE: differin + bp + BHA aren't always used together - on need basis. my skin is tough and mostly used to it, but abusing all three WILL dry out skin. my rule is differin OR BHA, but ALWAYS bp! pay attention to skin needs.
if using all three or skin showing signs of dehydration, slugging with aquaphor after PM moisturizer prevents dryness + redness!