It’s been two weeks since I was supposed to go see my dermatologist for another check up (bad patient, bad!). I have classes during the week and my derma’s hours are just not the best for my schedule, so it’s been a struggle to even set an appointment… but I have been keeping up the regimen she gave me and while I do still have pimples (mostly on my forehead), I have noticed that my skin is happier in general.
I use the Hydra Balance Gentle Cream Cleanser and the Superskin 2 Toner in the morning and at night. At night I also apply the acne medicine I was prescribed while in the morning I make sure to wear SPF before I go anywhere. The cleanser and toner are both great and I would definitely recommend them to anyone who has combination skin. The cleanser never dries out the drier areas of my face too much and neither does it leave the oilier areas too slick. The toner on the other hand makes my skin feel hyper clean and I can really feel it attacking any existing pimples.
Aside from the actual products being pretty darn good, having a set routine is generally a very good thing for anyone’s skin. It’s just kind of difficult to implement one when you’re used to trying out different products all the time, as I have always been wont to do. Hehe! Your skin hasn’t fully reacted to a product until you’ve been using it consistently for six months, apparently. Can’t remember where I heard that but it does make sense. So this skin dilemma has been good to me in that aspect, I suppose.
As for the makeup I’ve been using after the change, I started by just using much thinner layers of the products I already have and also using a setting spray (UD’s DeSlick). That made a difference for sure but I did still have to pull out the blotting papers sheets often during the day. On a side note, the Clean & Clear blotting sheets are the only ones I use. Any other brand just sucks when compared. I then decided it was time to look for a good setting/blot powder. The one I have been using is a sheer pressed powder that I can take with me for touch ups throughout the day. I have been using it to set my face at the beginning of the day too and it has made the biggest difference. Post on that product coming up soon! :)