I’ve been researching a lot of cosmetics lately and decided to summarize my findings. I am going to follow this routine and if I will get any results I will share it as well.
This routine consists of 11 steps. Some of them should be done twice a day some steps just once or twice a week.
Step 1 – Oil Cleansing
Oil cleansing is supposed to help get rid of makeup, sunscreen, and excess oil. Yep that is right the right oils can help to get rid of the bad oils. Once we start delivering the good oils to our skin, our skin is no longer going to produce the sebum, as it is unnecessary. Same happens with collagen creams, once we start using them we are telling our skin that it no longer needs to produce its own collagen. Glucosamine, on the other hand, encourages collagen production.
Which oils are best for oily acne prone skin?
The ones that have linoleic and oleic acid oils.
- Grape seed oil (73% linoleic acid, 21% oleic acid) rich in vit C
- Maracuja oil/Passionfruit oil (77% linoleic acid, 22% oleic acid): antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, contains Vit A and potassium, natural emollient- moisturizes skin
- Jojoba oil – dissolves sebum, limits oil production, antioxidant, anti-bacterial and kills Propionibacterium acnes, the bacteria believed to cause acne and inflammation. This is helpful when you are dealing with an overgrowth of bacteria in your pores. Jojoba oil is actually a wax ester and not an oil, so it does not contain a lot of linoleic and oleic acids
- Tea tree oil – kills bacteria, but should not be used alone on the skin, always mixed with other oils
Step 2 Salicylic acid foaming cleanser
After the makeup/ sunscreen are removed now we need to clean the face. So step one was removing dirt whilst step 2 is the actual cleaning. 2% salicylic acid will definitely help with that. Low Ph, tea tree oil, and BHA are the features of the below cleanser. Another option can be glycolic cleanser with 18% Glycolic Acid and 2% Lactobionic Acid. Be careful though this is a high condensation of acid and 50 UV is required, even up to 3 weeks after contact with acid, to prevent scars and burn.
Step 3 – Toner
Toners are preparing our skin for what is coming up next to work better. Below you can find a toner that consists both 0.1% AHA – which helps with pigmentation & exfoliation and 0.1% BHA – get deeper into blemishes. The other toner is beneficial for those who need something anti-aging and calm your skin after acids.
Another option can by Glycolic Toner with Aloe Vera and 5% glycolic acid. Glycolic acid has the smallest molecules amongst acids and can easily penetrate deep into our skin making it the most effective for treating fine lines, acne, blackheads, dullness, oiliness etc
Step 4 – Vitamin C
Vitamin C is an anti-aging antioxidant that helps brighten skin.
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Step 5 – Essence
Use essence if you need hydration, brightening, anti-aging. This one balances oil production and has tea tree oil.
Another option can be an essence with snail mucin- helps with scaring.
Step 6 – Moisturizer
The best solution is to pick an oil-free moisturizer, the one below is a great hydrator, has vitamins, enzymes, amino acids, is not greasy at all.
Step 7 – Moisturizing mask
Helps soothe and calm your face.
Step 8 – Clay mask
Extracting toxins and impurities is very important when you have oily acne skin. It also helps reduce your pores.
Step 9 – Spot treatment
You can simply stick those little bandages to protect your spots from infections.
Step 10 – Makeup
It is supposed to heal, has UV50 and pretty high coverage.
Step 11 – UV Protection
High UV protection is especially needed as your acne to prevent pigmentation and scaring.
Body wash for acne skin with 1% salicylic acid
All in one product
I would use this one as a night cream cause it is a combo of Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid, Jojoba, Vitamin E, Retinol
Brightening complex has 3% concentration of glycolic acid and 12% azelaic acid help to gently exfoliate and inhibit the production of pigment at the surface level.
Let me know what cosmetics would you recommend for oily acne skin and what difference have you noticed.
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