Intro + A YouTube announcement & I address your requests for a winter Lookbook. :) ( Part 1 )
( Part 2 )
My first tip is to splurge on a good quality cleanser that works for your skin. I really recommend Neutrogena and Cetaphil, my skin got so much clearer after using these cleansers. I also suggest...
Setting a schedule for washing your face, I use a cleanser once a day. I've found that this helps to keep my skin clearer since I'm not using as many chemicals on my skin vs. using it 2-3 times a day.
If your skin isn't too sensitive, then try out a toner or astringent. Toners help balance out your PH level after using a cleanser, and astringents are a very strong liquid that helps to fight acne.
Once a week, use an exfoliant. Exfoliants aide to get rid of blackheads and dead skin. Focus the scrub on your nose, then work outwards. Don't scrub too hard, be gentle and work the product in.
Next, and one of my most important tips, is to use a good quality moisturizer. My skin is very dry, especially during winter, and moisturizer makes a worlds difference. Apply this morning and night.
Also, Be very careful about what makeup products your using. Makeup can be very harmful to the skin, especially if your acne prone. Look for products that are for sensitive skin and not too "cakey."
Speaking of makeup, be sure to have a good makeup remover at hand. Just using water still leaves residue on your skin, but a good makeup remover will really cleanse your pores of makeup.
Clean your makeup brushes. For my face, I use a sponge and my fingers. I recommend thoroughly cleaning your brushes once every 1-2 weeks. Be sure to always wash your hands before applying any makeup!
I also recommend trying an acne cream. After going to my dermatologist I was prescribed this gel, and you'd be surprised how much it helps. Even over the counter spot treatments will do the trick.
Be sure to always know what ingredients are in your products. Some things to stay away from are parabens, synthetic colors, fragrance, triclosan, sodium laryl sulfate, and formaldehyde.
All in all, don't be afraid to splurge on products & know your skin. Never over wash, scrub, or moisturize. Keeping your skin balanced and healthy is the way to being acne free. Hope I could help!
Outro + A little more details about what's mentioned in the intro. ( Part 1 )
Working on a new YouTube video now by the way, it should be up in a week or less. :) Instagram: instagram.com/livmarie.4